This morning we planned to visit with the West End congregation a couple of blocks away. We have visited with the Natchez Trace congregation a few times already, and love the people there and are going there again tonight. After the news about Mattie this week, though, we just kind of wanted to go somewhere that they didn't know who we were so we wouldn't have to answer how the girls were doing.
Every morning, the first thing I do when I wake up is to call the NICU and ask how the night went. Both girls had done well, but Mattie's nurse asked if we were coming in today. Since the last time we had heard that type of question led to a doctor explaining what PVL was, I was a little nervous. I didn't want to tell Amber yet, because I didn't really know anything and didn't know she had over heard that comment anyway.
Needless to say, neither one of us really felt like going to class...so we skipped and went to see the girls. I'm pretty sure the reason Mattie's nurse asked if we were coming in was because she wanted to see Amber's face when she saw Mattie in clothes for the first time! Since she got her PICK line out yesterday, she can start wearing clothes and the nurse had gotten her all dressed up for us. I have to say, I think sometimes God needs to be worshipped outside of Bible class! :) We were that much more excited to go to worship when we left. (Lest I get misinterpretted, I love Bible classes, and can't wait to get back into ours at Fairlane. Today we just had a more important encounter with God)
When we got to the West End congregation, we were blessed to be pointed to the preacher and his wife whose grandsons are also in the NICU. We had already heard about them and were trying to find out how to connect with the parents. It's funny how God introduces you to people you need to know. We did have to answer how the girls were doing (in fact, the preacher called us out from the pulpit!) but it's funny how God puts a different spin on things with something as simple as Mattie's first Easter onesie.
(This shade of pink, we think looks particularly good on Mattie. Sophie ought to be in clothes in a day or two. She already looks so much bigger in the clothes, but they are still pretty tiny. They are gaining weight. Sophie has beefed up to 2lbs 10oz and Mattie is a chunky 2 lbs 15oz.)