Thursday, May 27, 2010

We just can't seem to leave!

We'll take an informal poll. leave a message to guess which baby is which. They are definitely looking more and more alike. Both girls had to pass their car seat tests to go home. We were'nt thinking and didn't get a picture of Mattie in her car seat for the first time, but we got Sophie above. Mattie is just taking it easy now that her mom and I are the ones taking care of her...either that or she just needs to relax because we're stressing her out! This was their first attempt at co-bedding...and possible their last for a while! Well,...

we were supposed to get out on this past Friday, but Sophie had a little trouble with getting choked on reflux, so she bought another 5 days. Mattie did get out Friday, but we didn't want to drag her all over creation coming back and forth to see Sophie, so we are "rooming in" in Sophie's room. Basically we are responsible for Mattie and the nurses are still in charge of Sophie, but we do most of both of their care....and we are pretty tired. Sleeping in a hospital is fun enough already, add two newborns to the mix and you have a recipe for fatigue! We're really enjoying being with the girls all day though.
Sophie was supposed to get out today...we had already gone through the discharge check out process with the nurse, but then the doctors came in and discussed Sophie's blood pressure. It is running too high recently. High enough that they don't want to let her go before they try to get it regulated and run some tests, but not high enough that they would admit her if she weren't already here. I'm beginning to think that Sophie just has extremely expensive taste and is very high maintenance and enjoys the incredibly expensive room and baby sitting! It looks like we will be home some time this week, but I think I'm gonna quit trying to pick the day...Sophie is just to fond of being here!
When we moved into Sophie's room, the hospital was so full of babies (it was a full moon) that they needed Mattie's basinette. That meant that the girls got to try sleeping in the same bed. It was very cute...but we didn't sleep a wink. We were glad to get them back in seperate beds. We'll just have to let them visit together while they're awake.


  1. oh my goodness, they are just ADORABLE! wow, you guys have your hands full, i know, so we will be praying for an extra measure of energy and relaxation for these next days, weeks, and months. praying for you 4 and the success of your girls' health. love you guys!

  2. WOW!! how stinking cute are they? Way to precious. Prayin for Sophie to come home and you 2 to get some rest

  3. If they get any sweeter, I just don't think I can stand it. Lol! I am gonna make my choices on that informal poll:) I say Mattie is on the left and Sophie on the right. So glad to hear that a homecoming is in the works! God is such an awesome God!! Praying for Gods perfect will and sending a great big hug. Lots of love, Melanie

  4. we are praying for Sophie to get out of there, I thought the other day that you guys need to get back home I can only imagine how tired you guys are. we are praying you get to go home this week and the girls have no more set backs. we hope the last scans where great. always in our prayers. The Kieffers

  5. How cute and boy, have they grown! I think Mattie is on the left and Sophie the right. Thank you so much for keeping us all up to date on the babies. We continue to pray for you all.
    Betty Bennett

  6. I agree with the others, Mattie is on the left and Sophie is on the right. I am glad you all are at home. Yal call if you need anything.
    The Gashaws

  7. We're so happy to hear you got to go home. All things happen for a reason. We may never know why you had so many set backs. Maybe God is testing your patience to see how you'll do later with the girls. :) We enjoy seeing the pics and videos. My 22-month old LOVES them. We watch at least twice. Take care.
    The Schlaffs (Spring Hill Church of Christ)