THEY WILL COME HOME NEXT WEEKEND!!!
We have so much to do before we are ready!!!
When the boys were born and first went into the NICU we were told that when it got close to them being ready to go home they would have a 7 day countdown. They would have to go that 7 days maintaining their body temperatures, eating all meals by bottle, breathing on their own, and not have any episodes (apnea.) Well our boys have been doing all that with the exception of the bottle feeding, so we will not have a 7 day countdown. We also wouldn't have known this if we hadn't asked about the countdown this weekend, HA!!!
So after asking the countdown question, the "paperwork lady" showed up with consents for us to sign for the boys circumcisions and to have their photos done. We were also asked to bring in their car seats for their car seat test (they have to sit in the car seats for 90 min. without having any episodes.) I was also asked if I would consider being a breast milk donor. I make more than enough milk for our boys and have a surplus of milk at the hospital. Funny they asked, Donna and I had talked about it earlier that day and once I have enough of a back-up supply stored, I would be more than happy to donate my excess milk.
We wanted to do something to show our appreciation for all of the amazing care we all have received from the hospital, Donna has looked into volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House/Room a couple Saturdays a month. I would love to volunteer, but I don't think I will have the time with 3 babies at home, so donating milk is how I will pay it forward :)
Here are their 23 & 24 day old photos... (they are 33 weeks gestation today)
|Garren napping on his side, 3 lbs 14.3 oz|
|Garren stretching it all out|
|Kellan, our newest 4 pounder!!!|
|Caden, 4 lbs 6 oz|
|Caden, stretching his legs one at a time|
|Kellan stretching it all out|
|Kellan, 4 lbs 0.4 oz|