Friday, December 2, 2011

Homeward Bound!

Ezra and Elliott are coming home with me today! After four days in the hospital, we are all doing wonderfully. Last night, we visited with the boys' pediatrician, who said she was amazed by their progress. They have been stable since day one and have only continued to thrive. She recommended that we up their feedings to every 2 hours, which we are more than fine with. Nursing 12 hours a day? Bring it on!

As for me, I am tired, but healthy. Dr. Miu is going to perform an EKG on me this afternoon, just to make sure everything is fine after my fainting/seizure episode. I'm not too worried about the results because I know the fainting spell was related to sheer exhaustion; that's all.

Nathan has been busily preparing our home for their arrival (with the help of Cheryl and Jenny), and I cannot wait to have these children safely home. We are so lucky!

(I would label these pictures, but I am honestly not sure who is who. Umm...I am thinking it goes Ezra, Elliottt, Ezra. However, I could be wrong. Once I am sure of things, I'll do some labeling. Perhaps I should get used to writing their names on every picture.)


  1. SO happy! I am just thrilled for you.

    I couldn't tell who was who in newborn pictures either. I tried to keep them separated, but it didn't really work. Luckily, a went back after the girls were a few months old and was able to see the subtle differences that I didn't realize when they were tiny. Hopefully that happens to you. My girls are fraternal though so... maybe you should talk to Becky about that. ;)

    Once again, this is so, so happy!

  2. I am amazed at how awesome they are doing! Atticus nursed like 20 hours a day when we brought him home. Luckily it is a good excuse to sit on the couch and catch up on Frontline documentaries.

  3. I'm so happy they are doing so well and that you get to come home! Can't wait to see you Saturday!

  4. You are a baby making machine!!! CONGRATU-FREAKING-lations!! They are beautiful! What a blessing to have these 2 healthy baby boys. You've fought long and hard (with all the complications) to bring them to this earth!

  5. I'm so glad you get to go home! You can get comfortable and start to get your routine down. 12 hours a day of nursing. Holy cow!!!!!

  6. Yeah for going home! Make sure to drink plenty of yummy chocolate milk to get enough calories to feed those boys :)

  7. Hooray for going home!! With little boys, always be sure that they are tucked down in the diaper - otherwise they pee out of the top. And if they seem to leak at night, as they get bigger, try going up a size. ((HUGS)) from SC. -- Lizzy

  8. They look great and I'm giggling over you confusing them. You'll have to paint one of their toenails or something. I can't imagine trying to keep track, nursing them round the clock. I remember the daze I was in trying to feed Megan every two hours (she was 4 lb 9 oz). Times two, that is insane. But I know you can do it, and in a few months when they are starting to get all chubby you'll be like, what happened to my tiny babies? Just look at Christa's boys!

    ps Don't feel guilty about letting other people take care of Eliza. Everyone else can love her and feed her, etc. Only you have the boobs for those boys. I promise, once again, that she will be fine. Ben is still crazy jealous of Logan but I know they will eventually be best friends.


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