Thursday, March 29, 2007

The ants come marching two by two...hurrah, hurrah...

Or in our case...the twins come marching two by two, hurrah hurrah!! Garrett is coming home today!! I went into the NICU yesterday and one of the dr's came up to me and said "so are you ready??" and I asked "ready for what?"....apparently, the other dr was supposed to call us Tuesday night to discuss releasing Garrett yesterday but he never called. So they were all under the assumption that I was taking him home with me. But in order to be released Garrett still had a series of shots and screenings he needed as well as being circumcised so there was no way he'd be able to go home yesterday, which really bummed me out. The dr joked around about the circumcision and said "you could just skip it this time" and I said "are you kidding?? Then we'd have a case of 'one of these is not like the other' at home during bathtime every single night and I'm not up for that...let's just make all the boys in the family look the same!" And I still had to watch a CPR/1st Aide video that they require all parents (or at least one parent who will be the primary caregiver) to watch before releasing the child. When I came back to watch it, the nurse told me that Garrett had passed his hearing screening with flying colors and she said "so when he pretends he's deaf and he can't hear you tell him to clean up his room, you can shove this piece of paper under his nose which states he can hear perfectly".

So as of tonight, we'll have a full house....a house full of children. I'm not sure which set of twins will be more challenging...the 2 year olds or the newborns. At least with newborns, they can't talk back and they stay put wherever you place them. The 2 yr olds are a whole 'nother story. Things already got off to a rough start this morning when Cole got up at 6:30 am and I took him into the bedroom to let him lay with Tim and Bella, while I fed Landon....within 5 minutes, I heard Cole crying and Tim yelling "knock it off, both of you"'s NEVER a good sign of how the day will go when we start off the days with tears and yelling.

Well, I gotta run and get ready for the day. I have to call the NICU in a few minutes to find out what time the little guy will be released. If it's not this morning, my sister and I are going to take Cole and Bella to storytime at the library while Landon stays home with Tim. Landon is such an easy baby that Tim is still able to work from home and not be interrupted since Landon just pretty much sleeps all the time and when he is awake he's content to just lay in our arms while we do what we need to do...I can't wait until he's big enough to fit in the snuggli carrier and then I'll have both hands free to get even more done!! And then Cole and Bella have an appointment with Melody from VMRC this afternoon....they absolutely adore her and they always look forward to seeing her. They missed their appointment last month b/c of yet another false labor episode so I'm really hoping we can keep our appointment today and work around the timing of Garrett's NICU release.

Oh and thank you to all of you who are leaving comments...I really appreciate all the well wishes, positive thoughts and advice!!!! And thank you to those of you who have sent gifts, flowers and have left messages on our machine offering help....I'm so sorry I have yet to send out formal thank you notes or call many of you back....hopefully I'll be able to do all that next week, as we get settled into a routine!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that Garrett will be home where he belongs. I can't wait to see pictures of him and Landon together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Helene!!!!!!
I'm sooooo happy for you and I'm soo happy that Garrett will be home with his family!!! I know you are going to be busy busy busy and I wish you all the best sweetie

Hugs and much love

Debbie said...

Helene, You'll have all the babies home in time for your birthday!!!!
Congrats!!! and Happy Birthday!!


Menora said...

People should read this.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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