A Fortnight

That’s how long it’s been since I left home in such a dramatic manner. 🙂 I’ve been doing pretty well keeping my attitude upbeat over all. I’m so thankful for healthy (albeit tiny) girls and the care that they are getting! I’m thankful for the itty-bitty diapers that I get to change, even if it’s a really gross one! 😉 I’m thankful that today Clair took most of her bottle feeding for me (the nurse had to coax the last 10 cc’s down for me) and Gabby took the whole bottle! They tend to NOT show off when mommy is feeding them for some reason. I guess I don’t have the knack that the NICU nurses have when it comes to feeding preemies. All my other babies just guzzled what they were given as quickly as possible. 😉 Ha!

So over all I’m a very grateful mommy!! But… I am kinda homesick. I’ll admit it. Today when I realized it had actually been 2 weeks since I’d been there it hit me a bit harder. Plus Stu and the kids went home for the weekend so I miss them too. And he posted a photo on instagram of the kids with the BIG chicks outside. I keep looking at it cause it reminds me of home. And in a small way I feel like I’m “missing out” on stuff.

I’m not really though. Things just change fast! You go along in you day-to-day and sometimes you even get bored with all the “mundane” that you have to do (laundry, dishes, cooking, diapers) but then things change, and they can change SO fast! Suddenly, you start to realize just how much you really like all those mundane things that fill your days.

So… I know it’s going to be awhile still. And I’m okay with that. Evenings are a little harder because of the “blues” but I recognize it for what it is and so far have done well with not giving in to it. (too much) But I am really looking forward to the day, whenever it comes, that our little (ha ha, little?) family can be all together under one roof! And then we can adjust to our 2 newest family members and can figure out how we’re going to get all those mundane things done while trying to keep everyone sane and safe. 😉 It’ll be an adventure, and I like adventures!

Keep praying that the girls will “get” bottle feeding. It really is hard work for them. It’s amazing how quickly they wear out when trying to eat! I have to keep in mind that at this age they aren’t supposed to have to work to eat. They should be happily floating lazily, cushioned in fluid and not having to worry about breathing or eating or anything. With that in mind I can see just how great they are doing and how much progress we are making day by day. They’ll get it down!

Some cute photos for you today!

The girls got some new bed signs made by their sweet nurse. They have their own little footprints on them! Cute!

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Selfies with the girls.
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Gabby
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I trimmed/filed the girls nails today because they were SO long, and of course they scratch up their little faces with them. It still boggles my mind that their nails can already be too long!
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And just some extra cuteness….

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