And it’s Sunday again and we are indeed still here. Just as I predicted last week. 😉 I spent quite a bit of today with our girls, but I have to admit that the last couple of days I’ve just been frustrated! It seems like we are going NOWHERE fast. Actually we’re going nowhere slowly or not at all! I keep getting different information about different things depending on which nurse or practitioner that I talk to. Nothing has been changed with the girls feedings or anything in a week, or more, and that’s frustrating.
So tomorrow our plan is to get to the hospital pretty early to help with the girls feedings (because for some reason I have more success with getting them to eat than the nurses apparently) and also to talk with whomever is “on” tomorrow about what the next few days/week(s) (please no!) will look like.
The girls need to learn to eat and grow, I know. But I keep thinking they could do this at home! They will be 38 weeks (gestation) on Thursday of this week. That is full term for any baby! While I know that being preemie makes a difference I also know that when they are at home they will eat when they are hungry NOT every 3 hours no matter what. There are times when I’m with them at the hospital when they are obviously ready to eat an hour early, but have to wait, or obviously would like to sleep but instead are forced to wake up and eat. So why not let them do it all at home?? Huh? 🙂 That’s my thinking anyway. We’re going to hit the 4 week mark on Tuesday and my patience as pretty much worn out. I know it’s no one’s “fault” that we are here, but being stuck in Limbo with no real information or direction from the hospital or staff is really wearing on me.
I miss my monkeys at home very badly. I miss home very badly. And I even miss my babies badly because I have to leave them there with people who I know think of caring for them as just a job, and that’s tough.
So keep praying for us! I know that we just have to make it through this, but right now it feels like trying to swim through Jello and it’s so tiring.
Cutie pies to help us all smile! 🙂
Had to post a photo of this “apple tree” I saw at the hospital! 🙂 God knew I needed a chuckle that morning!