Monday, February 14, 2011
Look at those shirts! And Norah gave us a little smile. So precious! Don't they look bigger?
No, the surprise is not that they are coming home, but rather when we arrived at the hospital today, the girls were together, with the tubes out of their noses and WE GOT TO HOLD BOTH AT THE SAME TIME!!! Happy Valentine's Day to us!
The tubes were going to be replaced, but it was so fun to see them without any tape on their faces. A physical therapist stopped by and explained to us that eating is very much like walking. Most infants walk at a year - eight months is early and sixteen months is even within the normal range. Same with eating - 40 weeks is normal and 36 weeks would be early. The girls are about 36 weeks and 5 days. So, though they do drink pretty well, they won't really be old enough to have it down for a couple more weeks. That was a back door way of telling us we have a few more weeks before we should expect the girls to go home. It makes good sense and we are all fine with what is best for the girls!
Here is a wonderful family portrait...
And then it was GRANDMA'S TURN!!!
Oh...my...goodness - that's a lot of baby in one arm!
Next Grandpa got a turn - he handled it like a pro...
And then Lori came - I just love the smile on her face in this picture!
And then proud parents...
Have a great Valentine's Day!