After a hectic Friday (moving day) we were excited for a quieter weekend to enjoy the boys. Aside from bloodwork, and working on feeding goals and temperature regulation, the boys had nothing eventful on the schedule. And they were very popular!
The weekend was filled with lots of visitors. We had friends from WV and OH, an Uncle and Aunt, a Big Brother, and of course, the grandparents are still proudly standing by. Thanks to some freedom in the visitor policy that we weren’t expecting, most visitors have been able to get their eyes on the boys. J and I were looking forward to a visit with K this weekend, but were VERY excited when we learned he would be able to come in the NICU and meet his brothers too!
I will point out that although you can’t see it in the photos…the boys are wearing two adorable matching outfits. We went to a lot of trouble to dress them up, (a difficult task given the number of cords), but then we bundled them back up in layers to keep them warm. Hopefully you’ll ooo and ahh anyway. 🙂
As for K’s visit…he was such a big boy! He was a little timid at first, but asked some good questions. “Where are his hands and legs?” “What is in his nose?” 🙂 He soon warmed up to them and was giving kisses and even helped daddy give N a bottle. He agreed they were pretty cool little dudes. After some family photos, we were able to get some ice cream with the proud big brother. A great weekend indeed!
It was late this evening before we realized J and I hadn’t sat down together with the boys for a couple of days. So we stretched some cords, scooted some rockers, and got a family photo in the new temporary home.
Tomorrow will be busy again. Both boys are scheduled for MRIs, but we were warned it may not be until late evening. With that in mind, you may not hear from me on here tomorrow. We’ll also be back to the normal weekly rounds, and expect to have a lot of foot traffic with the physicians. In many ways, tomorrow will be the real beginning of their assessment process, and our first opportunity to talk to their neurologists since getting settled in. We feel rested and ready to move forward.
Ok, Ok, Ok, enough rambling, here are some pictures!
Beverlee Dowdy said:
Love…….so glad you had a good weekend. N and L are precious. I am so happy Karson got to meet his brothers…..he will be such a good big brother. Family photo shoot was wonderful, so nice of you to share. Praying for a good week and assessments go well…. AND yes I did ooooo and ahhhh!
Devon and Bryan James said:
Beautiful pictures!! Everyone is looking good!!! Love you guys!!
FAMILY!!! WE ARE HERE!! The caption for all these photos.
Penny jones said:
Looks like you guys had an awesome weekend! The little guys look great and what dolls they are!
Lora Tharp said:
Well done, M! Keep up the good work. I’m so glad you had a special weekend with them. I’m keeping the prayers coming.
Love, Love, Love, the pictures!!!
Roger Moore said:
Beautiful pictures!! So glad to hear you all have gotten settled and had a good weekend. We continue to pray for all of you. Love, Roger, Anna Lou and family
Carolyn Cress said:
Beautiful pictures of beautiful babies! We continue praying for you everyday! Reagan prays for you all every night!
Kathy Strawn said:
Just love the picture of K holding his brother’s hand! All the pictures are great 🙂
Sheila Blevins said:
I’m so glad that Karson got to meet his little brothers. You have a beautiful family. Praying L and N continue to thrive and grow. You and J try to get some rest and take care of yourselves.
Continued prayers for you all.
Debbie Edwin said:
Awesome pictures. So happy that the boys are settling in well and that you had a good weekend. May the testings this week bring about good news with a much better prognosis that is anticipated. Nothing at all is impossible for God. Continue to lean on him for everything. Blessings.
What absolutely gorgeous boys you have! Precious! Abeautiful family. Love the updates and pictures. I am still praying!
Melody, I’ve spent most of my free time reading your blog today. You are amazing! What a testament of faith you are to so many people. The babies are beautiful and I’m glad they are doing well. We are praying for you and the babies. As you have mentioned, God is in control and He definately has a plan for you and your family. Can’t wait to see them in person. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and your faith. Will keep praying for good outcomes.
Juleen at Cascades Women’s Health
John/Nancy Arnold said:
The pictures are great……loved the one where big brother is giving one a kiss….love reading your daily notes…..continuing prayers for you all…..
Beth Parsons said:
I love those pictures. So sweet! Twin parents and grandparents are special people. Prayers to you in Romney from parents of twins.