I didn't replace it there, but went to B*st Buy, where DC thought I'd get better quality service. I found one I really liked, but wanted it in red instead of black. You can only get red if you order it on-line. I did so as soon as I got home, and paid even less than for the first one. It took 9 days for it to get here.
The first day I had it, I forgot it at home, so could not take pictures of the girls. Yesterday I finally was able to take a few. Today, when Kate was out of her isolette and being held by Kristen and M, the battery died! I cannot believe it. This battery has to be recharged with my computer, but I haven't figured out how. Evidently the batteries that come in the cameras are not in the best condition.
Enough about my camera drama.
This afternoon Kristen came home. She is very happy to be out of the hospital. But of course, it was very hard to leave the little ones behind. She'll be pumping milk and heading up there often and for as long as possible each day. The kids are very happy to have her home. Care Bear wrote in her journal at school: "I don't want any more sleep-overs!" It didn't even hurt Grandma's feelings!
The other really good news - Kate and Emma got to move up to Level 2. I forgot to ask how many levels there are. But Level 2 means that they have their own little spots in the NICU - a place where their sisters and brother can draw pictures for them and they can be hung up. Where they can have little toys in their beds. They really don't like the paraphernalia they are attached to. Kate pulled the tube out of her nose while I was there. They let her keep it out for awhile, because she needs it for feeding and could go without it until then. They've each had a little bit of Kristen's milk, to start getting them used to something in their tummies.
It's Friday, so I won't be going to work, which is close to the hospital, until Monday . We'll see if we can get up there and take some pictures at some point in the week-end.
This morning, as I was reading in Job, I found this underlined verse that I had discovered on 9/13/07, the day we learned that Emma and Kate were just fine - no chromosomal abnormality for Kate, and Feisty the Sequel, otherwise known as Emma, was thriving, though tiny. Job 10:11-12 (The Message):
Oh, that marvel of conception as you stirred together semen and ovum --
What a miracle of skin and bone, muscle and brain!
You gave me life itself, and incredible love,
You watched and guarded every breath I took.