But - all of that is minor compared to the wonderful miracle of these little girls. The nurse (in the picture below) told us today just how much of a miracle they are. She indicated that the hospital staff was really concerned about their health before they were born. But God knew their condition all along! She told us that they are so excited about how well they are both doing. Mommy and Daddy "played" with Emma for over an hour last night - wish I'd been there to see that!
Kristen, Her Husband, and One of the Awesome Nurses
These little darlings definitely have minds of their own. They are still under the blue lights for jaundice. I described Kate yesterday with her little black shades - here is Emma with them today. The "glove" on top of Emma is to keep her in a certain position.
Kate refused to keep the little shades on, so they had to put a headgear on her to keep her eyes covered. It's pretty hard to see how gorgeous she is !
The diaper on the left is called "Wee Pee" and fits the girls - the one on the right is Preemie size.
Do you want to hear about another miracle? If you've been reading Kristen lately, you know that her employer was treating her very badly. I finally wrote an e-mail to the higher-ups in HR. After being forwarded several times, it landed in the right place. Of course, they couldn't discuss the situation with me, but I gave them Kristen's number in the hospital and she talked to this lady today. She is pretty much out of sick and annual leave, and short term disability doesn't kick in for 30 days. There is a Sick Leave Bank that employees can contribute to. So she'll be applying for that and hopefully cover the difference.
Also, her supervisor had honored her request to go back to part-time. (Unfortunately, they weren't working with her on the schedule). But she had not worked on day of part-time yet when she went onto bedrest. Unfortunately, since she was officially part-time, this meant her disability pay would be based on that half time salary. The HR person who called Kristen informed her that she was able to keep her in full-time status for purposes of disability pay. Praise God!
Thanks once more for your prayer for all of us!