Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Twins - Day Two

No new pictures - I didn't have a camera with me today when I went to visit the little darlings (my new camera came in the mail yesterday, but I didn't even have time to open it until this evening). They were very snuggled up in their little isolettes, covered with quilted padding to keep them nice, cozy, and dark. Emma decided she didn't want to have that oxygen dispenser in her nose any more, so she pulled it out - they didn't put it back in, as far as I know. Feisty the Sequel for sure!!

They had nice little warm spongebaths and their hair was so fluffy and pretty. But it would have been hard to get very good pictures today.

Kristen has been uncomfortable today, and feeling quite fuzzy and spacey from all the pain meds. She's also itching quite a bit. But she's going to be fine, I'm certain of that.

In the mid-afternoon, both girls had a bit of up and down blood pressure, which of course made their mommy nervous. I tried to encourage her that there will probably be lots of these ups and downs with their tininess. From what I gathered from the docs and nurses yesterday, they'll probably be in NICU for about four weeks.

The staff is wonderful - so kind and so very professional. We are blessed to have such good care for both Kristen and the babies.

This evening, about now in fact, they'll be doing the PKU test on each of them. This is a test that is required by law to be done on all newborns (see http://children.webmd.com/phenylketonuria-pku-test for info on this test).

We are so thankful for these miracle babies. All of you had a part in this miracle. And speaking of miracles, remember Micah?


Many of you have prayed for him over the last year as well. If you want another blessing, go here and read the latest update!


You'll find a January 1, 2008 posting that will knock your socks off. What a mighty God we serve!


Myrna said...

Oh How marvelous1
Coming here is like a breath of fresh air for me! There is just something aobut babies that gives us hope for the rest of the world--and in twos--how great is that!

Susie said...

Good news! I bet it's so wonderful to see them doing so well!

nancygrayce said...

I'm thinking they are going to start moving fast! Gaining weight and getting ready to go home! love to you all!

Karen said...

Such great news, I thought I'd check to see if there was anything new before I went to bed.

I can hear the joy and peace in your voice when I read this. It's lovely.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so happy the girls are doing so well. I will keep praying for them!

Morning Glory said...

That's good news.

I remember after I had Karen (C-section), they gave me penicillin for an infection and I got really itchy. She might be having a reaction to a medication.

Would you update the family? Not everyone reads here. Thanks!

A Chelsea Morning said...

It's going to be hard for Kristen to leave the hospital without the babies, but it's such a comfort to know they're in such excellent care.

I'll never forget that PKU test - it killed me when I realized they were going to stick my baby's little foot in the heel.

I hope you're recovering and resting, Dawn. I know you're pretty darn busy right now. I'll be in your shoes at the beginning of March and I'm already trying to store up some extra rest.

Congratulations again on your new grandbabies.

I'm off to see what's up with Micah - sounds like it may finally be some good news.

Diane J. said...

Thanks for the update, Dawn. Great news!

I'm going to go way out on a faith limb here and say that I don't think those babies will be in the hospital nearly that long. I think they'll be home way before that 4 weeks is up.

Hope Kristen feels better soon and is able to come home.

Also, if she's taking morphine for pain it's notorious for causing intense itching. Just a thought....

Love and hugs,


Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I am so glad to hear all is well with the babies and Kristen!

Thanks for the update link for Micah! What fabulous news!

Mimi said...

it is so comforting to know that God cares for each of us and He is with Kristen and the Babies...
I continue to pray for each of them as Kristen recovers.. and Kate and Emma grow bigger and stronger so they can go home to the rest of the clan!!

dabrah said...

Congratulations to Kirsten and your whole family. I have twin girls who are now 24, and they were born 2 weeks early by emergency C-Section, but they were big enough not to need ICU for more than a couple of hours.

Nadine said...

I'm so glad they are doing so well. I will continue they do well and can go home as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for taking time to update everyone, Dawn. I'm sure you're probably exhausted. SO glad to read the encouraging news! Give our love to Kristen and the kids!


Penless Thoughts said...

Praying for you and yours Dawn.

Nancy said...

Great news Dawn! Now be sure to take care of yourself and get your rest. Kristen and the twins need for you to be healthy so you can help them. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers and anxiously wait for more pictures.

Robin said...

I was so glad to hear that everything is going so well - those little ones are fighters! Good for them!
Keep up the good work grandma!

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Dawn,
I'm just now catching up. I've been offline for a couple of days. "CONGRATULATION'S" on the birth of 2 precious baby girls. They are beautiful. And, they don't look too preemie to me. "PRAISE GOD" they are doing okay. I will continue to lift Kristen and the babies up in prayer. It will take Kristen a while to recover, but she is a strong Woman and GOD will take care of her as well as Emma and Kate. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Emma and Kate. It is so finally glad to meet you both. "THANK YOU" Dawn for sharing such beautiful pictures with us. I know it is a big relief that they are both finally here and to be able to see them both. Take care my friend and have a great day. I will be checking back with you often for updates. You try and get some rest too. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Tammy said...

Wonderful update...I just love sharing in this joy with you!!!

(And I just clicked over for Micah's update...such a tremendous miracle he is, too!)

Andrea said...

Thanks for the great update -- keep 'em coming!!

fairmaiden said...

Congratulations! What beautiful beautiful names they have. A gift from God.

Sherry said...

Talk about the SWEETEST little babies ever. I just wanted to (delicately) yank that cover off the incubator deal and love on them. (I'm sure you guys do too) They are so so so adorable. I'm so thankful about how well they are doing.

Stacey said...

I saw the post at Slurping Life, and I just wanted to send my love and blessings out to the whole family, my daughter came early, so I remember all the up's and downs--
Those girls look really good for premies, WOW!

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Chris said...

God Bless. Praying for all of you.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Dawn, It sounds like the twins are doing great.. Little miss Emma pushing away her cpap machine,how great for her.I hope Kristen starts to feel better soon.. Pain meds can make you itch...May your days be filled with happy memories..Hugs,Baba

Kathleen Marie said...

Keeping everyone in my prayers! Children are such a blessing from the Lord!