Monday, January 14, 2008

The Twins - A Week Old Already!

True to my word, I was able to go up to the NICU to see the precious little girls. I was there by myself, and was a few minutes late for Kate's ministrations (during which time they can be held) and early for Emma's. I had hoped to hold both. The nurse on duty (who is Care Bear's kindergarten teacher's sister), decided that she could let me hold Kate after all. What a blessing - what a peaceful half hour of holding and rocking that sweet little baby, watching her sleep, seeing her open her eyes and check me out for a few seconds, listening to her cute little sounds, praying for her.


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I didn't get to hold Emma, because I had to leave for an appointment. I was sad, but at least I got to see her without her being snuggled up in her blanket. According to Erin, the nurse, she's "a lot wilder" than Kate. They have the glove from physical therapy lying on her to keep her from moving around too much. According to Kristen, Kate is much more laid back. Now that would a nice change - a mellow child in our family!!
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They are both still a bit below their birth weights, but there is no alarm among the staff.
Several people who saw the real Wee Pee diaper said the picture was deceptive - they didn't realize how tiny it really was. So I took another picture of myself holding it so you can see it in proportion.
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National Delurking Day was sometime last week and I did not get to mention it. Lurking is defined as "visiting and reading an online journal, or 'weblog' without making your presence known to the owner of the blog". I have noticed an increase in traffic here since I've been talking about Kate and Emma, and it has been such fun. I would love to know who all of you are - please de-lurk, at least this once!

39 comments:

nancygrayce said...

For preemies, they have a lot of hair! I'm so glad you got to hold Kate! What a precious experience to hold her and pray over her! I'm praying for you all! I hope Kristen is feeling better.

tammy b said...

thanks for the walk down memory lane! seeing those babes, and the diaper, reminded me of our own nicu adventure 4 years ago! we have twin girls as well. they were 9 weeks early. continued blessings for those darlings!

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Dawn,
You have some very precious twin Grandbabies there. I bet it felt so good to hold Kate and watch her and pray over her. My heart just pitter-pattered when I read that part. The diaper is smaller in this picture. I didn't even realize they made diapers that small. All I ever knew was made was just Preemie Diapers. I'm glad you got to see Emma up close tho. I hope that Kristen is feeling better also. I am still praying for her as well as the twins. "THANK YOU" for sharing your precious Girls with us. It is hard to believe they are a week old already. The time does fly by really fast. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Nancy said...

oh, they are so precious!!! We have twin Great grandsons too. but were full term & good birth weights.. both doing well they are 2 months now..

kpjara said...

They really are precious little miracles!

How exciting to get to hold one of them and soon enough both of them!

I hope they and Kristen are all doing well and getting stronger by the day!

Blessings.

PEA said...

Omigosh, I've never seen such tiny diapers!! How sweet! lol As for the pictures of those two little miracles...so very precious!!! I can just imagine how much you loved being able to hold Kate...the bonding has begun:-) Hopefully next time you're there you'll be able to hold Emma as well. xox

Sherry said...

oh how fun! I'm sure they loved the time just as much as you did.

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

Good evening Dawn, How wonderful that you got to hold and love on Kate..Give Kristen my best and tell her I think Kate and Emma are precious....I am happy you have a new camera and are sharing pictures with us.Take care.. Hugs, Baba

Trisha said...

Hi! Delurking as requested. I have been visiting your blog to get twin updates. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Diane J. said...

Well, I'm not a lurker, but here I am. ;o)

Emmy weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and my niece Tammy weighed 4 lbs. 6 oz. at birth and I thought they were tiny, especially Tammy, but your girls really are tiny! I'm just praising the Lord that they are doing so well! Surely they'll get to come home sooner than they first told you if they continue doing so well.

Thanks for the pictures and update, Dawn.

Have a great Tuesday!

Love and hugs,

Diane

Mimi said...

Emma and Kate both look wonderful... they are so precious...
How is Kristen doing... this has to be very hard on her with her little family in two places... is she recovering from the C Section well...
I am continuing to pray for all of them (including the older children at home waiting and waiting to have their babies at home... and mom at home more!)
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Maine Mom said...

It is so much fun to see Kate and Emma! We all appreciate your updates. I'm glad you were able to hold Kate. Sounds like Emma is going to keep all of you on your toes at all times!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharig the updates! It is so good to see the pictures...and that diaper sure lends perspective, doesn't it?!?

groovyoldlady said...

I am rejoicing with you!

Becky said...

I'm a part time lurker. I just don't comment much, but I check things out.

Those girls are precious. And so, so tiny.

My mom had my brother,who was 5 lbs exactly, and her roommate had a 10 lb baby. They had so much fun comparing the two. Amazing difference.

Those diapers are a hoot!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the precious pictures. What a blessing to see Emma and Kate doing so good at one week of age. My prayers continue for all of you.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderful, precious moment!!!!

No lurker here!!! You know me.
Susan

Mary said...

Dawn,

From the diaper, I can see how really tiny the babies are. How wonderful that you got to hold Kate. They are both beautiful and I'm praying for them daily.

Each child has their own personality and even though they are twins they will be somewhat different in character. It will be interesting to watch them grow.

Congratulations once again. Please keep us updated on their progress.

Blessings,
Mary

Linds said...

I am here, and you know me! I don't have as much time as I would like because work is crazy, but I read faithfully. The little ones are just so sweet, and I can see just how tiny that NAPPY is. (I have to remind you of the English words now and then!) How wonderful to have time alone with them.

crackerjacksMO said...

I admit, I am a lurker. I've been following Kristen's blog for awhile and just made a comment. Congrats on the kids! They are very beautiful babies!

Kathleen Marie said...

What a precious time you had with Kate and I know you will be blessed with many, many more. It is so interesting how babies personalities show right away.

Thank you for the prayers for my back and all. I truly appreciate it.

God Bless!

Nadine said...

How precious. They are so beautiful and little. I keep praying they get to go home soon.

Stacey said...

Reading about your twins, reminds me of my daughter, she was only 3 pounds 4 ounces !

When you can, ask about
kangaroo~care it's a great way to bond with the babies

They put the babies in diaper and wires only;then on your bare skin covered with warm blankets-- it is amazing how close you can feel to the little darlings!
Oh...i would suggest that mommy taek time each day to walk a short distance outside, weather and strength permiting-- the fresh air helped to remind me God is EVERYWhere!

Jungle Mom said...

Beautiful! What an answer to prayer!

Midlife Mom said...

Oh Dawn, they are just beautiful! God is so good! So glad you at least got to hold one of them and maybe next time the other. That little diaper is a hoot! It would fit a doll!! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful miracle!!

Aimee said...

"delurking!" Am praying for those babies too! :)

A Chelsea Morning said...

My goodness, they're so small. Seeing that tiny little diaper sure makes you realize how small they actually are. But they're doing so well and for that I'm so thankful.

I know you can't wait to get those precious babies home.

Joanne said...

Hi Dawn! (Hope you don't mind me calling you Dawn) Just delurking to say hello. I read about Kristen and the twins at Five Minutes for Mom and have been following the story of the end of her pregnancy and their birth. And here I am! :-)

Fresh Girl said...

Oh my goodness, they are so beautiful! I love those sweet fuzzy heads. ;) Glad everyone is doing well and that you got to cuddle Kate for a bit today.

melody is slurping life said...

I'm all goose-bumpy reading of your snuggle time and seeing the photos. My prayers continue for the babies, Kristen and family.

Kari said...

Delurking as well and have totally enjoyed reading about your new Granddaughters. I am the mom of Olivia who was 1 lb 7 oz, now 4 and Ava 1 lb 6 oz, now almost 3. I am/was so amazed how you can really see their personality when they are so little!

Robin in New Jersey said...

They are beautiful! What a blessing and a miracle!

Chris said...

God bless. I bet everyone is anxious to feel better (Kristen) and to get those little ones home.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh how very precious they are... Congratulations to Kristen and to you on being a grandma again to such beautiful little baby girls! :)

Michelle said...

Delurking, for today anyway! ;)

I found you through Barb at 'A Chelsea Morning'. I will be praying for the twins.

Angela said...

Dawn... I am so glad that you had the special sunggle time with one of the girls. God is so GOOD!! The miracle babies are doing so well. You all remain in my prayers.

May you have a restful night filled with sweet dreams.

(((HUGS)))
Angela

nannykim said...

Too cute for words!

Looney Mom said...

Oh how precious. What a blessing those babies are. Sorry I'm late, but gonna say it anyway; CONGRATULATIONS!

Diane said...

Oh Dawn! Those little girls make my heart so happy! What a miracle they truly are.

And those diapers! You know, my own Katie, who is now 5'10" tall, a happily married woman, and an RN at a Neonatal Unit here in Minneapolis was a preemie! She was born 27 years ago and (back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth) we had to special order her Preemie diapers upon getting home. The only company that made them then...was Pampers. We kept several of them and she used them for her Cabbage Patch dolls throughout the years! We still have one for safe-keeping.....it is a tangible reminder that she was once so tiny and fragile...and thanks be to God.....is now ministering to other tiny little souls as an occupation!

The love of a Grandma! How blessed those little ones are!

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Diane