Yesterday, both babes were still really puny - even the doctor used that term. They had follow-up appointments from the trip to the ER with their own doctor. They just weren't themselves, but I went ahead and took the big girls (no school yesterday, so I had both) to our Friday library trip, then to Wendy's for a quick lunch before I headed back to the church to play the organ for a funeral. I had dressed for the funeral before leaving home so I didn't have to make another trip home. Kristen joined us there for a quick bite, and to take the kids home so I didn't have to make the trip to her house. Thank goodness I was standing up holding Katie when she lost her last bottle - again. Unfortunately, Kristen was holding Emma on her lap when she followed her sister - they do everything together! The poor young guy who had to clean up! The poor older couple who was sitting in the corner booth, hemmed in by all the mayhem!
They got to their doctor's appointments, and he advised just an ounce of formula at a time - to give some nutrition, but to mostly keep them hydrated with small amounts of water and/or Gatorade. Poor little things.
They went to bed early, thankfully. This morning EARLY, Kristen called to report that she awoke to the sound of little tiny voices conversing across the room from their cribs. What a joyous sound. It's as if they turned a corner overnight. Thank you, Jesus!
She laid them on the family room floor to get their one-ounce bottles - Katie couldn't wait for hers and tried to manhandle Emma's from her mouth. Kristen turned around as she was fixing Kate's bottle to see that Emma had climbed up the stairs and was crawling around the living room - the first time she's had the energy or desire to do this for several days. What a relief to see them somewhat back to their feisty little selves.
We'll still be taking it really easy with them - you know how we tend to overdo it when we start to feel a bit better??
Thanks for your prayers and concern - keep the babes there on your list for a bit longer, please! And enjoy the last round of pictures from the shoot -- the dress was one of the props the photographer has on hand - we had to take them separately, since there was only one dress!
Katie hates anything on her head - at least we can tell them apart!