Saturday, February 21, 2009

Update on the Last Dreary Post

Thank you all for your kind comments on my last post - it has been a dreadful week, but we got through it. Now to get the houses back to normal!

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!


Linds said...

Good grief....thank heavens that seems to be over, Dawn! I am glad to hear the twins are gettign back to their normal little selves.

Morning Glory said...

Oh my, those fluffy dresses are amazing. Cute!!

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so glad to read they are feeling better Dawn. I will keep them in my prayers and these pictures are so darned cute. I love you friend.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Sherry said...

Yeah! glad they are feeling better. what a week for you guys!

Susie said...

Those dresses are so cute and frilly :)
So glad to hear the littles are on the mend!
I think we've all experienced the upchucking of kids or grandkids in a restaurant. It's really bad when it starts sort of a chain reaction from those with weak tummies. (that actually happened at one family get together) not pretty!

A Hint of Home said...

So glad you commented on my blog. I tried to get on your site yesterday and it wouldn't let me. I added it again and hope that will take care of whatever happened.
Sorry the girls have been so sick and that they are getting better. They look so cute in those frilly dresses "dress".

Linda said...

I'm glad to hear things are looking a bit brighter Dawn. I'm praying for a complete recovery for everyone.
These pictures have been just precious. I love that dress!
Try to get some rest this weekend.

Tammy said...

Oh Dawn...I was just sitting here catching up with you...(I tend to do that a lot these days in blogland!) and I hung on every word of your last two posts!
You poor thing...and the poor babies, too!
That virus just sounds terrible...and there's something worse about being that sick when you're suppose to be caring for little ones!
I am SO glad that you and the twins are on the mend! Take care of yourself and try to rest as much as you can...
And those pictures are all SO absolutely beautiful!

Mary said...


Did a bit of catch-up and found out that everyone has been ill. I hope you're all feeling better now. I will put the girlies and you on my prayer list.

The dresses are adorable and will make sweet memories in the future.

Enjoy your Sunday, my friend and try to get lots of rest.


Nadine said...

Oh that's rough. I will pray that they get better.

I have to say they look so cute in that little dress.

Susan said...

Oh Dawn, I've been so covered up myself I haven't been around in a few days. The enemy of our souls is certainly attacking you folks from every angle. We know it is because he is fearful because he is aware of the plans God has for you all!!!! I know you stand firm in the Name of Our Lord, Jesus.

P.S. The girls and the dress are adorable.

Needled Mom said...

I am so glad that they seem to have turned the corner for you. Those little ones get hit so quickly AND so hard with something like that.

There is so much going on here too. Our newest little grandson has the RSV and is also quite punk.

I hope this is a better week for all of you.

Sammy said...

I'm so glad they're feeling better. I just cannot imagine how hard Kristen must work when they're well, much less when they're sick. She's so lucky to have all your wonderful help.

Those fluffy dresses are adorable. Totally over the top! I love it!

Melissa Wertz said...

They are precious Dawn and growing so! Glad that they are getting over the 'bug' they have had.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Well, I'm thankful that the girls seem to be on the road to recovery after the trials of this past week.

The pics with the ruffled dress are adorable. :o)

Hope you're having a good weekend, Dawn. :o)

Love and hugs,


Nancy said...

Well, it looks like they may have turned the corner. Don't you just hate throw up? Joe has it today and I'm staying as far away as possible.

Again, let me state what a great photographer you found. The smiles on their faces....... priceless!

RainyD's said...

I am glad the girls and Kirsten are on the mend. I am sorry I don't keep in better contact - maybe once the semester is over I will have more time. (I can always hope right?)

I think about you all the time - hugs and prayers


Diane@Diane's Place said...

Love your new background! Your interior blog designer did a great job for your new Spring look. ;o)



Maine Mom said...

I'm sorry to hear that everyone has been so sick. I'm glad everything is getting back to normal. Take it easy this week. :-)

The pictures you had taken of Katie and Emma are adorable. Kate saw their pictures and said, "cute!"

PEA said...

Glad to hear that things are settling down and it sounds like the twins are on their way to feeling better again too:-) I was feeling so blah all weekend but wasn't sick, just down about it being winter! lol More adorable pictures of the girls, they look like darling southern belles:-) xoxo

Sharon Lynne said...

Very adorable! I hope and pray they continue to strengthen and get completely well.

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