So Mary Louise is officially HOME!!! David is back and snuggled into the NICU in Lake Charles - eating well and growing. It is quite tempting to sew some weights into his onsies to get him home a bit sooner, but I'll hold off - let the little guy stand on his own. I know he can do this!
We so so love having our little sweet potato home (ahem - even though she did not sleep one wink last night!). I giggled each time she fussed - well the giggling may have dissolved into a smirk by the time the sun was coming up, but I was happy all the same. She has done well today. I keep walking by and checking on her and telling Brent, "umm - there's a baby in the house!" It's hard to believe but the sleep study showed she had no needs of any kind. She was sent home without a monitor or oxygen or anything. I'm so used to looking behind me for cords that I keep finding myslef automatically stepping over invisible obstacles!
David looked so sweet in his dino pijamas this afternoon. I must say it's incredibly difficult to have the 2 of them in 2 different places but hopefully things will continue to progress quickly. He is now 3 pounds 12 ounces (1700 grams). He must be 1800 grams to be in an open crib here and then stay in that for a few days before being sent home. Oh - Brent just returned home from the hospital. David weighed 3 pounds 13.2 ounces this evening - steady gaining.
Our house is in absolute chaos - it actually looks like we're moving! But we're taking it one day and one thing at a time - Mary Louise has diapers and a place to sleep so we're ok for now. My mom is here to play rescue the Heather once more - Brent followed the ambulance and Mom drove me and Mary Louise home last night. Today, we've been cleaning the house, getting things straight - and oh - Mary Louise is hungry again! Must do the MOMMY duties!!
hugs and kisses -