Friday, November 6, 2009

Update from the Daddy: 11/6/09

On Wednesday morning we brought Jaron and Teagan home from the hospital. We got in there just before 10:00 and were loading the van by a little after 11:00. First trip with the whole family in the van. We have been home here since, and things are going well. Jaron and Teagan came home with oxygen and monitors, so we have a mess of wires and tubing running around the house. Not a good mix with a two year old pushing her stroller around. I put up some hooks on the walls, so we have a system now to keep the tubing off the floor as much as possible.

Heather is feeding them four times a day now and we are bottle feeding the rest. We will continue to ramp up the nursing, but they recommended we take it slow. The doctors recommended this so there is not a huge change in the twins' schedule that might set them back a bit with weight gain. Kaylan is so fun to watch as she interacts with Jaron and Teagan. She is a very good little mom. She says things like "aww, what's wrong buddy," and "its OK." She likes to "pet" them, that's what she says.

We have our first doctors visit today, which will be our first time out with them. We are not planning on being out much, so it may be little while before we see some of you all, but thank you so much for all your prayers and support. It is so helpful. You can continue to pray for good weight gain. They said we do not need to supplement with formula as long as they are gaining weight. You can pray for an ability to figure what life with two babies and a two year old looks like as far as a schedule, feedings, play time, house work, and a job, when I get back (I am off until the middle of next week). You can also pray for small windows of time for Heather and I to connect, and build our relationship.

PRAISE GOD for the amazing gift of these two little lives. I is just so awesome to have them home and healthy.

Here are some pics:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Update: 11/1/09

" Alot of you have already heard, and I am thrilled to finally say - we are going to be bringing Jaron and Teagan home!! Wednesday, November 4th is their homecoming date! They will be going home on oxygen and monitors, so tomorrow (Monday) the medical staff will be briefing us on how to use those when we are home, Tuesday they have Teagan's last eye exam set up, and Wednesday it's homeward bound!!!

Wow, it feels so good to say that."