Thursday, April 29, 2010

Home

We are all home. It took about 10 days for the remainder of our family to be home altogether. In the meantime, we have had help via friends and family (bless you Lesli and Buffy!). I haven't really been great about texts and emails, so I apologize. There may be a chance I never catch up on them but I appreciate all of the emails, texts and comments. We have truly felt loved.

So here is the update. And I will write down these little people's birth story, so we have it recorded. But not right now. I will give a mini version. The c-section went incredibly well. It was scheduled and fast. I was able to watch these little people be born via a mirror my anesthesiologist held up for me. I have thought about that moment a lot in the past 10 days and it was incredible. Although I was only acquainted with my children via cravings and kicks to my bladder - we (Darren and I) were instantly infatuated. And very protective. We became PARENTS.

In the operating room, Lillian was struggling with transition - her skin wasn't turning bright pink with her breathing, so they whisked her away to be put on oxygen in the nursery with Darren and I stayed behind with Henry in recovery. It turned out in recovery that Henry's blood sugar was low and after a bit of testing, he was taken to the NICU for treatment and observation.

And that is where Henry has been. In the NICU for 10 days! Luckily it was quite a routine stay - for which we are very grateful. But for a Mom, 10 days seems like an eternity. It doesn't matter now because he is home with us safe and sound. He and his sister have already been practicing their sharing technique. They have already shared their crib and their swing. I figure we might want to start that early - that will be their reality for a very very long time!

Here they are! Lillian is on the left and Henry is on the right. He was so worn out from the hospital, that I snapped this picture right as he was falling asleep. Poor little guy - we are so relieved to have him home!




16 comments:

kelly said...

adorable! and i am so, so, SO glad you guys are all together again.

Stephanie said...

I love this photo Nikki. I am trying to work out a way to come down for Memorial day weekend if not sooner. Let me know when would be the most helpful.

love you,
Stephanie

salt lake city slickers said...

ahh! they are great. i always tell natalie that i want twins, you have given us hope!!

good luck cousin!

The last Unicorn said...

So glad you are all home and doing good! I am excited to read more about the whole birth process since it always fascinates me. They are a cute little pair :)

Nathan and Cassie said...

They are so cute! Congratulations

AK said...

LOVE them! Keep the pictures coming.

Tasha said...

So Cute! Congratulations Mom!

Katie said...

Nikki, they are both so beautiful! Nice work :) I'm so glad Henry is out of the NICU. It was SUCH a HAPPY day for us when Hayden finally broke outta there. Can't wait to meet them this summer!

Fisher Family said...

What a beautiful picture!! They are gorgeous babies. Congratulations Nikki!

Alisa said...

They are so sweet. Congrats! You guys make beautiful babies!

kentandnellie said...

I'm so glad you're all home safe and sound and I love that photo of the babies.

s g said...

so glad they are home, what little sweeties in the swing together and those blankets they are swaddled in are THE BEST, you will use them for everything, glad you have a few :)

Circuit Fam said...

Wonderful to be a complete family at home. They are precious.....you lucky mama.

Amanda said...

They are the sweetest babies, perfect in every way. I hope that you are recovering and getting some sleep when you can. I am so glad that little Henry is home, safe and sound.

what said...

They are so cute!!!!!! congratulations!!!

Greg and Chelsea Spilsbury said...

Oh bless their hearts. Isn't being a Mom so magical? Hope you had a great first Mother's day!!