Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Ok, so I knew posting yesterday was a mistake. I knew that I was going to jinx her by saying something. I'm sure you guessed it....Alexis didn't pass her car seat test. Actually she didn't even get a chance to take it. Yesterday evening while taking her bottles she started choking and lowering her heart rate so she had to keep her feeding tube in. Until the feeding tube is out she can't attempt the car seat test. We were hoping that she would be able to do it today, but I'm again reminded of how babies in the NICU do things on their own schedule and not on ours. It's two steps forward and one step back. Of course we would love both girls to be home NOW, but we also want to make sure that they aren't released before they are ready. Both girls had big jumps in their weights. Addison is currently 4 pounds 5 ounces and Alexis is 4 pounds 7 ounces.

This has definitely been the toughest journey that Terry & I have ever taken but in the end, having the girls home and healthy is our main priority. Going through something like this has truly taught us a lot about ourselves, our relationship and who our true friends and family really are. I'm not going to lie, having to leave the NICU everyday and leaving my little girls behind, breaks my heart. But having the support of family and friends makes things a little easier. Just a simple text message, voicemail, email or facebook message can sometimes brighten our day. We will never be able to fully repay everyone for all their support. But the lessens we have learned through all of this will stay with us forever. Those of you who have been by our side whether it has been actually physically or not, we will never forget you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey guys sorry they aren't coming home yet. Eventhough it seems so far away it will get there. I though I would never say but I missed the NICU day because my daughter would sleep for hours in our arms now she could care less and runs away. Soak in these moments!!! It is better to keep her there until they are ready because you don't have those wonderful moniters to watch if the are breathing still!

Sending best of luck and prayers