Saturday, April 05, 2008

Home Sweet Home

My boys are home! I am so excited! The boys were discharged from the hospital on Friday. I was so excited at the prospect of getting them home, but so nervous at the same time. I kept asking the nurses if they were sure if it was okay for me to take them, and they have all assured me that it is. I am so afraid that I am going to break them! They are so little!
Here are the boys in their car seats. This should give a bit of perspective on their size. Each of the boys had to pass a car seat test. (That is Jonathan doing his test in the picture below.) I had to put them in their car seat, tighten the straps down so that there was no extra fabric in the straps, shove blankets in between their legs to eliminate extra space between them and the buckle, and add blankets to their sides to keep their heads up. And then, once I got them all in there, they had to sit in the seat for an hour with their oxygen saturation monitor on to make sure that their oxygen levels stayed up. They both passed their test.

I was going to just get one new car seat and use Emma's old one for the other baby. I put William in the car seat, strapped it down, and there was still tons of space between the baby and the straps, so I had to go get a new car seat the day the boys were to come home. This was a shock to Aaron and I (and our wallets). My sweet cousins all went in together to buy the new car seat. I thought that was really sweet of them. Those car seats are not cheap!

10 comments:

tammy said...

Haley, I remember wondering if my overdue babies were ok to come home. Then I was always watching and listening for their breathing. I'll be thinking of you doing the same, times two, with all the added stress! You guys will do great! Just stop telling yourself that you actually need sleep, and it won't be so bad, I swear!! Your boys are beautiful and so are you!!

Jillian said...

Haley, you look great! I saw little Brooklynn today and she looked so tiny, so I can only imagine how small the boys are! They do look a lot like Emma did, and I think they look a lot like each other as well. We missed you guys today at the blessing!

P.S. There's a comment on my blog that is pretty much for you. It's under my post for the boys.

Fox and Amy said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boys, Haley! They are so cute. How wonderful that they're doing so well and were able to go home so soon. How is Emma doing with them so far?

Trence Marshall Houston said...

Haley, I am so excited for you guys! The boys are just way too cute! I had my little boy on March 20th. I don't know what I did before him. I can't imagine my life without him in it. Love you guys and good luck with the twins.
Tanya

Carterista said...

NO WAY!!! You crazy girl! I can't believe I've been so out of the loop. TWINS!! Congratulations! I admit I'm a little jealous, despite all you have been through and the work ahead of you. But won't it be great when they are best friends?
Love to you! Cecilia

Lindsey said...

Yeah! They are home! I am celebrating!

Ashley Barnes said...

Congratulations! I didn't even know you were expecting. I hope all is well with you and your babies. I wish you lived closer... I would love to help out!

Justin & Heather said...

Congrats on having them home! I tear up every time I check your blog...they are so cute!!!! You look fabulous by the way! Oh...and we found out a few weeks ago that it's a GIRL!!!!

Piglet 26 said...

oh wow Haley, they are so sweet and tiny...I could take really great pictures of them if i was out there right now...

by the way, you look like a freaking babe! who looks that good after having twins?!? You rock. (p.s. your hair is really really cute, and i have always been very jealous of your perfect hair)

Wendy & Adam said...

You are amazing! I miss you!!!