Friday, April 03, 2009

One year ago, today

One year ago, to the day, we brought the boys home from the hospital, after an 8 day stay in the NICU. They were both less than 5 pounds when they came home. It was a rainy, spring day here in Georgia. Aaron got off work and came to the hospital to meet me and get the boys. Driving home, in the rain and heavy Friday traffic was the longest car ride of my life! I panicked with every single little noise they made (or didn't make) on the way home.They were so tiny in their little carseats. I had to buy one new one (since we only had 1 to begin with) but when they did their "car seat test" to make sure they could stand a ride home, the nurses informed me that the car seat we used with Emma wouldn't cut it. The straps didn't tighten down enough. (On a side note, the boys no longer use the head support, and their straps are in the top strap slot now.) I remember when Aaron and I got the boys out and laid them on this blanket. I was so nervous! I felt so overwhelmed. I remember Aaron and I looking at each other and feeling happy to have them home, but terrified wondering if I could take care of them!

I still can't believe how tiny they were.....

You may see another post or two like this in the coming weeks. This is really a tender time for me, and I have a lot of feelings that are resurfacing. I just kind of need to get them out.


Piglet de' Erin said...

OH my word, I can't believe how small they are. I still want to come and take pictures! if your dad needs flower power know who to call. Also I expect you post pics of your crazy southern friend...hahahaha

I so miss you guys, and I am sad that we don't get to see those two boys grow up. Wow, I can't believe you had twins.

YOu rock!

anyone who has had twins should be able to have a bumper sticker that reads, "I rock twice as hard as you do!"

Brittany said...

The boys were so little! I know a little of what you went through as you brought the boys home for the first time, but I can't even imagine having two tiny little babies to take care of. I don't know how you did it. You are awesome!! I can't wait to come and see how big they have grown. I miss ya'll so much!!

Kim said...

Haley I cried and cried when I read the previous post about their first birthday. Very touching, sweet, emotional. You are obviously the best mom those little guys could have!

Jordan and Laura said...

My goodness. They were so little! I think I'm going to be a nervous wreck on the drive home from the hospital too.