Hi family and friends,
The kids got here last night and what a change they have made. I am so grateful to have them here! Kids are great for diverting your thoughts and making you think about something else…….anything else besides the stress of the babies. They came loaded with many thoughtful cards and prayers from their friends and teachers. All the words of encouragement and hope really touched me. The kids had lots of stories from their past week. I tell you, I feel like I have been here for months. Of course, they have loved playing with my hospital bed, the ice machine, and finding their way around the hospital. It has also been decided that bed rest would be great and they wouldn’t mind partaking. Michael spent the night last night and Nicky has dibs for tonight. Apparently Bo’s pullout chair, which has kept him restless for the last week, is cool to little boys. Bo’s dad also sent some pictures of the kids and my room is now adorned with family pictures and cards. What a difference. For the first time since we arrived in Utah, I feel a lifting of the clouds.
I am feeling better and my body is getting used to this change in pace. I know that I am not ‘made’ for bedrest (especially not bedrest in Salt Lake!) and all the medicine I have been on has taken its toll. Slowly but surely I am starting to feel more like myself. This, I am sure, will be good for mine and the babies’ health. In anticipation of the kids coming, I also took a long shower and actually got ready for the day…..contacts, make-up and all. This was good.
We are in the middle of a scrabble game right now and we have cards and movies to entertain otherwise. We will be on hold for any new news on the girls today and this may be a good thing. A nice time to sit back and concentrate on our three gifts already given. We are always thankful for each new day and its ability to ‘buy time’. We continue to be hopeful and just wait……..
Tomorrow is 24 weeks. We are told this is a big milestone because the girls will be “viable”.
Filled with love and gratitude,