Two home... one to go!
Just wanted to let you all know our exciting news that Anna and Natalie came home late yesterday! We are so happy to have them with us, and are eager to have Elisabeth join them. It all happened very quickly this week... the doctor was going to release all the girls since they were doing so well and all three took all their feedings for the day. They all passed their car seat tests and we did all their discharge training and papers, but the night before they were going to be released Elisabeth had a little spell. She hadn't had any in 10 days, but that night she had two while trying to feed. They said it was a normal thing that even full term babies do- they sometimes don't get enough oxygen when feeding, but because she is still so small (3 lbs, 12 oz) they couldn't release her. We know that is where she needs to be, but it broke our hearts to leave her behind. We'd hoped if she didn't have any more she would be released this weekend, but the doctor said this morning that she had another one last night, so we just need to pray that she does not have anymore, and continues to grow.
We made it through the first night- just Chris and I. It was actually pretty nice to just be us and the girls (and Alex) since we haven't had a chance to be alone with them yet! We are feeling very blessed... we just need Elisabeth home soon, too!
Our first family photo
Ready to go home!
Finally Grammy and Gramka get to hold them!
...and big brother