Our babies are not "normal" babies. Our babies were born as micro-preemies. With that comes lots of issues that other parents and babies don't have to face. I'm not going to lie...I feel a bit jipped that I didn't get to experience my whole pregnancy. More importantly though, my babies did not get that very important third trimester before they were forced to try and face this world. Nothing about them was ready. My body should have still been doing everything for them. It was definitely a tough sixteen week stay at the hospital to get them ready to come home.
Yes, my babies are well enough to be at home now. That still doesn't mean they are as well as full-term babies. They still don't have much of an immune system and even a common cold could send them straight back to the hospital. We are desperately trying to keep them healthy. Call me crazy but after sixteen weeks of spending every single day in the hospital, I don't want to go back.
Brian and I would LOVE to get our babies out more and show them off, especially to all those who have diligently prayed for them and have supported us. But, that's not what is best for them right now. Right now, and for a while, it's best for them to be at home and around as few people as possible. This doesn't mean that we mind when people come and visit and meet the babies. We don't as long as they aren't sick, or have recently been sick, or have been around anyone who has been sick. Our main goal right now is to protect our babies and as the months grow colder it will be that much more important.
|Life as a baby is a tough one...|
|Can we say WIDE awake?!|