Tuesday, September 6, 2011

July 3rd

Today one of my good friends, Mary Beth, was the girls nurse.  She is so sweet and she let me give the girls a little sponge bath for the first time.  These little things were so big to this momma!  I had been waiting years for these little moments!

Syd all clean!

Natalie all clean!

Syd and Nat
First Family Photo!
Daddy and his girls!

Slowly but surely I am getting caught up!:)....eventually I'll get there!

June 26th

Grandparents get to hold the girls for the first time!!

Grammie and Papa
Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Jane

NICU stay

After the first couple days that the girls were in the NICU, they were doing so good that we thought they would be home within the week.  Then they decided that eating was not their thing;).  They got feeding tubes placed because they either wouldn't wake up and eat or would just eat a little and not enough to meet their minimum amount needed for growth/hydration/etc.  Sydney also developed severe reflux and had several episodes a day where she would drop her heart rate and oxygen saturation really low.  She would go limp and turn blue and need stimulated to start breathing again. That was the hardest thing ever.  I see babies do things like that all the time at work, but being the mom makes it WAY different.  I will be a better NICU nurse now that I've experienced being a NICU mom.

 Mommy and Daddy cuddling our babies

 One blessed mama!
 And a blessed Papa too!
 Sweet Nattie Bear
 Nattie under the bililight
 Little Syd with her pacifier as big as her head;)
 Sydney working on bottle feeding
Tiny Natalie

 Little Syd/Big bow!:)
 Me, my sister, Natnat and baby girl Allen:)
 Mommy and Nattie Bear 
 Sydney smiling
 Mommy feeding Natalie
 I love that little face...she's so tiny
 Sweet Syd under the bililight
 Syd looking for her food:)

 One of my fave pics ever!
 Friends Forever
How did I get so lucky to be these girls' mommy?!