Friday, August 21, 2009

Is it possible?

Could it be true? Are we really bringing our babies home? That the plan! The big day is supposed to be Monday. The feeding tubes are out and both girls are eating everything on their own. Evelyn passed her car seat test today. Jessica is supposed to be having her test sometime in the next 24 hours. The nurses have taught us how to give them their medicine. (Don't worry--nothing too scary, just multi-vitamins and Zantac.) We have shown competency in changing diapers, feeding, taking temperatures, swaddling, holding, and giving baths.

Their room is just about ready. We just need to put some finishing touches on it. We're waiting on our glider to come in. It should be here in a couple of weeks, so until then we'll just have to make do. It doesn't really matter though, because we're so excited that we finally get to be a family at home!

Jason and I will never be able to express our gratitude for everything you have done for us over the past several months. To our medical team, thank you for the safe delivery and special care of our precious daughters. To our friends and family, thank you for all the support you've given us. The meals, hugs, words of encouragement, and gifts have all been wonderful. To all of our readers, those we know and those we don't, thank you most of all for all of the prayers that have been offered up on behalf of our girls. We know that they have played the biggest part in helping us get our girls home.

Evelyn (top) and Jessica (bottom) without feeding tubes. They finally look like regular babies without anything on their faces!


  1. Congrats on getting the girls home!!! we love you all , and are so excited for you!!
    -Mark and ash

  2. Wow! What a journey. A journey of faith and the miracles that God can perform through the doctors and nurses. Whenever I was feeling down or having a bad day, I would get right on the blog and read about the girls. It never failed to restore my faith in humankind and to lift my spirits. I know without a doubt that God chose the perfect parents for Evelyn and Jessica. God Bless You. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

    Nancy Heiniger (Gma)

  3. I am so excited to hear they are close to going home! We miss all of you at Duke! Hope all goes smoothly and good luck to your beautiful family.
    Lori Cain