I'd love to say that it was for some fun event, but obviously it was for doctor appointments for the boys and for me.
We received a phone call yesterday morning letting us know that the boys appointment was scheduled for 10:20. Fortunately the office is only 15 minutes away because the boys were due to eat at 9:30 and we knew it would be a challenge to accomplish everything and get there on time. Surprisingly enough we made it!
I'm happy to report that the boys all look great and are gaining weight. Daniel and Ryder had both gained 2 ounces and Garrett gained 4 ounces since Saturday! Way to go boys! They are all almost back to their birth weights and may even surpass that by the end of the week when we go back. Little Ryder man was looking a bit yellow so they sent us to the lab for a bilirubin check, fortunately we received a phone call later in the day saying his level was normal.
As soon as we left the lab we went straight to my doctor's appointment for me to get my staples out. I was really nervous about that, but the nurse was great and it didn't hurt at all. Phew. Best part was that the boys were due to eat and I didn't have to feed a single one! All the ladies in the office wanted to hold the boys, so I put them to work! The nice thing was that my appointment was scheduled for 1pm and they are closed from 12-1 for lunch, so since we got there early they took me back while it was still their lunch break. It was nice for all of them to get to see the boys. They all had a very important part in getting the boys home to us safely.
After all of that we went home and relaxed a bit. It is amazing how that little bit can take a lot out of you!
Last evening we had meals dropped off at our home from our church. Wow, what a blessing. I am so amazed at the out pouring of love and help that we have received. Dan couldn't be home last evening, but again friends stepped up and helped me so that I had enough help to get through both of the feeding times that he missed. We are just feeling so blessed. Thank you to all of you who have helped us out even just in the few days we have been home! And it is so good to be home!