Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home


The boys are home!!!!! On Tuesday last week we got the great news that if the boys did good on their feedings then we can take them home Thursday night! Well the boys did awesome and fed with no tubes without wearing themselves out and Chase and I got to take our boys home and actually feel like parents :). It has been an emotional rollercoaster the last couple weeks, and it feels so good that our babies are home. They have being doing so good, despite the fact that they are the nosiest sleepers ever! We have them in our room right now because my mom has been staying with us this whole month and let me tell you, its pretty hard to sleep through their ruckus. If one makes a grunt the other one makes a grunt, if one starts hiccuping the other one starts hiccuping, if one toots the other one toots, and so on.. I have a feeling they will be put in the hall way sometime soon lol. They are pretty funny to watch though.
They turned 3 weeks today and it has gone by so fast. Granted two weeks of that they were in the hospital. Right now my mom has been staying with us but she leaves on Saturday, then Chase's mom comes right after her for a week, then my sister Lori will come after that, but once all the help leaves I have a feeling I might have a nervous break down. My mom has been the biggest help ever. She gets up with me for all the feedings so Chase can rest while he can, she goes grocery shopping, does the laundry, cooks, cleans, and i'm scared that once she leaves and Chase's mom leaves and my sister, I might go a little insane. I honestly am so overwhelmed but people do this all the time right?!?!?!

The boys are drinking out of bottles, so feeding time take a long time alone. I feed one, then the other, then burp them, then put them back to bed, then pump, then they wake up again but once again I am so thankfull so healthy boys, and lets be honest I love to just stare at them all day :). Its so weird how your heart just grows to fit these two boys in it, I love them so much.

Chase has been a great dad. The weekends are his nights with helping me feed and when he comes home from work he takes a baby and just sleeps with them. It is such a nice break. I don't know what I would do with out him and my mom right now.

Brotherly love after bath time

TatePorter
The best Dad, they just fall asleep on him so fast!

My amazing mother, She has gotten as little sleep as me and has not complained once! I don't think i could of gotten through these last weeks with out her. Thank you mom for everything!!!!!!
I need to take more pictures of me and the boys, when i'm not just finished feeding them lol.

11 comments:

Josh and Tiff said...

Yay!! I love them! I'm so happy for you guys! Well, once you live up here and everyone has left, I will be over to help! That is until the little girls arrive, then you need to come over and give me some pointers :) But seriously, let me know if you NEED anything while you're alone, even if it's just a phone call to talk, because I know how different it is to be alone once everyone leaves and it's nice to just have some adult conversation. And I'll come down there if you need anything!

Dana and Chase said...

I am so glad I have been here to help you with those precious boys! They melt my heart! (I'm not saying that I have a frozen heart!) Two little premies are a lot of work for such small bodies! I will come often to help!

BJDavis said...

That last comment was from Nana. I was signed in under Dana

Candace and Brian said...

Oh man. I can't even imagine the work you are going through. One baby is hard work. Two is overwhelming I'm sure. You are amazing and I'm grateful you have such willing family to be there and help. Take advantage of every minute of it. They are adorable. Glad all is going well.

The last Unicorn said...

Love the bath pics. See you all soon!!!!

AaReAn said...

ooooooooooooh my gosh. I love these pictures! SO precious! love your dark hair too...maybe its old news but I haven't seen it so its new to me :-)

Marci said...

We bought sleepmates for each of our kids rooms when they were born. It's a white noise machine. It helps them sleep and us. Clayton actually took a break from sleeping with us for a little bit 'cause he said Julia was keeping him up. It gets better. THey don't stay noisy. I know that Sarah Gordon has a whitenoise app for her phone she used for her kiddos.

Chelcie said...

Oh dana, I just love them sooooo much! You cracked me up when you described how they sleep at night. Its so nice you've had your mom stay that long. I love Barb!! Keep up the posting, I don't want to miss anything :) Love you guys!

Tyler and Emily said...

I was so excited to see your comment on my blog that I had to come back and look at these pics...again. I have made Ty come look at these pictures- your boys are just about the cutest things ever. So tiny and snuggly. PLEASE come visit--you're not busy or anything right?

Alisa said...

Congrats Dana! They are perfect!

krista said...

Your boys are adorable. What little sweeties. Just make it through that first month or two, and things seem to get more manageable. Sounds like you have some good helpers. Hang in there. We want to see you guys at Thanksgiving.