Friday, July 18, 2008

Here We Are

Day 4. The babies are doing so GOOD and so are Nick and I as parents! Getting up every three hours still to feed but we are on our way to paving a pretty smoothe schedule.

Thursday we visited the eye doctor. Both girls are being checked for the development of their retinas. Dr. P. said that we are watching closely with the expectation that they do not development a disease called Threshold Disease that could lead to blindness. There is a laser surgical procedure in case they do but he said it is very dangerous. Neither baby is showing that they have this condition but we are just keeping a close watch with weekly appointments over the next couple of months. It is sort of uncomfortable to them because he has to use a metal eye speculum to hold their eyes open and view the retinas. They cry for a minute and then have dilated eyes the next fews hours. I had a talk with both babies and explained to them that God helps us see... from our hearts, and from our eyes, so let Him be in control. No worries.

Last night Nick came home from being out of town and brought me a dozen white roses and prepared my favorite comfort food: poppyseed chicken and white rice with green beans. He is so thoughtful and is always so helpful around the house. I am thankful that I have a husband who dives right into the responsibilities of being a father and a husband with no complaints.

The babies are stirring right now because it is time for their noon feedings. Here are some photos taken last night of them on the their Boppy Loungers while Nick and I watched "Last Comic Standing." We like Louis, Eliza, and that tattoo guy who does impressions; I can't remember his name...

P.S. Thanks for all of the comments on my last post... my record breaking 19 comments!!! I win!





9 comments:

Liz said...

I LOVE the last two pictures - those are my favorites so far!! Glad all is going well at home!! I pray it continues to be wonderful!

Mary Tyler S. said...

I'm glad you're using the boppies! and I have to say after studying their pictures, I think they are a perfect mix of you and Nick. They have certainly inherited some beautiful features from both mom AND dad. I can't wait to come visit :)

Jennifer said...

Your girls are so beautiful Laura! Congratulations on having them home! I'm praying for y'all!
Jennifer Gray Elwell

mominalabama said...

Precious, just Precious!

Footprints Ministry said...

I'm so impressed!! You are a SUPER mom for sure! To have twins and still have time to blog! You're too much! They are just beautiful! I can't tell them apart! The only way I know is if they have their monkey and lion. We're looking forward to Wednesday night! Get some rest!

LMilky said...

These are my favorite pictures so far also :)

Mom said...

Laura--they just get more beautiful every day! Let me know when I have a green light!!! MT"s Mom

Carrie said...

Sweet girls!

Searcy said...

You are such an amazing mother already! Congratulations on the babies coming home. I hope I get to meet you soon one day! Nick was such a great friend in high school and Laurel has been a Saint. I have been keeping up with your blog and learn so much from you. Thank you!