Rooming in

March 29, 2009

Jeff and I got to the hospital this morning, and will be here all day long, into the night – we’re doing what is called “rooming in”, which is one of the last things they want you to do with your preemie(s) before they come home.  YAY!!!  We are solely responsible for their care today, and won’t get any help from the nurses unless we request it.  We are doing all of their Cares, and all of their feedings (which have all been through bottles today – Max got his feeding tube removed today just like his little brother).  It’s kind of like we’re playing “house” with them, but it’s actually really nice because it will help us prepare for what it’s going to be like once we get them home (minus the monitors and hustle and bustle of the NICU).  Anyway, I thought I would document an hour block of the day in photos…

12:10 p.m. - Jeff gets pooped on by Max

12:10 p.m. - Jeff gets pooped on by Max

12:20 p.m. - Max and his clean diaper are happily taking a bottle

12:20 p.m. - Max and his clean diaper are happily taking a bottle

12:30 p.m. - I get a "thumbs down" from Wes for waking him

12:30 p.m. - I get a "thumbs down" from Wes for waking him

12:31 p.m. - Max gets burped by daddy - he finished his bottle!!

12:31 p.m. - Max gets burped by daddy - he finished his bottle!!

12:32 p.m. - I turn around to find Wes trying to eat his hands

12:32 p.m. - I turn around to find Wes trying to eat his hands

12:35 p.m. - Max looking up at daddy like "is that all?"

12:35 p.m. - Max looking up at daddy like "is that all?"

12:36 p.m. - Now Wes is sucking his thumb - awwww!

12:36 p.m. - Now Wes is sucking his thumb - awwww!

12:40 p.m. - A very sleepy Max fighting to stay awake on daddy

12:40 p.m. - A very sleepy Max fighting to stay awake on daddy

12:50 p.m.  Daddy catches (a blurry) Wes smiling at mommy

12:50 p.m. Daddy catches (a blurry) Wes smiling at mommy

Kerry

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16 Responses to “Rooming in”

  1. liz said

    great pictures!

  2. lilcyndiluwho said

    Love the pictures! I can’t belive you’re so close to finally having your family home with you. YAY!!

  3. erica said

    So neat! I think it’s great that they have you room in with the boys! Hooray!

  4. Katie said

    Those boys are too cute for words!

  5. Alexis said

    They are getting more adorable by the minute (if that’s possible!). I’m so excited for you guys to be able to bring them home.

  6. Angelika said

    Ok – I almost died from the cuteness of Wes sucking his thumb. Sigh – would it be wrong if I married him in 18 or so years? 😉

  7. militarywifealways said

    Lovin all the cuteness, sounds and looks like the rooming in is going smooth I am so happy the boys are going home soon

  8. Kiane said

    They are just so adorable!! I am so happy and excited that they are so close to coming home!

  9. Katey said

    Adorable, adorable, adorable pics!!! Hope your day went well! So excited they’ll be home soon.

  10. jkmastera said

    Could have done without getting pooped on, but I guess that is all part of the game.

  11. Larissa (smilelari) said

    Looks like an awesome day

  12. Noell said

    Awwww, you two must be so excited to get to do this full time in just a few days!! They are super adorable (poop and all)!

  13. Steph said

    YAY!! I’m so happy to see the boys getting SOOO big!! And the best part of being parents – the nasty stuff (poop, pee, snot, barf – ah joy)!! I’m so happy for you guys. And now Darren and I will be sharing in the craziness that is baby making (whatever way it happens). You are our heroes!! Love to you all!!

  14. Porche said

    So freakin’ cute!

  15. Heather said

    LOVE the pictures! 🙂

  16. Steph said

    Adorable pictures! Your little guys are getting so big!

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