Thank you for all of the support. As someone posted yesterday, WE MADE IT. This part of the race has ended and we are now on a new journey, as orphaned parents but as parents of living children too. We are home from the hospital and now settling into a life that we saw glimpses of 2 years ago.
2 living children but 8 babies
16 weeks of bedrest, 9 @ home & 7 @ hospital
almost 28 weeks of a high risk pregnancy
almost 9 weeks in the NICU
And now, a week at home with healthy, almost full-term-equivalent twins. After Mass this morning, our priest introduced them as miracles. Answered prayers. And they are. How awesome it must be to have prayed and prayed, and to see your answer in the flesh.
But for every prayer answered in joy, there is a prayer for which we dont understand the answer. I prayed for Nick & Sophie and for Alex. Yet those prayers were met with an answer that I still dont understand, that I will never understand. And even though it isnt meant for me to get, I will always wonder.
The babies were perfect at church. We went to the 7:30 because it is a smaller crowd and we sat at the front (to keep any sick people behind us). They slept through and didnt wake up until we came home.
Well, it's time to feed them so I have to run for now!