Things here have been crazy. Really crazy. We’re all in the “it takes a village” mode. Happily, our family is really, really good at “it takes a village” mode.
I’ll tell you a bit about what has been going on the last few days while I photo bomb you with pictures of the baby boys.
Monday I woke at the hotel in Rochester. I ended up taking my time there and then went off to do some errands for Kelli. I ended up at Walmart and had a very frustrating time. They did not have lady’s briefs that weren’t white in Kelli’s size. I looked and looked and finally came up with one pack.
I ended up walking through the clothes and found some sleeveless shirts for childcare for summer. I wanted to try them on but UGH. I could not find anyone to open a dressing room. I finally did and the person couldn’t find the key. He told me in a way that made me think he just wasn’t going to look anymore. I said, maybe the manager might know where the key was…He ended up asking the manager and finally, I got into a dressing room.
In the past, I have gotten frustrated with people who complain about Walmart, but if that was my normal experience, I would complain too. Our local Walmart is clean and the service is really good unless you’re there at 10 pm. I am glad I got a few shirts though.
After that, I headed to the hospital, saw Kelli and the boys, and then went home. Kalissa was on her way to Rochester to see the boys and we had a sitter watching Georgia and Gannon.
Kalissa has a busy week and that was about the only time she could go…plus all of us wanted her to go. She is the picture-taking guru and thanks to her, I can share these pictures with you all today.
The boys are getting easier and easier to tell apart. Eli has a narrower face and is lighter complected.
He seems a little more easygoing. Time will tell on that.
Emmett has longer darker hair.
He has a wider face and to me looks more like Georgia.
Kelli is going really good. She overdid a little on Monday and was sore on Tuesday but that’s a little to be expected.
The above and below pictures are Eli.
Right now the boys’ goal is… to learn to eat. The sucking reflect and eating develops at the end of pregnancy and these boys being born when they were missed out on that. They put milk in the syringes and give them a pacifier at the same time. It gives them the idea to suck to get milk. Emmett, below, is a little better at feeding than Eli is.
Tuesday was workday at Kelli’s house. Kalissa, Kayla, our family friend named Kelli, and I all went to try to get things together for Kelli. She hadn’t pulled baby clothes, cleaned car seats, or done anything to get ready for the babies. She didn’t expect them yet.
We spent much of the day there and I’m hoping to go over a couple of more days.
I love this picture of Jason with Eli.
It’s Tuesday night as I write this. I’m totally pooped. I tried and sore from carrying boxes and organizing things for the babies. I think the “high” of it all is finally hitting me too. Georgia is still with me.
Tomorrow Kelli is coming home but coming to my house for two overnights. She’s missing Georgia. Jason is trying to get some farming done before the boys come home. So coming and staying at my house makes sense. On Friday she’s heading back to the hospital to see the boys and will stay overnight.
That’s as far as we are for a plan. That is enough of a plan for now.
Karl has been a huge help. He’s been coming over in the evening and making food for whoever is here. He’s been hanging with the kids and giving the rest of us a bit of a break. I’m so thankful for him.
Our friend Kelli and her daughter Sofie have also been the greatest help. We are so blessed to have them as well. They feel like they are part of the family.
We’re all good…we’re all tired but we’ll be getting a second wind here soon. Thank you so much for all of the kind comments, prayers, and good wishes you have sent our way. We so appreciate your support.