Monday, July 19, 2010
I cannot tell you how nice it was to have my entire family all in the same room yesterday. Jared and I have been looking forward to this day since we first heard that it was a possibility shortly after Addison was born. Well, I was kind of in a drug induced state and thought I dreamt it but Jared assured me that it was true that the boys would be allowed to see Addison. It is only on weekends during two specific time slots for 15 minute visits. We were thrilled!
We got the boys up from nap and put on their "I'm a Big Brother" shirts and rushed them up to the hospital. We were so excited that we forgot to even give them a drink or snack. Poor kids! Jared went in and "warned" the nurse that we were there and I attempted to wash them up. Neither of them would put their hands in the water however because it is a loud scrub sink and it scared them both. This definitely made things interesting but we headed into the NICU video camera in hand to go see Addison.
I think the most precious moment was when I asked Eli if he wanted to sing her a song and my son who normally answers everything with a "NO" before he even considers it started singing "twinkle, twinkle, little star". Somehow this currently hormonally imbalanced :) mama managed to keep it together but even now it brings tears to my eyes. Alex was not to be outdone and sang to her also. He of course chose "Into my heart, Lord Jesus" which continues to be his favorite. They told her they loved her and talked about her tiny feet. They brought her stuffed animals and books. We told them that they lived there also just like Addison. Eli was quick to say "I not stay". I think he was a bit concerned that we were dropping him off or something. We introduced them to the nurses that cared for them. The nurses "oohed and ahhed" over the boys and it was just a beautiful day for us.