It's been nearly a week since Catherine and
Charlotte came home. Boy what a week. Grandma Marilyn and
Grandpa Charlie finally arrived from their trek across the country and
have been a wonderful help.
We're calling this update "The Spaces That
Were." What used to be Erin and Michael's home, is now Babyland USA.
Spaces That Were
This used to be our living room. Now it's the
Baby Rest, Relaxation and Welfare Facility.
It doubles as the Baby Accessory Manufacturing and Assembly Line.
This used to be our bathroom. Now it's the Baby Bottle Preparation,
Sanitation and Cleansing Station.
It also doubles and the Baby Nourishment Distillery and
This used to be our bedroom. Now, its the Infant Nocturnal Slumber and
Diaper Replacement Ward.
It also doubles as the Parental Unit Sleep Deprivation Stress Testing
This is our Field Operations Guide and Instruction Manual.
Catherine during Field Operations.
Charlotte during KP.
Charlotte and Gramma Marilyn
And last but not least................Henry.
And finally, we bid our long time family member Cato farewell after 13
years. He was the topic of many conversation
and, although it's hard to say he was a good cat, he was our cat and
we'll miss him.
May 4th Update
We spent the night at the hospital last
night and were very pleased to find that we could take both girls home
They're now resting peacefully (for the time being) in their own home
in their own beds. Now for the onslaught of doctors appointments.
can see just how excited they are to leave....zzzzzz.zzzzzz.zzzzzzz
bringing Charlotte in.
First time together since birth.
Home sweet home.
Unfortunately, we still don't know exactly when the girls are coming
home. So, as of today it seems they both
may be coming home tomorrow. But, we'll see. We're spending the night
at the hospital tonight in hopes of bringing
at least one home tomorrow. In the mean time, here are some more
pictures. They'll be one month old on Friday.
Uncle Nick says..."Eat your vegetables."
Unfortunately, no one has made it home as of yet.
Both girls are having little spells of apnea, which is keeping them
from coming home.
Currently, at least Catherine should be home next Friday, May
5th. Both girls are eating very well and gaining weight. They're
healthy and happy and making positive progress. We're very excited to
get them home as soon as possible.
Here are some more pictures and a movie.
I dare you to
tell me this isn't the cutest thing you've ever seen!
(The above is a movie file. It takes awhile to load.)
And guess what....more sleeping.
Hey look at this...More sleeping! (This is Charlotte though.)
April 20th Update
A couple things; I'm starting to put the
newer updates/pictures at the top of the page so you won't need to
scroll down to see if there are new updates.
If you look above, just under the "Guest Book" icon you'll see a date
which notes the last update for your reference. It's as easy as that.
On to the news. Catherine is coming home this Sunday the 23rd. Both
parents are to spend the night with her alone in the hospital the night
make sure they know how to handle all the baby stuff. Charlotte is
still a little on the small side and will remain in the hospital for
Catherine with no breathing, food or IV assistance.
Charlotte being a grump....
Followed by a little smile........
Followed by a nap.
Tests Confirmed Kelbaugh Twins
Tests also confirm cutest babies in the world.
(I may be stretching the test
results a bit.)
Erin came home from the hospital today.
Daddy holding Catherine
Let's not forget our eldest daughter.
Charlotte got most of the tubes removed from her face, with no
breathing assistance needed. It really gave us a great chance to see
what she looked like.
They also removed the light that was helping her with her jaundice.
We're still awaiting test results to see if they're identical.
However, with everything removed from their faces now, I can tell
they're not. They definitely have a different profile
and Charlotte's hair is brown while Catherine's is much darker, almost
Many have asked to see their surroundings. This is Catherine in the
"Bubble" on the left and Charlotte in the bed in the right foreground.
This area is called NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is their
home for the next 3-4 weeks. Catherine will be moving out of the
bubble tomorrow and Charlotte will be moving in.
Catherine in the Bubble
Another movie. This is Charlotte without all the breathing assistance.
Charlotte Tube Free !
Let's start today with a movie of Charlotte yawning.
Since Charlotte had been so covered with tubes and monitoring wires, we
tried spending some time
with her since we really haven't been able to hold her much until
Mommy and Charlotte
Mommy changing Catherine for the first time.
Charlotte strikes a pose.
Mommy with Charlotte
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