A Night at the Inn

Last night was our first overnight with Carson.

When a baby is nearing discharge from the Special Care Nursery, they often have the parents stay overnight with the baby in the Parent Support rooms, so that if there are any issues during the night, the nurses are right around the corner.

Also, in our case, staying overnight near the Nursery kept us close to Coleman for his overnight feedings.

Carson was great last night. He took all his feedings in full volume and seemed to sleep well. So we’re hoping this may mean he gets discharged today. An update will be forthcoming.

Also, it was a little glimpse for us into what it will be like to have the twins with us at home. It’s been tiring enough doing the six 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. feedings each today, but add in the 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. feedings and it’s quite the routine.

We’ll need our sleep—but when are we going to get it? Other parents of twins, feel free to email with advice!

At 8 a.m. this morning, after the overnight with Carson, we had to report back in to the Nursery. If Carson didn’t have the security band on his leg, Mommy may have made a mad dash for the door with Carson. But knowing he was tagged, better judgment prevailed. It would have been embarrassing to shut down all of Abbott with that lapse.

So here we sit in the Nursery, waiting to bathe Coleman and then feed both twins, and then hoping Carson will be released sometime today.

Please pray for us as we get closer to the at-home portion of parenting twins (the next 18 years plus?). And please pray for Coleman that his eating would improve quickly so he can come home to be with us and his brother.

Coleman

Carson

Carson

Coleman

Our first overnight with Carson (he did sleep in his bassinet, not our bed)

The view from the overnight room

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3 Responses to A Night at the Inn

  1. jenna says:

    Just finally caught up on the last four or so posts. I LOVE all the pics and info!! I’ll be praying for Carson’s possible discharge today, and for Coleman’s feedings and for your sanity and rest! The pictures of the boys together and the one with the whole family together made my heart nearly explode! Carson and Coleman are so cute!

  2. Auntie Deb says:

    Fabulous! We are so excited to hear of the progress, and are continuing to pray for both boys and Mom and Dad. We went to Mal’s wedding this weekend in Spartanburg, and it was so wonderful to see friends – all of them were asking, “how are the twins!?” It was so much fun to share updates with everyone and to hear that so many in SC are praying for you all! Love you!

  3. Andie says:

    Glad to read the weekend posts On our way home from camping. Happy to hear Carson may come home today

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