Drumroll Please!

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We're going home!

Arthur: After 20 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Wake Med Raleigh hospital, we’ve finally come home! We left on Monday, May 9, 2011.

Roland: It took an awfully long time to get everything ready before we could leave. Mommy had lots and lots of papers to sign. We also had to show that we could sit in our car seats for at least an hour without having any problems. We passed that test with flying colors!

What a long hallway this is.

Arthur: Then the big moment came: We got to take off all of our monitors and go home with Mommy and Daddy! We were so quiet in the car on the way home. We got to meet our big brother Forrest that day too and he is spending time holding us and feeding us and taking care of us. I think we’re going to like him a lot. We can’t wait to meet our other big brother Chandler too.

Roland: We were happy that afternoon. We ate and slept and looked around a lot. We got to meet Apollo and Ping Pong. Apollo likes us a lot and wants to lick our heads, but Mommy and Daddy won’t let him.

We love each other.

Arthur: Ping Pong is funny. He’s not much bigger than we are and I think he’s sort of afraid of us! I guess we seem like very strange creatures to him and I’m sure he thinks we smell funny.

Roland: That night was rough for Mommy and Daddy though. We were feeling very fussy and they complained that they didn’t sleep at all. They looked really terrible the next morning! Why don’t they just sleep during the day like we do?

Arthur: It’s fun to be able to sleep in our very own bed and to have Mommy and Daddy around all the time. It’s also great not to be hooked up to those dumb machines that beep all the time!

Roland: We like having our own schedule too. At the hospital everything was done on a strict schedule. We ate when they told us to eat. Now we eat whenever we want to, although Mommy wishes we would eat at around the same time and not every 30 minutes all night.

Arthur: It will take some time for all of us to adjust to each other, but we’re really excited to be home.

Roland: We’re also excited about meeting all of Mommy’s and Daddy’s friends and our family too. The doctors told Mommy and Daddy that they need to be very, very careful about letting people meet us at first though. We’re little and we have something called mune systerms…

Mommy: That’s immune systems Dear.

Roland: yeh, so that thing wasn’t finished growing when we were born and still isn’t, so we might get sick from people even if they don’t feel sick. Mommy said the doctor told her that we have to be really, really careful for a couple of months so that we don’t have to go back to the hospital.

Arthur: That means we have to stay home for a long time. I guess we have our whole lives to go out and meet people and have fun, so a couple of months isn’t too bad.

Roland: But don’t worry, we’ll keep updating our blog!


About Arthur & Roland

We are the Kyles Twins and this is our blog. Our parents are old. We plan to use this blog to share our experiences breaking them in to the joys of parenting twins. Boy are they in for a ride!
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4 Responses to Drumroll Please!

  1. Melissa says:

    Wow that is awesome!! they are so adorable!!

  2. Ailene Ross says:

    How wonderful that the boys are finally home, all safe and sound. I’m so glad that Forest was there to help out. They are going to love having big brothers to follow along after. It helps that Chandler and Forest are so good with children. I am hoping the sleep schedules can be worked out in a miraculously short amount of time for all parties involved.

  3. Julia says:

    Hi there! I found you through Baby Center’s Breastfeeding Multiples board. Such a cute way to set up your blog!

    I just wanted to encourage you. I remember how incredibly overwhelming it was when my girls first came home from the NICU. And me? I was full of all those lovely hormones and was a crying, tired mess! It’s okay to be a crying tired mess! Give yourself permission to feel what you feel. Take care of yourself. Take one day, take one hour at a time, if need be.

    I know you are completely committed to breastfeeding. Those preemies are so hard to keep awake, and don’t take in very much milk at a time at first. Don’t give up! It gets easier–right now is the very hardest part.

    Anyway–all this rambling to say—you CAN do it, and you’re awesome for making it this far! You’re doing the very best thing you can for Roland and Arthur! Be encouraged!

  4. Marcia Pleasant says:

    Joy, Joy Happy Joy!!!! Congratulations….Now the FUN can REALLY begin!!! I’m so happy they are home. Good Job guys.

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