Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Date Night in the Hospital

Yesterday was mostly uneventful.  I was on the internet most of my free time researching digital cameras, baby books for the twins, names for the babies, and setting up the Caring Bridge website. I'm not sure why that took up so much time, but it did.  No change in the babies again, other than position, so no news is good news. 

The most exciting thing that happened was when a group of incredibly gifted carolers came to my room to sing.  They must have been former members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir because their voices brought such joy to my ears as has not been heard in, well, a while.  I even tried to record one of the songs with my cell phone to use as my new ring tone. 

Today, the babies did not want to be monitored.  They don't like being monitored most days.  Fortunately, this monitoring session was almost immediately after the ultrasound, where there was no change again (other than position - these guys like to move). The kids came to visit in the middle of it, so we ended up going with what we had at some point.  Then I worked on my BSF lesson, which I eventually finished, had some more visitors, and some more visitors (I love visitors!), and then R. came up around 4:30 and we went on a tour of the NICU.  They showed me a baby that was a few weeks older than where I am now.  He only weighed 3 lbs! But he was doing great! The nurses are all very nice, and the facilities look very capable.  Even so, I really hope the boys don't have to go there, or if they do, that they don't stay there very long!   Now date night continues with take out from Red Lobster, followed by a heated game of Scrabble. Another thing to thank God for - capable and willing babysitters!

Speaking of being grateful to God, one of the things I have been thinking about lately is how normally when something like what we're going through happens is when people (myself included) draw closer to Him. I am ashamed to admit that it takes something like this.  It really shouldn't.  God is so wonderful.  I was reading a Psalm today, and one of the verses (40:8) says "O Lord my God, you have done many miracles for us.  Your plans for us are too numerous to list.  If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them."  It is SO true.  And yet sometimes, it takes being hospitalized to be able to seriously reflect on that. Thank you Lord for using this opportunity to bring me closer to You!


  1. I love reading your stories! Please keep them coming! Your date night sounds like it was fun. I know you enjoyed seeing "R" for the night. I wish we lived closer so I could come and visit.
    We will be praying still for all of you.

  2. sometimes it takes a hospital with awesome perks like singing telegrams and date nights with husbands and nail salons to help you remember who put you there! :) I'm happy to hear you are still doing well and everyone is cozy! love you and if you were hinting at needing more visitors, I think it worked!