Monday, September 22, 2008
Hello again, sorry to be so long in writing, sometimes there's just really not much to say. Yep, this is Benjy. It's not that nothing's happening, just nothing most people really care to hear about. Each day is pretty much like the one before it, and chances are just like the one after. I've never heard so many complaining women in all my life. And the second floor is only high enough to break an ankle. We've lived here for a week now, but really it's not that bad. The nurses, the cleaning staff, everyone has been very kind and accommodating to us. Which is good, because this has without question been the most difficult week for us both physically and emotionally by far. I continue to be impressed and very proud of the way Jo Ann is dealing with it all. We actually have some fun up here. And I don't mean weird-like; just plain ol' fun. OK, maybe a little weird. We have now made 32 weeks and 5 days, far beyond what we expected when we first found out we were pregnant. We're very close! We will measure babies again this Thursday (most likely in utero), anxious to see how much they've grown. Last Thursday the boys were 4 lbs. 1 oz., 4 lbs. 5 oz., 4 lbs. 15 oz. and the girl was 5 lbs. 1 oz. Unbelievable. As I said, we're very close. And come to think of it, that part is a bit different and quite exciting. As we get closer, new people are introduced to help prepare us for what's coming next. We have begun discussions regarding Jo Ann's surgery, we will soon be meeting with the neonatologists, and also with the NICU staff. There's no way we fully understand how real this is. Sometimes we think we're dreaming, sometimes we wish we were. Seriously, we can't barely wait. I'll try to update more consistently, even if I have to make it up.
Posted by Benjy at 6:46 PM