Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Way Back Wednesday

Date: March 2009
Michael age 1
Twins: 6 weeks

My grandfather, who had been sick and on hospice for years, died on Michael's 1st birthday.  The twins had just gotten out of the NICU the week before, after Thomas was in for 3 weeks and Eva Rose was in for 2 weeks with RSV.  Eva Rose had been intubated for 6 days and thomas was intubated for 24 hours.    2 of my sisters and I decided to drive to North Carolina with the 3 kids to visit my grandmother who was just admitted to a nursing home after my grandfather died.  My husband and I drove down almost a year earlier when Michael was just 6 weeks old, so I am glad that my grandmother was able to meet the twins when they were the same age as Michael was.  When I think back to driving 24 hours with 2 newborns who had just been released from the hospital and a 1 year old and being 6 weeks post c-section, I think I was crazy.  If I had to do it all again, I don't know that I would have made a different decision.  I am so happy that I have this picture and just wish that my grandfather could have met the twins!


1 comment:

  1. Wow, Amy---what a recounting! Isn't that the case with twin parenting (and you with another as well!) that decisions are occasionally super tough, but not regretted?

    Kudos to you for doing what clearly was the "right" thing at a tough time....and thank you for linking up with Way Back When-esday.