Monday, March 12, 2007

Weekend Recap

Visited my parents, sister, and babies this weekend. All are doing well. For the most part.

Babies are off oxygen and done with IV's and left only with feeding tubes.. Just now trying to get their weight up. Did get a call tonight that the Itty Bitty Boy has a murmur in his heart. There is a hole somewhere. Apparently there is a medication to help close it up, but if it doesn't work, surgery may be necessary. We're trying not to put the cart in front of the horse, and seeing if the medication (and time) works before getting all worked up. Yea, right.

The babies are doing well with the feeding. My sister has been pumping, and keeping up with both of them.

I did take my camera and got a few more pictures Saturday afternoon. Sunday, my sister was wanting to see them so we headed off to Walgreens and printed them off. Also made her baby announcements at the same time. Of the oodles I took, there was one really, really good one.

I am thinking of asking for a new, fabulous camera for the next holiday. I am disappointed in the number that came back fuzzy. Ah well. At least there are a few good ones.

Itty Bitty Baby Boy is on the left, Itty Bitty Baby Girl is on the right.

This Auntie thing is fun. This time when they fuss, I get to hand them back.

On to other news. Want to know why I'm smiling in the above picture, besides the fact that I'm holding two babies?

That morning I had run 9 miles.

We woke up that morning, my husband boarded his jet plane, the kids and I loaded up and headed to my parents. We got there about an hour later that I'd hoped, but it worked out for the best as my parents were running late as well. The kids and I picked up some lunch, as well as milk and juice, and headed to their house.

But only one thing was running though my brain. Long Run. Nine miles.

Dad had mentioned that he could take me to the gym, but I begged off hoping for an outdoor run. Weather was perfect - 45 degrees and no real wind. Decided to run a new trail not far from their house - a three mile loop. Dad dropped me off and went back home to eat lunch. I am not good eating and running. My food could wait.

I stretched a little, and started off. I was disappointed to discover I'd forgotten my watch, but I did look at my cell phone before I started.

Around the loop I went, really enjoying myself. Upon completing the first loop, I stopped to check my time and get a quick drink. Thirty three minutes. Best time yet. Tucked my phone back in my pocked and went off again. I felt so good. Second lap, thirty two minutes. Even better. I haven't done that since high school.

Dad joined me for the final lap. I had to wait for a few minutes; I told him it would take me longer than it did. While I was waiting, I called Mitzi, and let her know what I was up to. Stretched out a little more and off we went. I was a little winded, but managed to get it done in thirty four minutes.

This was my best run so far, and also the longest. After the three crappy runs earlier in the week, I was due. The next day I was a little stiff, but after stretching for a few minutes, felt fine.

Sunday afternoon I decided that we would stay another night. Called the Big Girl's school and let them know she wouldn't be there Monday. The weekend had gone too fast. Splitting time between my parents, my sister, her babies, my kids... The weekend just wasn't long enough. So I made it one day longer.

I'm the mom, what I say around here goes.


Heather said...

Glad that your sister and the babies are doing well. Woo hoo to you on the 9 mile run and your time for doing it.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Good for you on the run! You are doing awesome. I am so impressed. And YAY ON THE BABIES AND YOUR SISTER! I was hoping you were with them when there were no posts all weekend. I am so glad things are going well. You are a great aunt. Well, and aunt who is great. You know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Awww, look how little they are. So sweet.

Great job on the 9 miles, that's awesome!

MPPs Mom said...

the itty bitties are so cute! I'm glad good progess is being made for everyone! Congrats on the run too! All you runners keep talking about how refreshing it chest burns just thinking about it!

Tree said...

I totally was going to say boy on the left girl on the right! They are absolutely adorable.

Now, on to the FANTASTIC RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

WTG, G!!!!!!! I am so very happy for you!!!! Great job.

sillychick said...

You continue to amaze me. If only to start gaining on you!

I'm so, so happy about the babies! We spent quite a few days in the NICU and I can't tell you how nice it was to finally get home! Hopefully, it will be soon. Send my thoughts to your sis!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

What little sweethearts!

Gretchen said...

Heather - Thanks!

Aimee - even if there were news, my parents live in the land of dial-up. It would be faster to drive home and post.

1girl2boys - Thanks!

Mpps - it's taken me awhile to get to this point. It is refreshing - especially when everything goes right.

Tree - Thanks! They are cuties and I am pretty proud of myself.

Sillychick - get new shoes now. they will make all the difference in your workout.

MTM - Thanks! They are snuggly in a different way than my babies.

Anonymous said...

Oh, good news all around! Congratulations on your running and the great news about the babies and your sister. My best friend delivered twins on Monday, and I was hoping all was well with your family too. :)