As a forward, there aren’t any baby updates in this post… I apologize and will get a baby update to you later today 🙂
But I felt it necessary to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers over the last 6 months as we have prepared for this journey and are now going to be living it very soon!
For those of you offering food, we really and truly appreciate it, but as we will be packing out in the next few weeks we need to use up the food we already have in the fridge while we still have a fridge to keep it in. We definitely appreciate all of your generous offers though!
Now that Jacen is out of the NICU and as we prepare to transition home with hopefully all three babies sometime in the next couple weeks, the NICU staff has asked me to share the following with anyone hoping to come by to visit.
While we love visitors, we are going to have to ask you to call/email ahead of time to set up a time to come over to make sure that we won’t already have a visitor and that it fits in well between naps and feeding times. As the babies aren’t yet full term, they spend much of their time sleeping and we need to keep it that way so they can grow healthy and strong.
We are also asked to continue with the NICU’s visitor policies. This includes requesting that children under 12 not visit, and if you or anyone in your family has been sick in the last 10 days that you not visit either to reduce the risk of the babies ending up back in the NICU. We would love to see you once you are well!
We will also have soap and hand sanitizer available if you do come over. We know that you are all hygenic people, but to reduce the risk of illness transmission, we will ask you to rewash your hands and use sanitizer before touching the babies.
Thank you so much for doing everything you can to help us keep the babies home and healthy while they work on growing big and strong! They are very susceptible to any illnesses while their tiny bodies work to mature, and we appreciate your help in keeping them healthy and out of the NICU.
Steven, Nikki, Aiden, Jacen, Jaina, and Valerie