For the first time today, I held Harlowe and Chase together in the NICU…
Basically Rick and I have decided that having twins is a breeze as long as we have the entire staff of the NICU unit and our girls are at home being cared for by grandparents.
When we weren’t holding our new little munchkins, I was on the “Cut Back on Percocet” plan because it’s making me so tired and groggy. But unfortunately, it quickly became the the “Oh My Gosh I’m in So Much Abdominal Pain from this C-Section, Get Me Two Percocet Immediately!!! I’m Serious. I Need Them Now!!” plan. So maybe tired and groggy isn’t so bad for a few more days.
I just got a new roommate who I overheard tell the nurse that she was born in 1987. Umm… That means at the moment she was born, I was feathering my hair and wearing leg warmers. Sweet.
A few people have asked how we picked our childrens’ name. I can assure you that Chase was not inspired by Chace Crawford of the fabulous “Gossip Girl.” Although I would never judge TV names because I’m always proud to admit that I stole “Summer” from the now canceled teen drama, “The O.C.” Rick actually liked the name Chase because of a certain second baseman on his beloved Phillies. And Harlowe we just really loved. We decided to add an “e” at the end because she’s so little that we thought she could use a slightly longer name.
Finally, I must thank contributing mama Jordana Bales who came to the hospital and brought me an emergency sterilizing bag for my pump equipment and my sister-in-law Kimberly who brought me pretzel M&Ms. If you don’t try these M&Ms, you are missing joy in your life.