Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let the Christmas season officially begin!

My final paper for this semester of grad school is DONE! I got to write this paper on a topic that really interests me (how kangaroo care can offset the stress of the NICU setting and alter brain development in preterm babies), but it still was so painful to write! I just kept procrastinating and procrastinating.... At one point, I texted Chris from the library that I'd rather birth triplets than birth this paper... less painful.

But it's done and I feel so free! Like I can finally focus on Christmas and enjoying the season with my family.

We have done some decorating already though. Colin helped with the tree. He was thrilled because helping with the tree meant that he had to stay up later than the babies.... something he was more than willing to do.

In the background, you can see all of our pictures piled on the dining room table. We're in the process of finally hanging up pictures!! Slowly making this house ours....

Since we moved over the summer and still don't quite have our moving boxes sorted out, we couldn't locate the box containing our ornaments! One year we'll find them :-)

Not a problem though. Colin offered to make the ornaments. Which coincidentally, required him to stay up a little later the following two nights :-) Again, he was more than willing.....

Chris and I took bets on how many times the children would knock the tree over, but honestly we didn't give them enough credit. They love the tree but haven't fallen into it or tackled it once yet. Such a pleasant surprise.


Elizabeth said...

I am a firm believer in kangaroo care after just graduating from the NICU with my triplets. They responded so well to my voice and touch. Great idea for a paper and congrats on being done! I'm sure it's a huge weight off your shoulders!

Mama to four little blessings! said...

Ahhh! You had your babies! Congratulations!! How are things going?! I wish I could bring you a meal.... :) And yeah, we had such an incredible experience with KC. It helped us feel connected to the boys when we couldn't have them home and also I was amazed by how it impacted their regulation!