I don't know that twins have ever been this fraternal
Today the girls are one week old and for their birthday, the NICU nurse broke the rules and let them sleep together, side by side in the same basinet. It was the first time I didn't feel sad leaving them behind. The opposite, actually. I felt giddy, like I was dropping them off at their first slumber party...
We still don't know exactly when they're coming home but Reverie's nose tube comes out tomorrow and both babies are steadily gaining weight. (Although Boheme is a full pound bigger than Reverie now... the majority of which appears to be in her cheeks.) I stopped thinking of the NICU as "the hospital" and instead refer to it as NICUniversity - a place for the babies to mature and learn and put on their "freshman fifteen"... ounces. A place for them to get acquainted with each other not as womb mates, but roommates.
Bo was actually scheduled to leave on Saturday but moments before her release, had a choking incident that kept her in the NICU. Clearly she didn't want to leave her little sister behind.
Already, in their one-week of life, it's clear to all of us that they have each other's backs.
What a gift to have a partner in crime.
birth story coming soon...