The boys really wanted to meet the babies. The NICU has pretty strict rules about visitors, especially younger children. I had to make them an appointment during a certain time frame for them to be allowed in. I did feel that it was really important for them to meet their brother and sister and also to try to gain some understanding of what was going on.
|On their way to the NICU|
|Stopping by the aquarium|
|Harrison seemed so big and grown up to me|
|The charge nurse helped explain to James what he would see|
|He wasn't scared at all though! He immediately wanted to touch them|
|Harrison was so funny - he kept getting their names confused. Poor guy could not keep them straight.|
|He really wanted to touch them too. I told him he could touch the glass on their beds, I wasn't quite ready to trust him with touching a baby! The funny thing is he told all of his teachers at school, "I got to touch the glass!" He was so proud!|
|Blowing Kate a kiss|
|James said it looked like Star Wars because of the blue lights and all the equipment|
|Harrison said, "They opened it up and took them out"- meaning out of Mommy's belly. The whole pregnancy he kept asking me to open up my belly and take the babies out. He finally got his wish!|
|Picture with Andrew|
|Picture with Kate|
The boys coming to visit the babies was special for a lot of reasons but one that stood out to me was that it was our first experience with all six of us together. I still cannot believe I have four children!!!