Great news! Matthew has done well enough now that he was able to come home yesterday morning. We are so happy to have him home, let alone now having not to spend time away from either of them as we traveled back and forth to the hospital 3-4 times a day.
Additionally, we are trilled that both Thomas and Matthew have surpassed their birth weight sooner than the required 14 days - which is a great sign of their health. Matthew is now 5 lbs!
We have been spending the past 24 hours getting used to Matthew's behavior (he is a night owl, we suppose from all the time in the ICU), but everyone is doing well.
We have been so much appreciative for the help that Sue's parents (Joan and Chanel) and Reed's mother (Sheri) have been offering while staying with us. In addition, our good friends Pete and Amy brought over an entire meal the other night which was so much appreciated.
Thank you again to all who have offered words of support and praise. We hope to respond directly when we have a spare minute (I am assured prior to their 18th birthday!).
Best to all and more shortly.