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Dec 21, 2011 - 8 comments

Well- just wanted to give a little update.  Bit by bit we are meeting the criteria to get the girls home!
Girls are out of the incubators and are co-bedding.  They do not want us to co-bed at home bc of sids- but while they are there on monitors it is safe.  This means they are regulating their temps!
They are over 4 lbs and gaining every day!  
The last thing they need to do is bottle feed every feeding.  This is where we still need work.  They are bottle feeding- but not every meal and sometimes they do not finish- they get soooo sleepy!  When they do not finish- or it is not time to bottle feed, they gavage feed them- they use a syringe and feed them via feeding tube.  Also Abigail is feeding better than Blakely.  This concerns me bc Abigail may be able to come home first.  Not that I do not want her home- but it is VERY difficult.  I would have to bring me with me and she would have to stay in the car seat the entire time I am at the NICU.  This is odd to me bc they force you to take a carseat class and in that class- the woman goes on and on about NOT using the carseat for anything but transportation- not to use it as a carrier- I guess preemies can have difficulty breathing with the way their heads sit in a carseat.  Anyway- they do not make it easy once a baby has been released!

Okay- I am off to bed- i am so tired.  I was there from 9 am until 9:30 pm.  I know i have been there too much bc i was very excited about 'make your own waffles' at the caferia today!   Gest. diabetes is gone! BTW- I have lost 25 lbs since having the girls!

Hope all is well with you!  Happy holidays!


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by retta483, Dec 21, 2011
I had a son in the nicu for a week  but not because he was a preemie he was 38 weeker  but he had low blood sugar  anyways they made me take infant cpr and all kids of stuff before I could take him  home and at that time my dd was 7  now she 's 7 months from beaing 16 and he is 8 1/2 boy time flys fast . Congrats on the weightloss and double yay for the G diabetes gone what a relief I had it three out of 7 pregnancies & its a real pain . Im praying that your two beautiful girls can come home at the same time . I hope you and your dh have a wonderful holiday ! xx

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by Moma_Cher, Dec 21, 2011
Baby steps my friend!! This is great progress. I'm hoping they can bit be home soon and this chapter ends as the new and exciting phase of being a twin mom begins! Hang in there sweetie!

Hugs,

Cheri

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by plumber43, Dec 22, 2011
Oh honey, I pray for your babies. I love those make yourself waffles too! I pray you get to have your babies home soon!
Hugs,
Mel

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by Hopefulcb, Dec 22, 2011
Great to hear an update from you. Been thinking about you and the girls a lot! Glad they are progressing well- it must be so hard to have them in NICU.  You must be so exhausted but sure there is nowhere else you would rather be! I'm praying that you can take them home soon!! Hugs.

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by waitn838, Dec 23, 2011
glad to hear the girls are doing so well....the bottle feeding took us the longest...jacob was at full feeds in 2 weeks but they only increased his feeds 2ml every 12 hours....it felt like forever!!! then little nicholas only increased 1ml every 12 hours so that made jacobs feeds not feel so long

jacob came home in 2 weeks and nicholas just came this past monday....it was heart wrenching leaving nicholas by himself at the hospital because i wasnt allowed to bring any children, not even jacob after discharge the nicu because of flu season

they didnt even let the twins co-bed....i literally just got my first side by side picture of the twins on monday and they turned a month old yesterday

i hope you have a good holiday and the girls continue to progress

by the way....at 1 month old nicholas is only 4 lbs 5 oz but gaining

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by hopeitworks, Dec 23, 2011
Praying the girls come home soon. Wishing you the very best.

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by journey2motherhood, Dec 27, 2011
It sounds like they are doing well and I'm sure you will be excited when they both can come home.   Please keep us updated when you can and take care of yourself too mommy!

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by juana105, Dec 27, 2011
I am happy to hear that your little miracles are growing and getting ready to go home:-)
You will be fine, just don't hesitate to ask for help - you will need it with 2 babies!
Sending prayers your and your babies way:-)

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