Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Update...

Baby Caitlin got to come home yesterday!! She spent a total of 11 days in the Continuing Care nursery (kinda like a NICU step down). She started out there for observation and fluid in the lungs. Then she developed Reflux which was causing issues. Personally I think they pushed upping her feedings too hard which, combined with the respiratory issue caused the reflux. The respiratory issue caused the sphincter at the top of the stomach to stretch ( work of breathing) and the overfeeding her caused it to stretch more, which caused the reflux. It really pissed me off since they ignored me about her throwing up for two days and then she started having the issues. Nothing can be done now, and we are just glad she is home and doing well.
Criton is getting huge. We have to change him every 2 hours otherwise he soaks his clothing. He is our fussy one at the moment but we are working through it. He is also our big eater, usually taking around 70 mL per feed. My biggest issue is that he only breastfeeds for about 10 mins on average and then wants his bottle. I suppose he is getting something which is better then nothing.
Haley is definitely our quieter laid back baby. Nothing seems to really phase her and she is so patient when she has to wait her turn for something. She is also a very aggressive breastfeeder. She does well with the bottle but you can tell she prefers to breastfeed. Caitlin loves the breastmilk in a bottle (haven't tried to let her latch yet due to her previous issues).
Miche has been an awesome help. She absolutely adores the babies and is very good with them.
It is so good to have them all together again. Now I feel like a mom of triplets. It's funny, most people say being pregnant with them is the hardest thing you'll ever do, but for me, the hardest part thus far was having two home while one was still in the hospital. Constantly running back and forth several times a day, never feeling like your giving enough to any of them, constantly worn out, and impossible to get on a schedule. Now that everyone is home everything is starting to fall into place. Micheal and I could not be any happier. We marvel at our little miracles as they lay lined up in a row and a sense of pride and utter joy washes over us. Life will be an adventure and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.


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