We rested last night. We both fell asleep quickly and other than getting up to pump we slept like a rock. I woke up feeling half human this morning.
Our son Jack was so excited that it was US going in to get him this morning. He asked where all of his grandparents were and when I told him it was Daddy and I that were at home he got the biggest smile on his face!
About 20 minutes after we got up I had Trevor call the NICU for an update. I was in the front room when I heard, "WOO-HOO!!!!" :)
Both Camden and Christian are out from under the photo therapy lights! There levels each dropped by 6 points after only being in there one night! And they BOTH gained weight! AND they are sharing a CRIB!!! YAY :) That made my heart sooo happy!!
So...their pediatrician said I could come and try nursing 3-4 out of 8 sessions! So we showered and quickly headed down to see them!
Christian fed first and was pretty drowsy and slow to eat so we topped him off with a finger feed. Camden was much more interested and seemed to get more down. It's still so hard for me to tell are they getting enough from me? I pump quite a bit, but I'm not sure what they are getting...especially sucking so slowly?
This part is the part I'm trying to figure out. Nursing and finger feeding or NG feeding...it's all so confusing. Hopefully we'll get it figured out soon.
The thing I hate about the NICU is all those beeps and alarms. Every time one went off I freaked. The nurses didn't freak, but I did. Watching all the numbers wondering why they were dropping or spiking. I hate that.
We haven't spoken to the doctor today, so no real update on Christian's status or when Camden might come home.
I have appreciated your comments more than you know. I cried at every one and shared them all with my husband. Some I couldn't even read aloud to him. I don't even know most of you in person, but your words have brought great encouragement, perspective and hope. I wish I could hug all of you right now!!
Thank you for your continued prayers for my boys. They are even more beautiful today than yesterday :)