The latest on the boys:
Camden is now at 5lbs 3.9oz! YAY! He had dropped to 4.14, so this is good news! His plan for the weekend is to get on all oral feeds, whether by breast or bottle with breast milk. They are fortifying my milk for a bit just to bump up his calories. He needs to steadily gain good weight over the weekend and if he does he could possibly come home Monday!
Christian is doing really well with his feeds and he is at 5lbs 6.9oz which is above his birth weight. We're not pushing him as much with his feeds because of his oxygen. So...we will slowly over the next week get him to all oral feeds as well. They are also weaning him off the flow of air. He started on 1 liter and today have moved him down to 1/2 a liter and he is doing well. If by Friday he is completely off oxygen/flow of air and he is taking all his feeds oral....he could be coming home some time that weekend!
SO, great news all around! It's exhausting....breastfeeding, supplementing with a bottle after they've breastfed to make sure they get enough (fortifying the breast milk in the bottle) and then pumping....and repeating every 3 hours. Whew. And it's not gonna get easier when they get home...:)
I'm still doing some tandem feeds, hoping to do that most of the weekend while I have help doing it.
Have any of you tandem fed? How the heck to you get all your pillows set up, latch them both on and then burp them by yourself? It's such an ordeal...and I'm using a shield for both babies at the moment. Any tips?!?! I know tandem is what is going to keep me sane, so I want to do that as much as possible.
The good news is I have a great milk supply and THAT was a HUGE prayer request of mine, so I am thankful for that!
So...that's about it. Thanks again for all of your comments, prayers and encouragement. I love going back and reading them over and over again :)
Here are a few pics from the last few days! Jack has been much happier at home and I'm so thankful.
|Auntie with Christian|
|Jack testing out the babies things :)|
|Mommy and Jack time :)|