Wednesday, December 08, 2010

My boys will finally be reunited today

Just popping in real quick to give you all an update. I'm leaving soon to finally pick up Jake from the hospital! Sam has been home for two weeks now, which is why all has been quiet on the homefront. Jake has had little "episodes" with his o2 saturation, which is why his discharge has been delayed for two weeks. Every time he was about to be discharged, he had a little spell. Now, after being spell-free for 5 days (again!), we have an apnea monitor for him just in case. Sam, on the other hand hasn't given me much rest, even though it was like having a singleton home for the first two weeks. He, like his brother (but having it much worse) has GERD (acid reflux), and has been spitting up a lot in the two weeks...and would only sleep for about 30-45 minutes and then until his next feeding would wake up every 5 minutes grunting in pain...or grunting just to grunt. Sometimes it is hard to calm him, as he will turn red and squirm because the acid is coming back up through his throat, mouth and sometimes nose. I have had a couple of scares where the milk in his nose solidified and he couldn't breath and I had to suction him. That only made me check on him with every grunt at night afterwards. They are both on medicine now, and Sam had to have his meds reevaluated yesterday because it didn't seem to work. Today, he hasn't spit up anything measurable today and might be less irritable, but lets see. Luckily, Jake is a easy burper and sleeper.
Sam is 4Ibs 13oz and Jake is 6Ibs 5oz. Jake is growing so much that I'm starting to get one preemie looking baby, and one chubby newborn looking baby. lol.
Wish me luck and better sleep (somehow) and for the babies to mature inside. That's what I want for my birthday in a few days...and for Christmas!

Here's some older, but cute pics of the babies:
(above: he outgrew this outfit already)


Nancy McCarroll said...

Darling boys! So happy they are doing ok.

Barbra Szabrowicz said...

I am so glad you all are doing good :D
Sending you and your guys my very best :D

KnittySue said...

AWWW so so cute...Many Blessings being sent for all of you.

kaysbee said...

God bless you! I remember how exhausted I was with one infant. With two little guys that need some extra tending to - hang on! It will get better, but, in the meantime, take a break when you can. Get a relative, a friend, or hire someone and get some downtime for yourself. Even if it is only 20 minutes at the local coffee shop for a quick latte or maybe just a good half-hour soak in the tub at home. Don't forget to take care of yourself. They sure are two cute little guys.

Squirrel said...

Absolutely gorgeous little boys.So glad your all doing well. My sisters twin boys were premature, I remember my sister would get one of her boys settled and the other would act up. It is amazing how strong a twins bond is. My little nephews are now 9 years old, they fight like cat and dog but when it comes to night time they go to sleep in separate beds but when my sister checks on them an hour later, they are sleeping together the same way they lay in the womb. Take care of yourself and have some me time. It's so lovely to see them doing so well. God Bless.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Ha ha! Oh my goodness, they are soooo cute! I am so glad they are doing alright.

Marissa said...

What a wonderful gift- to have them home for Christmas! (Though, you must be exhausted...and you will likely be even busier!) I hope you have some elves lined up to help. I'm so happy for you all to be under one roof; I remember the feeling of our 'first night home' well!

Walden said...

Absolute cuteness. Prayers for their good health.