NICU Day 10

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Double digits. Bobby and Maya are 10 days old. They are growing like weeds and are doing great. Nothing really new to report from last night. Every day is just a new blessing.

Tonight, Maya not only went to the breast, she took it! She latched and suckled like a champ. The nurse was blown away. She leaned over my shoulder and said, "Wow! Look at her suck!" We only held her that way for about 15 minutes because she got wiggly and was messing with her lines, so I took her to my chest to finish her feeding and relax. She dozed and held my finger. So sweet... Peter held Bobby and after we put Maya away, I spent some time with them until my breasts began soaking my sweater, signaling pump time.

It was a long day. We took my dad to the NICU this morning, then dropped him off and went to a Christening (just lovely!) and then back to the hospital. Home now and having some dinner before bed. We are both wiped out.

At some time, I will check and respond to email. Just cant right now. It's all I can do to post entries and read blogs as I pump (like now). Once I'm caught up (almost!) I will get back into my email for more than just the daily NICU notices. I promise!

14 comments:

sonja said...

Congratulations on the breast feeding success!! That is fantastic news!

sprogblogger said...

Go Maya, go! Take care of yourself - your schedule sounds exhausting, and you're going to need to be well rested when these babies come home with you someday soon

Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a perfect day. Just loving the fact that Bobby & Maya are doing so well. It's you day in the sun and you have waited a long time for this. I will continue to keep them in my prayers. Eat, grow, and take them home!

B said...

Great news Michelle.

These kids are going great.

Barb said...

WOO HOO! I'm so sorry I've been AWOL. SUPER CONGRATS TO YOU!

cheryllookingforward said...

10 days... they are growing up so fast!!!

Leah said...

Yay for your babies growing like weeds. They are doing so well!
:-D

AKD said...

You deserve all of this wonderful news. Congrats, Michele.

mekate said...

so very glad things are going well! I am happy to hear you are healing and that you are getting more comfortable, but man, I bet you are exhausted! I hope you are taking some time to take care of yourself, and that may include napping when you can-- sleep is a beautiful thing.

I am so happy that Bobby and Maya are doing so well, it feels SO GOOD everytime I read that you are holding them, feeding them, having them hold your fingers. (teary with joy).

so, good for you and for all of you and so very happy,

with love,
Kate

Muriel said...

So glad to hear that the babies are doing soooo well! Take care of yourself as you'll need all your enrgy once they are home which should be soon!!!

6p00e55008a4aa8834 said...

I love that there is nothing new to report! Such healthy little babies!

Missing Kasey said...

YEAH!!! So glad that breastfeeding isn't going to be hard for them!

Ms. J said...

Hi Honey!

I have been following along and praying like crazy for Bobby & Maya (and their tired but overjoyed parents).

I still am in amazement at how big they were at birth, given where you were in the pregnancy. WOW - that was some good baking of those babies, Mama ;o)

It's so wonderful to hear about the little positive milestones both of the babies are making each day.

addingtothepack said...

I have loved reading your accounts of breast feeding both of them for the first time. What an amazing experience.