NICU Day 40 (TCN 8)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another short one... I'm just so tired. The last few days havent been big sleep days.

Peter took the day off work and we went to the hospital for the 8am/9am care times, where I nursed and then Peter cuddled Bobby and Maya. Tonight, I bottled Maya and Peter bottled Bobby. They are still doing great! Maya is 3lb 13oz and Bobby is 4lb 3oz. They are both taking their bottles. Maya is averaging interest in about every other feed; Bobby seems to take some at every feed. We opted not to give them the Hep B vaccine so I signed that form this morning and the NP discussed their carseat test with us (once they are feeding without a tube at all). We are hoping they might be NG free within a week! Once that happens, I will be at the hospital all day so that I can nurse during their feeds. At least that is the plan! I want to try Bobby without the nipple guard tomorrow; Maya still does well with it, but I think he is getting to the point where he may be able to breastfeed without it.

Why did Peter take the day off you ask? We drove to Jersey City and upgraded by Volvo V70 to a Volvo XC90. Inga (my V70) is in need of some serious repairs to her engine and A/C (yes, I name my cars) so we decided to investigate newer Volvos, since Peter wanted to get one that had the new carseat harnesses. So... We looked around and I called about a few. This one won and we drove 2 hours to look at it. We got there around 1pm and once the test drive, paperwork, etc, was done, we left at 5pm. So much for a quick afternoon! We drove straight back to the hospital and I went to the pumping room. (I hadnt pumped since 10:30am! I thought I was going to explode!) We had initially thought we'd be able to get home by 3:30pm or so (yep... I guess we werent really thinking...) and that I'd be able to pump and only miss 1 session with my moochine, but no... I went about 9 hours! And I was hurting. I pumped then went back after being with the babies and pumped again and I'm finishing up another session now. Oh, how I missed the machine! (I never thought I'd say that!)

So,this is Sven, my new XC90. Currently, he is at our mechanic for an inspection, but by this weekend, he'll have carseats loaded in him and the stroller squared away in the back.
It's a 7 passenger and I have to admit, both Peter and I have thought that it was meant for our five children... It's heartbreaking to think that there will only be 2 carseats... I wonder if, whenever I look in the rear view mirror, if I will see what could have been instead of what is...

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Please think of Barbara and Ray today as they celebrate and remember George on his first birthday. Happy Birthday, George... Watch over Mommy and Daddy and let them feel your love.

12 comments:

Rach said...

Just wanted to stop by and say your twins are absolutely divine, you should be so proud, which I have NO doubt that you are!!!

I'm diggin your new ride by the way, I have a thing for Volvos and particularly like the XC90!

xxx

Jessica said...

Michele, great new vehicle. I can imagine how hard it would be to envision...what if. *hugs* The thing is that they are with you...Nicholas, Sophia, Alexander and your other three babies all look down on you every day. They will always be with you. *hugs*

Leah said...

Great new vehicle, and happy to hear Bobby and Maya are growing.
:-D

I'm sorry for the sadness you feel about not having all of your children together. I can't even imagine, but just want you to know I'm thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to suggest looking for a car adapter for your pump. I had one for my medela and it came in handy when I knew I would be away from home and in the car for a long time. Good Luck with your new car!

sonja said...

Wow, what a great car!

I can't imagine the pain of wishing it would be full of all your babies. But I know Volvos are super safe, so I am glad it will be protecting Bobby and Maya, just like all your angels will be as well.

Hope you get some extra rest tonight.

AKD said...

I'm glad to hear that the car shopping went so well - can't wait to see pictures of the twins all snuggled in the back!

Thinking of you, and hoping that you see your babies' faces there.

Reba said...

congrats on your new ride! valefor and tusk (our cars) bid farewell to inga and welcome to sven! :)

mrsmuelly said...

How wonderful to be NG free soon. Sounds like everyone is doing so well!

I know what you mean about missing your pump. It's hilarious that you call it a "moo"chine! I've gone 8 hours before and that was quite uncomfortable. Can't imagine nine.

Love that you name cars. Sven is quite handsome. Perhaps the 7 seats are still to be used for earthly children. You never know.

Donna said...

Congratulations on the new car! A friend of mine got one about a month ago and LOVES it!!!

"Jay" said...

congrats on the new car! Got to keep those precious babies safe:)

Barefoot said...

Congrats on your hot new ride!!

Anonymous said...

When you say when you look in the mirror and wonder what could have been... well, ask yourself, would you have these two precious twins if the first three babies would still be with you ...
Also, when you go out, you may want to get a hand pump as well, you can easily carry it in your purse for occasions like this. The twins are previous and im so glad they are doing so well
Love,
Kate