NICU Day 42 (TCN 10)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Once again, a great day. While Bobby wasnt interested in nippling this morning, Maya took in half of her feeding by breast and then I fed her again with a bottle and she took in half her feeding. Tonight, for Peter, she took in a full bottle, as did Bobby (well, almost a full one for him). Every day they are maturing more and more.

This afternoon, I held the two of them together and it was so peaceful and beautiful. It hurt, too, and I found myself using my shoulder to wipe away gentle tears that fell. They were so warm and soft and I could feel their breaths. They smelled so sweet... like... baby smell. My baby smell... I could have stayed that way forever. I hated leaving but it was shift change.

I'll post pictures again soon. I'm just wiped out and it is too much trouble to hunt down my cell phone when I forget to bring it upstairs. But soon... When there is time...

*** For those in real life who view my blog and have emailed/called/asked about visiting the babies in the NICU*** The hospital no longer allows any visitors under 16 due to the flu epidemic. If you want to visit, please give us several days notice; with breastfeeding, etc, we need to coordinate. Also, we dont do visits with others in the evenings because that is the special time that Peter has with the babies, and the grandparents have visiting days during 3 of the 5 weekday mornings. Right now, the only possible visiting times (because you would need to be with Peter or I) would be Tuesday or Thursday at approx 1pm. We alternate between having visitors on Saturday or Sunday (same time). Again, with breastfeeding and only being allowed 2 people at the bedside (I'm sure you see where this can be a problem with Peter and I both there since we equal 2 people!), we have to organize any visitors around the babies' schedule. Also, if you are exposed to anyone who is sick, please do not ask to visit for at least 5 days after your last interaction with the sick person (or if you are sick, until you are symptom free for one week). With the flu (and just illness in general), we cannot be too careful. The average visit lasts approximately 5 minutes. (outside of our visits, of course) The babies still get overstimulated very easily (and since they are my babes and are nosy as all get out, they work themselves up quickly.)

5 comments:

Seraphim said...

probably just as well I live in a different country or I'd drive you insane wanting to come see you and B&M!!! And oh the baby smell. I miss it! Enjoy your precious ones for me xxxx

AKD said...

I am so very glad that things are going so well - you so often sound like you're in a cloud of baby bliss. :)

mybumpyjourney said...

Too bad you are too far for a day's drive. :) Enjoy that snuggle bug time- I am so glad they are doing so good!!!

Where's my miracle? said...

Glad to hear that Bobby and Maya are doing great. They are so strong! No visits from me, but please give them both lots of hugs and kisses.

Kandi Ann said...

Hi, Just my own personal opinion and shout out to any one who does want to see your wee ones. Don't do it. Wait till Michele is home. The reason I say this, is yesterday was a horrible day for me. I am immune compromised and my landlord knows it, yet he sent his son who is full blown swine flu leaking virus to put in new carpet. My nurse had it also but didn't work for me then and she lysoled everything in sight. BUT he didn't tell us. It was just obvious he was sick and after some pressing him we found out it was swine flu. I was so upset I tied a stuffed pig to my Doggies collar while he was here. (she is a Service dog so is used to such things). Anyways. I advise waiting to see the babes till they are home. just my fifty cents. xoxo, Kandi Ann

PS. OMGAH my capcha is SUPIG lol