10/01/2012

11 days old -- Coming home tomorrow

Zella post feed snooze
Zander the Beatnic
Tonight will be our last good sleep for a while... but we're still excited.  A few minutes ago we left the SMH NICU and the kids will be sleeping there for the last time. Sweet.  For the last few days they've been on an on-demand eating and sleeping schedule.  If they can hold to minimums (so many ml food / weight gain / etc) then they are released.  Well... they passed all that and the doc said to send them home.

sisters!
Today they had to sit in their carseat for an hour to make sure they could handle the position.  Funny thing is that Zella stayed in hers for at least three hours -- loved it :)  So no problem there.  Zander got circumcised today too so he wasn't too interested in anything but restless sleep (poor little guy).

They had actually lost their nose hoses yesterday because they were eating so well and big sister Jessie came up for a love-fest too.  Awesome!

We have been kind'of scrambling because we thought we had another week or so.  Today was my last day of work for the month (yup... month!) and we ordered some formula for supplemental feeding and just whatever. Doc said they will need at least one feeding a day of 22-cal formula just to keep their calories up.
4 beauties!

Zanderific
They have been doing pretty well at the breast.  We're hoping to get away from the bottles if possible (except for the (1) 22 / day) and it will be nice to not have any wires either.  I guess we're just real excited to bring them home.  It's been a long time since we started the process.  Did you know for our first date I asked Julija over to help me clean the house and do laundry.  I'm going to hold her to that one - ha ha.

Anyway -- much more to post tomorrow after they get home.

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