Dax and Trev are 15 days old now! Time sure does fly! Both boys are back up to their birth weight (newborns typically loose around 10% of birth weight) and maintaining it with slight increases here and there. They are currently "eating" 8cc's of breast milk every 3 hours which is a great increase from a week ago when they were getting 3cc's every 6 hours! They both have their eyes open now and love to try and look around. Daxton is still working hard to get off the ventilator and is making progress. Hopefully in the next day or two!
(Not sure how I ended up making that paragraph a link and can't figure out how to undo it... oh well)
Yesterday, after leaving the hospital I felt so disheartened and helpless. It's really difficult to sit back and watch someone do all the work of taking care of your baby and getting such little opportunity to be involved beyond cupping your hand on their head or tummy.
However, when I went in to visit this morning I got a great surprise! It was time to clean the boys beds and I got to hold each of them!!! YAY! I knew the first time I got to hold them I would cry, and I started to tear up. But I held it together and didn't let myself blubber all over the babies! They were both so precious! I got some great pictures too! Dax just stayed sound asleep in my arms the whole time and was very comfortable. Trev was awake most of the time and just kept trying to see Mommy. Definitely one of the best moments of my life and I have been on cloud 9 all day now!
Mommy and Trev (above)
Mommy and Dax
I'm now hanging out with Big Brother Athan deciding which pictures to print out to have next to his bed so he can say good night to his brothers every night! Lot's of fun watching him try to understand what I'm talking about when I explain his brothers to him. Not quite sure if he gets it or not but hopefully the pictures will help him understand!