Friday, May 22, 2009

4 Days and Feeling It!

Gabriella and Vanessa are now 4 days old and what a crazy four days it has been. They have been doing pretty good but are having to jump through a few hurdles.


Day3- Vanessa

Vanessa Catching Some Zzzz



Gabriella had to have a feeding tube for one day, no biggie though. Since they have lower birth weights they need to keep from losing any weight. My feeding routines with them are pretty much a try and see if it works kind of thing. Personally I really would like breastfeeding exclusively to work but I do have to look on the real side of things. For the first 3 days I breastfed one, while the other got a bottle, then the breastfed one got a bottle, then I would pump the rest. Talk about time consuming, when you are doing it every 3 hours!! My milk has finally started to come in pretty good now but the girls don’t seem to have the energy to get the full amount they need, then a bottle. They have lost some weight, so today I am going to try exclusive pumping and giving them just that in the bottle. The goal is to get the weight on and then I can try to breastfeed again. I just want something that works for the both of us. Getting a routine, I am finding is pretty difficult.




Day3- Vanessa

Vanessa



Yesterday Gabriella’s jaundice level went only 4 points above the acceptable mark so she got to chill out under the blue light for 12 hours. She really enjoyed it and slept so well. I almost wanted to jump in with her! Today her levels are good.



Days 3- Gabriella Blue Light

Gabriella Under The Light




Days 3- Gabriella Blue Light

Gabriella Under The Light


Now my emotions need to level out so can get through the day. Since hearing the news that Gabriella lost some weight today and that I should try another feeding routine just brought on my waterworks. I guess it is from the exhaustion and my hormones being out of balance. If I remember correctly, I went through this stage with Ian too.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Have a great Friday!

1 comment:

Kel said...

Glad to hear all is going well and both girls and mom are recovering wonderfully!
~K