Day 13 ~ January 3rd
I didn't go today to Albany; with the forecast they were calling for I figured it was best to stay home, give Ave a low key day, and get some essentials done around here in case Henry was coming home this weekend. We did get quite a bit done.
Matt called the NICU in the evening to see how the babies were doing. Henry was up 1.5 ounces and taking a bottle, since he had pulled his feeding tube out. I guess he'd had enough of that thing. James was up almost an ounce in his weight. He was taking almost all of his bottle except for the tail-end, getting that via tube. Ellie was doing well and had taken bottles all day long.
Day 14 ~ January 4th
Boy! Did I get a surprise today: James (that's right, James, not Henry) is coming home tomorrow! I'm all kinds of mixed feelings about that...I'm so excited for someone actually coming home, but the logistics is freaking me out. How on earth am I going to be two places at once, especially when both places (home and NICU) have a newborn who needs me.
I really didn't get much information today, that I can remember, because I was just thinking "Someone is coming home....uhhhh".
I got there just in time today though to bottle feed Henry and then Ellie (noon and 1), the nurse fed James while I did the rest. They're all doing well. Ellie could be doing better...they pushed her yesterday to take all her feeds via bottle and she ended up losing a bit of weight last night and was struggling today to take all of her bottle at each feed. The nurse apologized for that.
James is obviously doing well since they're sending him home (or planning to, anyway). Henry is doing well, but he's gotten pokey about his feeds...he's still leaving 6mls (so is Ellie) and refusing to finish a bottle.
We'll just have to see what tomorrow brings. The nurses weren't definite that James would be going home, so I have to call in the morning to see what the game plan is. The reality of what lies ahead is quickly smacking me upside the head...which is a whole other post.