Hello all- the boys are doing really well. I don't have any new pictures, but I will try to take some soon. Mostly, I concentrate on feeding them and trying to get some rest. Feeding them takes a very long time, so it is a time consuming job.
Jack is doing awesome- he is eating more than his minimum requirement, and he even tried breastfeeding today. It took a lot out of him, but he did great. He is also not as jaundiced anymore, and will be out of the incubator by tomorrow! He will still be in Special Care with his brother, but he will be in a regular bed and we can hold him for as long as we want.
Ben will slowly be weaned from the incubator tomorrow, as long as he keeps eating. He is a little more sleepy than Jack, so eating is more of a chore for him. He is getting there, though! He did great tonight at 5, especially after a few minutes of cuddling with Jack and Daddy.
I have been discharged and won't stay at this hospital this time. Mairead needs me, too, so I can't stay away for that long. I have to say, though, that there is pretty much nothing worse than coming home from the hospital with no babies. All of you moms and dads should give your little ones an extra hug tonight, just because you can!
I am home for a few hours, then I'll go back to do the 11pm feeding. Tomorrow, I'll spend the day hanging around the hospital waiting to hold and feed them. The unfortunate thing is that since I had a section, I can't drive, so I can't just run back and forth to the hospital. And, Mairead is sick, so my mom has been great enough to take care of her, which means my mom can't drive me back and forth all day.
It is a really tough time for our family right now, but we are hanging in there. We have three beautiful children who are doing great, and we are excited to have them all together. We will keep you posted!