Ok, let me back up a bit...
On Monday I walked into the unit and found my little man Max in a crib! The nurse then told me he took his last four feedings completely by bottle. By that time my head was spinning and all I heard was the doctor talking to me and saying something about car seats... I better get car seats, they are coming home soon! We actually just went last night in Duluth and purchased a crib, changing table, two car seats, double stroller and lots of other odds and ends. It was a little tricky finding the travel set we needed for car seats because of how small the boys are but we found one that will work!
Both of the boys are doing so well! Luke is coming from behind and is out doing his brother in feedings. He has been nursing like a champ! It makes me feel so proud and excited when they are nursing because it is something that I thought I never could do when they were born so early! Max is doing well too, but he just gets tired quicker when he nurses. He also has his own nursing technique. Instead of suck, swallow, breath... he prefers... suck, swallow, sleep! He has these little choking episodes where I have to sit him up, burp him, and usually he still forgets to breath and will have a spell and even turn blue enough to make me panic a little. They tell me he will grow out of it... hopefully soon!
Luke is on his way to a crib also. He is now 3 lbs 13 oz and hopefully will get enough meat on his bones soon to keep himself warm. Max is now up to 5 lbs 6.5 oz and looks so chubby! Really... he's chubby! One my favorite nurses nicknamed him Buddha, because of his belly and then Luke is Lizard... because of his crazy tongue must help him be such a good eater all of a sudden!
They both are so sweet though and I am falling in love with them more and more everyday. I am nervous, of course, to take these little men home. The long car ride, the fact that they will have monitors, just knowing how different they are then just a full term infant. I know though, God does not give us a spirit of fear and I will just pray that he will give us the grace and wisdom to overcome all of these big and little obstacles. It really is amazing what prayer can do! I was just thinking the other day that I never reported that both of the boys' valves have closed! Praise God!!!
The temporary nursery. Next to our room now. They will move to the other nursery as soon as our master room is finished. Too far away now! This is what it looked like Tuesday...
Dad putting the crib together!
The "real" nursery as of Tuesday...
My sweet little men.
Luke --- Max
Max saying... "Watch out Luke, I'm number one!!"
Now... the race is on to get ready. Not sure what day they are coming home for sure yet or if they will be coming home together, but this weekend will tell a lot!