We are getting... SO BIG!
I must say thank you, because somebody, somewhere is praying for me... us, the boys. I can just feel it! It is about 12:45 am and I just got done feeding the boys. I have to pump now until about 1:00 am and then get back up at 2:30 (if they stay sleeping) to start over. For some crazy reason I am encouraged by it all... I know there is an end in sight. I nursed Max tonight and I am so happy to say that he no longer needs the nipple shield. This is a small victory. One less thing that we have to clean, sanitize and carry around with us. He nursed so well and I was able to put him right to bed without even supplementing with a bottle after! Then I moved on to Luke and he didn't nurse that well, but he took his whole bottle well and very quickly. At this point Luke is still a little behind Max, but my goal is that if I keep things up and keep working with him I will be able to tandem nurse them, without using nipple shields and without having to offer a bottle after ... well as soon as possible! At this point nursing, then bottling, then pumping is getting a little old, but after less than a week I am seeing progress, so that is very encouraging!
Luke giving Mommy kisses... early in the morning!
My little man, Luke... getting bigger everyday!
I love his little legs!
Just want to say THANK YOU... for all the support and prayers! Love, Luke & Max