36 Weeks

That’s how “old” our girls are today. 🙂 Kinda funny that they are also 2 weeks old at the same time. I don’t know how in the world I’m ever going to keep track of their “real” age vs their adjusted age for these next couple of years. (or first year at least) I practically need a calculator already to figure out all of our other kids birth date years when they ask at the doctor’s office. 😉

Anyway, today was a better day! I was discouraged yesterday for sure, but I know that those setbacks are temporary and minor as well. Still it’s not fun for an impatient mommy like me. Though I doubt that the most patient mom alive would find extended hospital stays for her babies fun.

At any rate when I arrived today the nurse told me they’d done well with their feedings through the night. Claire is everyones little challenge as she tends to do really well with the first half to 3/4’s of her bottle and then just quit on the last bit. Today when I fed her, she did need a break for a little bit, but then she took the rest of her bottle and finished it of fine! This made ME a happy camper for sure!

Gabby is doing better with her feeds as well and I was able to have a little chat with the nurse practitioner who told me that she was changing Gabby’s feed to ad-lib something which means that she can now go up to 4 hours between feeds (which I think will help her actually) and she can eat as much as she wants when she eats. So… that is a BIG step in the right direction. Knowing how she seems to take a big step then slide back a little, I’m not going to get my hopes TOO up right now, cause tomorrow could be another ugh kind of day, but I’m happy that progress is still being made. The NP also told me that if both girls keep on track they “could” be going home by the end-ish of next week! HOPE!!!

I’m not holding my breath, but wouldn’t it be nice if that could happen? Of course, they need to quit having Bradys, start eating all of their feeds consistently, and pass their car seat trial to make that possibility a reality. Still it does give me a bit of hope. I just want to bring our girls home!!

And just for your daily dose of cuteness, here are some photos from today to celebrate 36 weeks!

I put the girls together to cheer each other on again! I wish I could get photos of both of their monitor screens, because it amazes me how similar all of their numbers become when they are together. Even their breaths!
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I just LOVE seeing them together! Love it!!!
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Holdin’ hands! (sort of)
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Claire might just be our one passi-baby. None of our others would take one, and Gabby doesn’t seem all that enthusiastic about them either.
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She’s got the eyebrow thing down, doesn’t she?
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Dad came over and spent some time with the girls. He was giving them a lecture about finishing their meals and such. It must have sunk in cause they did do better! 🙂
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Listening intently to her Grandfatherly lecture. 😉
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One last one I couldn’t resist even if it is kinda fuzzy. Claire kept giving me little grins today! Too cute!
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