A short update because I am so tired. Pictures will have to wait until I upload them. I have another post I want to write, too, but I am too tired to do it tonight. It is much busier than I anticipated with driving to and from the hospital twice a day, but it gives me the time in the afternoon to nap, which I need, so we both agree that this is still the best thing for us right now. But it is rough. The morning is so quick with pumping, showering, and breakfast, then leaving. Then, I get home and it's nap time and pumping and dinner and pumping and leaving. Then we get home after 11pm. But it is so worth it. There is nothing better than ending the day holding them. So wonderful...
They are doing great. Just great. Bobby is now off his lights as of today. He was 0.8 and they said that is low enough to remove the lights. YAY! And they expect Maya to soon follow. They are discussing moving them from the preemie isolettes into the next level of incubators. Woo Hoo! They both gained about 40 grams today. They havent had any issues being off the CPAP and on room air without pressure. Maya had her last dose of the baby advil and, as of this morning, they could no longer hear the murmur so it looks like it worked. She's been dirtying her diapers consistently, but he is still working on that.
When they open their eyes and look at you with those beautiful stares... It just melts your heart. Bobby has dark hair and his eyes look to be dark also. Maya has light hair and her eyes look like they may stay the hazel-blue color. We shall see. But, regardless, they watch you when you talk to them and, when Peter and I both are with them, they will trace back and forth between who is talking. It's amazing.
I had my staples removed and do feel better. Still sore. Still hurting. But no percocet today. 3 doses of ibuprophen, but that is keeping things at bay.
Well, it's time to turn the pump off and go to bed... I'll try to get pics up tomorrow.