Our 2 favorite night nurses, who are 12 hours (and have a rivalry about who gets them when they are both on shift) werent too thrilled either. I heard one of them tell Peter that she "wasnt happy" the babies were given an 8 hour for the day shift, which meant 8 hour evening and 8 hour night shifts. Our other nurse told us the other day that she writes in the report "12 hour nurse" but that it doesnt seem to make a difference. I know that, in the grand scheme of things, this isnt a big deal. But I still felt crushed. I hear the babies cry when there is no parent around to soothe them and it breaks my heart; I dont want that to be my babies.
My daytime visit was good, though... I held each for an hour and they were both so alert and happy. Little Maya got more than she bargained for when nursing and started coughing (we ended nursing in only a few minutes, LOL! I dont want the poor kid to choke!). Instead of the normal little drops she gets (their sucking reflex is still immature so they arent used to full feeds from the breast) she got a stream. Bobby, who is normally very alert and quite the nurser, seemed more interested in playing with his hands and mine, so he went for maybe 10 minutes before squirming that he wanted up. So, the morning, not a huge nursing success but a nice visit with the babies.