Another short one... I'm just so tired. The last few days havent been big sleep days.
Peter took the day off work and we went to the hospital for the 8am/9am care times, where I nursed and then Peter cuddled Bobby and Maya. Tonight, I bottled Maya and Peter bottled Bobby. They are still doing great! Maya is 3lb 13oz and Bobby is 4lb 3oz. They are both taking their bottles. Maya is averaging interest in about every other feed; Bobby seems to take some at every feed. We opted not to give them the Hep B vaccine so I signed that form this morning and the NP discussed their carseat test with us (once they are feeding without a tube at all). We are hoping they might be NG free within a week! Once that happens, I will be at the hospital all day so that I can nurse during their feeds. At least that is the plan! I want to try Bobby without the nipple guard tomorrow; Maya still does well with it, but I think he is getting to the point where he may be able to breastfeed without it.
Why did Peter take the day off you ask? We drove to Jersey City and upgraded by Volvo V70 to a Volvo XC90. Inga (my V70) is in need of some serious repairs to her engine and A/C (yes, I name my cars) so we decided to investigate newer Volvos, since Peter wanted to get one that had the new carseat harnesses. So... We looked around and I called about a few. This one won and we drove 2 hours to look at it. We got there around 1pm and once the test drive, paperwork, etc, was done, we left at 5pm. So much for a quick afternoon! We drove straight back to the hospital and I went to the pumping room. (I hadnt pumped since 10:30am! I thought I was going to explode!) We had initially thought we'd be able to get home by 3:30pm or so (yep... I guess we werent really thinking...) and that I'd be able to pump and only miss 1 session with my moochine, but no... I went about 9 hours! And I was hurting. I pumped then went back after being with the babies and pumped again and I'm finishing up another session now. Oh, how I missed the machine! (I never thought I'd say that!)
So,this is Sven, my new XC90. Currently, he is at our mechanic for an inspection, but by this weekend, he'll have carseats loaded in him and the stroller squared away in the back.
It's a 7 passenger and I have to admit, both Peter and I have thought that it was meant for our five children... It's heartbreaking to think that there will only be 2 carseats... I wonder if, whenever I look in the rear view mirror, if I will see what could have been instead of what is...
---Please think of Barbara and Ray today as they celebrate and remember George on his first birthday. Happy Birthday, George... Watch over Mommy and Daddy and let them feel your love.