Today was another day of highs and lows. The biggest high was that I was able to try and nurse the two girls. Both have been taking soothers as they like them to associate sucking with their feeds. C in particular has been showing signs of readiness to feed, as she pines for her soother just before her feeds. Sure enough, she latched on right away and nursed for about 10 minutes – pretty good for a baby who wasn’t even supposed to be born for another month or more! She did look mighty surprised at first, which was pretty cute. B also tried, but we couldn’t quite get it. I think it was because I was trying to tandem nurse and so I wasn’t able to position her very comfortably. We’ll have another go tomorrow but I think I’ll just try one baby at a time. Again, getting them feeding orally is one more big step toward getting them home.
The low was that C had her next head ultrasound bumped forward as her head is growing a bit faster than they would like right now. We know that her injury will likely manifest later in some way, but since the last few ultrasounds indicated no real change, we were hoping things were stable with her right now. She looks like the picture of health, so I just get to feeling happy and complacent and then something sets me right off again.
But another high is that they both remain off CPAP (aka breathing support), which is fabulous.