Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
Harlan - 6lbs 13ozs
Lanier - 7lbs 9ozs
While Dana was there she asked about Harlan and her spit ups after feeding. So the doc said to use the same medicine Lanier is on and see if that helps her gain more weight. We know it will since Lanier is really packing it on.
Also, Dana is taking the twins out for some pictures at the Mall of Georgia. We are wanting some professional pics of them, while they are still small. As far as pictures go, I hope that maybe this weekend, I can weed through some and post some more.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Also of note, we have started sending off for our freebies. Lots of places have discounts, coupons, samples, etc for people with multiples. We have already started getting some in. Now nothing major, but a dollar off here and there adds up.
Well our feedings our off. With Lanier on her medicine that has to be given 30 minutes before a feeding. Then on top of that, each now only want 1.5ozs each feeding down from 3 ozs, but now they want it every hour and a half. Which is fine and all, but when we are trying to catch some zzzz's it makes it a bit hard.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
- Harlan - 6lbs 0ozs
- Lanier - 6lbs 6ozs
On the health front, both are doing great, The peditricain has put Lanier on some reflux medicine, they think this will help with any apnea issues. The way it was explained to us was, in premies, their muscles aren't fully ready for the workload of handling feedings, so sometimes they get confused and forget to breath if the relux kicks in. So far Lanier has been doing great. Harlan is not on the medicine and seem to be doing well also.
Both are eating like we are starving them :). At first they took an ounce than 1.5, now they are upto almost 3 and sometime a little more than 3 ounces each feeding, which seem to come more often now. So we are slowly giving them more and more.
And the Neosure formula that we are supplimenting with the breastmilk is helping them pack on the lbs. Once we get them to 7lbs we can stop using the Neosure and go to regular formula as a suppliment. And we'll be glad to, With the neosure we get half as much as normal formula for 3/4 the price of normal formula. Needless to say it can get expensive on that Neosure. They seem to go through a 12 oz can every other day.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Needless to say, that can make for a long night and it has on many a night.
Monday, January 09, 2006
The cats may find them neat and interesting now, but we tell them to just wait until Harlan and Lanier are mobile.
According to the report, this is what we had from 12/24/05 - 1/5/06
- 30 Alarms
- 7 events of less than 20 seconds, which they don't consider to be an issue
- 6 events where there was concern. Of those 6 events, we were either holding her or looking at her when the alarm sounded.
Of the 6 events, none have occured since 12/29/05. And all occurred from 12/27-12/29. This was also the time frame where she was finally got the caffine out of her system.
We have put in a call to our doctor to get more information on this.
Our next schedule download is 2/7/06.
Well apparently the twins got together and decided we didn't need to leave until 11am, not our original hope of 8am. So they kept us up all night and finally settled in around 5am. So now momma and daddy needed some sleep so this delayed us a bit.
As far as the trip, it went really well. The twins did great, and lots of folks stopped me as I was pushing them around the store to look at them and ask about them. Quite fun actually. We did have to take a time out for feeding and changing, but that was expected.
Since they did so well, we probably will venture out again later this week. As we don't want to over do it. Right now we are working under the doctors idea of keep them close and away from crowds until they get to what would have been a 40week birth. For us that would be Jan 21st.
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Harlan came in at 5lbs 4ozs and Lanier was 5lbs 11ozs
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Also, baby weigh in on Friday to make sure they are still gaining weight, but I don't need a scale to tell me they are getting heavier.
Monday, January 02, 2006
1. Grandpa and Harlan at home
2. Lanier in SCN on 12.24.2005
3. Dad and Lanier in SCN
4. Mom and Harlan
5. Grandma and Harlan
6. Lanier in SCN on 12.19.2005
7. Harlan (eyes open) and Lanier at home
Sunday, January 01, 2006
As far as the visits go, both are gaining weight, Harlan is up to 4lbs 15ozs and Lanier is up to 5lbs 2ozs. They want us to bring them in again Friday for a newborn weigh in and then again the week after. They want to make sure that they are continuing to gain weight at a proper pace.
On a side note, everyone loves the pink car seats we got them, granted we have only been to the grandparents, the pediatrician and the hospital with them. I think momma made a good choice in picking them out.