Thursday, August 23, 2007

little piggies.

The little piggies, Connor and Chloe, are breastfeeding like champs! Chad helped me tandem feed them tonight for the 7pm feeding. Connor fed for 30 minutes, Chloe fed for 15 minutes. They have both gotten the hang of breastfeeding, which makes it so much easier for me! And, now I only pump during the times that they are not breastfeeding.

We are getting closer and closer to bringing them home each day. The doctors say they are progressing great, too!

Connor was moved from the isolette into an open crib Wednesday night after his 7pm feeding. As long as he maintains his temperature, he will stay there! He's done well, with some extra bundling. Chloe will hopefully move into the open crib on Friday.

Connor's weight this morning was 4 pounds 12 ounces, one ounce above his birth weight. Chloe's weight was 3 pounds, 15.9 ounces, 0.1 ounce below her birth weight. Hopefully her weight will go up tomorrow with her good feedings!

I jumped on the scale tonight......I was curious how my weight was, as I wore a pair of pre-pregnancy pants today. I'm 4.5 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight! Not bad, is it?

I have my post-delivery OB appointment tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how my blood pressure is. It's been borderline high when I've checked it. My resting heart rate has also been elevated, so I'm hoping it's not related to blood loss issues. I'm going to ask to have my red blood count checked, just in case.

The babies and I have a photo session at 2pm on Friday. A photographer comes to the hospital, takes any poses you want, burns the pictures on a disc and you get the disc to print the pictures, all free of charge! You can't beat that! Now I think I'll be able to order announcement photos soon after receiving the disc!

I think that's it for now. I've been taking naps between feeding session, and it's helped a lot. I need to get ready for bed, then sleep before I pump at 11pm.

later, Jennie


christina said...

I'm so glad they're doing so well! Love the blog updates, but miss you on the yahoo group!

taralyn said...

What great news! I'm so glad the little peanuts are cooperating with their feedings. They'll be home before you know it!

Kath W said...

Glad to hear they're bf'ing so well! Have fun at your photo shoot & good luck at your appt!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the little guys are doing quite well! I bet they'll be home with you in no time. And that is exciting about the photographer! What a wonderful gift! I hope your appointment goes well.

Suz said...

Awesome news Jennie. Do they get to come home around 5 lbs - or just when they are stable? I bet you can't wait to have them home with you. Miss you - but you are where you need to be.



Ramie Ahlstrom said...

So glad that you are all doing well! Awesome awesome awesome! I hope your appt goes well and the photo shoot sounds wonderful.

Thanks for sharing with us!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jennie, couldn't wait to get home to see your update. So glad they are doing so well. Can't wait to see some of the photo shoot pics.
Love you, Mom

Kelly Jo said...

Jennie, I am so happy that everything is going so well. Be sure to get plenty of rest now. =)
Your Fiskateer Friend.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the babies are doing so well. Hope they get to be home with you and Chad soon. Rest up little mama!