Sunday, November 4, 2007

We are home but Lily had to stay :(

We are home with Preston. Both babies were doing well and moved to the general nursery on Friday. On Saturday they said Lily was having problems keeping her temperature stable so she probably wouldn't go home with us. They let both babies stay in the room with me until it was time to go. They came and got Lily and took her back to the nursery and we took Preston home. It was so hard leaving her there. Today she is doing a little better maintaining her temp. We aren't sure when she will be able to join us at home though. Maybe Tuesday. I am so grateful though that both babies are healthy and have not had any problems. Lily was on oxygen for only a few hours after she was born and her temp problems aren't anything major. They have tested her for infection and illness. The Dr says she is just premature and her skin is thin. We did go visit her today and that was hard too, actually it was hard to leave.. Nana stayed home with Preston he is pretty easy since all he does is eat and sleep.
Our first night home with Preston was good. I was so worried that the time change would mess his schedule up but it didn't we just adjusted it by 30 mins or so. He eats every 3 hours at 3,6,9 and 12. Lily is on the same schedule in the hospital. We have to wake him up to eat since he is small all he wants to do is sleep. He has a minimum intake of 20 ml within a 20 min period. If he goes over 20 mins then he is burning more calories to eat than he is taking in. So when we start feeding him we have to make sure he stays awake. I have been able to feed breast milk but they don't have the sucking ability yet to fully breast feed so I have been pumping and splitting the milk between the 2. We took some to the hospital when we went today. Hopefully that will help Lily get her temp up to come home. The first night was pretty easy with 1 hopefully it won't be too bad with 2.
It is almost feeding time so take care until next time.

love, Staci

5 comments:

The Guinn Triplets said...

Awww...sorry to hear that Lily didn't get to come home with you. I know it is torture to leave babies behind.

I pray that she gets the temp thing down and is home in no time!

The Guinn Triplets said...

Awww...sorry to hear that Lily didn't get to come home with you. I know it is torture to leave babies behind.

I pray that she gets the temp thing down and is home in no time!

Dao said...

congratulations staci! you're babies are truly beautiful!!

Kim said...

I pray that Lily will be home with you very soon, and that things will stay relatively easy! You're doing great!

Kayla said...

CONGRATS to you all, they are beatuiful !!