Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A few updates...

I haven't had a whole lot of time to post lately but I don't want to fall behind completely, it just seems like every minute of the day and night is accounted for between all the appointments, feedings, diaper changes, and pumping sessions. Even with the extra help of my mom I'm exhausted.

Monday the babies were evaluated by a physical therapist through a program called birth to three. The babies were automatically referred to the program because they were premature and this first session was to see if they were meeting their actual age milestones. Because they don't use adjusted age at all both babies qualified for their gross motor, social and cognitive skills. The PT isn't concerned but since the babies qualify, they send the therapist to the home. and it's a free service the babies will receive PT to help make sure they stay on track developmentally. The PT will also help me and Marcus learn different things we can do to help with their development. It'll be nice to have an extra check to make sure the babies continue to grow and develop as they should.

The babies had another weight check on Tuesday and they continue to do so well growth wise which is a huge relief to me. At least I'm doing something right. I was especially nervous about bringing them home and feeding them because in the NICU the feeding amounts are so exact and I now feel like I'm sort of winging it in regards to how much they're eating. At the moment Eli eats 60ml and weighs 6lbs 6oz and Emerson eats 55ml every three hours and weighs 5lbs 3oz so she's now a full two pounds over her birth weight.

Today was my 6 week check up and all is well I also was received a vaccination for whooping cough at the recommendation of the pediatrician as an extra level of protection for the babies. I'm now cleared to do anything I want. The last few days my mom and I have taken the babies on walks and between the pregnancy, bedrest, and C-section I am so incredibly out of shape. The walks haven't been far but they have felt like work outs especially pushing both babies in the stroller and walking up the hill that we live at the top of. I still need to lose 8 pounds to reach my pre-pregnancy weight and I'm hopeful that with some exercise the last 8 pounds will go away.

I think those are the big baby updates. I've been slowly getting back into my life with friends and internship things for the next school year.

My cute growing babies with socks bought by their grammy, so cute.


Queenie. . . said...

Glad to hear everything's going well! (And sorry you're so tired-it will get easier and easier from here.)

~Jess said...

I'm glad to hear that they're doing well and that your appt went well: I think that's awesome that you only have 8lbs to lose!

They look so adorable in every picture.

Christi said...

I so understand your little guy isn't even home yet and I am tired as heck trying to keep up with the visits to the hospital, pumping, and the 3 year old I already have at home!