Lots to tell today. Yesterday Benjamin & Kyle were 2 months old. It’s hard to believe that 2 months has flown by already. It seems like just yesterday that we had the boys.
Yesterday Benjamin decided to pull out his ventilator. The nurse and the doctor were talking right by him when he started ringing. Robert was standing close and noticed Benjamin was having a Brady (heart rate below 100). He looked over at him and Benjamin had pulled out his ventilator. So they decided to try him on CPAP. At first he kept trying to get the mask off but has gotten used to it now. I got to hold him yesterday and today as well. They were supposed to immunize Benjamin today but decided to hold off until he’s more used to CPAP. Benjamin’s head ultrasound came back today and showed that his bleeding in the brain has not gotten worse. It is slowly resolving, as it should be. They weighed Benjamin while I was there and he weighed 1295 grams.
Yesterday Robert (the nurse) fed Kyle for the first time by bottle. He did very well although he didn’t remember to breathe at the beginning. Robert just took the bottle out and he recovered on his own. Kyle then decided he’d better slow down on drinking the milk. Today I got to try breast-feeding Kyle. He got tired after a little bit so they gavage fed him (through his NG in the nose) while I did skin to skin. Kyle also got his 2-month immunization today. He cried through it all and Robert said that he was sure that he did not like him and was yelling at him. Kyle weighs 1245 grams now.
Here are some pictures of the boys. They have sure grown.
Benjamin while being held by Mommy. He sure looks cute smiling now!
Benjamin on CPAP. Notice the purple soothie which he really loves.
Kyle just hanging out.
Kyle loves to cross his little feet.
And here are the pictures of Kyle & Benjamin together that Robert took.