I’m sure many out there are anxious for an update, but to be honest I’m not sure what to say. The babies are doing great, they are eating well and are almost back up to their birth weight. Other than that it’s been an emotional roller coaster for Suzi and I as we figure out how to deal with everything right now. We’ve got people wanting to help everywhere we turn and it’s SO appreciated, but we’re not sure how to take advantage of all the offers, nor are we sure what’s appropriate. The difficult things to deal with are not something we would want to let others do, i.e. Dorothy decided to start potty training this week – which is great, but how do you fit that in between trips to the hospital, and pumping times, and work… Ahhhh, the age old dilemma of parenthood, things rarely happen when or where you want them to!
Other than that the only news I can think to report on the twins is that they had a brain ultrasound yesterday that showed no evidence of any bleeding in the brain. Apparently that is common (and fairly serious) in premature babies. They are still on their heart rate and breathing monitors and they alarm every so often when their heart rate drops below 100bpm. It’s not that serious as they usually self recover, but the beeping and flashing lights are enough to drive any parent to stress out! That is something they say will not happen as they grow bigger and bigger, and they won’t do it at all by the time they go home.
Thank you to everyone that has helped out so much with the family to this point, and thank you to everyone that wants to help. Please forgive us if we can’t think of anything for you to do right away – we do want and need the help but most of the time we’re just not sure what everyone can do at this point in time!