Monday, February 9, 2009

Nipple Test

Today Charlie and Scarlett had their first test with a bottle... and passed with flying colors. Both of them took their full feeding amount on the first try! Scarlett picked it up a little better than Charlie and paced herself pretty well. Charlie had to be paced as he was trying to suck down the entire bottle at once! We're now going to start them on bottle feeds twice a day and try to work in breast feeding as soon as possible!
This is the last big hurdle to teach them before they can come home... they just need to get up to 6-8 bottle/breast feedings a day and go without a 'brady' for 5 consecutive days. (a couple other smaller things but those two are the big ones)

I failed to get pictures of Scarlett with my phone, but we got pictures of both with the disposable camera's that we have in the room, but it will be a while before those pictures are posted.


  1. THAT'S WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations! Good work little ones! You'll be home before you know it.

  2. Yay! We are so excited to hear that, you have a whole lot of people here in the valley that ask about them weekly, this is great news!

  3. This is such wonderful news! I remember Lincoln needing to pass this same test! What great twins!

  4. Suzi - Congratulations on your new additions! They are simply perfect and wonderful little blessings. If you ever need any "twin advice," please do not hesitate to give us a ring! All our best to you and the family - April Nunn