Thursday, October 9, 2008

Exciting Day!!!

Wow, what a cool day! It started with us going to the boys' 11 am feeding, where Asher had another great rec feed before falling asleep. Levi wasn't as fussy today as he was late last night because we finally got his constipation relieved. The poor kid hadn't pooped in almost 24 hours by their 11 pm feed last night, at which point he was almost screaming and it took about 30 minutes to get him to calm down.

We then got to give the boys another bath at their 5 pm feed...Levi was predictably more vocal about his annoyance with us while Asher was much more relaxed about the whole process. Rather than going back to hold the boys at their 8 pm feeding, we decided to take that time off and go back at 11 pm. During our time off, we went to Barnes & Noble, where we got a few books to read to the boys...Where the Wild Things Are, Harold and His Purple Crayon, The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Beverley Clarey), and Are You My Mother. After picking out those books, we hung out in the Starbucks that is in the center of the store and drooled over some cookbooks written by Chef Gordon Ramsey (ala Hells Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, only one of the best chefs in the world). It was nice to have some time just hanging out together.

At the boys' 11 pm feeding, I finally got Levi to do a little rec feeding, which he's kind of been refusing to do. The little goof ball gets frustrated when he isn't doing it because he really wants to, but then when we try it, he gets really frustrated also, like he's annoyed that it isn't as easy as he expected. But we finally managed to get him settled down enough to give it a chance. It was about that time that Nathan realized that the boys' monitor cords were long enough that we could put the boys side by only took us 2 weeks and 3 days to figure that out. So we got to see the boys right next to each other for the first time EVER!!!! Asher was asleep through most of it, while Levi was absolutely fascinated by Asher. But both of them really calmed down as soon as we got them close to each other. It was so cool!

And then, even more exciting...I got to HOLD both boys together for the first time!!! Both of these things just took my breath away. It made it all the more real that there are TWO of them, especially when I was holding both of them and I realized that I did not have a free hand available. But what a blessing! We have two beautiful, healthy boys and I got to hold them both at the same time. We noticed more differences between them that way, most obviously that Asher has a bigger head than Levi. Basically, Asher has the Morgan head while Levi has the Labunski head.

I still can't believe how lucky we are!

Go check out the latest photos on the boys' online album! Includes photos of the boys side by side!


Arly said...

I can't believe how big your boys are getting!! They're so adorable! And YAY for getting them side by side, and YAY for getting to hold them at the same time!!

Carly Carlson said...

That's awesome Lindy!! Also I'm not really offering this as advice, just maybe something to ask the nurses about, but when Stella was breast fed she would go 3 or 4 days without pooping, but it was after she was like 6 weeks old that that start, and the doctor and the nurses told me breast fed babies will do that and it's not a problem. I don't know anything about whether really young or premie babies do it too, but I just remembered that about Stella. Glad your boys are getting more cuddle-time, they are so cute!