Sunday, October 5, 2008

Two Weeks Old!

Yep, the boys are two weeks old today!!! They are also at 32 weeks 3 days. Oh, and more adorable than ever. I never get tired of just staring at their faces and marveling at how perfect they are.

Today I did recreational feeding with Asher and he was just a pro! He managed to get latched on several times and lasted about ten minutes or so before he got too tired, at which point he simply curled up in my arms and fell asleep. I'm loving holding them in the cradle hold, because I get to look them directly in the face from up close instead of through the isolette.

It was also bath day again today. Nathan and I went in for the boys' 5:00 feeding and when we got there, we had the third new nurse for the day. Evidently there really IS something to the whole idea that a drop in atmospheric pressure causes women to go into labor. It was storming when my water broke, and that same morning there were 10 other c sections that came in. And then it happened again on changes, tons of women go into labor, NICU gets slammed. So all the nurse rotations are thrown off. Our nurse from last night (who is awesome by the way) was here from 7 pm last night until 11 am this morning. Poor gal.

Anyway, our nurse during the 5:00 feeding left something to be desired. I don't know if she realized that we've been here for two weeks now and that a lot of our nurses have been teaching us the basic care of the boys. The entire time we were there this evening, she was incredibly condescending. She was also training another nurse from pediatrics, and man oh man was he slooooooow. You gotta feel for the guy though, I'm sure it's a little nerve wracking to move from pediatrics to the NICU.

So between the slow nurse and the nurse who thought we didn't have a clue, it was just too many cooks in the kitchen. The main nurse was telling the one in training that every nurse has their own way to give baths, so we probably learned differently than she would do it which was fine. As soon as she got done saying that, we asked for one of the sponges we had previously used to give the boys a bath and she started hemming and hawing, giving us funny looks and saying she had never done that before. Yeesh. She also gave Nathan a hard time for lifting Levi so I could take the wet towels out from under him after his bath, which is how all of our previous nurses had told us to do it. I think by the end of our time there, though, she may have realized that we actually have a clue.

Other than that, we've had a very lazy day. We left the boys' 11:00 feeding and immediately came back to the room for a nap. It felt great. Now we're watching Leatherheads until we go to the 11:00 pm feeding. Gotta love it!

Oh, by the way, we had a big event a couple of days ago! The boys lost their umbilical cord stumps, so now they have big boy belly buttons! Yay!


Arly said...

I want more pictures!!! :)

Bridgete said...

Yay for belly buttons! =)