Monday, October 13, 2008

First Night Home

We survived the first night at home with Sam and Isaac, but Sam really gave us a run for our money. He guzzled nearly 60 mls (about 2 oz) at 12:30 a.m. and then fussed and cried until 5:30 a.m., clearly with a tummy ache and possibly reflux issues. Sam's doing better today, but we'll keep a close eye on him as reflux is not uncommon is preemies and Amelia had reflux, even as an overdue baby.

Isaac had his fussy time from 5:30 until about 7:30, so it was a long night. We called in reinforcements today in the form of some wonderful neighbors who were thrilled to take over a feeding and be here for a couple of hours so Mom and I could get some sleep and Jeff could go to work today. We were thrilled to have them here! We'll be working with these boys on a feeding and sleeping schedule that we can all live with. I'm just so glad that Sam and Isaac were able to come home with us.

It was hard to leave Alex behind, but I know he's in good hands. Jeff went up last night and did his 9 p.m. feeding, and will probably do the same tomorrow. I promised myself I would rest today and care for the other two boys who really need me, so I did not go to the hospital. We are still hoping Alex will come home Wednesday.

1 comment:

Donya Lester said...

They are so precious. And I had to look twice -- Sam looks like he had a growth spurt from Friday afternoon to Saturday night!