We weighed them on Thursday and they hadn't put on any weight. The nurses think it's probably because of the diaretics they're on. Diaretics help drain fluid from the lungs and body so it's no wonder they havent put on weight. Now that they're off Sipap they'll look at reducing diaretics and see how their lungs cope. If all is fine then this should help them to put on weight. We weighed them again today and they had put on a tiny bit so slowly slowly they'll get there.
Matthew held both boys for the first time on Saturday. It was so lovely to see them looking up at him. The boys found eachothers hands and held on to eachother as daddy held their little heads. Holding your baby for the first time is always an emotional time but he's waited so long and didn't quite manage to hold in the tears. It's good to know I'm not the only emotional wreck in the room!
Highlight of the week; breastfeeding the boys! It's incredible how such tiny babies know exactly what to do - I certainly didn't! Nurse Anna helped us and it was so lovely to bond with them. I felt like I was doing something to really look after and help them. A lovely weekend with my little fox cubs.
Matthew holding the boys for the first time
Nurse Anna helping Xander in the bath
Matthew actually sticking his head in the incubator giving kisses to Joey!
Joey looking like he's smiling..probably because he made himself laugh as he just sneezed all over his daddy!
Xander (and his funky hairdo thanks to nurse Debbie)