Sunday, 4 March 2012

Cuddles and Kisses

Both boys are now off Sipap! I Sipap! The only thing still on their faces is the feeding line. It's early days and they may have to go back if their lungs get tired but so far they've done amazingly well. It's a massive step forward for them and I'm so proud of them.

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.


 Sleepy Xander

 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)


  1. Soph, absolutely LOVED the photos. They look so different than just a couple of weeks ago. They are growing up and stronger so quickly! Are they identical? They are going to be home in no time and you are going to be running after two very active little boys!! :) I know that is exactly what you are waiting for!! God is so good and I'm so happy to see you and Matt through the worst of it and already seeing light at the end of the tunnel!!! :) lots of love, Soph!!!!

  2. Hi Honey. Thats great news! Off Sipap! YAY!! Each time you update I notice a huge difference in the boys. They are just looking so strong now and I can see little personalities emerging! Such handsome boys, thats for sure!! I love the picture of Matt holding them. He looks so protective with them. I bet they loved cuddles wiht Daddy. And breastfeeding? Thats fantastic! Really well done you! Just amazing. Lots and lots of love to you all. xxx

  3. This is such a lovely post Soph. I am so proud of you guys. I am also so pleased you're breast feeding ok. It is the best thing! love xxx