Yesterday they decided to shout at the same time and after 10 minutes of trying to calm them down I was about to pull my hair out when I found a way of cradling them both at once using a scooping technique and then jiggling them from side to side. This is a real skill when trying to get fingers around all the O2 tubing! These new crys are a really good sign that they're behaving like proper babies now - not sure our neighbours will be as proud of them as I am!
So..the big news is that we are taking our boys home on MONDAY!!! As long as the boys keep feeding well and dont become ill then we're bringing our baby boys home! There have been a couple of days where it just didnt look possible but today has been good so fingers and toes crossed they come home where they belong. Matthew and I are rooming in at the hospital on Saturday night so the staff are happy that we can look after the boys and give them their meds etc. Then we have Sunday to recover (?!) and Monday we bring our babies home. The thought of having them at home makes me so happy I cant quite believe it's going to happen.
I've spent a long time being so afraid that these little fox cubs won't make it home and now it's becomming real I get a shiver just thinking about it. I felt so blessed when I found out I was pregnant and doubly blessed when I found out it was twins. These little miracle babies were so excited to see the world they decided to come out 3 months early and we're so lucky they're doing so well . Not all parents in the NNU can say the same and my heart goes out to them.
So, I will of course be filled with excitement on Monday but I'll wait until I'm outside of the unit to high five my boys.
Come on now baby boys...we're almost at the finishing line!
Joey's face with no tubes!
Xander in a big boy chair
Joeby's new play toy!
Xander keeping his dummy to hand (it accidentally got wedged inbetween his Oxygen tubes and stuck to his face!)