So the twins are two weeks old today, and it so incredible how far they each have come in such a short period of time. Sophia now weighs 3lb 15.5oz and Cecilia hit
4lbs!! It is reassuring that Sophia has been gaining weight consistently for a few days now. She had a slower start. They did an echocardiogram on Cecilia's heart Tuesday, because the nurses we concerned about a possible heart murmur. The cardiologist saw her yesterday, and yesterday their doctor said that everything checked out good. She has a slight murmur, but it common with preemies. He wasn't concerned, and it will just something we will keep in mind for when they start seeing their pediatrician. Yesterday morning, when Tim and I were with the girls, I was able to feed Sophia from the bottle. Tim fed Cecilia and both girls did very well. Sophia finished her whole bottle. The nurses were impressed how quickly they took to the bottles, and it is something we will keep working on. They get tired easily feeding from the bottle, because they are just beginning to suck and their stamina is not where it needs to be. They still get feedings by the gavage tube as well. It was such a treat to be able to feed Sophia and watch her as she ate. It is always great when the nurses invite us to join in their care and interacting with the babies is the highlight of our day. Time always seems to fly when we are at the hospital visiting our girls. They are talking about transferring the girls down to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. They are stable and doing so well that they don't see any reason why they can't be closer to home. It is a win-lose situation, because Tim and I really like RMH and everyone who has helped us through everything there, but we would love to be able to spend more time with the girls. With them being in town, I could be there for the majority of their bottle feedings and do more with them. It would also spare Tim and I a two and a half hour round trip every day which is tiring and limits the time we get to spend with the girls. The twins are looking better everyday that I see them, and I am so often taken aback by how lucky I am to have them. Our family has already come so far, and there is still so far to go. Our girls are so strong, and it reminds Tim and I to be strong as well.