Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Week 5

Ms. Nora sleeping soundly in her new big girl crib. I've kicked myself a few times for only bringing a camera once a week. I missed getting a shot of her from last Saturday off oxygen and only with a small feeding tube in her nose. Still, I think her youthful beauty and peace shines through. :)Some one on one cuddle time with mommy who is back to wearing a mask since she's on 3 litres of pressure (but 21%, room air oxygen). Notice her big, big girl crib in the background. She's moving up in the world. No little bassinet for her.
Ray, taken by surprise when his dear sweet mommy plucked his lunch right out of his mouth for a photo op causing him to spit out his meal in surprise.
Ray after a quick wipe with the burp cloth already trying to figure out what this camera business is about, just like his big brother who was always so fascinated with the camera itself that it was almost impossible to get him to smile.
Mommy holding Ray after his meal. They have him nippling each and every meal eight times a day right now which has him tuckered out. According to the nurses, they are pushing him to feed and grow so he can be sent home. Notice his tiny little bassinet in the background. Poor Ray has to share a nurse and gets very little space while his sister gets her personal nurse and a mansion by comparison.
Nora's nurse pulled up the lab results which seemed to indicated that my latest milk culture was negative for group B strep and it was final, but the docs hadn't seen the babes yet by the time I had to leave. And, I didn't get a chance to catch them before putting Max to bed and we are in the middle of no call or visit shift change at the hospital so I don't know if there were any changes in orders yet and if the docs agree the my milk is free and clear to be used. I sure hope so. Pumping is bad enough as it is. Hard to get too motivated not knowing if it all is going to need to be tossed and time spent completely wasted (other than to keep supply up).

Ray's nurse seemed to think 2 weeks go home for Ray was probably realistic. She said maybe sooner. I'm hoping he stays healthy and strong and continues to lead the charmed life so that can happen. It will make my life more complicated from a logistical stand point. Not only because of having one in the hospital and one at home, but also the added first peds appointments that come with a babe going home since my peds office is no where near my home and halfway between home and the hospital.


Susan said...

Peaceful Nora and inquisitive Ray. I adore those shots, Deb!

Laura in L.A. said...

Yay, yay, yay! Very good news--I am wildly encouraged! Nora is so very beautiful, tubes and all. Ray looks rather presidential! (In a good way!):)I love to see the pics--thank you.

We're in the home stretch, I can feel it!

Love, Laura

QuiltingChaos said...

Great shots. Nora definitely looks more relaxed and peaceful (and beautiful). I think Ray is going to look like his big brother... there's something about the eyes.

Jess said...

You and the babies look fantastic!!