As I mentioned Madison is home! She broke out last Monday and has been doing great. It does seem we gave the nick name Cranky Pants to the wrong baby. Wow this child has some good lungs on her. Seems there is a three hour span each night she would rather keep us up than sleep, so up we stay. Despite her night crankiness we love having her home with us and she is so much fun. She loves her swing and especially loves the TV, so far baseball is her favorite, golf seems too boring. She is almost six pounds, 5 lbs 14 oz Wednesday at the Pedi's appointment. *editors note, the babies gain about 1 oz per day so as of this writing Madi is most likely over 6lbs. Below are some pics of the trip home.
Mommy needs the pic of the last temperature taking.
Elizabeth is still doing awesome. It is now confirmed she really is our calmest baby, despite the yelling I am hearing over the monitor right this second. Its really more of whimper compared to the sounds we are sure to hear later from her little sis. And man can this girl eat! She will eat whatever you give her and look up as if to say whats next. She is our biggest, weighing 6 lbs 2 oz on Wednesday. She sleeps a lot but has her moments where she is active. Okay funny thing just happened. I always make fun of Amy-Jo when she lays in bed before me because she will lay diagonal across the bed leaving no room for me, I call her a diagonaler. Well it turns out Lizy is a diagonaler too. I just went in to check on them and she was laying diagonal across the bed kicking Madi as she moved, too funny.
Finally our Logan. He has had a tough time learning to eat from a bottle. I went to visit him on Tuesday (with only 2 hours of sleep after Madi's first night home) and boy did we have a battle. I wrestled him for 45 minutes to finish and boy was I ready for a nap. I called Amy-Jo pretty upset as it seemed like it could be awhile before Logan would make it home, and even when he did were we in for a treat. The docs were thinking it was reflux, and as the feed went on it would hurt more and more causing him to kick and scream. I went back on Wednesday and tried it again, with similar results. But about half way through the feed I noticed after he burped he did pretty good for a few minutes but would soon revert back to kicking and screaming. The nurse on duty that day suggested that instead of being reflux maybe he was getting a lot of air and caused him to be very gasy during the feed. She and the Occupational Therapist talked and decided to start him on Dr. Browns bottle system which helps reduce air intake. I bought them Wednesday and took it to him on Thursday, and WOW what a difference. He finished in 10 minutes, with no crying. He finished every bottle they gave him that day, and the next and the next. He is now on 8 bottles a day and is scheduled to come home Monday or Tuesday. Unbelievable what a difference a bottle can make. He actually may be our easiest baby to feed now. We are so excited at the idea of having all 3 babies home with us. We can always sleep when we're old anyway.
Big week coming up. I am off work starting Wednesday and AJ's mom is coming back to stay with us for a month. Could not be more excited. I know crazy my mother in-law is coming to stay for a month and I am excited. I actually really like my mother in-law so even if we weren't desperate for help this wouldn't be a bad thing. After which my mother is planning on staying for several weeks which would put us through May with someone here to help.