Saturday, January 31, 2009

Together Again

This was a couple of weeks ago. The nurses got them together at night when nobody would see:) They said Liam was super excited and trying to grab Chloe. Chloe was pushing his hands away until finally she grabbed his hand and then he calmed down and was content. I can't wait to have them together all the time.

Liam's Sweet Face

Liam is finally off of oxygen like Chloe! Yesterday in an uncharacteristically feisty moment he pulled his feeding tube out of his nose. Chloe does it every other day but Liam is usually more compliant. His face is so sweet minus tubes and tape.

Breaking all the Rules

Technically, at our hospital, twins are not supposed to come in contact with each other in the NICU. They worry about transferring infection or illness from one twin to the other and being sick is a really big deal for these tiny ones. But, Pat, the Developmental Care Specialist "couldn't recall" hearing that rule. Now that both twins are off oxygen they are much more portable. She brought Chloe over to me while I was holding Liam. I think you can guess how I felt about it. Liam was pretty sleepy but Chloe was excited.

This is Marcie, the twins primary and favorite nurse. She was like their mother before I got there. We are so grateful to her for loving our babies and taking such great care of them.

This is the blissfully-unaware-of-the-rules Pat with Marcie. Marcie had a moment of panic when she thought we were using the NICU camera and was worried about getting busted.

I've never seen them more content.

Chloe Snuggling with Mom

After nursing the other day, Chloe decided to stay awake for a couple hours. Her big eyes are so cute. I think she likes to snuggle with me...

Stylin' in our new clothes

We get to dress them now! They look so cute. They are wearing preemie clothes that go up to 5 pounds. In a month they will probably fit newborn clothes (up to 7 pounds).

Chloe and Liam's First Baths

This is Liam and then Chloe having their first baths. They loved it! Such a cool way to bathe a newborn. They stay all bundled up and warm and you bath one body part at a time. No flailing or crying.