Friday, January 28, 2011
Yesterday the girls got to have a visit with each other! Mary said that as soon as they were next to each other, they settled into a deep sleep - they were very comfortable together. When the nurse took Norah away for a changing and feeding, Ashley became fidgety and frowny-faced - I could tell that she was unhappy.
Here you can see Mommy and babies! Norah is a bit more yellow and Ashley's coloring is very pink. Also, Norah seems to have a rounder or more square face, while Ashley's face is very oval. Other than that, they are very similar. I think there is a lot of change that happens to newborns, so the jury is out on the identical question still...
Then, after Norah's feeding, Grandma Lori got to give Ashley a bottle. Norah is the better feeder out of the two, when it comes to bottles right now. She gets most of hers down, where Ashley can't stay awake long enough to get even half down. The doctor told Mary that this week the girls' sucking reflex will greatly improve - this will be fun to watch! When they can take 8 bottles a day for two days in a row, they get to go home. If they do 8 one day and then 7 the next, the counting starts over again - 8, two days in a row. We are a ways off of that right now, but the next week should bring great improvement. The doctor also said that the girls were doing great and were right on schedule for their development.
Thank you, Lord!
And today, Calvin got to hold the girls together - how precious! I can hardly stand it! Mary sent me this picture and I am fighting the urge to jump in the car and go see it in person...it will have to wait until tomorrow...I love the little pacifier in Ashely's mouth, and the hats crack me up! Yesterday, I went in to say good-bye to Norah and the hat was over her eyes...so cute!
That's all, for now...