Sunday, June 28, 2009

One of the Differences

One of the differences between NICU and home is feeding on a schedule (NICU) or on demand (home). This translates into a difference of a half-ounce weight gain per day (NICU) and a one 1/2 to two-ounce weight gain per day (home). Bridget has quite a bit of weight to make up. But as of last night she's moved from 4 lbs 9 oz on Wednesday to 4 lbs 15 oz on Satuday night.

It also means the difference between a fine poop in a diaper and a blow out that leaves a spray pattern 3 feet along the wall and the ceiling. Yeah. We nearly called in CSI to get an analysis of the poopie crime.

You can imagine with that sort of force going out that we're having some gas pains going in. We're recognizing the differences in cries: I'm hungry! I really need to burp!! You people are idiots!!! We recognize the last one from Conor's days as a newborn.

It's going well, altogether. And we're looking forward to Christopher coming home tomorrow. And no, we're not going to be feeding both twins separately on demand. Whoever is hungriest gets to start the dual feeding session. And we already know Christopher is still hungry in NICU. We cannot wait to get him home and introduce him to the two-for-one daily special at the milk bar.

Soon, we think they are going to both be on the "typical" growth charts soon.

I hear squeaks. It's time to go give Bridget the nummies she wants and needs.


Carroll said...

ANOTHER blog post? Wooo!!! And Christopher home tomorrow? Yayyyyy!!!

Here's to a smooth and happy family reunion. I bet the two little ones will be especially glad to see each other again :-)

Kati in CA said...

Wow, that is incredible weight gain! Woo hoo!

We had explosive poo with our firstborn, which we dubbed "poozooka"--as in, "Man, that boy had the biggest poozooka last night at 3AM, the sound woke the dog and we were cleaning up for an hour."

Julia said...

I am really enjoying your posts Anita. I liked the one the day before about staying in your jammies all day - even though I realize it will be alot of work for you, it sounded pleasant! I try not to laugh reading about explosive pooing but it brings back funny memories.

Kas said...

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