When we got to the NICU today both girls were still on room air. They had done well over night and did well during feedings.
At rounds today they increased their feedings and the doctor said they would be going over to the the continue care unit (also knows as CCU)soon. They are waiting for the other wing to open up.
After rounds with the girls, their nurse Margo brought us over to the unit to see what it was like. It is a very similar set up to the NICU. They also have twin rooms so hopefully we will be able to get one of them when we move over. They are about the same size rooms and have a couch which converts to a bed so we can stay overnight.
When we got back it was time for me to pump. After pumping Emma was changed and her temperature taken. Margo got her feeding ready and then Emma was able to do the Kangarooing with me while being feed through her tube. Kangarooing is when the baby is skin to skin with me. We put her under my shirt and covered her with blankets. She was very restful and relaxed as well as myself.
After Emma's feeding Josh changed Hannah and took her temperature. We did the same for Hannah with the Kangarooing as Emma. Hannah was very awake and alert. She was trying to nurse and then found her fingers to suck on. She was very cute!
After all their feedings and Kangarooing I pumped again. We then went to the Christmas tree Shop and Wal-Mart to pick up stuff for Elizabeth's Birthday. We were not there for Emma's 2pm feeding but did make it for Hannahs. I took her out of the incubator and we were able to attempt to breastfeed while she was feeding from the tube. She knew exactly what to do and did great latching on and doing some sucking. She eventually feel asleep and then Josh and I traded spots and he held her for the first time!
After her feeding we picked up Elizabeth at daycare and then went to our friends house for dinner. Thank you Katie, Jamie, and Isaac!
I called over to the NICU at 6:30 before the day nurse left to find out how their feedings went. Margo said they both had another great feeding and were sleeping. She also mentioned that there was talk of them moving up to the CCU by the end of the week! That was wonderful news!