So, I guess this blog is now going to be a twin update blog. At least for awhile.
We went over to the hospital last night, and I got to give the boys their baths. Just my first taste of "do it once, then turn around and do it again." We started with Brady. He seems to be the more feisty of the two. He let us know that he didn't really like the whole bath thing. When it came time to bathe Carter, he was a little more calm about it. The nurse said she had already noticed that--Brady wakes up more, needs a little more attention, while Carter is a bit more chill and relaxed.
We went over again this morning and got to bottle feed them. Yesterday was the first try at bottles, and they are making great progress. Brady, the aggressive one, did take all 12cc by mouth today. Carter is a little slower at learning the coordination of suck-swallow-breathe. A few times he would stop breathing and we would have to pull the bottle away to let him get some air. Carter took 9cc by mouth and we had to give him the other 4 via his tube.
We were there at the same time as the Dr. today, so we were able to speak with her. She says they are doing awesome--healthy and progressing, and we just need to let them keep growing. We also asked her how to tell if they were identical. We checked their blood types (my idea) and they have different types. We thought they looked different, but it was nice to know they are definitely fraternal.
It was so wonderful to actually hold them and care for them. They are adorable. We already love them so much, and can't wait until we can just squeeze and kiss and love on them.