Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Twin News

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.


Kelsey said...

That post made me want to cry! I can't wait to share in all the funness (is that a word?) of twins with you. You will enjoy every minute of it! I can't wait till you come home and I can give them a squeeze. We miss you guys already but are so glad you get this experience! Love you!

michelle said...

i'm so glad they are doing so well. Hurry up and come home so that i can come over and help you. i can't wait to hold them!!

Michele and Wyatt said...

Angela, I have been so busy this summer that I haven't been on the computer checking blogs. I just found out about your twins. I am so excited for you and your family. What a great blessing. Good luck with them and I'll have to read more often so I can keep up on all the details.

Megan and Mike Glines said...

Congratulations, we are so happy for you!! I can't believe it happened so fast. Thanks for keeping everyone up to date on the blog!

Gold Fort said...

Love reading about the twins! Please, keep the adventures coming. It's so awesome and fun to read about Brady and Carter!

April Johnston said...

I just got home from camp. I am soooo excited for ya'll. You have been in my prayers since Sunday. Tell Tyler congratulations for being a big brother. We love ya'll and can't wait to meet your new family.