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|Mon, 06-27-2011 - 9:47pm|
After exactly 3 weeks in the nicu the girls were released to come home yesterday! It was kind of a flurry and in some ways I felt rushed out and had this whole letdown "Now what?" moment when we got home...
But 24 hours have passed and we've all survived! :) The girls have stayed on their schedule for the most part, eating every 4 hours, back to back, and largely sleeping in between. We get a good 2 to 2-1/2 hour break between feedings to nap, clean, etc. We knew when we were discharged that we might have some issues with feeding Juliette... their feeding tubes had only been out since Friday, and although both girls continued to gain weight on just bottle/breast feeding, Juliette has continued to be a pretty lazy little preemie eater, while Elia sucks it down. Elia's been taking 50-80ml per bottle feed and the nurses had been able to get about 50 out of Jules (she'll breastfeed for about 20 minutes usually, but I have no idea how much she's taking in). Clearly though, the nurses know what they're doing and we don't.