Friday, March 11, 2011

3lbs and Full Feeds

The girls have both had awesome weeks. After the events of last week, I certainly needed a nice and smooth week. Both girls have been growing very nicely and today Britian officially graduated to the 3lb club; she is 3lbs 1oz. Jillian is putting on the weight too as she is now 2lbs 6oz. Another wonderful milestone is that Jillian is getting all of her nutrition and fluids from me, her Momma. She has been tolerating her feedings so well and is now at a high enough volume of milk everyday that she no longer needs IV fluids or nutrition. I am so excited for her! Now I need to kick my milk production into high gear to keep up with her and Britian who is hot on her tail of getting to full feeds. The impact of breastfeeding twins has hit me today. If I think about it too long, the sheer impact of the amount of milk my girls will require is overwhelming, so I don't think about it too long. :) I have faith that my body will provide them everything they need even if it means I have to pump every 1-2 hours for them. Lastly, because Jillian is on full feeds she gets to have her PIC line taken out which means one less tube coming off of her little body which will be so nice. The PIC line is the line that she gets her nutrition from and it runs from the bottom of her leg up into her abdomen. As with any other line inserted into her body there is a chance for infection so getting this line out as soon as possible is important.

Overall it has been a great week and I already know that next week will bring more changes and challenges. Hint: Jillian will get to test her lungs early next week off of the ventilator.

6 comments:

  1. It'll be such an awesome day when you can snuggle with your precious daughter without having to worry about the ET tube and the ventilator. Praying for all of you.

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  2. Glad to hear the updates! You and your family are in my every prayer (HUGS).

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  3. Continuing to pray for your family! So happy to hear positive updates!!! Also, a silly question, but I NEED to know (lol)...is Britian pronounced Brit-EE-an or Brit-yun (rhyming with Jillian)? When I'm reading I want to make sure I'm mentally pronouncing it right! :)

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  4. What wonderful news to hear that this week went so well. We'll definitely keep Jillian's lung test next week in our prayers.

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  5. Liz, :) Britian's name sounds just like the country Great Britain. I changed the spelling because I wanted it to match Jillian's spelling. Thank you for asking though, I do the same thing when I am reading something, I want to know that I am mentally pronouncing it correctly.

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  6. Such wonderful news - I am happy to hear that the girls are doing so well. Continued prayers...

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