Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Way Back When-esday - So very close!

Linking up with Twinfatuation Way Back When-esday. Thanks Cheryl for letting me play along!

As I mentioned last week I am using Way Back Wednesday posts to share our last 2 weeks in the NICU.

These are pictures that Molly and Luke's primary nurse Amanda took on March 11th (Luke) & March 12th, 2008 (Molly). I am so glad she took these self portraits with my babies! There isn't a day that goes by that she isn't thought about!

As you can see in the below picture my baby boy had finally mastered bottle feeding. No more pump feeding for him! Todd and I were in high gear....knowing we had better be prepared to bring our baby boy home in a matter of days!

I know it is gas or something, but see the cute smile on his face! I am pretty sure Amanda and him partied the nights away!

Sorry these are must have been lights out time! She loved my babies almost as much as we loved her!

Molly too had mastered bottle feeding! She actually was getting the little bit of breast milk I was pumping. Oh, how I hated not being able to supply milk for both. Of course in the very beginning they both got it, but the more they consumed the faster it ran out! First my body failed me on carrying them longer...then it failed me even more by not producing milk. I tried anything and everything, but it just wasn't happening. I know that sounds awful to hear Molly started getting it all, but her belly was more sensitive. Luke never had any issues with digesting, so it was just natural to give it to who needed it more. Luke was taking Simalac Neosure which is a preemie formula. Molly was taking breast milk and supplementing with nestle good start. The high calorie formulas and fortifiers were just too much for her sensitive tummy!

Another sweet smile!

Next Wednesday will be Luke's homecoming post! :)

Have a great rest of the week!


Christina said...

How sweet! =)

Brittany said...

How precious. I need to do something like that before I forget it all. Look how tiny they were.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Those are adorable little smiles!!! :) :)

Sarah said...

Such sweet pictures!

OurLifeUnrehearsed said...

I heart Molly and Luke's smiles in these pictures and I'm so glad those moments were captured for you!
P.S- You got my truth correct from over on my post..... it was pretty easy huh! SN: I have 5 tattoos. yikes!

Jen said...

These were SO sweet and precious to hear about. And it's hard to remember how small they were {mine included}!
Loved the post!!!

reanbean said...

It's great to see the progression of them getting bigger and stronger. Their smiles are so sweet too!

I can understand the breastmilk dilemma. Although, I was able to breastfeed my two (after 3 weeks of working on it), I had to pump a ton to try to get my supply up, and then supplement too. Tiny never cared for the formula, so if I didn't have enough expressed breastmilk to supplement both, she got the breastmilk and Buba got the formula. I felt bad about it at first, but that's what worked out best for everyone. They're both healthy, happy 3-year-olds now, so I know the worrying I did was all for nothing.

Take care!

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Andrea, all the smiles (yours included!) are SOOO beautiful and NOT gas-instigated! :)

Thank you so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday!

NC Sue said...

What lovely smiles!
I appreciate your visit and the follow, and I'm happy to follow back!

championm2000 said...

Glad you found my blog so I could find yours!

Thanks for sharing your Way Back pictures and story...truly miraculous!

I look forward to reading more...

Melissa @