Braden is doing extremely well in newborn nursery. He is taking almost full feedings (25cc or more of his 30 cc) every three hours. He is keeping most of it down, too. We do have to be very aggressive while feeding him because he did not develop the sucking skill in utero. Now that I have learned how to feed a premie, his feedings with me are going much better. He was under the warmer most of Wednesday to keep his temp regular, but his doc had him in open crib yesterday to see if he could maintain 98 degrees and I am very happy to report that he did not go back under the warmer one time. He is doing very, very well.
I am doing as good as can be expected after major surgery, two babies, and the NICU. My doc is letting me stay until tomorrow since the boys are still here, but I could go today if I wanted to. We ask for your prayers for both our boys to come home just as soon as they are ready to leave the hospital. It has been very hard to not see them together yet. I know they are right where they both need to be and that is where I want them to stay until they are ready. It makes me sad to think they don't know where their brother is. This must all be very strange for them. God is watching over them and He will keep them safe and comforted when I can't.