One month already, and getting big! Both girls have gained weight, Ella is now just shy of four pounds, weighing 3 pounds, 15 ounces and Raegan is coming in at 3 pounds, 9 ounces. Both girls are looking bigger and brighter, though they’re still teeny tiny.
Ella proves herself to be quite the fighter, and despite everything, is looking so good and strong. She spent over an hour awake today, hanging out with Mama while her sister snoozed. When nursing or being held, she makes the funniest noises that make me giggle. The doctors are checking her now for signs of seizures, to see if that explains her apnea spells, but so far, nothing. Although she is a lady, Miss Ella has been known to make lots of stinky toots. Not fun when your house is kept locked up tight!
Raegan is doing really well, almost no apnea spells, and is basically just getting bigger. The nurse told me today that most likely Raegan will go home before Ella. While I can’t wait to have both our girls here, the idea of separating them is so hard. Raegan continues to be a grumpypants who enjoys escaping her snuggy and perusing around her house. She often has a very grumpy face, and cries more than her sister when she feels she is being disturbed.
Both girls have dark eyes, but you can now see their pupils, where you couldn’t before. It will be interesting to see what colour their eyes turn out. Their big brother had the grayest eyes until they turned dark brown, like mine. The girls also have two dimples each, taking after their Mama.
The girls had a very busy week, we started breastfeeding, and they had their eyes checked. Plus, our daily snuggles, and visits from friends and grandparents.
Can’t wait to see where we are in another month, after all, the girls are 34 weeks gestational age, so an extra month will bring them closer to newborns, and more importantly, closer to home!