Twins Update: 2 Weeks & Lots of Smiles

Lochlan and Margot are two weeks old as of yesterday morning. I still cannot believe we have made it to two weeks. Those first few days before and after the delivery were such a roller coaster for all of us. Which includes Paley, Tracy and her Family. 

 

Lochlan and Margot are two weeks old as of yesterday morning. I still cannot believe we have made it to two weeks. Those first few days before and after the delivery were such a roller coaster for all of us. Which includes Paley, Tracy and her Family. 


 

Leading up to the delivery were in and out of the hospital with all these false alarms. Talking to Tracy about it now it seems more like Kaiser was extremely over sensitive when it came to her stress test visits. Yes I know it’s better to be safe than sorry but 8 times in and out of the hospital. Poor Tracy being through the ringer. She was a strong woman through it all even when Clem and I were feeling so much remorse for all discomfort this pregnancy was creating for her and her family. 

 

Looking back at it now, we did shake our heads and there were certainly things blown up into something worse than they really were. In the end we focused on the positive and powered through any rough patches. Today the twins are certainly progressing, even though this pace is a new one for Clem and I. Both are preemies and there are so many things or rules that come with bringing home a preemie. Paley is in heaven having her little brother home. Margot is still in the NICU at a local hospital and Clem and I take turns visiting her each day. 

 

Both Margot and Lochlan have progressed nicely over the past 4 days since coming down to the south bay. Their weights have continued to climb and the feeding has shown some improvement. In the food department Margot is destroying Lochlan. She’s already averaging 60-70ml feeds the past 4 days. While Lochlan is certainly give Clem and I a run for our money, we remind our selves to enjoy how easy it is right because in little over a week that feeding will be for two. 

 

I know it seems like we are skirting around why Margot is in the hospital and what kind of infection she is fighting but this is on purpose. We want to focus on the now and not go back to that dark place just yet. I do promise to open up about it but only when Margot is home. She really is doing great! From her feeding to even her weight (she’s now 7lbs. 12.4oz), she is a healthy little girl. We just have deal with that little infection which really she has had no symptoms. Lochlan has also been doing great, he had his first doctor appointment on Monday and he got all gold stars. Now it’s time to train Clem and I how to progress his feeding. We realized on Wednesday morning he was training us to feed him every 2 hours instead of the 3-4 hours we working on. Happy to report we are back on track even though Lochlan is now 1-0. And we thought that Margot was going to be the one who will be giving us run for the money.

(the first photo is of Margot waving to Dad on one of my visit and the second is of Lochlan after a change)

 

Twins Update: 2 Weeks & Lots of Smiles

One Twin Home, One More to Go