The boys were officially discharged from the hospital today!! After a long day Wednesday, things started to click- they boys are feeding better and Evan maintained his temp for 24 hours outside of the incubator, so they were able to send us all home.
Because our car seats are made for 5 pounds and up, Evan had to go home in a car bed. After seeing how the car bed works, I personally wouldn’t mind a car bed for myself on our long drives to South Dakota! Both did great in the car and we learned that a car ride actually wakes Jaden up, instead of soothing him to sleep---note to self. Jaden spent the first hour at home wide awake just looking around. I think that means he will sleep well tonight after being up for so long-right?!?
We are fortifying their milk to create 24 calories/ml instead of 20 calories/ml to help increase their weight gain- thus, I get to use my rusty pediatric nutrition skills for calculating and counting their calorie intake. What makes it complicated is now there are lots of bottles and each boy gets a different flow bottle nipple---lots of coloring coding and labeling for the feedings tonight at 10pm, 1am, 4am, and 7am. We will have to see how the night and our plan actually go:)