Just a quick note from Mom

Just wanted to put up a quick post while I had a chance. I can not download pics to this computer, so just some new info for you all.
Lincoln is getting so big and is now 5lbs 12 oz. She had been tooting up a storm and we now call her tootie. Seriously, like that much noise should not come out of such a little person. She is really doing a great job on breastfeeding. Her weight has kind of hovered so mom had to succumb to what we now call the great bottle war of 2011. The docs just felt like she is using so much energy to breastfeed, and that bottle feeding with a high flow would get her orally feeding without all the work. Mom was super emotional and reluctant to give this up, but our fist day proved successful. She gained a whole ounce over night! Plus dad does such a good job at it :) They are really hinting that Lincoln may get to go home soon. Not quite sure how soon, but are keeping our fingers crossed.
This has brought on such mixed emotions. We will be so happy to get her home, but so sad that Maya will still have to stay. Wondering how we will be able to take care of and nurse both girls with Maya still here. Just cant wait to get them both home so we can finally be a family and take care of our own children.
Maya is doing good too. She is actually 5lbs 8oz (not 5lbs 10oz- from last post) and catching up to her sis fast! She is still trying to figure out this whole breathing thing. Lots of up and down with her oxygen. They keep trying to ween her, and then she will start to really struggle again. Preparing ourselves for her to come home on it, but really hoping she doesn't. Yesterday they felt like she was really carrying a lot more fluid and needed to have a nice stool to get her respiratory rates down. And that she did :) Our wonderful nurse was helping to get things moving down there and Maya let go all over her hand!! It was so funny! I have never seen so much poop go shooting out of a baby :) I think she feels much better now!
Sorry we have been so out of touch. I will try to post some pics soon.

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