On Bria’s 4th day of life, she was admitted to the NICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for significant weight loss and dehydration. Bria had difficultly feeding properly, but the excellent staff at Phoenix Children’s worked with her for 3 days and got her weight back up and eating properly. Once again, we were reminded what a blessing good health really is. Thankfully, Bria has been doing really well since leaving the NICU.
The first 4 weeks have been a lot of work and sorta a blur, but very sweet. Not only do Caleb and Bria look different, but thus far they have shown us that they have different personalities. Caleb is more alert with his eyes open to the world after feedings and Bria loves to cuddle and sleeps more than Caleb throughout the daytime. So far, they have been fairly mellow and enjoy eating and napping. New big brother Tyson has been transitioning into his new role. He likes to help with throwing away diapers, placing dirty clothes in their hamper, assisting in bath time, and watching the twins in their swings.
Leaving the hospital and heading home
Concerned Mama with Bria in the NICUTender moments: being able to finally hold our baby boy in our arms and watching him stare at Bria when laying next to her in the crib.
Bria likes: being swaddled and being held.
Bria dislikes: having a dirty diaper and an empty stomach.
Tender moments: being able to finally hold our baby girl in our arms and having a GIRL and dressing her in purple and pink.
It has only been a few weeks, but one thing that we know for sure is that having twins means teamwork. We’ve been so blessed to get a great deal of help from family and friends. Stay tuned for (hopefully) frequent updates on our blog.