3.2 months

posted on: 8.06.2011

The boys are 3 months and two days. I still feel like I barely know them. Having them in the hospital that long made it nearly impossible to truly bond with them. With their adjusted age (doctors go by their due date), they're just over a month. They still feel, look, and act like newborns. So to think that they are already 3 months is really weird. Here's what we know about them so far...
Tuck: Still in the hospital. He originally was admitted for a heart condition, which with medication, has now gotten under control. His severe reflux is what's keeping him there now. He's slowly working on eating all his food from a bottle, as they wean him off his feeding tube. And it's taking f o r e v e r. He's working as hard as he can, and so are all the wonderful nurses who take care of him, but it's still too long for me. We, of course, are still up there each day visiting with him & trying to get to know him as best we can. I know this for sure, the kid can poop. I mean, a lot and all day. He grunts too. He seems pretty manly so far. He loves loves loves to be held, but might even love his binky more. He sucks on that thing like it's his job. He has perfect fingers. He should be a baby hand model. He's shorter and much chubbier than Finn, weighing over 9 pounds. He prefers to be held up on my chest and loves to rock. He can go from 0-60 in .2 seconds, purple face and all. It's a good thing he soothes easily. 


Finn: home now for 4 weeks and getting better and better. The first week was rough, we were all adjusting to each other, but we're getting it, and today he smiled his first real smile at Wyatt. It was adorable. He's eating every 3 hours, and as of this week started sleeping a solid 6 hours at night. When he's awake he, like Tuck, loves being held. If he is crying, it's usually because he's not being held. He is a total cuddler, and we love it. He is now smaller than Tuck, longer and narrower, at 8 pounds. He never poops. In fact, the poor kid can't poop without our help. He's got reflux too like Tuck, although not nearly as bad, so he also prefers to be held against my chest. He squeals out before he cries, and makes the sweetest purring noises when he's alseep. He loves that bink too. He loves to be swaddled and bundled up warm. He does not love his carseat, or the swing too much, but likes the vibrating seat. His toes are so chubby and close together they look like they might pop right off. He sleeps with his mouth open, just like Wyatt and is happiest right after he eats and we're playing on the changing table. He likes tummy time a lot, and does not like being flat on his back at all. He loves bath time.

Happy 3 months little loves.

11 comments:

  1. they're both absolutely beautiful! hang in there mama. <3

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  2. oh they are so precious! darling, you and your baby boys are still on my prayers. Everything will be all right very very soon :)

    kisses,
    Mariel

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  3. They are just too darling! I hope you and your family are hanging in there and that Tuck gets to come home soon. Take care!

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  4. They are sooooo sweet!!!!

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  5. such good looking boys chelsea. i hope little tuck gets to come home soon, i bet those boys miss each other and will enjoy being close like they were in the womb. of course, mama needs her baby with her too. sigh... that must be so hard. you're doing a good job though - hang in there and keep up these loving posts. i just love the details you included and can remember the purring sounds ezra used to make when he was a sleeping newborn. he also used to sleep with him mouth open like michael and michael would always go close it.

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  6. Chels, they are so precious! We had one in the hospital and one home for 2 weeks and that was so hard so I look up to you so much! Hang in there and the bonding will come. You're such an amazing mommy!!!

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  7. Thanks for the update! What sweet little boys. I hope Tuck gets home soon. Keep lovin' them!

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  8. that's it, i need to see tuck pronto! that picture of him is so precious. it just makes my heart ache for that little baby who is still living in the hospital. thank heavens Finn is at least home. love that little boy so much! can't wait for to bond with tuckman!! (you can share that name with tate -- i just think that may have to be his nickname :)

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  9. I love seeing updates of your sweet boys. Can't imagine life w twins, let alone one here and one there. You seem to be doing a wonderful job. Hope Tuck comes home real soon!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness I could eat them! They are so cute and precious. What little miracles. Next time Tate comes over I need to hold Finn...(or you could leave him too, hint hint!) I hope you are doing well. We think of you often.xoxo

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