Went home last night...it was extremely difficult to leave the hospital, however, it definitely did me good to be home away from the alarms and machines. It provided me an opportunity to get a good nights rest and relax. Cris was talking in his sleep all night about the different machines - obviously too feeling the stress or dreaming that he was a practioner .
Shay weighed in at 1074 grams today. He is getting bigger and looking better. He had a difficult night on the new ventilation machine - it required too much work from him and after 12 hours he was too tired to continue breathing on his own s0 the nurses reverted back to the original ventilator - an intubator. A little step back - but one that we can handle. He is feeding well and has already turned his day around today - as he is again stable and happy.
Ciaran weighed in at 887 grams. He has lost a bit of weight - which is normal. He is not responding to food as well as Shay, but we continue to try. Ciaran has had a decent two days. He is looking better everyday and appears stronger. All of the nurses that work with Ciaran describe him as feisty...and aggitates easily - he definitely has Sneyd genes in him! Shay on the other hand is calm, cool and collected. Nothing seems to bother him - very much like Cris!
Crazy thing happened today. I was just visiting the boys and saw a guy that I thought I recognized. Sure enough, it was who I thought it was. It was Ernie - a guy from our prenatal class for twins. His wife Marta was 2 weeks behind me and had delivered early - basically at exactly the same time in our trimester. He quickly reminded me of where we were at but a short week and a half ago - he too is completely in shock and has not absorbed their reality. He too is awaiting his wife to come as she is still at the hospital in Mississauga. I got to see their babies - they are a tiny bit smaller than Ciaran and Shay. It made me realize how much the babies have changed in such a short time...it really is crazy!
That is all for now. A sincere thank you to all of our family and friends who are reaching out and praying for us. The support and love that has been sent our way is sooo overwhelming - these feelings of support and love are sometimes as overwhelming as where our boys are at. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - we both are aware of how truly fortunate we are!