A Twin Update

Well, the twins are about two-and-a-half weeks old now, and we might be starting to settle into a rhythm. The first week was pretty challenging, because Gabriel started having some problems keeping his food down after a feeding due to reflux. With some help from the doctor and Mylicon, we found the magic combination and he started eating better. Both of the boys were actually not quite gaining the weight that we wanted to see, so the doctor started us feeding them higher-calorie formula and said to keep the house at around 75°F. So we’re now officially living in a hot-house.

It paid off, though—just a week later, both boys are above their birth weights (Gabriel finally broke the five-pound mark at five pounds, two ounces; Adrian weighed in at five pounds, 14 ounces) and were putting on weight at a rate of three ounces per day (versus the normal one ounce per day). We’re getting a little rhythm going at night, with Neil taking the pre-1AM feedings so Geitra can continue to rest and recuperate from her surgery. Sleep remains a bit uneven for us, but that’s to be expected.

So, that’s about it for now…but Neil wanted to share this photo with everyone. It’s one of his favorites so far.

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