It is amazing to think that Phoebe and Piper should still be in my tummy. Today they would have been 37 weeks instead of 3 weeks old. Don't get me wrong, I am glad the girls are here and healthy today, but it would have been nice for them to bake a little longer.
Today was another amazing day at CHOC. Piper drank her morning bottle for me in 4 minutes flat. Phoebe took some of her morning bottle and then got tired. Both girls are working SO hard and making good progress, just on their own time schedule. Then at the 2:00 pm feeding Piper shocked both the nurse and I. Piper took a shocking 56ml from my breast!!! This was going above and beyond what she should eat. At this point Piper needs to eat a minimum of 40ml at each feeding and if she takes more that is just an added bonus. Just when I thought things could not get more exciting, Phoebe breast fed 34ml and only needed 3ml of breast milk in her feeding tube. I was so proud of my big girls!!
Speaking of "big girls" here is a quick weight update on the girls, Piper is 4 pounds 8 ounces and Phoebe (who is quickly catching up to her sister) is 4 pounds 5 ounces. We still do not have a going home date for either of the girls but James and I are fine with that. We continue to see progress everyday and that is all we can ask for. Knowing God is watching out for our little miracles and that we have so many people praying for them makes this whole process so much easier. Thank you to everyone for praying, we love you all! <3