The girls had a great day today with their feedings. To see how much each of the girls eat while breast feeding, each one is weighed immediately before and after eating; and the difference in grams is the amount of mL eaten. Today Ruthie was able to get a full feeding and Annie and Gracie did good as well and received the remainder of their milk via the tube that goes through the nose and into the stomach.
Currently they are all on 2-a-day breast feeding schedules and the other 6 feedings are through the tube. With the girls starting to eat more and more they will go to 3-a-day feedings soon.
Last night the girls weighed in at the following: Annie 6 lbs 6 oz, Gracie 5 lbs 13 oz, and Ruthie 6 lbs 6 oz.
Many people have asked if we know when the girls will come home. The nurses tell us to plan on their due date which was December 8th. With them gaining weight and doing so well there is a chance they may come home sometime around Thanksgiving, but rather than get our hopes up too early we plan on December 8th.
Momma's little love bugs (that's 18 lbs of baby you're looking at!)
Ruthie, Annie, Gracie
"Hands full today, hearts full tomorrow."