All things Twins

The Minnesota Twins are 1 game behind Detroit for the AL Central title. The Twins are 26-5 when Johan Santana pitches. Oh, that’s not what you’re really here for?

Our twins are home, we got home on Tuesday afternoon and have spent the time sleeping, eating or ferrying back and forth from the clinic. We’re adjusting to the sleep deprivation; although Apple and Orange seem to sleep on roughly the same schedule and for about 2-1/2 to 3 hours at a time. We’ve been back to the clinic twice now because their bilirubin levels were slightly elevated when they came home, went up a point on Wednesday and went up again on Thursday. On Thursday, the doctor thought the looked ok and wasn’t too concerned. Their levels are just over 14. Wednesday’s doctor said they don’t actually get too worried unless the levels get to 17. They’ll be checked again today by the home health nurse that the hospital arranged for us.

They both seem to have innate personalities. Apple (the boy) seems to be low-key… his needs generally consist of food, a clean diaper and clothes. Orange needs those plus extra cuddling.

We’ve had to start supplementing with formula because there just doesn’t seem to be enough milk to go around. Apple seems to actually prefer the bottle, seems more successful at getting food from it than his other source.

Raisin seems to be taking all of this in stride. She wants to be helpful and has parlayed that into a new ability to fetch various items on command from around the house. She gets very concerned when the babies cry and wants to know what mommy plans to do about that.

I go back to work on Monday and Grape’s mom will be around to help throughout the day. I’m not super thrilled about going back to work, there’s much more interesting stuff going on around here. Not to mention stuff that needs to be done.

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One Response to All things Twins

  1. Amy F says:

    Leo’s bilirubin peaked at 14 on day 4, I believe. I’m surprised they made you go to the clinic–a home health nurse came and jabbed him repeatedly here. So long as it’s not 14 on day 2 or something, I’m sure they’ll be fine.

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