Perhaps the break away to see your other kids would recharge your battery as well as being great for them to spend time with Mom. You'll have to go with your gut on this x
Update on Melany and Anna - Page 7
I'm at home and it feels SO weird. I really want to wake up the kids, but I'll let them sleep.
I went into baby's room and Pete has used it as a dumping ground. It was mostly cleaned out when baby was born and now it's really not. I did find some socks to bring back to the hospital with me so she can wear something other than the freebies from the hospital, but I had to shut the door and not look at the mess.
As far as baby clothes, she has to be in something bigger than she needs (she's up to 7 lbs!) but it has to completely open in the front and allow for her PICC line access and not press on her G-tube. So, we're limited to short sleeved onsies with snaps down the front.
On the plus note, I brought a cooler of breast milk home and I may need to donate some milk to the milk bank. I think I have over 4 gallons of milk in our freezer! I should take a picture. I have a ton of the little premie medala bottles the hospital provides, 56 8 oz bottle and the rest in breast milk bags.
And, baby is up to 6ml of milk an hour, just over a teaspoon. I don't think we'll hit the 4 gallon mark anytime soon.
Pete posted a photo on facebook and my daughter came over and hugged me. The kids have been hanging on me all day, which is also hard because I'm heading back Sunday or Monday.
There's actually a milk bank in WA now! The NICU nurses told me about it. The baby who came in next door to us right before we moved to a double room was on donated milk.