Being a mom to two micro-preemies is indeed a full time job. Actually, it is a full time job with overtime but without the pay; however, the rewards far exceed the work load.
Today started out packing things up to transport Drake to the pediatrician, but luckily the doctor decided he did not need to come into the office. We were scheduled to go because Drake had not gone to the bathroom (pooped) in 5 days, but he finally did! This little boy makes me more happy for normal bodily functions than I ever thought possible.
I spent the entire afternoon on various phone calls advocating for both of our babies. Drake's birthday has been entered incorrectly which is causing a domino effect of other problems along the way. Eventually they will get tired of hearing from me daily and correct the typo. The extremely expensive synagis shots that are crucial for these tiny preemies have to be approved and administered every 30 days throughout RSV season (Oct-Mar). We just found out that our portion, after insurance, is over $600 per shot per baby per month. Through my calls today, I found out that Drake's is being processed and Kennedy's was not received. Two phone calls later, I remained on the line while her paperwork was re-faxed. They are both due for these shots on the 25th so we need them as close to that date as possible to help protect their fragile immune systems.
Tomorrow Drake's nurse has the day off so that she can celebrate Thanksgiving with her family while we celebrate with ours. We will miss her and be happy to see her on Friday when she returns.
1) Kennedy's bath time
2) Drake's bath time
3) Harlee watching Drake
4) Daddy & Kennedy