I haven't written about this up to now because we've been doing this off our own bat, but for the last month or so we've been gradually reducing Enya's caffeine. Only by 1mg per week but it has been a steady decrease without any sats swinging. She gto her last dose of 1mg yesterday morning and we are now hoping that we will remain coffee free!!
The best part of this is we told the Prof we will be keeping the monitor for another 2 weeks and if she remains as steady as she has been up to now (sats average overnight of 98-99%) we will stop using it, and he agreed!!
Now on to something completely unrelated, yesterday was a public holiday here in Germany and we had a group of friends over for the first time since the girls were born. It is traditional here to go for a walk on May Day with the whole family and friends, usually dragging a little wagon filled with beer and with a small tree covered in ribbons. As we live in easy reach of forest (who doesn't in this neck of Germany!) they all met here before we set off on our walk, with 10 adults and 7 kids it was hard keeping everyone together but it was glorious weather and fun was had by old and young alike. After the walk we stopped briefly in the local park before all coming back to our house to grill (our 2nd BBQ of the season). I have never met a nation so fond of BBQs as the Germans!! I will post photos as soon as I get around to it.
The girls were completely overwhelmed/overexcited with so many people here and so got completely out of their schedule, which resulted in the first 3am feed in 2 weeks :-( . Although on the plus side it means for the first time in ages we got more than 600ml into them in a day ;-).
We are away this weekend-off to Munster to visit friends as a trial run for our holiday at the end of this month. We want to see how the girls cope with new beds, new sights and sounds and how we manage (what we can't live one week without)out of our home. Wish us luck as it's a 2 hour drive to Munster!!