Apparently CPAP at night was the help Asher needed. He had 3 nights of 8 hr stints of CPAP and tonight they are cutting that back to 6 hrs to see how he does. He is a new man - alert, happy, taking 2 bottles a day with ease - so hopefully this was the assistance he needed.
Nolan, besides being large and in charge, is up to 4-5 oral feeds per day and doing great. Nolan likes to attempt breastfeeding, but Asher really has no interest so far so we'll keep at it for both of them. The sooner the pump can be retired, the better, although it has become painfully apparent to me that that likely won't happen for months after they're home. Ugh.
Lastly, in a HUGE turn of events, neither of them had an apnea or brady for an entire shift yesterday. This is completely unheard of, and shows that things are finally starting to come together. At last. Once again, we're being lulled into a false sense of security, but for now we'll take it!
Asher, content after a bottle. Starting to look a lot like big sister did at birth.