Happy 1w Birthday! (NICU Day 7)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Our sweet babies were one full week old around 7:20pm tonight. Wow. 7 whole days on the outside. It doesnt seem like it has been that long. A week sounds like a long time, right? I mean, I used to flip the calendar over every day to get to that "one more day" in the week and now... So fast. Happy One Week Birthday, Bobby and Maya!

A short update because I am so tired. Pictures will have to wait until I upload them. I have another post I want to write, too, but I am too tired to do it tonight. It is much busier than I anticipated with driving to and from the hospital twice a day, but it gives me the time in the afternoon to nap, which I need, so we both agree that this is still the best thing for us right now. But it is rough. The morning is so quick with pumping, showering, and breakfast, then leaving. Then, I get home and it's nap time and pumping and dinner and pumping and leaving. Then we get home after 11pm. But it is so worth it. There is nothing better than ending the day holding them. So wonderful...

They are doing great. Just great. Bobby is now off his lights as of today. He was 0.8 and they said that is low enough to remove the lights. YAY! And they expect Maya to soon follow. They are discussing moving them from the preemie isolettes into the next level of incubators. Woo Hoo! They both gained about 40 grams today. They havent had any issues being off the CPAP and on room air without pressure. Maya had her last dose of the baby advil and, as of this morning, they could no longer hear the murmur so it looks like it worked. She's been dirtying her diapers consistently, but he is still working on that.

When they open their eyes and look at you with those beautiful stares... It just melts your heart. Bobby has dark hair and his eyes look to be dark also. Maya has light hair and her eyes look like they may stay the hazel-blue color. We shall see. But, regardless, they watch you when you talk to them and, when Peter and I both are with them, they will trace back and forth between who is talking. It's amazing.

I had my staples removed and do feel better. Still sore. Still hurting. But no percocet today. 3 doses of ibuprophen, but that is keeping things at bay.

Well, it's time to turn the pump off and go to bed... I'll try to get pics up tomorrow.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful that they are doing as good as they are. I am so happy for you and Peter. It is a light in this dark world. Hugs and love. Anne

Just Breathe said...

Good news, just what I want to hear. Have a good night. Enjoy your children tomorrow. One week old and I think I am still in shock. Congratulations again and again. God Bless.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Wow! I am so glad that everyone is doing so well and that the babies are thriving.

Krystal said...

It so good to hear that things are going well with you, Daddy and the twins!!

MUCH LOVE AND HUGS!

Tina said...

Thanks for the update. I love hearing how well they are doing. xx

Annalien said...

It is simply amazing how well they are doing for 28 weekers!! I am so so glad. I believe that is the power of prayer - praise God! Go Bobby and Maya.

Barbara said...

I'm so pleased for you all. I hope things continue to get better and better and better!

xxx

Sprogblogger said...

SO thrilled they're (well, that you ALL are) doing so well. May things just continue to improve! Now you get to countdown to getting those babies HOME where they belong! Be well.

A n T said...

Wow, 7 days already! So glad to hear that they are thriving so well! Great job keeping them baking Momma!

Donna said...

Wonderful, wonderful wonderful!!!!

djsmom2007 said...

Praise God for such wonderful news!! I know how much you believe Bobby and Maya are miracles and how much you and Peter appreciate them!

Anna J said...

Yay!! Such a positive report, I am so happy..
Anna

Jessica said...

It is so wonderful how they are doing. What a joy. :)

Leah said...

It sounds like your babies are doing SO wonderful. I'm so happy to hear that! Wonderful, wonderful news! I hope they continue to grow and mend. :-D

I also wanted to let you know that your raffle items have shipped. If you don't have them in a few days, please let me know. :-D

6p00e55008a4aa8834 said...

clearly, miracle babies!

Bluebird said...

Sitting here with a full heart and huge smile on my face. And complete without words :) Still so thrilled for you all.

Kandi Ann said...

I continue to Pray for you and cheer with you today on your wonderful news. I know you have so much on your plate so I will just ask, Please Pray hard for me. My life is in a mess and I really need the Power of Prayer. I have been tweeting today and feel the energy leaving me so will be back to being unable to do anything soon. www.twitter.com/colty13 plus I just added a post today. xoxo, Kandi Ann

Our Journey... said...

so glad things are going well!

Missing Kasey said...

So glad to hear they are doing so well!

"Jay" said...

I am so glad the babies are continuing to improve and thrive!
I am also glad you are taking some time out to get some rest. C-sections take a lot out of you and I am sure you are exhausted! I love reading the updates, keep them coming!

AKD said...

What an amazing blessing that they're doing so well. God bless you all!

Kate said...

Things sound good! Progress is beautiful. I'm so happy for you. Happy seven days on earth Bobby and Maya!

Cara said...

Then nicu is exhilerating and exhausting! Congrats again and I'm thrilled they are doing so well!

Aunt Judy said...

We love you, hon. I'm so glad to hear that all of you are doing well. I guess you may already know, but Steve's son and daughter-in-law just let your mom and Steve know that they are having twins too. I told her she was trying to show off. That all I had was one grandson and now their kids are going haywire. I'd hate to see their christmas tree next year. Five new babies in a year, wow!!! Take care of yourself and those little ones. Our prayers are with you all!

Tanya said...

Wow... Bobby and Maya continue to amaze us! As do both of you. So glad to hear how well things are going for all of you!