NICU Day 11

Monday, September 21, 2009

The babies are quite the growers! They are now at or over their birthweights. Maya hit 2lb 6 oz but went down to 2lb 5oz when they took her off the IVs, which they said was normal (that the wires weigh something). Once they move down a notch in isolettes, they said to expect some weight loss too, since the giraffe beds tend to add a few ounces here and there. Bobby is now 2lb 13.1 oz and is due to come off his IVs today.

One of our favorite nurses was on duty last night and she said that the next week is going to be a big one for them. She anticipates that they will move isolettes and get their first baths in the next week! Also, once they hit 1500 grams, they will be wrapped and dressed. I cant wait to help dress them. (Although, I think a certain little boy likes his nakedness!) And we are both so excited to give them their first baths! They are both eating so well. She is now at her "full feeding" of 22ml and he will soon be at his full of 32ml (it's based off weight).

They continue to progress daily. It's amazing to watch them grow and develop. Thank you for the prayers; they are most appreciated. I cant believe the babies are almost 2 weeks old.

Please say a prayer for my nephew, Benjamin, who is currently in the process of being born. My stepdad emailed me; as of 8:30pm, my brother's girlfriend was 4cm dilated. So, we may have another baby in the family as of tomorrow morning.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I'm so glad to hear things continue to progress so well for Bobby and Maya. I hope they will continue and you guys get to take them home very soon!!

I hope your nephew comes into the world safe and sound!

Sprogblogger said...

So happy that the babies continue to do so well! You haven't posted an update on how you're doing physically in a while - I"m hoping it's just because you're healing up nicely. Take care of yourself in between taking care of these babies of yours.

A n T said...

Love hearing these amazing updates! Keep them coming!

Michelle said...

I was just going to say the same thing. How are you healing? Everything going ok? The first bath, gosh, another milestone. We'll look forward to it!

Just Breathe said...

I love your miracles. They are growing and doing so well. What a blessing. How exciting the next week will be with giving them their baths and dressing them.

Also, all the pictures are so cute.
I just went through them. I can't believe their hair. Bobby is dark and Maya is light. It will be so much fun seeing them grow up.