8 Weeks Birthday (NICU Day 56)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Today, our sweet Maya and precious Bobby are 8 weeks old. As hard as it is for me to see our chunky monkey (as I like to call her) on the ventilator, I did take photos today. I didnt want to miss such an important age milestone. I also wanted to share the bad with the good. Otherwise, this space wouldnt be balanced or true. Thank you for encouraging us to take pictures, even though this week has been so tough.



Today was a good day. Bobby started taking his bottles again. Moving back to Maya helped, I think. Maya is now up to full feeds and her IV has been reduced to a heplock. She gets her first dose of steroids at midnight and they will reattempt the extubation tomorrow at 10am. She will get two more injections tomorrow at noon and midnight. We are truly hopeful that they will keep her trachea open and she will back to her old self this weekend.

This week has been rough. We appreciate all of your prayers and support. While I havent been able to respond to all the emails and comments, please know that we read them all and know your prayers contribute to the good health of our babies.

In other news, my breast milk production is better than it was before the decrease! The herbs and (nasty) tea are making a huge difference, as are the many pumping sessions. Finally, they have more than 24 hours of milk on hand at the hospital! YAY!!!

22 comments:

Seraphim said...

I am glad you took photos of this important milestone and I'm praying Maya's extubation goes smoothly for her xxx

sonja said...

Happy 8 weeks, Bobby and Maya! They get more beautiful every week! =)

Praying for a successful extubation tomorrow.

ezra'smommy said...

Hooray for 8 weeks! Many prayers coming your way.

AKD said...

Praying for the extubation to go well - they're getting so big! Thinking of you today and tomorrow!

Michelle said...

Happy 8 Weeks to your beautiful twins! Hope things only continue to get better.

Just Breathe said...

Way to go on the breast milk!
Love the pictures, they are really growing and they are so adorable.
Night and Day!

Sprogblogger said...

Happy 8 weeks. I'm glad you took the photo, and I'm even more glad that it looks good for her to come off it by tomorrow. You all are in my prayers. (And hurrah for the milk production! You rock!)

Missing Kasey said...

Yeah! Glad that you are producing more milk! Praying for a smooth and uneventful extubation tomorrow. My Kasey was always on a vent I know how hard it is! :( Hang in there she is a fighter! How precious is it that they need to be together they are fighters together! ((hugs))

k@lakly said...

Keeping mighty healing thoughts for brave Maya. What an ordeal, what a nightmare. I hate this for all of you. I hope Friday is a day of health and strength and that Maya is back on her way to coming home with her obviously devoted brother.
xxoo

Anonymous said...

YEAH for 8 weeks, and go moochine go. Glad to hear things are improving.

Faith

Paula said...

Praying the extubation goes well. Thinking of you all.

Jessica said...

Michele, thinking of you and hoping all goes well with Maya today. *hugs*

momto558 said...

Try Rosenbergers Ice Tea...that is great for milk production.Believe me,I nursed all five of mine.The boys a year,the girls 18 months & drank tons of it:)They look like they are growing like weeds:)
Michele

mybumpyjourney said...

Sweet pictures! I am praying for Maya- hope the intubation goes well and she flies!
XOXOX

Bluebird said...

Happy 8 weeks to your sweet babes :)

Leah said...

Happy 8 weeks to your precious babies! Always thinking and praying for you.

sarah said...

(((((hugs))))

Amanda said...

Happy 8 wks Maya and Bobby!! Thinking of all of you and hoping Maya continues to do better. (((HUGS))) and yay for better milk production :D

mekate said...

Hoping and praying and congratulations on 8 weeks-- and Oh Michele, I hope Maya is much improved and that this whole thing can be behind you very soon.
With love,
Kate

paulsgirl1297 said...

I will keep the babies in my prayers and I know Maya's extubation will go smoothly=the pics are adorable they are getting so big.

Heather said...

Oh Michele, I'm so sorry you've had a rough week. I always have you and your family in my prayers.

Yay for better milk production!! Hang in there!!!

one-hit_wonder said...

thoughts are with you - what a terribly hard week you've had.