Wednesday, September 23, 2009

big milestones

Yesterday we went to see the babies at the NICU at they were doing so well still. Sometimes I wonder if there is going to be a time when any of them have a set back because we were warned many times that there is usually a honeymoon period the first few days then things start popping up.

Matthew went off his IV last night and now only has a feeding tube in place. He sure can cry though. I was holding him and Brady and all of a sudden he decided he was hungry and the nurses weren't moving fast enough for him so he threw a little fit. It didn't bother Brady, he stayed right asleep! Hopefully that will happen when they are at home too. He is off the bili lights and will be able to wear his clothes from home today.

Brady is the pig of the bunch! He is eating a full 2x as much as his sister per feed and is also off his IV and bili lights. He loved snuggle time yesterday didn't move an inch once he cuddled in and was very content the whole 2 hours.

Aubrey also went off her IV and bili lights and was trying to get some alone time with Daddy but when Cameron heard Ben talking and kept looking over at him and crying so the nurse gave Cameron to Ben too. There is no doubt she is a daddy's girl already. I can't wait to start dressing her in all the pink we have!

Cameron is the only one still of IV. They are hoping he will be tolerating full feeds by Friday and be off his IV then. The lights are off and he is doing great. He was so alert yesterday he stared at Ben for 20 minutes while he held him and the nurses made comments about how alert he was and how well he was picking his head up to get a better view.

In the NICU there are 2 rooms for critical care babies then 2 rooms for feeding and growing as they call them. It is when they are stable and can be without any support other than the feeding tube. They are already talking about moving the babies into these rooms! When they are in there we can do their baths, take them out unassisted and generally just care for them with as little help as we want. I am so excited about that!

I get to go get my staples removed today and I am NOT looking forward to that! I have 20 of them holding me together and I already am cringing at the idea of the pain it will cause.


  1. Getting the staples out is not painful at all actually. I have had this done 3 times now and each time it just feels like a tiny pinch. You'll do fine. It makes me giggle how much your Brady sounds like my Brady. Our little (or not so little) Brady is a little pig since he's not quite 5 months old and already weighs 16 lbs. Guess mama's milk does a body good. I hope you post some pics of them in their regular clothes today. Sounds like they are all doing so well......sooooo good to hear and I love we both have sons named Brady. Have you always liked that name?

  2. Awww! It sounds like the babies are doing so great! I'm thrilled to hear it! They are so strong and healthy. Do you have any idea how long they'll stay in the hospital?

    GL getting the staples out - I cringed just reading it. That totally freaks me out!

    Can't wait to see more pics!!!

    Lindsey (hopingforbaby05)

  3. Ben is the one who picked Brady's name out but I do like it too. The staples weren't bad at all. They will be in until the can show steady weight gain, eating on their own and pass a car seat test. Anytime after 35 weeks. I am going to try to get pics on tonight or in the morning.

  4. I'm so glad things are going so well. I kept worrying about a set back myself and the only one we had was when Addison's heart issue developed and they moved her back to the ICU part but that was only for 24 hours and she was back to the eating and growing part.

    Good luck with those staples. I don't even know what that is like.

    Keep the updates coming.


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