Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lets Face It....

I seriously need to update the blog! Our babies are almost 9 months old and the blog is only on 1st month?!?! Let's get real...I just dont have the time that I used to. Between bouncing babies, burping, feeding, changing diapers, laundry, eating, sleeping and trying to use the bathroom somewhere in there and MAYBE catch a shower, the blog has been severely neglected. Sooo....lets do a fast track:

2nd Month (April)- Alot of the same as month #1, not quite as scary as we got used to the NICU and the terms used. Still lots of up and downs. The kids celebrated their first Easter in the NICU...yes we even had a dress for Libby and a bow as big as her head! Libby moved to nasal cannula and Sawyer finally moved down from a SiPap to CPAP to Vapotherm. Both starting using the bottle and recreational nursing. Both babies got moved into an open crib, meaning they could finally keep their own body heat!

3rd Month (May) - Babies are finally starting to fill out and look like full term babies, even if they only weigh between 4 and 5 lbs! My first Mothers Day...Libby was supposed to go home, but had a brady (breathing) episode and so the 7 day clock started again. She also stopped eating so they had to run tests, get a urine sample (which meant a catheter) , it was terrible. We did get to room in with her before that, which was a pure joy to hold our babies with no wires attached.
The babies finally got to co-bed together as well. Something we wanted from the very beginning! Libby made it home on May 16th - 1 week before her due date. Sawyer followed behind on May 23rd - 3 days before due date. Sawyer came home on 1/16 of a liter of oxygen.

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