Monday, August 15, 2011

home, but without babies :(

Home, sweet home--well not as sweet without the babies yet, but still feels good!  I was discharged last night, so we stayed as long as possible to hold our babies and love on them!

They have all been doing great and making progress, but are still no where near being ready to go home :(  Londyn is still behind the boys at 3 lbs 9 oz, but boys aren't too far ahead and still right around 4 pounds.  They have been breathing and feeding on their own (Lance has been an all-star breast feeder, the others are still trying to get their teensy mouths to work with that!)  All IVs are out, but they are still connected to lots of monitors and cords.

Next step is to move out of their isolette incubators to the regular open cribs when they can maintain a temperature for set time (should be in a few days).  Dr. said yesterday it's possible for one to come home near the weekend, but no promises!
Meanwhile, we are so thankful that lots of family has been able to visit them in the NICU.  Originally we were told only us and grandparents could, but we got lucky b/c of some sweet nurses and connections, and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc have been able to sneak a peek :)   No one can feed them but us and our parents, but i'm so glad others don't have to wait too long :)

Here is some of their family seeing them over the past few days :)

The babies are even able to wear clothes over their monitors now, although even the tiniest preemie ones we have our still big on them!  It's hard to show through pictures, but their little bodies are so little it's unbelievable!  With each day we're feeling more comfortable with feeding, changing, etc. but it's so different than any newborn i've held before. 

We were also so blessed by other family and friends who visited us in the hospital, and also sent beautiful gifts to make my room a very happy place!  Thank you all so much for your kindness!!

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