Sunday, November 25, 2007

A mini update

I have many things to be thankful for, and want to sit down to put some of it into words, but for now I just want to give a little update. My little Ella has been making up for lost ground. She has been taken off her nasal cannula, her bed is now not warming her...she is regulating her own temp, she is wearing clothes, she only has two more days of antibiotics and then they will start her feeds again, and she is 4lbs. 4.2ounces., 18" long, and her head is 11 1/2". She is gaining a lot of weight even without being on milk!!! She will soon be able to be in an open crib and then moved to level 2 with her sister. We have all been under the weather this past week, so we haven't been able to see the babies since Tuesday. So, the nurse that was taking care of Ella sent me this picture to tide us over....isn't she adorable!!!!

Preslyn, is doing awesome as well. Her therapy to learn to suck, swallow, breathe is going great. Today she is up to 32cc's which is just over 1 ounce and she drank the whole thing out of the bottle!!! Whoohoo!!! She is no longer receiving her liquid nutrients, but is doing all feeds by bottle or feeding tube. She also was able to stop her doses of caffein. Meaning her stats are doing great on their own and she doesn't need that extra kick every morning :)

Hayden also had a big day today! We took her to see her first movie in the theater! We saw the Bee Movie and she loved it. I have some pics to add to this post and I'll do that tomorrow.

For now, I'm hitting the sack :) We are going to see the munchkins tomorrow...seems like its been an eternity since we have seen them.


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