Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chubby little babies...

Our babies are getting so big. Eli weighs 4lbs 15oz now he's officially a pound over his birth weight and Emerson weighs 3lbs 12oz. They are both gaining steadily now and they increased Emerson's feeds to 34cc and both are starting on vitamins. Eli has chubby little cheeks now that he's starting to fill out a little bit.

They're both taking bottles Eli takes a bottle about every other feeding and Emerson takes a few each day depending on how awake she is at feeding time. We're making progress and as soon as they can take all of their feeds from bottles with ease they get to come home to us.

Yesterday they did the lab work to test them for Von willebrand disease (a bleeding disorder that I have a mild form of). They both did really well with the blood draws and they had to take a lot considering how small the babies are. They just sucked on their sugar water and didn't seem to mind the pokes too much. All of the doctors and nurses compliment us on what easy babies we have. I'm hoping that continues when they come home.

Finally, Marcus and I took infant CPR yesterday which the NICU requires before they'll send the babies home. So we're checking things off and once the babies can eat they can come home. Hopefully that's sometime soon.


Queenie. . . said...

Yay! Glad they continue to do so well. They'll be home before you know it!

Christi said...

Love it. So good to see them putting on weight and growing!