Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2 weeks old

The girls are two weeks old today. They are still doing wonderful. We praise God for how great and amazing and faithful He is in taking care of our girls!! As of now...
  • Bethany and Anna have been moved to "big girl beds" in the NICU.
  • Bethany, Anna and Suzan have been changed to the "continued care" status versus "NICU" status. I think that means that they require less intervention and are more just eatin', sleepin', poopin' and growin' :) Yay! Brielle is still on "NICU" status but that is okay. She'll probably catch up here in a bit.
  • All four girls are off of the TPN IVs. Yay! Now, they just eat breastmilk and/or formula every 3 hours.
  • All of them are regulating their body temperature themselves, which means they don't need an automatic temperature adjustment in their cribs.
  • All of them are attempting to eat from the nipple. They can eat from a bottle if they "look interested," e.g. rooting around, tongue sticking out, mouth opening.
  • Bethany and Anna are actually eating their full feedings from a bottle, versus 10cc or 15cc at a time. Wow! They'll soon be home!

Here are the two week stats on them...

Suzan -
4lbs 4oz
18.5" long
Anna -
4lbs 8oz
17.5" long
Bethany -
5lbs 1oz
19" long
Brielle -
3lbs 15oz
17" long

And here are some two week pictures :)

Anna, after Mama gave her some yummy milk

Anna's big girl NICU bed

Brielle, getting ready for some yummy milk


Suzan, sleeping during her feeding (silly girl)

Bethany
Bethany's big girl NICU bed

Dad feeding Bethany

4 comments:

becky_handsfull said...

So glad to hear they're doing well!

Anonymous said...

Go girls, go girls!!! Sadie and Chloe both went home at 4 lbs. 14 ounces, so your girls will be easily passing that up!

Amy K

Choate Family said...

Maria, they are so stinkin' adorable!! I am so happy for you guys.

Taryn

Aimee said...

Praise God for the wonderful report on your beautiful ladies!!!

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