Sunday, November 2, 2008

3 Weeks Old

Hi everyone!

Things are going well. The babies have had their ups and downs, but I'm told it is normal and these things will happen. Sarah and Lily are both upstairs now. Upstairs is a small step up. They are still in NICU, but are doing better.

As of today, Sarah is eating 15ml every three hours, which is about a half an oz. and she is pooping again. She has had no A's & B's (apnea or bradycardia attacks). She had a few problems earlier in the week. She had a distended belly and they stopped her feeds, put her on an IV while they did a blood culture to find out what the problem was. They thought she might have an infection, but she did not.....just gas. Yesterday, they noticed that she has an irregular hearbeat, so they put her on a holter monitor and the cardiologist will have the results for me tomorrow. She now weighs 3lbs. 1oz.

Lily is having a great week. She is eating 28ml every three hours, which is about one oz. She has had a couple of bradycardias, but overall is doing well. She now weighs 3lbs. 3oz.

Luke is doing wonderful this week and looks great. No signs of infection...it seems to be gone. He is eating 8ml every hour. As of today, the nurse dressed him and his isolete is opened. He seems to be maintaining his body temperature well, they said iff he does well the rest of the day...he may be ready for a regular crib. I guess all his body fat helps. He now weighs 3lbs. 15oz. He had no A's & B's.

Ava started out having a great week, but has been having a rough couple of days. Earlier in the week, she was down to 2 liters of oxygen (25-35%) and was lying on her back and doing well. Nick and I finally got to hold her for the first time. Then yesterday, when I was there to visit, the nurse told me that they had to raise her oxygen to 6 liters and put her back on her stomach. She seemed to be working too hard and got tuckered out. Today they took her down to 5 liters and she is doing o.k. She has had no A's & B's and is eating 6ml every hour. She now weighs 3lbs 5oz.
Click on the link below:
http://kellylee77.jalbum.net/3%20week%20old%20babies/
Check back next week for an update!!!
Kelly & Nick

6 comments:

Amy said...

hi Kelly. I have been looking at the pictures with my mom and reading about them every week.
I kinda feel bad for you because I Know that you really want to hold them. I hope to see you and them real soon.

From,
Jenna Griner

Laurie said...

Glad to see that everyone is holding their own. I can't wait to get my hands on all four of the babies. Thanks for the beautiful pictures!! I'm working on getting down there to see you all!
Love ya,
Laurie

Janet said...

Hey guys! Thanks for keeping us all posted on your little ones. I know the ups and downs must take alot out of you, and I think its great that you take the time to let all of us ride along with you on that roller coaster. Glad to see and hear that everyone is doing well! They are all such beautiful babies!!!!

Krissy and Chris Mallon said...

Hi Kelly and Nick,
We are sooo happy for the two of you and your new perfect family! You both deserve it and what beautiful little ones you got!! We love the pictures and Alyssa loves looking at them too! She keeps saying, "can I look at my babies"
I glad things are going well for them, before you know it they will be home with the two of you and the fun will really begin!! I write soon! Lots of Love , Hugs and Kisses to all of you from Kristine & Chris Mallon and Family

lowbee said...

Hey guys! congratulations! all the kids are in my thoughts and prayers! I am however a bit dissapointed that none of them were named Dj Double M Mike McGuire Lowbeezington JR. I think that would be a lovely name for a child, especially the girls. Hopefully you'll take this into consideration if you have anymore children.

All jokes aside (even though I'm kinda serious), I'm really happy for you and all them little babies are lucky to have such great people for parents!

Mike McGuire

Joseph said...

Hey,
This is a great site. Thank you for sharing. The babies are beautiful.Can't wait to see more.

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