Sunday, November 23, 2008

6 Weeks

Hello again!

We have some great news! Lily Grace (Baby Girl D) will be coming home tomorrow (Monday, November 24th). We are so excited. She will miss her brother and sisters terribly and they will miss her, but they will hopefully be coming to join her soon. Lily now weighs 4lbs. 13oz. and is 18 inches long. She is eating at least 2 ounces every 4 hours. She has come a long way!

Sarah Lynn (Baby Girl A) is doing fabulous! She weighs 4lbs. 1oz. 17 inches long and is now on full feeds. She does not require a feeding tube anymore. We can finally see her whole face. Boy is it round and chunky, like her Mommy's face. Sarah is eating a little over an ounce every 3 hours. We need to try to get her to closer to two ounces every 4 hours and then she may be able to come home. Let's go Sarah!

Luke Nicholas (Baby Boy B) is also doing great. He now weighs a chunky 4lbs. 11oz. and is 17 1/2 inches long. Nick and I have noticed that his hair is more on the blond side with some strawberry tint in it. We're not sure where that comes from! I did have blond hair when I was little, but the red???? who knows. He is still on a feed tube, but is working hard to get it out. He has been feeding from a bottle about 1 1/4 ounces every other feed.

Ava Elizabeth (Baby Girl C) is doing good. She weighs 4lbs. 6oz. and is the tallest of the bunch. She is 19 3/4 inches long. She is still working hard at getting rid of that annoying nasal canula (oxygen). She is up to 4 liters at 31% oxygen, but is trying to working it down slowly. The doctors are not quite sure why she is requiring so much oxygen when she is doing wonderful with everything else. They are trying a different medication on her to see if it will help. She wants to be with her brother and sisters upstairs so bad! She obviously still has her feeding tube in. She can not feed from a bottle until she can breathe on her own. She is eating 11ml every hour. Please keep her in your prayers that she will continue to improve......maybe at a little faster rate than she is now.

Enjoy the pictures and the video! Don't forget to turn off the music on the side of the page to hear the video! Talk to you next week:)


jag said...

They are amazing! I tear up just looking at how well they're doing. What a blessing! Of course, we will pray that Miss Ava continues to improve so she can be with the rest of the fam. soon. I have to tell ya,' that Lily just cracks me up. She's so beautiful and really seems spunky. It melted my heart to hear her sweet little chattering sounds. Congrats and enjoy your time with her at home!

Misty said...

Your babies are beautiful! I had my quads at 30weeks too. We also had some ups & downs in the NICU, but now i have 4 crazy 2 year olds and you would never know they were preemies.

Congratulations on such a beautiful family!
MOM to GGGG quads

Laurie said...

So happy to hear that Lily and Sarah are home!! Make sure you get your rest and give those ladies lots of kisses from everyone.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday on Friday, Kelly.

Love ya,

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