Each day we get a little further away from their first day of life...which means we get closer to them coming home. Today they are 29 weeks and 2 days. Here are the Victories we had in the last few days
* Lily & McKenzie both came off their Breathing tubes on Sunday 11/16/08. Lily had hers taken out in the afternoon (we were able to see them do the procedure, as well as get a look at her sweet little face with no mask or tubes!). McKenzie had hers taken off that evening. They are both progressing well on the Si pap breathing machines, for the most part they are breathing on their own
*McKenzie finally came off the Billy Ruben light on Saturday 11/15/08, Lily came off on 11/14/08. Their levels have gone down and they are actually picking up a little "brown" coloring! :)
*Hearing our babies cry...I cannot explain the feeling that came over me when I heard the little voice from inside the incubator. It was like a kitten. I wanted to cry, but I have stuck to my rule... NO CRYING in the NICU...I can't have our babies see me cry.
*Lily & McKenzie are both gaining weight!!! as of 11/17/08 Lily weighed in at 2lbs2oz and McKenzie weighed in at 2lbs4oz.
*Feedings...the momos are accepting my milk and have been put on continuous feedings taking in about 8cc's a day.
*Today 11/18/08 Lily & McKenize both had on little tops. They are so cute, they are working on helping them keep their body temperature, they have turned down the heat in the incubator so to encourage them to keep their own bodies warm.
*Today I had my staples removed! Yay! It feels about 50% better...
We couldn't be happier with their progress...God is truly blessing us abundantly. I Pray they stay on this path of positive growth and progress.
The picture above is of McKenzie holding onto her Dad's finger...she was having a bit of a fit, and he was keeping her calm and got her back to sleep...she would NOT let go of that finger...it was the sweetest thing ever.
-The Momo Momma