I can't believe another week has gone by since I last updated the blog. At least for us that means the days are going by quickly.
The biggest change we have seen in the last week is that we have been moved to the stepdown NICU. This means the only things we are working on are feeding and growing. This is our last stop before we get to go home. There are still no estimates on when they might get to go home yet though.
Joleigh Faith now weighs in at 4 pounds. She has been weaned from oxygen and has moved to a crib. She still tends to breathe fast so she hasn't really got to try a bottle yet. They tried once and she did pretty well but haven't tried again.
Jeremiah Wayne is gaining weight like a champ. He is now up to 4 pounds, 12 ounces. He is quickly closing in on the 5 pound mark! He has been taking 4 out of 8 feedings by bottle and does pretty well. They don't push him too far because they don't want to tire him out and have him go backwards. However, if he continues to do well he will move to 6 of 8 and then all feedings by bottle.
We are patiently waiting for them to get to go home! We are hoping it is soon but don't want them to come home until they are 100% ready. Thanks for the continued support.
After such a long post last time, I will try to keep this one short-n-sweet. We officially brought in the New Year with our kids. Yes, we were in the NICU with them at midnight. It is a great feeling to begin a new year with children. 2010 was a blessing of a year in disguise but I am hoping 2011 will be even better!
Joleigh has reached 3 pounds, 8 ounces and is still doing great! They continue to work on weaning her oxygen and she is now down to 1.5 liters. It is amazing to watch this tiny person start to develop a personality and become her own person. She is spending more time awake and we love talking to her!
Jeremiah has reached the 4 pound mark! He now weighs in at 4 pounds, 1 ounce. The biggest change for him is that he has lost his oxygen! They took it off on Saturday and he has done great without it. We are hoping that we can begin bottle feeding him this week. Also, now that he has made it to 4 pounds, he may soon be able to move into a crib. The grandparents are very excited about this as it means they will be allowed to hold him too!