Monday, July 31, 2006

Day 14

Today they are 2 weeks old. Tomorrow they will be 32 weeks old. They are becoming more alert now, both flinging their arms and legs around, both gaining weight (Karter 3lb 1oz, Kolton 2lb 15oz), and both waking up at feeding time, which is every three hours. This is good, this means they are more alert and aware that it is time to eat. Kolton loves to suck his binky when he eats and man does he suck it, I have no doubt that when it's time to try the bottle he will have it down pat. Kolton is still breathing room air on his own. Karter is still on just a "puff" of oxygen, that's what the Doctor calls it. We look forward to the day he catches up with his brother and breaths room air on his own as well. So, they are still doing really good and we have been told that if we reach 32 weeks with no problems then more than likely we are out of the woods, that's good.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Day 11

Today was a very good day for them both. Kolton is breathing room air on his own. No nose cannula! Today made his second day without the cannula. Karter has been weaned almost to room air and the nurse said that it should be only a matter of days before he is breathing room air with no cannula as well. They are learning how to suck. At feedings they place tiny little pacifiers in their mouths and they suck on those, it's so cute. We have been getting to have plenty of kangaroo care time. I held Karter yesterday and Kolton today and Hubby held Karter today when he got there after work. The nursed offered to let me hold them both this morning but I knew that Hubby wanted to hold today so although it was hard I only held one. It's hard to choose which one, but I alternate back and forth and eventually I will hold them both at the same time.

We have also been getting in plenty of diaper changing time. I have even cleaned several poop diapers today. I never knew that at some point in my life I would be excited that my kids pooped, but it is very important for as early as they are to make sure everything works correctly.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Day 6

Today they moved them into the same bed and into another room, one that is a little more laid back it seems, which makes me nervous because I want to make sure someone is right there if something goes wrong. I have been assured there will be. They mostly got moved because they were the most stable in the other room and they were needing the space for a critical patient that was coming in.

Kolton is still having several Bradycardia which they keep saying is very normal and he will grow out of, but scary none the less because he basically stops breathing for a few seconds and if no one gets to him then well I suppose he could die. The nurses don't seem to terribly concerned about it and he usually recovers himself but I want him to stop it. Jimmy and I got to hold them while the nurse changed the bedding. Jimmy held Kolton and I held Karter that was the first time Kolton had been held by one of us. We are taking it day by day with the close of the night, pray that the next day will bring good news.

I don't know about you, but I think they might be glad they are back together. Sorry about the quality of the one pic, but Kolton is still under light therapy for Jaundice and poor Karter had to wear that helmet again becasue of it. He just got his taken off the other day.