Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fillin' out: NICU day 69

 The boys oxygen flow has been turned down to 3 and are both breathing room air, still with the cannula. 

Luke got a bottle yesterday (which I had no idea about) and he finished the whole thing!!! I have no doubt that these boys will be big eaters.

The babies are really filling out, cheeks in all! As of last night, Carter weighed 5lbs 13oz and Luke weighed 5lbs 7oz. They are really looking like normal little, healthy babies. 

Here's a comparison from day 5 to day 67.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

We did not make it to the hospital today as the weather was a little crummy {Beauitful snowy skies but crummy roads} so we got an update after calling three or four times. Carter took one bottle today and finished it in 15 minutes, which is really great! He will be getting a SECOND bottle tonight. Did you hear that?? Yes, a second bottle. Now remember, bottle feeds can usually only start when babies reach two on their flow. We were just on five several days ago and Carter is already taking two bottles at a flow of three. He is really doing great. Luke got one bottle today and he finished it in 25 minutes, yea Luke! Please continue to pray for us, smooth bottle feeds, strong lungs and continued patience as we round the end of this journey.

We still do not have a specific date of welcoming these little Joys home but if they continue to do well, it will be the first week in February. My heart just pitter-pattered thinking of it. Less than thirty days..less than thirty days!

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