Monday, November 16, 2009

NICU update - Day 23

Wonderful news from the NICU today: Julia and Emma are both progressing beautifully. They are each drinking 31 ml of breast milk every three hours. Their nasal cannulas and Julia's IV have been removed, and Julia is no longer receiving phototherapy. Yay for not being hooked up to Vapotherm, hyperal and intralipids! Freedom.

Dad went to visit his two baby girls in the NICU today while I stayed home with Ada. My dh reports that they're still in their isolettes, but I'm sure the next step is to switch it to air and see if they can maintain their body temperature. Hopefully by the end of the week, we'll have at least one more baby home, if not both.

Ada is doing great at home. She's such a sweet, content baby. Ada is sleeping in her own crib in the nursery, and has adapted well to the new sounds and smells of home. We have her on the same 3-hour schedule the NICU used: 10, 1, 4 and 7 day and night.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and good wishes as we're bringing the girls home one by one. Each comment is appreciated and means the world to us. The girls are fortunate to have so many friends rooting for them. While you're cheering us on, my thoughts are with my brave friend Kate, who had her ET today. Dear Kate, if you're reading this, just know that I'm sitting with you, willing the universe to work its magic.

4 comments:

mekate said...

Congratulations to Ada! Oh I am so glad she is home, and so very glad Emma and Julia are doing so very well. Soon you will All be home together and I cannot imagine much that will be better than that.
thank you for the sweet wishes today-- all went well, and we are all resting at home and wishing for the best.

oxo
Kate

Winter Tree, said...

I have been following your blog for a while since Google reader threw it at me after I googled something relating to pregnancy. I am 25wks preg with a much loved and wanted baby boy. I try to avoid TTC/preg related blogs (I'm a worrier anyway) but yours caught my attention because it was so positive and because I really wanted to know how those babies fared! So so happy for you and your husband, thrilled to read their progress updates and look forward to the post that says they are all finally home where they belong. Continued good wishes to you & your family.

Anonymous said...

Can you B E L I E V E you are indeed a mommy at last?
I have no doubt you are going to be the bestus mommy eva? I am sure baby Ada will be happy to have her sisters in the Nursery with her....wow, must mean lots of getting out of bed for you and DH, I had Mielies right next to me and even then that was a huge effort to get the feeds in without falling asleep in the process. Knowing you - you've got your system all planned out and it will work wonders. Keep up the good work....I bet you can't wait to hear Mamma! Mamma! Mamma! In just a few months your munchkins will be entertaining one another :)) There are definite upsides! Love and Hugs Shaz

Michele said...

yay!!! great news!!!!