Tuesday, January 29, 2008
We closed on our new house in MN yesterday! We are finally very close to being settled after 4 months of being in temporary housing without our belongings. We are so thankful that this final piece of the puzzle is close to being complete. Our movers come this Friday along with several close friends and Hannah's dad to help with the transition. We obviously have several additional things to coordinate in this move now that the babies are here. Here are a couple of new pictures of the twins. The twin shirts say "If you think I am cute, you should see my twin!"
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Luke holding his Bottle
Luke in his Milk Coma
Saturday, January 19, 2008
John, Hannah, Liam, and Luke
We are doing well with great news to report on Luke and a small setback for Liam. Luke was released to go home on January 18th, one week after his birth. Liam had a small apnea spell that he self-corrected for a few hours before he was to be released so he will be observed for a few additional days and sent home on an apnea monitor. At this point, there is no reason to suspect that anything other than immaturity is causing these spells that are common in preemie infants.
Both boys are still doing great and have surpassed their birth weights. They are feeding above the curve for premature infants. I have not left the hospital in a week and John is also sleeping here at nights with me to assist with the feedings. Luke is staying with us in the room as well. This set up is actually much easier than going back and forth to feed every three hours. The three hours turns into about 1 1/2 hours by the time you feed both babies and then drive home and back.
On another note, our house in NJ closed on Friday so we are finished with that. Our house in MN will close on the 28th so we don't have much longer before things will hopefully calm down a bit.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Luke is on the left (with Hannah) and Liam on the right (in John's arms)
Liam is on the Left and Luke is on the Right
Luke and Liam are doing very well and on their way out of the NICU in the next day or two. We have been gradually weaning them off any IV's and monitors and building up their breast adn bottle feedings so that they can go home. They are no longer receiving any extra tube feedings. Both boys have responded well so we are hoping it will not be very much longer. Both John and I are still boarding at the hospital. Hannah has not left since the babies were born and is definitely ready for some food other than hospital food. Overall, however, we are very thankful to be at the hospital as opposed to going back and forth. Hannah has had an easier time keeping up on all the breast feedings for the babies since she is staying at the hospital. Here are a couple of pictures taken recently of the boys.