Monday, July 20, 2009

The Big Move

Both girls were moved to the Transitional Care Nursery (TCN). This is a positive step, moving towards bringing our babies home. This nursery allows the parents to be much more hands on with their child. The main care for the babies falls to us while we're there. Right now there's not too much for us to do, just diapers and holding, but soon we'll be adding regular bathing, feeding, and all the other joys of parenting. They weren't able to put the girls next to each other, but hopefully one of our neighbors will get to go home soon and we can move into their spot.

Evelyn had to have a blood transfusion this afternoon because her hematocrit got really low. She was VERY ornery this afternoon since her feeds were suspended. She was screaming at Jason and the nurse because she was so hungry. When Jason tried to hold her hand, she put his finger in her mouth and sucked on it. As bad as we feel for her, we're excited that she did this since it demonstrates that she knows she should be eating this way, rather than through a feeding tube! She was taken off the nasal cannula today and has been breathing on her own since mid-morning without any problems! Another good step for her!

Jessica is about the same. She gained a little bit today, so she's back up to 2 lbs 8 oz. They are going to add a different calorie fortifier to their milk tomorrow to try to get them to put on more weight. We should see in a few days how they are responding. I'm sure this will be the only time in their life that we want our girls to be fat! :-)

1 comment:

  1. This is so exciting! What a great step! I can't wait until they come home. {{HUGS}}