Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Weighing in...

Well, looks like we've got some "growers" on our hands.

Blake has officially joined the 3 pounder club and now weights 3 lbs 8 ozs tonight.
Addison is a pound behind at 2 lbs 8 ozs, BUT she has always been the smaller twin and the steroids she was on also causes a decrease in weight and/or slower weight gain.

Addison took her last dose of steroids last night. They have warned us that she could take some steps back but we pray that if that does happen those will be just small steps that she will rally and over come once again. She is by far a hell of a fighter and determined to prove everyone wrong.

Both Blake and Addison are dealing with reflux, which leads to destats and bradys with feedings or shortly after. Holding them upright during feedings helps, but there are too small to hold them at every feeding. And speaking of holding while feeding, while holding Blake today he decided to really cut loose. The child smelled soooo bad that I actually asked the nurse to take him back so I could change bad that even Blake held his breath. That was one diaper that really should have been for Daddy...I am so sorry he missed it, lol. For such a small baby, WOW, is all I am going to say.

Blake also let us know he isn't quite ready for the nasal cannula full time, which is ok with me at this point. He still has a little ways to go in his growth and the bigger they both get, the easier it will be to make that transition.

Other then all that things remain stable. It seems we've reached the plateau part of our NICU stay, and I am going to sit back and enjoy it for it is long over due with all the ups and downs.

Thank you for all of the prayers and please continue to pray not just for us but all those in need.

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