Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Our girls have come a long way in two weeks...

Me, Mom, and Linds... never mind how tired I look
My cute friend and honorary aunt to Tilly and Avery, Chrissie
The girls' "ride" to and from Ogden-- notice all of the wires and monitors and then the little tiny baby box on the top left
Tilly getting used to the new bed in Ogden-- the cute nurses put little bows in their hair
Avery catching yet another tan... I love the sleeping mask:)


Well... things definitely haven't been quiet around here, that's for sure. When we found out that the girls would be going to Ogden for surgery-- we called in for reinforcements:) My mom, sister and friend Chrissie came out for moral support and they were a huge help! The nurses in Provo assured us that the surgery was very routine and that the girls would be back in Provo within 48 hours.

 Weeelll, the surgeries did go very well, but Avery had quite a time recovering. Matilda did great and she was ready to go home at the typical time, but the hospital wanted to keep them both in one spot to make things easy on us. So, little miss Avery kept us in Ogden until Saturday. Matilda went back on Saturday and was greeted by Grandma and Grandpa Stutz--(thank you so much you two!), and Avery went back on Sunday morning, where she was also greeted by her grandparents, since we were still making our way back to Provo after seeing her off in Ogden. It is so nice to all be back "home" again at the Provo hospital:)

 Now that they are back, they continue to do well. Avery went from the ventilator to the c-pap to room air breathing all within a couple of days! They put her back on a little bit of oxygen today, but she's still breathing great on her own-- I even got to hold her again, finally! Matilda went on the c-pap today and is also doing well. If she continues to be stable, we will be able to hold her again tonight. They will also try giving Matilda breast milk today for the first time--woohoo:) We are so proud of our little girls and the progress they are making-- they make us so happy:)

 Speaking of making us happy... Lindsey and Chrissie surprised us by decorating the babies' room while we were in Ogden (pictures to follow). It was so fun to come home to, especially since that whole project seemed extremely daunting to me since the babies were already here! Having them all here made such a difference this past week! And more good news... we found out today that both girls weigh 2lbs. 15 1/2 oz...yeah...they are really beefing up aren't they?:) Almost 3 lbs-- you go girls!

18 comments:

The Graham Jr's said...

I totally want to just flick the heck out of that little bow!! Your mini babies are the cutest!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the update and new photos - I miss my little darlings! You are both doing a great job of taking care of them(with a little help!) Love to you all...

Miles Atkinson said...

Your girls are beautiful. We are glad to hear they are doing so well. Speaking of which, you two, Jordan and Maci, are amazing. We are praying for you all!

Raquel & Marc said...

It is so weird to hear, "they are beefing up, almost 3 lbs." such cute little mini's. We love you guys and are so glad to hear that the girls are doing well.

JEM said...

They look bigger! We got a phone update from Mom S. this morning and are excited about all the good things - holding with no wires, breastmilk, etc! What a great mom and sis and friend you have. We love ya!

Dianna said...

I'm a blog stalker, constantly checking on you and your girls! What fighters they are. We are sending lots of love, happy thoughts and prayers your way! Thanks for finding the time to post updates Maci!

Whitney said...

I'm so happy to hear that things are going in a good direction with the little ladies. You're all definitely in my prayers and thoughts. And your positive attitude is unprecedented.

honus and Cameron said...

DARLING! It's nice to be a part of the GRAHAM family - hee hee (incase you missed my attempt at a joke..my last name is now graham...
loves

swedish fish said...

Just want you to know that we are keeping an eye on all of you. You are all in our prayers. Your girls are darling and Maci you are the cutest little mom.
All our love,
Dave and Shauna

Chrissie Brown said...

Gosh, they are too sweet for words. Tried to describe to Jason how mini and darling and pretty they are, but even the cute pictures don't do them justice. They're PRECIOUS.

Emily said...

Thanks for the update! Look at those beauties!

Nate & Carlee said...

I'm so glad your little gals are doing well! They are like the fun sized candy bars. Fun size babies! Anyway, thanks for the update, and we are always praying for you!

Holly and Matthew said...

YAHOO for all of the great news! :) I am so happy to hear they are being so tough. :) They are miracle babies. :) How are you and Jordan doing? You are both troopers. We look forward to many good blogs ahead. We pray for you. :) love you :)

lindsey said...

Oh I miss them! And you guys...are you eating well? Fruits and veggies? Breastmilk for the doublets? Yes, okay (like Afton says).

Jayme said...

I love your little doublets. I like their pictures. I hope you get to hold them soon. I love you Jordan and Maci.
Love, TJ

countrygirl said...

Yes, they have come a long way. Glad that the surgery went well. Thanks for the pictures and update. You will see miracles all along the way. We are praying for you...
love ya,
Diana

Rocia said...

awwww....i have little preemie goosebumps right now. the memories are flooding back. i am soo excited for an update and sweet little pics of the girls. hooray.

Team Bowers said...

Wow, what little miracles you have! I pray for the best for you guys! I know (sort of) what you are going through! It's not easy! But just keep hanging in there and stay strong! You're amazing maci!