Monday, September 29, 2008

Some firsts...

Well, my mom has been BEGGING me for more pictures and a new post... so I thought I would post some pictures of some of the girls' firsts. As for an update-- our girls are doing really well! Since they have started on breast milk, they have only progressed-- weighing in now at about 3lbs. 15 oz.! Matilda is now up to a full feeding, and completely independent of any IV fluids. Avery is not far behind. In fact they are going to be taking out her last IV today, so she too will be up to full feedings of breast milk only. Also, because Matilda was able to get her IV out, she is able to wear clothes now and take baths in the tub! Woohoo-- no more sponge baths! The nurses told us that we could bring clothes in for them to wear--which made me really excited-- and then they warned us that sometimes they get lost in the laundry:( So while I am chomping at the bit to bring in cute clothes for them to wear, at the same time I don't want any of them lost, so we are just going to borrow the hospital's clothes I think. They have gone on a higher flow of oxygen, but since their IVs are out, they should be able to co-bed soon! I am so curious to see if co-bedding will help them progress even more rapidly, because I am sure they miss each other--they were womb-mates after all;). We have also been able to hold them A LOT more, which is such a treat! It is amazing to see how their heart rate goes down, and their breathing stabilizes when they are being held. There is definitely something to be said for that human to human contact. Here are some pictures of Tilly's first bath--hopefully we will be posting some of Avery's soon. Anyway, we are just thrilled with all of the progress they have made, and so grateful for the love and support of all of our family and friends. We cannot thank you enough for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers!
Undressing Tilly for her first "tub"
They have you swaddle the baby naked so the warm water can be soaked up in the blanket to keep their little bodies warm
Washing baby's hands and armsScrubbing her backAll finished!


Tilly's first manicure
...and her first thumb-suck... like mother like daughter:)

14 comments:

Kathleen said...

OK - I am totally scheduling my next visit today! I can't even stand a chance....
Those little loves are so adorable, Nana cannot wait to squeeze them. Will let you know when I have a flight arranged.

Marisa said...

So tiny!!! I want to snuggle the poop out of those babies!!!

Dayna Jamison said...

Oh Maci! Man, you've been through it. What a sweet mama you are. Your girls are little angels. I'm so happy to hear that they are doing so well.

Tawni said...

They are sooooo darling! That's really exciting about all the progress they've made.

Holly and Matthew said...

Maci they are growing up so fast! They simply breath taking! I am so happy to hear they are progessing! I am soo happy!!! They are adorable. :) I love them! Hope you are doing well. Love you:)

julie said...

i'm so happy they are chubbing up so well. i love their fuzzy heads. :)

Darla said...

Mace!! Your girls are so sweet and BLONDE! I love it! And I'm totally jealous of the thumb sucking. None of my kids thumb sucked. Hope you're doing well. You're in my prayers.

Emily said...

Tiny and perfect! What a darling little nakie baby! She's amazing, I need to come see them again!

JEM said...

Oh they are SOOOOOOOO cute! I can't wait to see them again! Your babies look like your hubby...

Cori said...

I'm so glad they are doing so well, and that you are able to hold them alot more. The bath, oh that was precious.

Shumster said...

So glad that all is well with your cute little family! You are a super mom Maci. Congratulation on your sweet little girls. they are so dang cute. When will they get to come home? love you:)

Chrissie Brown said...

So, so cute. You're so good at keeping us all updated. And I LOVE the bunny picture of Avery. And the one of Tilly finished with her bath is so sweet. Give them kisses!

Tawni said...

Hey can you email me your address? tjaco28@gmail.com Thanks!

LOR said...

They look so good, it's so cute to see them when they're not bundled up sleeping. By the way, our address is 366 E. Main St. #204, Grantsville 84029