We wanted to make an update on their actual due date but time goes by so quickly! Their original due date was this past Friday on November 19th. Things are going well and they are all growing so quickly. On Saturday Mercy Home Care came to our home to give the babies their first round of Synagis. They are getting antibodies to help prevent the development of lung infections, such as RSV, with the upcoming cold and flu season. They will get doses of Synagis for three months; Noah will get it for five months because he met one more level of eligibility, due to needing some oxygen after birth. This does not mean that they will be 100% protected from illness and we will still be very cautious to keep them healthy. Our two big goals are still to stay healthy and to keep gaining weight.
On their due date we took pictures of each baby with their quilt they got in the NICU. We wanted to be able to compare their birth photos with their size gains in the six weeks following to their original due date. They've all double their size! On Saturday the nurse weighed them and Noah now weighs 8pounds 7.3oz, Evelynn weighs 7pounds 6.3oz, and Cora weighs 6pounds 7.4oz. Noah is growing out of his newborn clothing, Evelynn's almost too big for her newborn clothes, and Cora has grown out of the preemie clothes and is comfortable in the newborn sizes.
We will post their pictures with their quilts soon. For now we must give the babies a bath, bottle, and get ready for a few hours of sleep. Right now they eat every four hours at 8, 12, and 4 but each feeding takes an hour before everyone is done.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
On Monday morning Cora gave us a scare with a blood in her diaper. We went to her pediatrician and discussed changing her formula supplement to a non-milk based version with easier to digest proteins. Later that afternoon she had a diaper full of blood and we were advised to go to Mercy's ER. We've been at Mercy on the pediatric floor for the past two days. It was hard to withhold her feedings for a little over 24 hours. Cora was able to have a bottle at 5pm last night. Her feedings have been going well and her diapers are much better. We just got the ok from the doctor to go home today and we will follow up with Cora's pediatrician tomorrow. Evelynn and Noah will be excited to have their sister home! (and everyone else)