The NICU time-warp is at it again, but this time we seem to be moving into warp speed ahead! We suddenly have bottle feeders on our hands! And they are catching on pretty quickly! I think a lot of it has to do with they are 35 weeks gestation now and are of course, just so smart!
Here's a quick update:
Hannah is still on oxygen, and often her respirations are too fast to try to a bottle (she has an increased risk of aspirating on milk) so she has been fed by her gavage tube. However, the nurses noticed if she is held a little bit before feeding she slows her breathing down and can take a bottle. Today when I was there she took a bottle from me and the nurse and I were so surprised at how well she demonstrated fluid suck, swallow and breath patterns as she took almost a full bottle! (all but 2 cc's). Way to go, sweetie!
|Hannah drinking like a champ!|
|Sweet Hannah taking a rest|
|"Enough photos, already!"|
|Good job eating from a bottle, little man!|
|My sleepy boy Tyler|
|Tanner taking full feeds like a pro!|
|Tanner is hilarious when he sleeps. He grunts and wiggles very often!|
|So things are overall going extremely well in quad-land.|
|I know you're jealous.|
That's all the changes for right now, but perhaps sooner than later we will be packing our baby seats into that van and picking up one or even two to take home! I suddenly feel like I have so much to do! Laundry, organizing the baby room, laundry, more organizing... but what amazing blessings. Oh, one more: our adorable sweet Jenna Joy!
GOD IS SO VERY GOOD!