Monday, May 4, 2009
What an amazing week
Our boys arrived as planned the morning of April 24th. Andrew at 9:37 weighing 5 lbs 4 oz, Parker at 9:38 weighing 5 lbs 9 oz and Nicholas also at 9:38 weighing 4 lbs 13 oz. The boys all skipped the NICU with Andrew and Parker coming back to the room with me. They spent a few hours in room until their blood sugars began to drop and they were moved to the step down nursery with Nicholas.
Over the next couple days all of the boys had IVs placed to help with their sugar levels. Nicholas and Andrew were placed in isolettes to help maintain body temperature while Parker stayed in an open air crib. One by one IVs were removed and everyone was placed in an open air crib.
Due to the large number of newborns in the nursery they boys were placed in the "overflow" nursery. A patient room near the nursery with a nurse in the room at all times. The boys are still at the hospital acting their age; learning to suck, swallow and breath at the same time.
Half of their feedings are being tube fed still so we don't expect them home for a little while. They have all gained weight though and are really healthy.