Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 17th. The boys had another pretty good day. We spent the whole evening over at the NICU. Austin is still on the c-pap, and Calvin on the canula. They have each had two bradychardia's today which the nurses say is pretty normal and is acceptable at their age and size. We would disagree with that statement since it is so distressing to hear the alarms going off and look down to see your son laying there not breathing because they simply forgot that they were supposed to. They are both taking their feedings every three hours. We saw dr. for short time tonight, and she said boys are doing well. She told us that anytime babies this size and age are handling their feedings that is a good sign. I had a request from Aunt Melissa to put their weight on the blog. They both lost quite a bit the first week or so, which the dr. said is normal for any preemie or full term baby. The last few days they finally started to put the weight back on. Austin weighs 1 1b 9 oz and Calvin weighs 1 lb 12 oz. This evening, as most every evening, we were at their bedside at 5:30 when they take the boys' temperature and change their diapers. For the last 10 days or so we have gotten into a routine where Greg takes their temperature and I change their diapers. Tonight Greg finally decided that it was time to switch roles and change a diaper for the first time in his life. I am not sure who was more uncomfortable with the whole situation, but they both survived the trauma. I think it proved to be a bit more challenging than it appears to change that little diaper with all of the wires and cords in the way. Maybe now he realizes that it isn't as easy as the nurses make it look, and the "constructive criticism" will slow down when I am doing it. I go back to doctor tomorrow for my check up will be glad to get my driving priverlages back! (yeah)!