Monday, March 30, 2009

We had a good weekend

While we didn't spend as much time with the kids as we normally do, we still had a great weekend with them.
This is such a crazy situation. We usually spend the majority of our time at the hospital, so we don't really get much done around the house. Kim has made some great progress on the baby's room, but it's still not fully finished and ready for babies. Sooooo we end up feeling like we're slackin a bit and not really getting things done around the house. However, if we aren't at the hospital, then we feel like we're neglecting the kids. After 2 & 1/2 months, you'd think we'd have this down by now. Not so much..... In general, both of us understand and accept that the most important thing we can do is spend time with the kids, but it doesn't keep us from feeling like we should be getting more done. So, not only did we not spend a lot of time with them, we didn't really get much done either. Kim got the grocery shopping done as well as got some more material for some new bedding. She's really getting into the sewing thing and has been making some really cool stuff for the kids. We are going to keep some of it, but the bulk will be donated to the NICU when the kids finally graduate. :)

All in all, the babies had a good weekend. They both only had one A&B a piece this weekend. This weekend my father in law asked what A&B's are. So, here is an explanation in case you were wondering. Apnea= when they stop breathing for a period. This often happens when they are spending energy elsewhere (feeding, infection, etc) or just sleeping way way hard. , & Bradycardia= when their heart rate drops, which is often caused by similar things.

Haha Janice and Anna were not really happy with them moving back to their issolette's, so they made a concerted effort to remedy that situation. Fri night Janice worked on getting them all nice and warm, then when Anna tool over the next morning, she worked on stopping the vent above their crib from blowing on them. Must have been a funny sight as she enlisted the help of 3 other nurses to help her cover the vent with blankets. She said she was standing on one of the rolling chairs while 3 other nurses held it still. She was a little too short, so she had Kay help fix things. In the end, they were successful and it was quite a bit warmer in their little section of the world. She was then able to get them back into their crib all nice and happy. She said that both Jenna & Blake seemed happier next to each other. You nurses Rock!

Sun. Kim finished making them pink & blue cammo swaddle wraps & froggie covers. April is a big fan of the cammo, so we brought them up there while she was watching Blake. We knew she'd get a kick out of it, and since they've been paired up, April hasn't been able to watch her "lil Blakers".

And here are the stats:

Blake weighed in at 4lb 10oz, measured 16.5" long. He's now on bolus feeds (2hr on, 1hr off) & getting 42 cc's at each feeding.
Jenna weighed in at 4lb 8oz, measured 17.1" long. She's been on bolus feeds for several days (same 2 on, 1 off schedule) and getting 41cc's with each feed.
Both of them have been tolerating the bolus feeds well and haven't had much residual.

Wyanna just told me that both of them were rooting like crazy this morning and really really wanted some food or their paci. That's a great sign and hopefully that'll translate to easy bottle feeding. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

Time to get some work done. Jason has a project due this Friday, so I need to buckle down and get some work knocked out.

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