Thursday, December 20, 2007

Babies' New Digs

Today we got to visit our little ones in their new digs, the Intermediate Care Nursery. It is decorated in a Beatrix Potter theme and very appropriately above our little Caleb is "Peter Rabbit" the mischievous one. Our little Peter Rabbit pulled out his feeding tube while Mommy was changing his diaper! He did it so fast and I didn't even notice until it was out! Thankfully it is fairly easy to get back in, but Caleb might have something different to say about that process, as he seemed rather upset to have it put back!
It is a nice little area and both boys are in the same space with curtains that go around us all to give more privacy. I got to spend lots of time with them today because my parents dropped me off at the hospital around 12:30pm and then David came later to spend some time with them too after work, and so I got to be around for two different care sessions for both babies.
Daniel and Caleb's weights are the same since yesterday, though they are both on the verge of showing gains in weight tomorrow as they both gained about half an ounce. At the hospital they use all metric measurements and so we are constantly trying to convert the figures to give us and all the other American folk the lowdown. David thinks we Americans ought to convert to metric (his famous quote, "Everything is then divisible by 10 or 100 or 1000, etc."), but until then we are stuck thinking in pounds and ounces I guess! Today, Daniel had his PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line removed and I discovered that Caleb's was gone also. This means they have no real need to draw their blood everyday anymore. They used to do that to check their blood gases, but now they are breathing well on their own instead.
My parents took Josiah to Toys R Us to see what kind of toys he might like for Christmas and my Mom managed to distract him while my Dad bought the gifts he liked the most. Incidentally, they are all related to the movie "Cars," which was not a big shock to either of us! Although, recently David got Josiah hooked on watching "A Bug's Life" too and so there has been a little reprieve from the daily dose of "Cars."

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