Monday, December 17, 2007

Caleb Minus the Cannula!

Today our little Caleb got his be free of things on his face! The only thing left now is his feeding tube and though he does tug at that also, it doesn't seem to bother him as much as all the other things on his face did before. This means also that he is breathing well all on his own now, which is a very good sign! I am still attempting to breastfeed him a little each day, but it is more for his comfort and my enjoyment than it is for his nutrition at this point. We were told that he weighs 3 pounds 14 ounces now, so he is not quite back to his birth weight of 4 pounds 1 ounce yet, but is getting there. He is up to 30cc of milk (1 oz.) in each feeding and due to go to 33cc tonight. The doctor said that any day now that the boys will move up to the next nursery where there a more "homey" environment for families. They have a breast pump at each station and curtains for more privacy, so that will be nice!

This picture above is our little Daniel, who is now up to 24cc of milk in each feeding (almost one ounce) and although he still has his nasal cannula, the doctor said he is due to get his out soon also. He is weighing in at 4 pounds 8 ounces and so has gained 2 more ounces since his birth. We think this is because he is a lot less active than our little Caleb. We haven't been able to get a family photo of both boys and David and I together due to the fact that the babies are pretty much tied to the small area near their beds and their cords wouldn't reach to get a group shot. However, today we got separate pictures of each of the babes with David and I that I thought I would share with you on this post.

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