Monday, December 31, 2007

Addie takes big steps, tells big bro she can do it too.

Yesterday, both kiddos make big steps forward, especially Addie. First Alex, he took two bottle feedings yesterday and has reached his maximum amount per feeding for his size, 40 mL. He is on a schedule now to have 2 to 3 bottle feedings a day as he shows interest. He is still in his isolet, but is expected to be moved to an open air crib later today or early Tuesday. These are big steps in coming home. For both of the kiddos, in order to come home, each little one must be taking all feedings by bottle and be able to maintain its temperature while in an open air crib.

Now for Addie. She made large strides quickly telling her brother she can do anything he can do. As of last evening, Addie was up to 19 mL and her maximum amount per feeding of 28 mL will be reached either later today or early Tuesday. She also took her first bottle yesterday and now is on a schedule to take 1 to 2 bottles per day as long as she is showing interest. Her IV was also planned to be removed early this morning.

Can you tell who is who?

Today, Jen called to check in on the kiddos and was told that they are continuing to do well and that Addie is now down to room temperature in her isolet so that is the beginning in transitioning her to an open air crib. If both continue to make this amount of progress, we were told that they may come home next week. We will know better late this week.

Daddy gives his little sweatheart a kiss

Mommy kisses her little boy

1 comment:

Seth said...

Congrats to both of you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We just got word, as we were forwarded this blog. You will be getting a phone call from us soon!
Take care, -Seth & Christie Keggins