Monday, September 3, 2007

Week 3

This week has been filled with great news. The boys are all growing like weeds. Emerson is now over 17" long and weighs 4lbs 2 3/4oz. Maxim is over 17" long and weighs in at a hefty 4lbs 9oz. Alexander is also over 17" long and weighs 4lbs 4 3/4oz. All boys are off the warmers. They are being weened into room temperature beds. They should be out of their isolates(incubators) in a few days. Today the boys got their feeding tubes moved from their mouths to their noses. This means they were able to be bottle and breast fed starting today. Alexander did well with the breast feeding but Emerson did incredible. He latched on and kept hold for several minutes. David was able to bottle feed Max and he did very well. He took in more than 15mls of milk. We are so proud of our little miracle babies.

Big brother Austin is doing fine. He got to hold Alexander for the first time on Saturday. It's going to take some time before he realizes what being a big brother means. But we are sure he will do fine. He is getting ready for school and Mommy can't wait for him to get back into a routine.

We will try and update the blog as much as we can in the coming weeks and we will post as many pictures as we can. We are exhausted and sleep deprived and doing the best we can.

We would like to thank all of the well wishers. You have all been so wonderful. To all of you that have been feeding us....You guys rock! And to all the Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles...Thank you so much for taking care of Austin. We couldn't do any of this without you guys. We love you!

1 comment:

Ritalynne McAlister said...

Congratulations to both of you!!!
Terri came over to my parents house to visit over Labor Day weekend and she had Thomas write out your address here so I could see the 3 babies and their big brother!
Can't wait to see all 4 of your cuties some time this fall!!
Maggie