Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Look Mom -- No oxygen!!!

What a difference a day makes!! This sweet face greeted me this morning, sans his nasal cannula!!!! He had a really good day, except for a few times he would drop into the upper 80's, but he recovered by himself. There is a chance he will have to go back a small amount of oxygen if he keeps doing this. As of this evening, though, he was still free!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

2 months old!!

Happy 2 month old birthday, Reed & Ryan!! Ryan is doing great, he got his 2 month vaccinations this weekend (one on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.) AND, his oxygen has been weaned down to 20 ml!!! YEAH!! Hopefully, we can take if off soon!!! He weighs 6 lb, 11oz. Reed had to go today to get all of his vaccines and he weighs 8lbs!! So, we are growing really well. We are just very ready to get Ryan home! It has been a very long 2 months. And as much as we love Baptist hospital, I am ready to stop going there every single day!!! :)

Reed & Ryan 2 months old!!

The Oxygen Flow Meter (what we have been staring at for the past month!) is now down to
20 ml! The only steps left are 10, then ZERO!!
A few days ago, out of the blue, Drew decided he wanted to hold Reed. It lasted all of about 2 minutes, but we tried to capture as many pictures as possible!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Boys

Reed is doing well at home, eating and getting bigger. Ryan is still doing well in the NICU. He weighs 6lb, 2oz and is eating close to 3oz each time! We are ready for him to come home, but we know he is in great hands. My parents and Carl's parents have been taking turns staying with us and keeping Reed so that I can spend time with Ryan at the hospital. The nurses in the NICU at Baptist are phenomonal!! He is still requiring a little bit of oxygen. If it gets past my due date (july 31) and he hasn't made any progress towards weaning off the oxygen, then we will probably come home with oxygen. Hopefully, we won't have to do that.


Drew is doing well. He is starting to pay more attention to Reed. He likes to help me feed him, by holding on to the bottle. Of course, that doesn't last very long.. he moves on to bigger and better things! He is really into Spiderman, Superman, Ninja Turtles (which Drew refers to as "sea turtles"... don't know why.) His latest adventure was trying to fly off the back of the couch. I was in the kitchen and heard a loud SPLAT. He cried and cried... not because he was hurt (he wasn't, by the way), but because he couldn't fly like Superman!! He just couldn't understand!

Reed and Drew


Reed and Ryan (7 weeks)

Reed - so sweet!

Ryan (7 weeks) Bright eyed and Bushy tailed!!

Drew- watching tv

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Update

DISCLAIMER: I started this post on Thursday... It has taken until now (Saturday morning) to actually post it!!
Well, Reed & Ryan were 6 weeks old yesterday! Reed went to see Dr. Jones for a check up... weighing in at 6lb, 7oz!! He is gaining really well... he is almost to the curve on the growth chart!! :) Ryan is doing great too. He weighs 5 lb, 6oz. He is still needing some oxygen, so we aren't really sure how much longer he will have to stay in the hospital. Here are a few recent pics:


visiting with Ryan





On the way to go see Dr. Jones!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Where's Waldo? ... I mean, Drew?

We have tried to make our bonus room into a play room (yet somehow LOTS of toys always end up back downstairs.) Anyway, last night, Drew was up there playing and it got very, very quiet. I went up to check on him and this is what I found: (it took me a second to find him!!)Yes, he is inside the toybox and throwing out all the toys.

Caught in the act!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Reed's Homecoming!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

We finally got to bring Reed home today!!! YEAH!! He weighs 5 lb, 12oz and is eating great! It was really sad to leave Ryan there, but we know that he is in good hands! Ryan weighs 4 lb, 13oz and is starting to take a couple of bottles a day. He is still needing oxygen, but his cold seems to be a little better. Drew got to go in the NICU to meet his brothers. We were worried about how he would react, but he did great! He was glad to see them, but still a little confused about why we weren't bringing Ryan home!