Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 21st

Today was Dad's half day (half furlough day). We were so excited to see him at noon!

The babies have had a pretty relaxing day. Ainsley lost weight last night so we have decided to make sure we aren't pushing them too hard. We are only attempting to feed them by bottle if they are awake when it is time and giving us cues that they want to eat such as rooting or crying. This way they can conserve energy and use the calories they are getting to grow and develop more.

Ben had his feeding tube changed today so we snapped a couple quick pictures of him without that. I don't think he was feeling like a photo shoot though...

He gets those worry lines from his Mom!

We thought Ainsley's hands folded on her chest were picture worthy.

The other exciting thing that happened today was that I went outside, during daylight hours, for the first time in a week! We have been getting up at 4:30am to be here before their 6:00am feeding and I don't go outside again until we leave after their 9:00pm feeding which ends up being after 10:00pm. I was very glad to get a little sunshine and Vitamin D!

While we are doing really well and we are so happy with the progress the babies are making it is still hard to have babies in the NICU. There are many emotional times during the day. We just have to remind ourselves that "this too shall pass." I'm sure we'll look back on this time and think how short it seems but right now it can be quite overwhelming. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers - they really do help get us through!

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to my Grandma Betty and Jeremy's cousin Tiffany!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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