The babies are continuing to grow stronger each day. After only 48 hours of respiratory assistance from the C-PAP (the mask that fits over their nose) Giovanni, Brooklynn, and Leighton were all able to step down to a lower level of assistance. They no longer are wearing the masks but instead just tiny tubes that go into their nose. Its great to be able to see even more of their facial features now!
The other two girls, Jade and Kensley, remain using the masks for oxygen support but are expected to step down soon as well. They were both monitored today for suspected heart murmurs. Both girls do appear to have one however it is nothing that should cause any need for worry as they are expected to grow shut on their own as the develop.
We have also had the chance to help with the daily care--things like diaper changing, taking temperature, swabbing thier mouths, etc...Lexi LOVED getting to change Leighton's diaper and my favorite picture so far is the one below and Jacob and Giovanni.
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.