This week the babies were moved into the developmental room. Its nice having them all in the same room and being able to keep a close eye on all of them at once.
We also did a group photo shoot today too--sooo cute---you are going to LOVE these pictures:)!!! A huge "Thank You" goes out to the nurses today...they do such a great job of not only taking care of them but also at little things like this that make a big difference to us!
Giovanni: He is currently on 2 bottle feeds per day and doing really well with them. Last night he took an entire feed from the bottle! He is weighing in at 4 lbs. and 14 oz. already!! We love getting to see him all dressed up each day-he has that great Italian skin tone that makes him look handsome no matter what color he wears:).
Brooklynn: She is also on 2 bottle feeds per day. Last night she took an entire bottle and did again this morning for Jacob! She weighs 3 lbs. 14 oz and continues to be the fairest skinned and lightest haired of all of them. She is wearing clothes too and proving to be a typical girl changing several times a day--she tends to spit up after feedings causing a wardrobe change!
Jade: Jade continues to struggle with her breathing but has been making progress since being put back on her canula. She tends to dip most frequently after her feedings which we are told is completely normal for babies with a full belly. She hasn't had as many episodes where she dips low enough to change her color which makes me feel much more at ease as well. She still doesn't like to be held for long amounts of time but we are at least getting some time to connect with her as long as we don't try to hold her right after a feeding. Today she weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Kensley: Today Kensley tried the bottle for the first time and took about 3 mL. Its so cute to watch them as they do these things for the first time because you can tell they are trying to process everything by their facial expressions. She will continue to try bottling during 1 feed per day and increase to more as the doctors feel is appropriate. She weighs 3 lbs. 14 oz. The surgeon who last evaluated her skin tag said it isn't connected to anything within her throat and will be able to be removed after she is discharged from the hospital-
Leighton: He remains on his nasal canula and dips down once in a while but not too frequently. He weighs 3 lbs. 8 oz and continues to be as laid back as he was inside me! Its amazing how much personality he has already. He has no problem lying back, relaxing and taking things slowly. He isn't ready to be taken off the canula or to try bottling yet--just growing and progressing at a slow and steady pace.
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.