… Annaleigh pooped! And this is more than a father’s pride in his daughter’s first poop. The fact that she was able to do that—on her own without no help from any suppository—means that her GI tract is working! Today’s x-rays show that her belly is shrinking and the infection seems to be going away! She’s not completely out of the woods yet, not until the antibiotics have run their complete seven-day course, but she’s in much, much better shape today than yesterday.
Both Charlie and Lily are settled nicely into their isolettes. Lily’s nurses decorated her new little house in all pinks, and Charlie is now surrounded by light blues. It’s nice to see the stereotypical baby gender colors in full force! They each received their last doses of neoprene, which is the drug that is supposed to shrink the ductus valve in their hearts. No word yet on when they’ll have an echocardiogram to check. If Annaleigh’s infection goes away, she can get herself on that medicine too.
The nurses gave us some of the babies’ laundry to do. They give it to the parents so that it doesn’t get mixed in with all the hospital laundry and lost. Brooke walked around with Lily’s little purple blanket all afternoon, and I’ve had her tiny pink washcloth on my shoulder since the nurse gave it to me a few hours ago. I expect us both to sleep with these trinkets tonight. It makes us feel a little like they’re here, even though we know they’re so far away.
Luckily, there’s nothing else to report. And in this case, no news is definitely good news. So instead of writing a bunch, I’m just going to post some extra pictures!
Annaleigh, with my beautiful big nose!
Charlie in his isolette
Lily in her isolette
Charlie was wide awake last night when we visited
Lily Bug's hand in her mommy's hand
Annaleigh sleeping soundly, which is very nice to see