Friday, July 17, 2009

An Up Day

This morning we learned that both Annaleigh and Lily are negative for the MRSA infection that plagues Charlie, so naturally that made us quite happy. We were also informed that the medicine Lily was given for her heart murmur seems to have worked! Her nurse told us that she could barely hear the murmur anymore, and she was having less episodes than she had the day before. When Dr. Hiatt called us this afternoon he told us that the ductus causing the murmur seems to have closed. He was also pleased that Annaleigh finally pooped (it had been several days and we were getting anxious for her to get on with it already). As for Mr. Charlie, he’s busy eating. His feedings were increased from 5 ccs of breast milk to 10 ccs! Go Chunky Charlie!


Our evening visit brought us more good things. We got to hold Lily Bug for the first time! When we arrived we asked Lily’s nurse if we could hold her and she said no. But after watching Joe talk sweetly to his daughters she apparently felt bad, so she checked with the respiratory team who told her that it was fine for us to hold Lily. It was wonderful to finally have her in our arms and she seemed to enjoy the one on one time. Joe even got to read Lily her evening story while cradling her in his arms. It was heaven and now we can happily say that we’ve gotten to hold each of our precious babies!


Although holding Lily was the highlight of our evening, we were also happy to hear that both girls had gained weight. Lily is now weighing in at 790 grams and Annaleigh is 740 grams. Charlie had not been weighed yet, but we’re confident that he’ll put on some weight thanks to his increased feedings. Charlie was also a good boy tonight, having only one recordable episode in a 3 hour span, which was a definite improvement for our boy.


We also need to send a big thank you to Marcie! I “know” Marcie from one of the message boards I visit and she is a frequent commenter on our blog. When we arrived at the NICU this evening we were handed a big envelope that had come in the mail for us. Inside were three beautiful signs from Marcie decorated with each of our babies’ names. They are absolutely adorable and once they’re home from the NICU I plan to frame them to hang in the nursery. Once again, we are overwhelmed by the kindness we’ve been shown by so many, many people. Thank you, Marcie! You helped make our good day even better.


So, today was a good day. We know that the peace we feel now is most likely temporary, but it’s days like this that get us through the bad ones so we are feeling very thankful right now.


.These were just waiting for us today at the hospital! What a nice surprise from Marci!


Annaleigh continues to do well. The nurse didn't fold over her diaper in half like they usually do, so it comes all the way up almost to her arms!


Charlie has it so rough; he has to find the time to eat so much food! Damn, he's cute!


We finally got to hold our Lily Bug! Words can't say how happy we were.


Joe reading "What's Wrong, Little Pookie" to Lily. This was the first time we've read to one of the babies while they were outside the isolette; it's much better this way!



16 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats on being able to hold Lily.

Kristi said...

Yay for good days!!! Your post brought a huge smile to my face. ^_^ And I'm so glad you got to hold Lily!! Just wait until you get to hold all 3 of them in your arms at the same time...the BEST feeling in the WHOLE world. I only got to do it one time while they were in the nicu, but I'll never forget that feeling of holding them all for the first time. :)

Kristi
Mommy to triplets born at 26w2d

Lani said...

I'm so glad you got to hold Lily, and that today was a good day! "what's Wrong, Little Pookie" was the FIRST book I ever bought for our kids, so it is dear to my heart. That picture is so sweet!

The Deans's said...

So happy you all had a good day!!

Marcie said...

Aaah I'm glad you got the signs. I just wish I could do more. Seeing stories of such good people going through such trying times is hard for me. Anyway, I am glad they are gaining weight, pooping and getting to be held. It seem slike you had an amazing day in terms of progress. Keep up the positive attitude.

Lauren said...

Happy tears! Such great, great news. Go babies!

Mom2Be said...

Sooooo glad to hear happy news! Yay!!!! You might have more bad days but you're right that the good days totally make it all worth while. You guys deserve all the good days in the world. I hope your babies continue to progress well.

Jill and Mike said...

Glad to hear the good news today when I logged in!!

Stephanie said...

Yay for all of the positive news! Charlie is quite the little stud ;)

The Home Cook said...

Awww...this post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy to hear you guys have finally gotten to hold all three babies. I'm sure they love the personal contact and it definitely helps you guys get through the tough days.

The signs are adorable!

Denise said...

So happy to hear the good news! Everyday there getting stronger and bigger. Three beautiful babies. Travis's mom

OMG Triplets said...

Yay Yay Yay! Go babies! So happy for a great day! Will continue to pray for your little ones.

The Madeira Triplets said...

I know this may sound weird...but have a wonderful weekend full of more baby poop :D Isn't it strange when diaper contents are GOOD news?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful news!!! You go my little angels - you are on your way to being healthy happy chubby chunky little love bugs.
Keep it up my little loves!!!

Congrats to all of you on your own accomplishments. I'm so glad that Mommy and Daddy were able to snuggle with you Lily. Keep up the good work so they can do that more often. Love and Smooches to everyone. :) xoxoxoxoxoxo Auntie

Anonymous said...

I just got back from my mini-vacation today and I checked in with your blog. It must have been amazing finally to hold Lily. All of the pictures are so great and I am so thankful that things seem to be going in a positive direction. You're all in my prayers as always!
Cheryl

Michele from FTHS said...

After not readng the blog for 2 days, how nice it was to see what a good day you all had yesterday. Am sooooooo happy for you. It must have been wonderful to hld Lily for the first time. Am glad Annaleigh is holding her own and way to go Charlie. Keep chowing down!!!!! Those Little D's will be home before you know it.