Saturday, August 15, 2009

50 Days of Babies!

50 days ago, Charlie, Annaleigh and Lily came into our lives. So much has happened in that time that we're having a hard time believing that it's only been 50 days, but at the same time it feels like just yesterday that we were being rushed through the halls of the hospital on our way to giving birth.

And we couldn't be more proud of how the babies are doing today too. The big news? CHARLIE IS OFF THE CPAP!!! His nurse had mentioned that she was going to suggest taking him off the CPAP to the doctor, but we didn't think there was any way the doctor would approve it. Well, he did and Charlie is now on the high humidity nasal cannula (which is the same thing that Annaleigh has been on for a week now). The switch was made late this morning and he's been great all day. We weren't confident Charlie could make it but in this case it is very nice to be proven wrong.

Lily has recovered nicely from her blood transfusion yesterday. They gave her a course of lasix (a diuretic) late last night because they were concerned about some fluids building up in her lungs. Because of that, she didn't gain any more weight today but she's got her color back and she was more feisty and more alert during our visits today.

Annaleigh continues to absolutely rock. She's just our little all-star. She was happy and smiling during our afternoon visit, and was more than happy to come out for a second snuggle in the evening. She added another 35 grams today and is up to 2 pounds 11 ounces. Hopefully her upward weight trend will continue.

In all, it was a very good day. Three cheers for 50 days!

12 comments:

Lauren said...

What a great milestone! Congratulations to all 5 of you!

Claire said...

They are getting cuter and cuter everyday! What progress...two on NC and Lily not far behind I'm sure...and everyone growing. "Three Cheers for babies!!!"

Sue said...

50 days!! That's so hard to believe! So happy all three continue to do so well.

Colleen said...

Wow 50 days! I can't believe it! It seems like yesterday that I got the text the babies were here! I am glad the 50th day was a good one - and yay for being off CPAP!

babydollsandsoccerballs said...

Congrats on how well your babies are doing! I read your blog everyday and it warms my heart how upbeat and in sync you two are. Just a word of warning for later down the road when the babies come home... the diuretic they gave Lily can cause kidney stones. They dont tell you at the time because the benefits completely outweigh the negative. Good luck with your adorable family!

Linds said...

Yay, Happy 50 day Birthday babies! So glad that everyone is doing so well; it's very obvious that all three of your little ones inherited the incredible strength of their mommy and daddy. Continuing to send you all positive thoughts... :)

Marcie said...

50 days-wow-so hard to believe! Congragulations !

Anonymous said...

I love how Miss Annaleigh is smiling and waving to the camera! Too cute! Happy 50 days babies!

Michele from FTHS said...

50 days down and a lifetime to go. Way to go, Little D's. They will be home in no time.

Anonymous said...

Great job angels. Keep it up. Each of you are more adorable than ever. Keep thriving...

All My Love, Auntie :) oxoxxo

Jill said...

I continue to follow your blog every day, you two are doing great supporting your babies and giving them lots of love! The babies all look great - they are filling out and looking less "fragile" than they were just a few weeks ago. I remember seeing my little one go through that transition too. It seemed she was in the "2 pound club" forever, but once she hit 3 pounds or so, she just took off and she FLEW through the 4 and 5 pound clubs! I think you will see amazing progress in the next couple weeks. Love and luck to all of you!

Jill from Iowa

Anonymous said...

Yay babies! Annaleigh's pic is way too cute for words... Smiling and waving already.