Yesterday, the girls got to wear shirts for the first time. Apparently, it was a huge success because today all three babies were dressed to the nines! Brooke's best friend Colleen sent the babies a few special preemie outfits back when they were born, and since we've acquired a couple other tiny outfits. As you can see from our pictures below, the nurses love to dress our kids!
As far as news is concerned, we're still doing well. Charlie remains on the BiPAP and sometimes he does great and sometimes he has episodes. Today was the first time that I can remember getting to hold him myself where he did great the whole time. He's eating 22 ml of breast milk and it's fortified with 26 extra calories, which is a little more than normal. Once he stabilizes a bit with his breathing, he'll be put on CPAP.
Annaleigh is by far the strongest. She's just over two weeks past surgery and she's eating as much as the others and growing like you wouldn't believe. She's increased her feedings from nothing just a week ago to 22 ml. Perhaps the quick increase explains the spit-up she had during her 3:00 feeding, which happened to occur while I was holding her.
Lily continues to be Lily. Her oxygen requirements were noticeably down by quite a bit today, which is always a good thing. Otherwise, all is the same with the Bug.
The babies are six weeks old today, and we're so proud of our little munchkins. We knew we would love them but we didn't know that love would be quite so all-consuming. They may be small and fragile but they are the greatest things that have ever happened to us and we couldn't be more excited to spend our lives with them!
Annaleigh couldn't look better.
Annaleigh just wants a hug. I can't wait to be able to give it to her!
Lily is happy to show off her pretty clothes.
Charlie was extra comfy today because he was snug in his new shirt.