Thursday, September 17, 2009

Story Time!

After getting blood yesterday, Lily has rebounded well. She’s taken four feedings in a row with her bottle (as of 9 pm) and had a lot more energy and color in her face today. She also got a course of diuretics to help reduce her fluid levels. Now we just need her to keep this up and continue bottle feeding without any breathing issues. Hopefully, the cannula will be a thing of the past very soon.

Charlie continues to excel with his feedings and his breathing. He very much seems to like eating as much as he wants and tonight he took 65 ml for me (by comparison, he was getting 35 ml less than a week ago). He had a few episodes after his feedings today but nothing that indicates any serious problems. Most likely, the frequency of his episodes will continue to lessen and he won’t need any specific intervention other than some added caffeine, which was restarted today. That’s not a big deal though so nobody is particularly worried about it.

We also had story time today. Both babies had their very own stories read to them tonight. Lily was read Ten Little Ladybugs and Charlie heard the first half of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. As you can see from the pictures below, both babies were fascinated. Really.

And that’s it for today. Nothing major but since both babies are doing well we’re very happy.


Stephanie said...

What adorable pictures! They love story time! :) So glad everyone is doing well!

Lani said...

My god they're cute!!! Glad to hear they are still doing great!

The Deans's said...

They are sooooo adorable...:)

Lauren said...

Yay for little book lovers! Tell Charlie I require extra caffeine in order to function too. He's not alone. ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG - I had that book in my hands today at the BookTrader. I went to return some books and was just browsing while the owner was ringing out my returns and picked it up but it wasn't new so I didn't get it - but of course Lily was on my mind. That is so freaking weird... Enjoy that book angel... It seems like Charlie is starting with a Lily show as well.
Keep it up my sweetpeas. You are both adorable as usual.

All My Love, Auntie :) xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

awww just look at them! Reading already! Not only beautiful babies but smart ones too!! LOL! These pictures are adorable! I'm so happy they are doing so well!!!

Jen said...

Isn't story time the best!!! I'm so excited and happy that the babies are doing well! Keep it up little ones!

The Home Cook said...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books! It's one of the first baby things I bought for Katie. :)

Glad to hear the babies are doing well!

Courtney in CT said...

Loving the continued good news, and the pictures.


Suzie said...

I adore Ten Little Ladybugs (and have it memorized). I nanny for a 2 year old who loves the book! When they get older, they will love touching the ladybugs.

"Two little ladybugs basking in the sun, along came a frog- then there was one

One little ladybug sitting all alone, along came a breeze- then she was HOME"
(In hopes your Lily Bug and

Charlie will come home soon!)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is such a classic children's book.

Suzie from California (an avid reader of both the blog and children's books)