Weekend update

February 28, 2009

Max and Wes have some updates for everyone.  

Max had a little problem with spitting up after feedings so they stopped using formula and fortifiers in his milk (a combination of Kerry’s milk and donor breast milk).  Since then he has not spit up, but they will continue to monitor him and add back in the formula later.  He also had a little issue this morning with blood in his stool.  The doctor thinks it may have been something to do with the cow proteins in the milk, and he may want Kerry to remove dairy from her diet.  It only happened this morning so it may have been a fluke but they are going to keep an eye out just in case.  

Wes had a little issue with apnea which they say is pretty normal but they upped his oxygen a bit to help out.  And as of today they both are off the caffeine, they may start it up again, but as of right now they no longer need it.

Today when we went in it was my turn to hold Max, and Kerry got to hold Wes.  We didn’t do skin-to-skin, which was fine by me since they seem to stay awake a bit more when we are just holding them.  Max gave me a few smiles and even looked like he was laughing a few times.  Kerry got to see Wes smile for the first time, and unfortunately I didn’t see it since he was facing away from me.  

I can’t forget that both of the boys are now past their birth weights!  Last night, Max weighed in at 3lbs, 1.3oz and Wes (the fatty) was up to 3lbs, 4.1oz.  We couldn’t be happier that our little guys are finally exceeding what they weighed when they were born.

And now for the obligatory pictures of our boys –

Max winking at his papa

Max winking at his papa

Wes sleeping in his mommy's arms

Wes sleeping in his mommy's arms

Jeff

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5 Responses to “Weekend update”

  1. Lanie & Shane said

    Glad to hear the boys are growing so well. Bummer about the spitting up, bloody stool, and apnea. Please give those babies some love from “auntie” Lanie.

  2. Angelika said

    Does it bother the other parents that you guys have the absolute cutest babies in the NICU? 🙂

    I wish I could come and see them but I would probably end up in the TB wing right now. Give ’em a squeeze for me!

  3. Porche said

    They are so cute! Love the updates. I’m sick as a dog, so this is about as close to the BoGo as I’ll be getting.

  4. Alexis said

    Yeah for passing their birth weights! That is great news.

  5. Brenda and John said

    I’m so glad to hear they’ve passed their birth weights!

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