Our three little ones are ALL doing amazing. Doctors and nurses are amazed at how well they are doing, considering their gestational age.
Both boys still continue to breath room air, with no assistance. Eli's oxygen levels dropped slightly during the night, but nothing to the point where they had to put him back on cpap...or even a nasal cannula. :) It's actually apnea (which is very common for preemies) and they are treating it with caffeine. Weird! Dr.G says that we need caffeine when we get up (coffee), so babies should get it too! ha :) They say that the caffeine with last a few days, and his brain should be "old enough" by then to remember to breathe. Aside from that (and that's no big thing!) both boys are doing wonderfully.
Little Miss Elliana continues to do fine as well. She still has her nasal cannula. It's just pushing air into her lungs...she is not on oxygen either.
All three started their feedings yesterday (through feeding tubes, of course). All are doing WONDERFULLY with it. Keeping the milk down, and digesting it. Yay! A big praise.
I've been able to pump off and on... though I'm afraid that the colostrum is coming to an end. We are praying that my milk will come in during these next few days <3
I'm healing well from the surgery, with little pain from my incision. However, where my stomach was stretched open SO FAR during surgery, I have a crazy amount of air that remains in my stomach. It's probably one of the most painful things I've ever endured. :) But, it will be gone in time...and it's so worth it.
I still can't get over the fact that God has blessed us with three beautiful, HEALTHY, living & breathing babies! We will for ever be in debt to our Savior who has blessed us with so much.
Dr.G came in this morning to check on me...and we had a very nice chat. He continuously told us how well the babies are doing - and how he is thrilled that everything has gone so well with us, and him. We were able to give him his gift (a hand turned pen made by my brother). He cried :) We cried. We hugged...and, once again I can't say enough how much I truly love that man. He has been such a blessing to me and my family. I'm so thrilled that God saw fit to put him in our lives, and that he has been able to be a part of everything over these last two years!
More updates later....