Sunday, July 17, 2011

baby update (from the outside!) weird...

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....

13 comments:

That corgi :) said...

So glad to hear the wee ones are doing great! (of course we know that God is right there with the nurses and doctors taking care of them). That is fantastic news!! Dr. G will always hold a very special place in your/Clif's hearts and you two will hold a very special place in his heart. I'm sure over the years, even with him in another practice, you will still send him Christmas cards, updates on the babies etc. You have both made an impact on his life and he on yours that will carry on pretty much forever.

You are a testimony to your faith. God does reward those who have faith in him and actively seek him (Hebrews 11:6)

thanks for the update! will continue to pray

betty

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a blessing to have your precious little ones doing so well.
Never heard about them using caffeine, that's different. Glad your doing well too except for that extra air. Dr. G sounds wonderful.

Jennifer said...

I am just reading about your three blessings and squealed with delight! My hubbie thought I had gone nuts! I am so happy and excited for you! Now go love on those babies! <3

JosephAlsarraf said...

Congratulations! : )

Ausmerican Housewife said...

:') Love this update!

Go babies go! :D

LynnMarie said...

So glad I stoped by. Congrats to you and your family.

Hollie said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your three little blessings from God! Praise God!

coloradogirl said...

So good to hear everyone is doing well. I have been praying for the babies lungs to be strong when they were born. My first thought at seeing their pictures was how filled out their bodies look compared to other babies of that age I have seen. They all look very strong, healthy and beautiful!

Belle said...

I came over from Betty's blog to say congratulations on the birth of your three precious babies. May God bless you and your family.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

So glad that your little ones are doing so well. My daughter had to deal with NICU with her 3 littlest ones ... never heard of caffeine for preemies. Praying that they will be home with you both very soon. <3

Joyce Kay said...

Praise the Lord! Congrats on the babies!

Keena said...

I cried when reading your post. I am so happy for you and Cliff. I pray that things will continue to go well for you and your family.. The babies are adorable.

Gemma said...

Beautiful entry and beautiful babies..Thanks so much for sharing. May God bless.

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