They are 1 week old today

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Registered: 06-03-2006
They are 1 week old today
Tue, 01-09-2007 - 7:29pm

Hello everyone,

The babies are 1 week old today, and we took some pretty good pictures of them we thought you guys would like to see. As far as an update, they are doing great. Both babies are breast feeding as well as bottle and gavage. Gavage is where they have a tube down their nose to the stomach and the food gets drained down the tube. Today the doc said they are going to adlib Kayley's feeds, meaning, when she gets hungry, she gets fed, not according to a schedule anymore. She will be taken off her oxygen to see how she does. They did a trial breast feeding session today where they have a high tech scale that measures down to the mL. They weighed them prior to feeding and after. Both babies ate quite a bit, enough to where we are now in the "weaning" phase to go home. If they can consistantly eat a certain amount or more per feed, then thats one of the last steps to come home. Kaiden will remain on oxygen for now, but will be doing trial periods without it to see how he does. He is getting fortified milk now that adds more calories and vitamins to it. Other than that, it's a day by day process.

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Registered: 09-05-2006
Tue, 01-09-2007 - 8:42pm
They are adorable!

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Registered: 04-26-2005
Wed, 01-10-2007 - 12:29pm

Amber, it's so great to hear how good the babies are doing!!!!


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Registered: 01-25-2004
Wed, 01-24-2007 - 3:42pm

OMGOSH! How cute!!!!! Reminds me of my two - one was bigger than the other (Still is!LOL!) Thanks for sharing.....I hope they are able to come off the oxygen too. Zoe (my smaller one) was on Oxygen for a few days and I felt so proud of her when she no longer needed it.


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