Update and pics of the girls

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Update and pics of the girls
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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 11:24am

Just a quick update to say we're still in the nicu (ending week two with the girls here). They've made lots of progress and are in open isolettes, regulating their own temps, bottle and breast feeding (although they still need work in those departments), pooping and peeing and gaining an ounce a day each. Juliette struggled some with throwing up there for a while (they increased her food amount too fast I think - they both still have feeding tubes until they can show they will eat enough from bottle/breast) but that issue seems to have subsided. Elia's "thing" is that she is a lazy eater, keeps her tongue at the roof of her mouth making it harder for me to feed her, and occasionally forgets she needs to suck, swallow, AND breathe all at the same time.

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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 1:11pm
Awww, they are too adorable! I really hope they pick up that whole suck, swallow and breathing technique soon, and they get to come home. Keep us posted!

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Registered: 07-16-2008
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 3:54pm
Sweet babies, they're just beautiful. Many prayers for them and you too momma.
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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 10:24am
They're adorable!!! I didn't believe it at all, but it was true, when they get it, they just get it. I thought my twins would NEVER leave the NICU because one had that suck, swallow, breathe thing all mixed up and the other was lazy. Well, one Saturday they both started eating, and by Monday they were home. It just clicked for them. It was a great day when I walked in and those tubes were gone and I could see their whole face! I hope your stay is short!
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 6:25pm
Very sweet. Glad they are improving.
Sorry about BFing/pumping. I had a hard time with DD & she was FT. She had her suck reversed & pumping is so disappointing in the beginning as you get so little!
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 2:28pm
They are just too precious! I'm sorry about the feeding issues but hope they subside quickly. I'm sure the girls will get the hang of it soon, and I hope they continue progressing nicely.
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