Thank you all for sharing in the lives of our three amazing children- Mairead, Jack, and Ben. We hope you visit often!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Update and more pictures

First, a few pictures! In this one, they are only about an hour old, so they are still very swollen. Ben is on the left and Jack on the right.

Quality time with Nana

Meeting My Nana for the first time

Big Sister handing out bottles of formula

Jack and Grandma
First family photo- They had given me about 5 liters of fluid so I was as swollen as the babies were... fun times

Me and my boys- Jack in the white hat and Ben in green.

Meeting Nana and Grampy at less than an hour old.

Thanks to all of you who have congratulated us on our boys-- they are amazing and we are thrilled! They are doing really well, especially for 35 weekers. They have had a few issues with feeding, though, so as a precaution, they are both in the NICU right now. It is really hard on us and I am disappointed because I thought I might actually get to have them the whole time, but we are trying to keep them from losing weight. Actually, the fact that they didn't have to go there right away was surprising since they were so early. Anyway, they are doing well there. Jack is eating like a champ all on his own. Ben is a little lazy and needs help, so he does have a feeding tube.
I am able to feed each one, and whatever Ben needs to supplement, he gets through the tube. We don't know how long we will be here, but we know that we won't be home on Tuesday. I am hoping to bring them both home at the same time, but we'll have to see how Ben does. Dave and I are both focusing on the the positives of how well our preemies are doing, but being a NICU mom is no fun. I thought we had our share of NICU time with Mairead, but every time I have a baby, they seem to end up there! The nurses are awesome, though, so I know they are in good hands.I'll keep posting updates to let you know how they are doing. Thanks so much for checking in with us!


Andree and Mike said...

CONGRATS to you guys. They both look amazing and beautiful. Job well done at keeping them safe and sound :) Welcome to the world boys, it's going to be a crazy ride!!
We are so excited for all of you :)

The Plateniks said...

I LOVE that picture of Mairead! Already such a great helper! Waiting for the whole birth story and permission to call...

Terry Family said...

These pictures are so wonderful. I love te one of Mairead with the bottles!

As I said on fb - I know what you're going through. Nathan was in the NICU for three weeks because of the feeding issue and jaundice. Be strong.