Backwards and Forwards

September 27, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Jack is doing great! He took all of his feedings by mouth yesterday and today. He pulled his feeding tube out last night and they didn’t put it back in. It is soo nice to see his sweet little face without any tubes.  Jack is doing awesome on his feedings now and eats very quickly. I’m not sure what happend last night ,but Jack seemed to figure out what he was suppose to do.

Leah didn’t do as well today… she had three of  what the nurses call “spells” this morning.  Basically her heart rate goes down and then her oxygen drops. Leah was able to recover from one of the spells by herself but the nurse had to give her a little pat for the other two. The NICU nurses have told us that it is very normal for preemies to have these; however that doesn’t really make me feel a whole lot better about it. Leah has her oxygen monitor put back on and they are watching her more closely. After a baby has one of these spells they have to stay in the NICU for at least five days. Leah’s temperature was also a little cooler than it has been… so the nurse put a warmer outfit on her and wrapped her up with two blankets and she hasn’t had any spells this afternoon.

With Jack doing so well on his feedings now, it is possible that he will come home before Leah. I would really like them to come together. We will just have to wait and see if things work out that way. Here are a few new pictures of the little ones.

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  1. Our little Jace was the one with the “spells”. A quick tip if she’s having them while she’s eating is to feed her while she’s laying on her side. The nurses told us that since they were preemies they have a hard time eating and remembering to breath all at the same time, so if you feed them on the side, the “milk” goes down a little slower. I think we side fed Jace until he was 3 months old! Not because he needed to be, but because it made me feel better. Jace had a big spell the night before he came home, and they still let him come home. Trust me, I know, no matter what anyone says, it’s still scary, but perfectly normal. I have been amazed this whole time that I hadn’t heard of any spells with any of your babies. Our kids both had them, especially Jace. That was our big thing in the hospital. They are looking better and better every day. Their little outfits are so cute!

    Laura Nelson

  2. Thank you for being so good at updating this website. I love seeing them! They are so adorable and I cannot believe how much they have changed in a week! Keep up the good work mommy 🙂 Can’t wait to meet them. I will stock up on the sanitizer as well. Let me know if you guys need anything!


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