Sunday, December 9, 2007

Gettin' Stronger Everyday...

Thomas: 4 lbs 5 oz, on nasal cannula
Hanna: 3 lbs 15 oz, on room air (Sometimes she tends to breathe too fast, but so far she’s doing excellent!)

Lili: 3 lbs 14 oz, on room air

Matthew: 3 lbs 5 oz, back on the vapor therm

Annabelle: 2 lbs 15 oz, on nasal cannula (She is the next closest to be on room air.)

Reasons for Rejoicing:

  • The girls have hardly any episodes.
  • Lili is the most stable on room air.
  • They are all in cute outfits, except for Matthew who needs to wait a little bit more. Until then, he enjoys his comfy blankets.
  • Lili and Mom are experimenting nursing, and Dad helps out with bottle feeding. She can do that 3 times a day when she is the most awake.
  • Their eye exam also went well. Their eyes are right where they are supposed to be at this point.
  • They all have really good appetites and do well with their feeding. They eat approx. 1 oz of breast milk every three hours.

On Dec. 6th they had a famous visitor: Santa Claus! He got to hold them--hopefully he scrubbed well before! :-) They all got their first toy!! Since Lili and Hanna’s isolates are facing each other, their nurses took them out and they “met” in the middle of the module.

Reasons to Pray:
  • The boys have quite a few short breathing episodes. Pray for no episodes for them.
  • Please pray that the boys would need less and less respiratory help and would be on room air as soon as possible.
  • For the girls (including Mommy), pray that they learn how to breast feed effectively. Manna can hardly keep up with them now that they're starting to eat "so much".
  • Pray for Dave and Manna to have energy as they spend many hours in the hospital with the babies, especially now as they are learning how to eat.
  • Please also pray that Dave and Manna would feel ready for the babies' homecoming.

Praise God for our support system and all your prayers!

Thanks & Blessings,

Dave and Manna


Amy said...

I just wanted to let you guys know that Michael, Lilla and I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful little blessings!!

Amy Hornek

Robb & Stacy said...

Dave & Manna,

Wow! How precious they all are! They look so healthy and are doing so well! God has great things in store for them. I am so glad you have this blog so I can view your pictures. Thank you for sharing your lives and babies with us.
Stacy Hedges

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