Thursday, April 10, 2008

The girls are coming home tomorrow!

Yep, you read the title right! After 10 days in the NICU, the girls are ready to come home. Both are in their open cribs & have done very well over all. Sofia is up to 4lb 12oz & Gabriella is up to 4lb 9oz. We are very proud of them! Check out the pics of our cutie girls sleeping away after a great feeding w/ Todd & I.



Hopefully our son will be coming home by Tuesday. He is finally going up in his bottle feedings. Today he took 4 bottles. Tomorrow will be 5, Saturday 6 if all goes well, Sunday 8 as well as Monday. If he can stay on this schedule, he will come home Tuesday. If he veers off the schedule of increases, he is only prolonging his stay at the NICU all on his own. Here he is right after a tube feeding.

This is one of him when his NG tube was out to be switched. He wasn't too happy!

Here I am w/ Gabriella.

I don't know that we are all ready yet but who is ever ready to bring home a baby, much less 3? I have to say that our nurses at Women's Hospital of Texas have been THE MOST AMAZING NURSES a mom & dad could ask for! Every time we go, we are greeted w/ a big smile by everyone in there. They make it easier to walk in that door & spend time in the NICU which can sometimes be a depressing place to be. We have had nothing but outstanding, sweet, caring nurses. THANK YOU SO MUCH! If anyone has an idea of how we can thank them, I would appreciate you leaving me a comment. Our children would not have done as well w/o their love & care.

I think that is about it for now. I'm exhausted but too excited to go to sleep!


Amanda said...

They are so cute! They're even cuter than before. It's amazing that they're doing so well; you are blessed!
Our nurses and NICU staff were wonderful, as well. We brought in a big box of See's candy for them to share, I made some cakes and cookies one time, and we gave gift certificates to the coffee shop inside the hospital to our primary nurses.

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Marla said...

Wow, that's amazing!! Congrats sweet girls, and have a great time seeing your house for the first time! :)

They are all SO precious!!

Rebecca said...

Nurses love food :) BUT they are still health conscious.. I think a GREAT idea would be an edible arrangements :) that way they get the best of both worlds! The trips look beautiful and i'm so happy they're doing well astrid!!! Can't wait to see pics of them all home together!

mamaduk said...

That's great that you are bring home the girls already and Ian probably won't be far behind! Now the adventure really begins, huh?

As for the nurses, food is always great!

Kris said...

Glad to hear that everything is going well. I bet Ian will join his sisters before you know it! Enjoy these extra special days.

Joy said...

Congrats on the girls coming home...we had the same thing happen...2 came home and then our littlest one followed 4 days later. Its great practice having 2 at home, but a bummer that you have to leave one behind. He will be home SO SOON though. They are SO cute! Congratulations!!!

Jinx said...

congratulations.. Have fun with them.

Jessica said...

They are just too cute :) Hooray on the girls coming home!!! I hope Ian is not far behind them!

Whitney said...

Congratulations! Good luck as you settle into a routine with 3 infants. Try to get as much rest as possible. The babies are beautiful!