Sunday, March 8, 2009

Big Week Ahead!!

The girls continue to make steps forward. They have been off oxygen for a couple days now and each day have fewer drops in their heart rates/oxygen sats. Ava and Ella continue to grow at rapid pace (Ava-4lbs 8oz, Ella-4lbs 1oz), and have a big week ahead. On Monday they will be 34 weeks, which is the time they learn how to suck and swallow. We will be trying their first bottles on Monday!! This will lead us into the "feeder/grower" stage and if everything goes well we could be coming home soon!! The girls will start out with one bottle every 12 hours and increase as they tolerate them. Once the girls are able to take all of their bottles without droping their heart rates/oxygen sat for 48 hours they are able to come home. According to the nurses, this can take 2-4 weeks. We are praying that the girls will be able to suck, swallow and breathe all at the same time.



  1. I pray for a wonderful week ahead. Before long you will all be home and this will be a memory. I look forward to the days of..we were up all night and we have lost the stuff animals...
    Hugs for the girls and you too.

  2. Rach-
    Just wanted to let you know how strong it seems you and Nick have been through this wonderful and crazy birth. I read the blog and am so happy to hear the updates! As a watch-out...Better check that Nick is not blending burritos and bottling them for the girls! If you smell mexican food while feeding them on bottles, just remember this post and beat him with the burrito bottle.