Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Yesterday, all three babes had their RSV shot!!
Weight check....all three of them are
6 POUNDS & 3 OUNCES!!!
Carter is a champ & exceeding an 1 1/2 ounce gain a day....he is eating us out of house & home! Girls are growing right on track at 1 ounce gain daily!
The babies are becoming more alert and still holding their 3 1/2 hour feeding schedule.
Love to all!
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006
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Thursday, December 21, 2006
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Babies are doing great. Home Health visited Monday and the babies weights are:
Cora - 5#'s 12 oz
Cameron - 5#'s 10 oz
Carter - 5#'s 6 oz
They are gaining about an ounce and 1/2 a day! They are taking 75 cc's at every feeding and today we are trying the Playtex Drop in bottle and as they have outgrown the Hospital bottle & nipple (only holds 75 cc's)!!
As Christmas approaches, cards are mailed, gifts are wrapped, baking is complete, I pause and admire the twinkle in Collin's eye with anticipation of Santa's visit, the 3 beautiful healthy babies, the supportive husband that God has given me and I quickly am reminded through sleepy eyes, lack of shower, non brushed teeth for the 2nd day in a row and the smell of baby poop ......... Yes, I am blessed. Truely, blessed.
Merry Christmas to each and all of you. Lots of pictures to follow in the next week!
Posted by The Stephens at 7:24 AM
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Babes sleep, eat & poop. So far, us rookies are managing great!
Enjoy latest pictures...
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Thursday, December 14, 2006
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
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Saturday, December 09, 2006
OFF TO PICK UP OUR GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU GOD!
Posted by The Stephens at 9:04 AM
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Yesterday was a little improvement for the girls. They are up to eating about 60% of their feedings. Cameron during the day did a little better than Cora did.
THEN, last night, Cora pulled out her feeding tube and has 4 FULL feeds. If she continues, we are on the right track!.
Pics from yesterday!!
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
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Sunday, December 03, 2006
Carter came home last night and is doing great! He ate like a champ and slept great. He is weighing at a whopping 4'2oz today.
The girls are struggling a bit with their eating and showing no signs of giving up their feeding tube. They take about 15 cc's by mouth and then decide they prefer to have their rest of their feeding the "easy way". However, the docs tell us it can be any day that the "light bulb" comes on. The girls weighted 4.6 (cameron) and 4.9(cora) tonight!
The days have become a little longer with trips to hospital to see the girls twice a day! Pray they come home soon!
Love to all!
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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Babies continue to grow. I continue stretch. The house continues to fill with 3 of everything...... we have a doc appt on Tuesday for growth ultrasound, NST test & office check....all things pending............4 days until our BIG day. I feel like crap, look like crap, but apparently, they love their hot tub. Guess what kiddos........the lease is up and we will be closed for renovations!
We are scheduled for Shawnee Mission Medical Center on Thursday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. I should be released on Monday to come home and the babies within 7-10 days. Please continue your prayers for healthy, happy, amazing little ones and an uneventful C - Section. We look forward to seeing all of you very soon! A
A few Doctor reminders and rules............................All basic new baby rules apply (wash, wash, wash), but a few more precautions are needed with our preemies!!
Although, we have been blessed to carry 35 weeks (on Thursday), the babies will still be considered preemies their first 18 months and be very suseptible to germs and upper respiratory problems.
Also, remember it is RSV season and the RSV virus will put preemie babies in the hospital fighting for every breath. If you or my favorite kiddo's have been around anyone with a stuffy nose or other virus, please reconsider your visit for 7-10 days during this yucky RSV season. Lastly, if you are a smoker, this is highly dangerous to the babies premature lungs and we are asking that no one smoke during their visit. If you choose to smoke outside, we are asking that you change clothes upon returning inside.
Thanks and much love to all!!
Posted by The Stephens at 9:11 AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
33w5d........................yep, all is great. Sono did a quick measurement scan.....
- Cora - 5lb 10 oz
- Cameron - 5lb 1 oz
- Carter - 5lb 2 oz
- (15 lbs of baby inside!)
Let the countdown begin! 8 days until our C Section at SMMC!
Love to all!
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Monday, November 20, 2006
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