Play time for Gracie!
Audrey wearing the cute booties made for her
by the very talented Donna Lawson
Hey, is that a mirror???
Oliver and his cute little booties
This Friday, August 14th, was our babies' official "due date" which means they will be 40 weeks gestationally, and also three months old! We thought for sure we would at least have one baby home by now, but it hasn't worked out that way. About two weeks ago Oliver started having really severe reflux which was causing him to clamp down on his airway and stop breathing. Robert and I were there to witness several of his "episodes" which included watching him turn blue, watching his heart rate slow dramatically, and watching three nurses rush to his side to give him breaths until he resumed breathing on his own. The doctors decided to thicken his feeds in hopes of weighting his food down so it wouldn't slosh around so much, and it seems to be working; Oliver hasn't had an episode for 4 whole days!
Other progress this week has included the girls taking more and more feeds by mouth (rather than through the tube in their noses), and Audrey coming off of oxygen! Robert has been spending quite a bit of time helping the girls learn how to eat, and even the nurses are jealous at how successful he has been! Audrey is turning out to be quite the "daddy's girl" and won't take a bottle from anyone but him! And mommy is hoping that now that they're getting stronger, they'll start nursing soon, too!