Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Daddy comes to visit!

Today was such a good day. Dustin had to go back to work on Monday and we have really been missing him ever since. Every day I would call Dustin and put him on speakerphone so he could talk to the boys. The first day, Landon opened his eyes really wide and smiled as soon as he heard daddy's voice...so sweet. We were not expecting Dustin until this afternoon, so we were all surprised when he showed up around 11:00 this morning.

The big news for the day is that the boys came off the warmer!! This means that even though they are still very small, they are able to maintain thier own body temperature, which is a prerequisite to going home. So far, they have come off the oxygen, come off thier IV's, and now they are off the warmer. The only thing left for them to do is learn to eat really well. They have to take all of their feedings by mouth and still gain weight and we will be able to go home! Right now they take bottles for 2 out of 6 feedings and they only make it through about half of the bottle before their time is up and we have to give it to them through their feeding tubes. We make progress every day though, so I have no doubts we'll be sucking down the whole bottle in no time at all.

The other great thing about coming off the warmer is that Eli and Landon can now wear clothes. Mom finally gets to dress them in matching outfits!! Just the thought makes me excited. Nevermind the fact that I've already been told we'll be on baby house arrest until the end of RSV season (late April) and no one will actually see all of their adorable clothes. I can at least take pictures though.

So...we had a mini photo shoot tonight in the NICU and here are a few shots of my precious boys:







8 comments:

Kendra said...

Amy, They are SO precious! I can't imagine having two!! What a beautiful family.

Kendra

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doug young said...

I love how they already have Dustin's hair!

Theresa Bluhm said...

Awww Amy... they are so precious. It is such an amzing thing to finally see the sweet faces of the boys we have been praying for! I know y'all will be wonderful parents!

Elizabeth Smith said...

These pictures really reveal just how teeny tiny your boys are! Wow!! What a picture perfect new family ya'll are. I love the last picture...so sweet! The happiness you and Dustin are experiencing is definitely telling in these pictures...along with how hot those jackets make you feel in the nursery (can tell by the red glow on your faces!) I remember that with Jacob. You all look like you are doing so well...glad to hear/see it!

jess said...

What wonderful progress!! So happy for you guys and so thankful! They are so adorable Amy - but then again they ARE your babies! :) Love you!!

Sarah Mengers said...

They are so adorable!! And yall are just glowing!! I am sure yall are just so happy words can not describe!! Congratulation again!!

Tayshellene said...

Amy, What beautiful babies. They are so precious and being a mom really looks good on you! You have such a beautiful family. Keep posting pics!

Love, Taber

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