Here's info on everyone!!
Cannon - When released from the NICU he weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Two days later at his 1st doctor's appointment he weighed in at 4 pounds, 10 ounces, yeah, I'm doing something right!! He has some trouble with gas and has reflux. I know, I know, all preemies have some form of reflux, but his is the gut wrenching screaming cry as it comes up reflux. Dr. Gina, whom I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, has put this little man on Zantac and I'm already noticing a difference! ~ So to explain the absolutely love part when talking about their pediatrician, I called today with the 1st of many freak outs because Gunner's monitor kept going off for problems with his breathing. She had the nurse explain a few things to me, talk me off the ledge, reposition him and wala, he was fine. That's not even the good part. She had the nurse call me back to make sure I had her personal contact info in case I needed her over the weekend or at any time. Then about two hours later she called herself to check on the boys and called again tonight to check on them. I must say, there aren't many doctors like her!! We love you Dr. Gina!!! ~ Now, back to updates.
Gunner - Gunner's first visit at the doc he weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and six days later at his weight check.....drum roll, please... 5 pounds, 1 ounce! That boy loves his groceries!! He is doing great all the way around and, by far, the most complacent baby I've ever known. I'm knocking on wood as I write this!
Lauren - She has been off the nasal canula for two days now, so we're stepping closer to breaking free from the NICU! She is still a little lazy with her feeds and is not real interested in the bottle. When she does decide to try to take it, it wears her out and they end up putting the rest through her tube. She'll get it all together soon and then she'll be hanging out with her brothers and big sister! As of last check her weight was 3 pounds, 10 ounces.
Avery - She failed her TB test! It's the first and probably last time I'll be happy she failed a test! Go Avery Go!! She will still need to be on the medicine for 3 months as a preventative measure. Let's say it together one more time, IDIOT! (If you didn't get that or are confused about the TB test, read the last post!) Avery is up to 3 pounds, 14 ounces. She is taking a few feeds by bottle, but not ready to give up the feeding tube completely! She is also off of nasal canula! I hate she can't move down to Progressive Care with her sister, she's all alone in Pod 3. I'm sure she's made some friends though! Let say it again, IDIOT!! She can't move out of Pod 3 until she goes home because of that IDIOT! I keep trying to remind myself that no one would intentionally harm these precious babies so I shouldn't call them an Idiot, but I just can't help it!
And Now For The Pictures!!
Gunner's first bath at home!
Cannon busting out of the NICU!Love this picture! They were both looking up at me!! Good job daddy, snapping that shot so fast!
They don't look anything alike, do they?
Hope you all like the pictures of the boys, can't wait to post some of the girls at home! Please leave comments for the boys, I would love to print them and put them in their scrapbooks that their Aunt K-Pae will be making them one day!
Love, The Cochrans!