Monday, May 18, 2009


Today we got fabulous reports on both the girls. Addison's brain bleed is still continuing to heal on its own. The doctor explained to me this afternoon that the blood clot has significantly decreased in size and the spinal fluid that had accumulated around her brain has decreased by half the amount since last Monday. This is GREAT news!!! It sure does make it a little easier to sleep at night knowing that she is getting better. We definitely still continue to be concerned about the long term ramifications of the bleed but are ecstatic that it is healing without medical intervention! Addison has been appropriately nicknamed "Angel Face" by Dr. Simon. She has the brightest eyes and is very curious about everything going on around her. She definitely is the more laid back of the two. She is currently weighing in at 2 pounds 14 ounces.

Alexis also got a great report today. Nothing much has changed with her. She is still on her c-pap which we hope she can get rid of soon. The doctors tell us that due to her prematurity she just isn't ready to be off it. She continues to have a feisty attitude and has been put in "time out" more than once by our night nurse Lisa. Alexis likes to help with all her assessments and gets a little fired up when she has to be suctioned out. Her "time outs" consists of having her "frog" (which is nothing more than a super tiny bean bag) put over her arms and legs to help restrain her from helping the nurses do their job. She really doesn't mind the time outs, it actually calms her down a lot. Alexis is weighing in at 3 pounds 2 1/2 ounces.

I'm still working on my Q & A blog. If I was allowed to take my laptop into the nicu that would make things much easier, but I wanted to answer a question really quickly. My friend Jody had one of her baby boys (David) on Saturday (just shy of 26 weeks) at 2:01a.m. The doctor opted to deliver only one of the babies. From what I understand she is basically in a holding pattern until baby Derek is ready or until an onset of an infection is found. Baby David weighed 1 pound 13 ounces. Jody and her boys could really use all of our prayers right now! Please pray for David to continue fighting and for him to become stronger each day....For Derek to hang in there as long as possible... And for Jody and her husband's continued strength as they continue this roller coaster journey.

Terry and I truly thank you all for the continued support and prayers for our girls. The response to my blog has been tremendous and we love reading all of your comments!!

Below are a few pictures from the last couple of days....

Above is Terry & Addison sleeping. This was too cute not to take a picture of.

Above is Alexis without her c-pap on after a bath. She's listening so intently to Terry talking to her. She loves to chat!

Above is Addison's dead man's pose. She loves to be all spread out when she sleeps....another trait she gets from her father.


Anonymous said...

I am so very happy for the 4 of you. I am sure you will have many great days ahead of you.


Paula said...

The only thing that would make the picture of Terry sweeter is if he would have been holding both girls.
Love the pictures. Sounds like you have an awewsome bunch of NICU staff. I continue to pray for the 4 of you.

Robin said...

The girls are looking so much "older" somehow in these pictures. I know it's silly, but they look like they are developing a lot. That's awesome!

Congrats on your good news..