Monday, June 8, 2009

The latest and GREATEST!!!

The above two photos are Alexis. One is of her pretending to sleep and the other is her wrapped up in her towel after a bath. She loves bath time!!

The above two photos are of Addison. The top photo is Addison showing off her onesie that Aunt Sandy bought her (ignore the red eyes) and the bottom photo is Addison getting ready to be weighed before her bath. She didn't want to let go of her pacifier, nor did she want to open her eyes for a picture.
  • I've been delaying posting this news because I don't want to jinx anything but the emails have been coming in non-stop so I figured I should do an update. The girls are eight weeks old today and have really done a lot in the last few weeks!
Alexis is going to have her car seat test tomorrow. If she passes she will be able to come home on Thursday or Friday of this week!!! (FINGERS CROSSED!!) Basically she has to sit in her car seat for 45 minutes (the time it takes to get home from the hospital) without setting off any alarms. We are hoping that she passes!!! She is a little piggy and loves to eat!! She seriously chows down on the bottle almost every time! I know eating from a bottle doesn't sound like a major accomplishment to most....but to know how far they have come in such a short amount of time is really a big deal to us!! She is currently weighing in at 4 pounds 5 1/2 ounces.

Addison on the other hand hasn't quite mastered the bottle yet. They tell us that she is using her energy to sleep and grow. Which is perfectly fine but we also want her to come home soon as well!! Addison is taking about half of her bottles and the other half through her feeding tube. If all goes well, Addison should be home by the end of next week. She is currently topping the scales at 4 pounds 3 1/2 ounces.

We are totally ecstatic at the girls progress and can't wait to get them home. We originally were told to expect them home by their due date (July 7th) so we are very pleased that they are ahead of schedule. We again want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and prayers!! I'm sure we will be taking everyone up on their offers to drop off food & goodies soon!

Below are just a couple of general photos of the girls bed side in the NICU. As promised, I wanted to take a few pictures of their cribs since they are both in the same area now. The other photos are of the girls and their Proud Daddy!! They both love sleeping on their Daddy and were out like a light. (Alexis has the darker hair.)


Laura said...

Look at those beauties! Good luck with the car seat. What wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big kisses and hugs from AL and UP

Our prayers are with you.

Robin said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited that they will be coming home soon. They look like they have grown so much..

Jen said...

Love the little baby buddha belly Addison is getting.