Saturday, January 7, 2012

4 Weeks

I told Scott I was taking cupcakes to the NICU nurses yesterday to celebrate the girls' one month birthday. Scott looked at me confused and said, "I thought they were born on the 9th?" Oh.....hmmm.....well, they are 4 weeks old, but I guess it would make more sense to celebrate their one month birthday than 4 weeks. Too late - I had already ordered the cupcakes.

As of today Millie weighs 2 lbs 13 oz!!!! Ruby weighs 2 lbs 7 oz!!! No real news to report other than that. They are still on low flow nasal cannulas with about 30% oxygen and getting caffeine. Millie is up to 24 ml of milk every 3 hours and Ruby is still on 20. The MD increased Millie today, but held off on Ruby because her stomach was a little distended. I talked to her nurse this afternoon and after 2 big blow outs she is no longer distended. I think we can all relate to that.

Jake is doing better. He went to school the last two days. He did vomit Thursday night which I think was a post seizure issue. How he made it all day at school and ate lunch and dinner I don't know. He was very pale when I picked him up from school, but after he vomited he looked and acted much better.

A few new pics......

It's funny how the girls already have little personalities. Ruby loves to kick her feet and arms out of her snuggly no matter how many times the nurses tuck her in.


Millie opens her eyes more than Ruby. She looks adorable in this flower hat my friend Beth gave her!



  1. Jake had a great day in the pool today! That boy is a fish! I love the Millie and Ruby posts and am so happy the girls are doing so well. Elizabeth, you are an amazing mom!!

  2. i love how ruby's arm and leg are all splayed out!! and millie is all snuggled up. their little personalities are definitely coming out. so glad to hear that they are gaining weight!

  3. I like to follow your blog. I am knitting Easter blankets for the girls. Love, Michele