Margot out in the open!Wide-eyed David:
Well, the past couple of days have been good for the twins. They are both in cribs now! Margot has joined her older (by one minute) brother in crib land. I took some pictures of their room and then some side shots of each of the cribs. They show just how elevated the kids are. They have their mattresses as elevated as the cribs will go and also are on a wedge that makes them even more elevated. This is to help with the reflux. They have a little Velcro sling that keeps them from sliding down the wedge. The nurses say they are sleeping on "their mountains". You can see why!
Today was a fun day because Aunt Jane came in town!!! She is in town for our cousin Kate's wedding, which is tomorrow. We are very excited for Kate and her fiance Adam and are looking forward to the event. It's funny because we had anticipated I would be HUGE with the twins for the wedding and wondered what I would wear.....
The first thing Jane wanted to do after arriving from New Orleans was visit the twins, of course. :) We went straight to the hospital from the airport. Dad (Da) met us there.
Jane and David:
Dad and Margot:
We had our friends Roman and Sandra over for dinner tonight - with their children Evelyn and Xavier. It was a good time. I got to test out our chicco hook on chair and lots of toys on Xavier. And Roman brought over a gift he made for the twins. It is a FABULOUS nightlight/sconce that he MADE! It is sooooo cool. He made it out of copper. It is two (two = twins) palm trees (to go with our jungle animals theme) that can even be separated into two separate night lights down the road when they each get their own rooms......Thanks, Roman! We love it!
Look how cool it looks when the lights are off. It even shines the leaf patterns onto the ceiling. The twins are going to think it's so cool!
As far as updates go, everything with their exams on Wednesday went really well. The eye doctor found their eyes to be immature, which is what was expected to be found. They didn't see any problems, but will need to check them again in two weeks. And the head and kidney ultrasounds were also good - no findings. The doctors decided to take David and Margot off the antibiotics they were getting as a preventative measure for any kidney infections. This is because they have extra collecting areas on their kidneys. This is a genetic trait they share with their mom and their aunt Jane! It is no big deal, but can increase the likelihood of urinary track infections or kidney infections. That is why they have been on antibiotics since a couple of days after their birth. But since all looks good, they are off them now. We will see a specialist at Children's Mercy after the twins come home to monitor their kidneys.
They are both still on nasal cannula (2 liters of air flow) and are getting their feeds over 2 hours. Today the doctor upped their caffeine (helps with apnea) and zantac doses to be in line with their increased weight. Tomorrow he will look at decreasing their feed times (feeding them faster). As far as weights go, David is 5 lbs, 1 oz!!! and Margot is 4 lbs, 7 oz. They are really growing well!
They are still having lots of alarms, but they are coming out of everything on their own now. It really has improved. I notice when I am there....the monitors will start dinging and will stop before they even go to a real alarm that has to be re-set. This is progress.