Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Three Weeks Old

So much has happened this past week.  All three babies went from stage 1 feeding to stage 4 - which means they take all feedings by bottle.  Cruz was having drops in his oxygen levels so he went on oxygen at the beginning of the week.  A few days later both boys got off oxygen and have been off ever since.  I never expected them to progress so quickly.  They are such overachievers. :)  They all got their NG tubes taken out today!  We plan to take Julie - and maybe Cruz - home tomorrow.  Kash is only a day or two behind.  We are so excited! 
It's official!
Cruz pulled out his NG tube a few days ago, so I decided to take some pics without any tape or tubes on his face...

 The next day Julie pulled out her feeding tube...

 And Kash pulled out his NG tube today. :)  They decided to just leave it out since they are taking all their feeds by mouth. 
 Our first family photo.  Priceless.

 Cruz with oxygen.
 Kash without oxygen.
 Julie's umbilical cord was hanging on by a suture (since she had the umbilical arterial line in at birth).  The NP thought it would fall out on it's own, but it never did. The nurse decided to soak it in the bath, then have the NP come in and snip it out.  After her first bath the NP came in and was trying to cut the suture, but ended up ripping it thru the skin (which ended up being better since he was worried he would leave part of the suture in). 
 Julie's first bath. 
 Big yawn like her brother's. 

 Her hair is getting curlier!  So cute.
 All clean.

Cruz and Julie had their carseat test today.  They usually leave a newborn in the carseat for 90 minutes to make sure they don't drop their heart rate or oxygen levels.  Since we are driving to CA soon, they decided to do a 3 hour test instead.  And they passed! 

Three Week Stats:
Cruz - 5 lbs 8oz
Kash - 5 lbs 4oz
Julie - 5 lbs 10oz

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two Weeks Old

Babies are two weeks old!  Time seriously flies.  All the babies are doing well, still learning how to eat.   They are getting better at drinking the whole bottle and staying awake during feedings.  Julie is more alert than the boys.  They are all still on stage 1 feeding - which means they get one bottle a shift and the rest goes thru their feeding tube.  Julie is almost to stage 2 (two bottles per shift).  Kash has been having drops in his oxygen sats, especially after feedings, so he was placed on oxygen a couple nights ago.  Hopefully he won't be on it too long.  Cruz has started to drop a little in his O2 sats too, but doesn't quite need oxygen yet (hopefully never).  All three babies have surpassed their birth weights, which is great. 
Jamie has been healing well.  It's crazy how great she looks.  If you didn't know her your would NEVER guess she had triplets two weeks ago!  She's up moving around, helping her son play baseball, etc.  Incredible! 
 Kash and his big hands.
 Cruz just chillin'.
Cruz & Kash.  They look so similar!
 Kash hit his birth weight first on 4.18.13.
 Cruz surpassed his birth weight on 4.19.13.
 Julie hit her birth weight on 4.20.13, but then dropped below the next day. I think they weighed her wrong on 4.20.  On 4.22.13 she went above again.
 He adores her.
 Cruz meeting Grandpa Dabo for the first time.
 Grandpa and Cruz.
Jamie is the new Winder Dairy.  :)
 Grandpa and Julie.
 My sweet girl.
 Grandpa and Kash.
 Poor little Kash on oxygen.
 Cruz's first real bath!
I wrapped him in the blanket and forgot to take off his diaper hahaha... So it was soaked!

 Big yawn.
 Warm blanket.
 Cruz all clean.
 Kash's turn!
 Big yawn like his brother.

 Sweet baby.
 Warm blanket.
 Cruz's face is getting a little fuller as he gains weight.
 Julie still has her umbilical cord on - so she can't have a full bath yet.

Suckin' on her fingers.

Holy dimple!

Bright eyed Kash.
Cruz laying on his binkie...
 ...and Kash.  I found them like this at the same time.  Must be identical.  :)
 Kash looking at Grandma.
Holding my pinkie while eating dinner.

Two Week Stats:
Cruz - 4 lbs 15 oz
Kash - 4 lbs 12 oz
Julie - 5 lbs 1 oz