This will be a short update :)
Today was a repeat of yesterday, with the addition of holding Aaron. I think the nurse would have let me hold him for 3 hours straight if I wanted to, but my friend the pump doesn't allow that :). Aaron is now off of his antibiotic, and should be off of the ventilator by tomorrow night! His nose is starting to heal, and looks much better than it did several days ago. William had a good day as well, but was not ready for any cuddle time yet as he needs to adjust to being back on the regular ventilator. Hopefully both will start getting small feeds within the next day or two.
It was an uneventful day for the boys, which is always good. We want to get them to the point where they're just feeding and growing. We do expect that there will be additional battles in this journey, so let's celebrate the uneventful days. The biggest threat to while they're in the NICU is infection, so we'll continue to be on the lookout in order to catch anything early.
Head ultrasounds are scheduled for tomorrow - please pray that they are still stable!
Now that most of the initial shock of their early delivery has worn off, and we're into a good routine...I'm ready to be done with it and have them home. I know we're in this for a long while, but I miss them and it's all starting to feel more REAL. I want to be the one changing their diapers, giving them baths, turning them over, taking their temperatures, even checking their blood gases...but I still know they're where they need to be and we'll get there.