Friday, September 30, 2011

Party of Five

We are settling into life at home well.  The boys are now 5lb14oz (William) and 5lb5oz (Aaron).  Aaron still has some catching up to do, but he's eating well so he'll get there.

We made it out of the house yesterday for the first pediatrician visit - it's an event to load them and their equipment into the van!  Aaron's apnea monitor isn't bad, but William has his monitor, which has no case or handle, and his oxygen tank.  I fashioned a carrying strap/handle out of a belt for his monitor to make it a bit more portable, which helps.  William is the winner when it comes to accessories.  We now have a huge oxygen tank for emergencies in our dining room, which looks like a helium balloon tank, along with several smaller portable tanks, and the concentrator that is used when in the house.  He also has 25ft of tubing attached between himself and the concentrator, to allow him to be a bit more mobile.  It's a good thing our house is small so he can pretty much reach all points.   He will probably need the oxygen for the first month while we get settled, but I don't imagine him needing it much longer than that.

It's also an event for me to get on the computer right now, except to track their feeds.  Our hands are going to be full for a while!  I don't want to put them down.  We did their first home baths tonight, and they loved it.  Bathtime was nice and relaxing in the NICU, so it should be a happy place for them :)

I will try to keep this updated with their progress and any major events a few times a week. Thank you again to everyone who has supported us throughout the past several months!

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