Thursday, July 18, 2013

Baby News: Day 9

Ava and Aiden continue to do well in nicu. Aiden has been drinking most of his bottle goal of 35 mL. I can get him to drink most of it, it just takes lots of patience with him. He takes my breast milk better and since he's smaller, he gets it more often. Ava is still drinking 60 mL (2 oz) and sleeps really well too. Nurse covered Aiden's eyes with his hat today because he would not go to sleep after feeding. He finally did. He also had a circumcision today. And only drank 5 mL with daddy in the evening. It's normal but want to make sure he drinks his regular feeding at 9pm tonight. 
Aiden is weighing 4 lbs 3 1/2 oz and Ava is 5 lbs 15 1/2 oz. We will bring her home on an apnea monitor for our peace of mind. She had 2 apnea episodes lasting about 15 seconds but the doctor agreed to let us bring a monitor home. We are hoping to get monitor and training tomorrow. And then she can come home! Aiden is so close too. My sister bought us a new car seat that goes down to 4 lbs. He needs to go car seat test next. We are praying he keeps up with his feeding. 
Thank you all for the prayers!!

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