Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Four Weeks old!

Just when I think time is flying, it starts going even faster!! The last four weeks have been an adventure, so rewarding, life changing and just awesome!! Everyone is adjusting to their new roles in the family; Iz being a big sister now wants to hold them and asks them whats wrong when they cry, she will even help feed them for about 30seconds before getting bored with it. Abbie is of course loving it, she is so naturally great with them (I need to relax and let her do more). Ben has been so helpful with everything, its so fun to watch him with them.


Weight checks, we have had to take Emily in weekly to make sure she is gaining enough weight on her limited amount of fluids. Because of the hole in her heart she is only allowed to have 55-60cc of fluid which is about 2oz. So she is on higher calorie formula. The doctors do not want to over work her heart with too much fluids. (We go to the cardiologist on Thurs to see if the hole is any smaller and all the other details, when they did her Echo cardiogram after birth the hole is actually bigger than they saw on the fetal monitor.)
Emily's birth weight: 4lbs 3oz Today's weight: 5lbs 13oz = gained: 1lb 10oz
Olivia's birth weight: 5lbs 7oz Today's weight: 7lbs 8oz =gained: 2lbs 1oz
They are both doing great!!!! Yes!
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8 comments:

The Arnells said...

thats awesome that they are doing so well. i cant believe how big they look. they're filling out and getting color and look so cute.
i love the pics of iz looking at them. the look on her face is so priceless

Matthew-Jessica-Chase-Taleah said...

Yay for gaining weight!! They are so cute! I cannot imagine having four little girls...What fun! I can't believe they are already four weeks old. and you Loni, are doing amazing!!!

Chris and Lani said...

Glad to hear they are growing and doing well. What a special blessing to have them. You really do have a beautiful family! Tell Ben and the girls hi.

April Austin said...

That's great progress! Emily sure seems to be a fighter. I'm sure everything with her heart will be just fine. We are thinking of you guys and hope everything continues to go well for you all!

grandma johnson said...

Great progress!! I just shake my head when i see these pictures. they are all so cute. I haven't seen one yet where the person with the babies didn't have that proud smile on their face. I love it. funny how things just all seem to fit into place.

Annie said...

ADORABLE!!! I could say that over and over! I am so happy that they are doing so well!!! So is it watch and wait with Emily? Who is her cardiologist? Does she go to PCMC for her echos? We'll have to chat more about that. So glad to hear about the weight gain! :) (It's the little things....we had a PARTY when Allie reached 10 lbs!)

Hannah said...

Wow, all I can say is you are amazing. I don't know how you do it!

The Isoms said...

What a great looking family! The girls look so little in Bens arms!