Wednesday, December 3, 2008

6 weeks, wow!!


I just can't get over how grateful I am for the new additions to our family, its been really awesome. They are both growing like crazy and seriously two of the best babies I have ever encountered. Don't get me wrong life is crazy busy and days go by faster than I ever thought possible (maybe because it gets dark so early?), but the twins are so well behaved, they only fuss when hungry or over tired (which is rare because they sleep all the time still :))
Emily is doing really well, she was weighed today and now weighs: 6lbs 9oz!!! Go Em! She is taking medication to keep her lungs from being over saturated with blood and fluids. It is helping her not have to work so hard to breath so she can have more energy to eat. That medication causes her to lose too many electrolytes so she is taking medication to counteract that problem. She is still on heavy duty formula, taking 27calories per ounce, (normal is 20cal/oz) it makes it pretty thick and hard to keep down so we get lots of throw up, but she is keeping enough in to gain weight. It also makes it pretty much impossible for her to poop so she is on fiber as well.. poor sweet baby!! We can't wait until this is all in the past!!
Olivia is gaining steady as well, she wasn't weighed today but as of last week: 8lbs 10oz (gaining 2ounces a day!!). She is so well mannered and sweet. I just cant say enough good about them, it is so amazing to watch the support system between the two of them!


They are sweet spirited girls, they have brought a whole new spirit to our home and family, I love having new babies around! Thanks to everyone for loving and supporting us. We really appreciate all the prayers in our behalf especially those for Emily. I will keep you updated on everything.

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8 comments:

Peter Christensen said...

We're thrilled to hear that Emily is doing so well. Keep up the good eating, Em!

Love,
The Christensens

Annie said...

6 lbs 9 oz!!!!! Amazing! Very impressive! :) Those girls are too, too cute! Love it!!!

Matthew-Jessica-Chase-Taleah said...

Yipee! For Emily gaining weight! I can't believe that they are already 6 weeks old! They sure are cute!

The Arnells said...

thats awesome that emily is doing so well. they both look so good. i wish we could come see them more (maybe when spring comes).

April Austin said...

So adorable! And they so look like your other girls. That's great news about Emily...still fighting hard. It's amazing that something so small can have such a strong will. It's a testimony builder for sure.

Hannah said...

Has it really been 6 weeks? Wow. They are both beautiful!

The Isoms said...

What cute little girls! So glad to hear that baby Em is gaining weight!

Angie said...

Hey Loni, this is Corina's long lost friend, Angie! I was just reading Corina's blog and clicked on some of her side bars to find if you and Tiff had blogs. Your little family is so cute. I'm sure you are the best mom ever. We just found out we are having twins, they are due in May, so I will need all the advice you have! I just started blogging, so addictive! Have lots of fun being a cute mama to 4 cute girls! Ang