Monday, July 26, 2010

16 Weeks Old

Daddy with Camdyn and Cade. Daddy's had a long day at work, and the babies have had a hard day staring at their mobile, learning to eat, listening to stories, and doing "tummy time" (which they hate, but I make them do it.)

Cade (above) wearing his adorable crocheted bear hat and Camdyn (below) wearing her adorable kitten hat which my friend Allison made for them.  Aren't they so cute?

I think Cade's look here is so funny.

I think Camdyn is telling Cade a secret here.

My little monkeys cuddling up in their new monkey blankets that Cory and Katie made for them.  They are so cute.

The babies are now 16 weeks old.  They are doing well, but Mommy is getting very impatient. 

Camdyn now weighs 5 lbs. 7 oz.  She has progressed to eating orally every other feed which is awesome progress.  Next, she'll go to 2 oral feeds, 1 gavage (through the tube).  The next step will be oral feeds every time.  That's the goal.  Who knew eating was so hard?
Cade now weighs 7 lbs. 11 oz.  He has fat rolls!  Yay!  We love fat!  He is still getting only 2 bottles per day and having trouble with that.  He still needs to work on becoming more coordinated. 

We thank you God for our precious miracles.  We are having so much fun with them now that we can play with them, hold them, and interact more.  I pray that they will make a lot of progress with eating in the next week.  I pray that they will be able to come home soon.  We thank you for the progress they have made and ask that you continue to strengthen them and watch over them.  Amen.


Sarah Weishuhn said...

michelle and jimmy,
those babies have got to be two of the most adorable babies i have ever seen in my entire life! i love those little hats! and cade's facial expression in that one pic is just priceless! i am amazed at how big they are getting and can't wait for the day that I hear they get to go home with you guys!
love and hugs,

Roxanne said...

Words cannot express the happiness I feel when I see those two little angels! I love the hats!! And love the picture with Jimmy too!! You're an amazing mommy Michelle!! Hugs and Kisses, Roxanne

Donna Mossholder said...

Your kiddos are just so cute Michelle. Impatience is an understatement RIGHT!!!!! Get our kids home I say!!!!! :)(who knows maybe we will be neighbors rooming in :)

Michelle said...


Every time I pass by the "rooming in" rooms, I feel sad. I wonder if we will ever get to that point. Wouldn't that be awesome if the 2 longest-stay NICU parents roomed in on the same night? There's 2 chances since we'll probably bring the babies home at different times. Hopefully, we can bring all our babies home soon.

Allison Hoffman said...

Oh my gosh they are so precious, Michelle! Thanks for putting up pictures of them in their hats :) I pray for them every day!

Hrulandsohn Von Der Krieger said...

Ask Liz about the tummy time song she wrote. We would sing it to Gavin when he was small. The babies look great and it's amazing to watch them grow. Love has tremendous power.


Anonymous said...

The babies look so precious. I cant wait till the day you take them home. I understand your frustration when it comes to the hospital and I work in one. If you or Jim need anything and I mean anything please let us know we are here for you and your family.
Your friends,
Sarah, Brian and Kota Bush