Four Weeks Old!

The triplets are four weeks old! Or 32 weeks gestationally, if you’re keeping track. In the NICU, they still refer to the babies by their gestational age because it serves as a marker for new milestones and is the basis for assessing their development.

Can you tell who is who?

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Henry Update: All three nuggets were doing well today. Henry was on the mend, so they’ve stopped his IV fluids and begun feeding him again, little by little. He’s still gaining weight (1345 grams at tonight’s weigh-in, which puts him a fraction of an ounce shy of three pounds), and his stats look good. That is, of course, except for when he comes out to do kangaroo care with mom! As soon as he was with me, he started sucking on his feeding tube, making all sorts of bubbles in his mouth, and his oxygen level went WAY down. If this is his idea of a joke, I am not amused! He was much happier back in his brand new double-wall isolette, happily satting at 100%.

Highlight of the night? Giving Jack his bath and settling him back in his isolette all on my own. I am really getting the hang of all this, provided that I only have to deal with one at a time. Wishful thinking, right?



3 thoughts on “Four Weeks Old!

  1. They look much bigger since I was in Honduras and had little or no access to internet. Tell then great unca ham and aunt hil are proud of them and of their parents!!!!!

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