(newest pictures on the bottom)

Born November 5, 2005

Perry - 10:14 PM 4 pounds 4 ounces




Ella - 10:49 PM 3 pounds 14 ounces




November 7, 2005 - Holding them for the first time












November 8, 2005


Our new family picture

Mommy, Perry, Daddy, & Ella


Ella and Perry under the lights because of their bilirubin levels


Daddy multi-tasking with Ella


Mommy with Perry


Both girls are off the breathing tubes and took a bottle today. 

Their bilirubin levels were a bit high so they received phototherapy under the lights.  

Increased feedings to 13 cc's (a little more than half an ounce). 


November 9, 2005


Another family picture

Daddy, Perry, Mommy, & Ella


Daddy checking Perry's temp and changing her diaper


Daddy feeding Perry


Mommy feeding Ella


Full bellies = Tired babies


Both girls are off their IVs and took a bottle 4 times today. 

They are still under the lights for their bilirubin levels.  

Increased feedings to 26 cc's (a little over an ounce). 


November 10, 2005


No more lights for their bilirubin levels.  

Increased feedings to 36 cc's (almost 2 ounces). 

Ella is back up to 3 pounds 13 ounces and Perry at 4 pounds 2 ounces. 


November 11, 2005



Sleeping Ella


Sleeping Perry


Daddy feeding and burping Perry


Ella with Mommy

Mommy getting double lovin'


Bilirubin levels down to 6, so no more lights.  

Increased feedings to 40 cc's (2 ounces). 

Definitely moving to South NICU this weekend.

Isolettes set at room temperature and the girls are holding their body temperatures.  


November 12, 2005

Perry & Ella are 1 week old!



Birthday signs we made for their isolettes

Daddy got some double lovin' tonight

Awww, Daddy, Perry, & Ella taking a nap together


Perry & Ella with their paci's


Perry up to 4 pounds 5 ounces and Ella at 4 pounds 1 ounce.

Still taking a bottle at 4 of their 8 feedings.


November 13, 2005


Both girls are in open air cribs, but having trouble maintaining their body temperatures.

Perry up to 4 pounds 7 ounces and Ella at 4 pounds 3 ounces.


November 14, 2005



Perry & Ella in their preemie onesies!

With Grandma & Grandpa Rogan


Still in open air cribs and maintaining their body temperatures a bit better.

Both girls gained about an ounce since yesterday.

Perry did 2 bottle feedings in a row.


November 15, 2005


With Grandma & Grandpa Bast

Perry with Auntie Angela


Daddy sleeping with Ella


Finally moved to the South NICU!

Both girls gained about an ounce: Perry at 4 pounds 10 ounces and Ella at 4 pounds 5 ounces.

Perry did 5 bottle feedings in a row and Ella did 4.


November 16, 2005


Aunt Maggie with Ella


Dr. Jung called today and said the girls are going to be discharged on Friday!

Feeding tubes were removed on both girls and they are taking bottles at every feeding.

Perry up to 4 pounds 11 ounces and Ella still at 4 pounds 5 ounces.


November 17, 2005



Perry and Ella during their carseat tests...they both passed!

Great Grandma Teppie and Ella

Mommy and Perry

Perry getting a bath


Went over discharge "checklist" today.

Both girls are at 55 cc's (almost 3 ounces) and feeding times are every 4 hours now instead of every 3.



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