(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
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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