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Born November 5, 2005


Perry - 10:14 PM 4 pounds 4 ounces




Ella - 10:49 PM 3 pounds 14 ounces




November 7

Holding them for the first time












November 8

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 bit more than half an ounce). 


November 9

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 bit over an ounce). 


November 10


No more lights for their bilirubin levels.  

Increased feedings to 36 cc's (about an ounce and a half). 

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


November 11


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

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


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


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

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

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


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 (a bit under 3 ounces) and feeding times are every 4 hours now instead of every 3.


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November 18


Last day in the NICU


Perry and Ella in their coming home outfits

Let's go home please!


Leaving the hospital



On the ride home


Welcome home decorations




Sleeping in their crib


We got home around 3 PM and are doing very well!

The girls eat every 4 hours and have been sleeping a majority of the time.

Their big brother Riesy has been busy licking and sniffing them.


St. John's Web Nursery pictures are up.  Visit this site to see them and select November 5, 2005:


Photo Session with Mommy & Daddy

November 19

Sisters together



Little feet

Ella being silly


Eating with Grandma and Grandpa Bast


First Bath at Home






Visit from the Rogans

November 20


Great Aunt Melanie with Ella and Perry


Great Uncle Chris with Ella and Second Cousin Amanda with Perry

Lindsay with Riesy


Aunt Angela with Perry and Ella


Uncle Andrew with Perry and Ella


Aunt Maggie with Perry and Ella


Grandma and Grandpa Rogan holding both girls


Second Photo Session with Mommy & Daddy

November 21


Little stocking stuffers


On their daisy quilt


Appointment with Dr. Reichert

November 22


Perry discharge length and weight: 17.5 inches and 4 pounds 13 ounces

Perry length and weight today: 18 inches and 5 pounds 5 ounces

Ella discharge length and weight: 18 inches and 4 pounds 7 ounces

Ella length and weight today: 18 inches and 4 pounds 15 ounces

Next appointment at 2 months!


November 25


Eating with Grandma and Grandpa Rogan


November 27


With Great Grandma Teppie and Grandpa and Grandma Bast

Perry with Meg and Ella with Niraj 

Fussy girls get lovin' from Daddy


November 28

Daddy back to work


November 30

Fun time with Mommy


In our boppy


Sister snuggle time


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