Born November 5, 2005
Perry - 10:14 PM 4 pounds 4 ounces
Ella - 10:49 PM 3 pounds 14 ounces
Holding them for the first time
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ella being silly
Eating with Grandma and Grandpa Bast
First Bath at Home
Visit from the Rogans
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
Little stocking stuffers
On their daisy quilt
Appointment with Dr. Reichert
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!
Eating with Grandma and Grandpa Rogan
With Great Grandma Teppie and Grandpa and Grandma Bast
Perry with Meg and Ella with Niraj
Fussy girls get lovin' from Daddy
Daddy back to work
Fun time with Mommy
In our boppy
Sister snuggle time
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