Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two Weeks Old (34 weeks gestational age)

The babies will be 2 weeks old tomorrow and 34 weeks gestational age Thursday. They are doing unbelievably well.

Errol is 4lb 4oz and is taking his feedings very well. He is getting them by gravity in his feeding tube and may start bottles soon. He is very calm and sweet. He has a great smile.

Avery is also doing well with her feedings. She should be switching from the tube feeding pump to gravity feeds soon. She still likes to curl up on her side with her hands cradling her face. She is up to 3lb 10oz now.

Layla is 2lb 4oz and is going slower with her feedings, but definitely making progress. She is so funny and fiesty. She makes the tighest little fists till her knuckles turn white. One of the nurses yesterday showed us how to firmly but gently confine her in our hands to settle her. It worked like magic. They said she may continue her temper for a while because of her size. She will probably beat the other two up as soon as she can :)

Had a very nice, but busy visit last night. Tub bath for Errol and bed bath for Layla. I feel better every day and am loving spending time with Jozey.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Merilee,
    I am so glad I found your blog. It has been very insightful. I am following in your footsteps. I will be 30 wks. on Thursday. Baby C has some intermittent flow and we will get a doppler and growth measurement tomorrow. I am jealous that you were able to stay home on rest, I have been in the hospital for a month now.
    It is wonderful to hear that your triplets are doing so well. Congratulations! My best to you and your family,

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  2. Stacey-So glad our story is encouraging you. Hang in there. The two weeks I was in the hosptal about drove me crazy, but it'll be worth it when you hear those little one cry :) My email is mjkelhoffer@yahoo.com. Feel free to email me any time. My husband said to tell your husband to hang in there too :) A high order multiple pregnancy is scary and stressful and it's easy to get frustrated with each other. We will be praying for you both. Please keep me posted!

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