Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Update 6-22-10

The boys and I have had a good couple of days... at least it feels like it to me! Being up there more has been great and I have really felt that it is making a difference. Just having a little more of a routine seems to help.

Max is now up to 2 lbs 13 oz and is still on Elecare... the pre-digested formula. He will most likely start breast milk again next week, which is a really good thing for more than one reason. Not only is it better for him, but I have soooo much milk in the freezer in the NICU that they give me a dirty look every time I walk in with more bottles! haha! At this point I am super thankful that pumping is going so well and I am getting so much milk, but the boys NEED to start eating more! Just to give you some perspective, on average every time I pump (every 3 hours) I get 5 to 7 oz which is the same as 150 to 210 ml. Right now only Luke is on breast milk and he is getting 16 ml every three hours... so we have a little bit of an excess to say the least... like 10 times! haha :)

Max with his new hat on from Grandma Sophie


Luke is now up to 16 ml, like I said, and on his way up to 19 soon. His milk is now getting fortified and he will be up to 24 calories soon with the fortification so I am hoping that he will be getting chunky in no time! Both boys have been doing a little better with their spells so I hope that stays that way and just keeps improving.

Luke... his IV comes out soon... whoo hoo, no more arm board!!!


Our sweet isolette decal! Thanks to Audrey's daddy.

Audrey is the boys' girlfriend. There old neighbor that is now on her way home this week! Congrats Marshall and Crystal! They have put their time in... 3 months now. Audrey is a beautiful 4 lb baby born at 12 oz. God is so good!


  1. Hey Ash! Glad to hear things are on the up and up for the most part! Those boys are adorable. It's good to hear that they are getting bigger too. I love the hats your mom made for them. So cute! Well, just saying hi and thinking of you. Love you!


  2. those hats are the cutest! keep building that stash of milk. You'll be flying through it in no time! :)