A lot has happened since the previous posting. Evan is now on a nasal canula just like his brother. He is requiring a little more oxygen than Aiden, but he is doing really well. Last week, the boys were doing a really good job of maintaining their body temperature. So… they got to wear clothes for the first time last Thursday!! The preemie clothes were still pretty big on them, so we rolled the sleeves and made a few other adjustments. Overall, they like wearing clothes. And, they just look so darn cute in them!
One of the biggest milestones this week is bottle feeding. Aiden and Evan have both taken all of their feedings by bottle several times. However, this is only true for about 1 feeding per day. The rest of the feedings are still given by tube feeding. The boys are getting about 1 ounce every three hours. It takes them at least 25 minutes to bottle feed this amount. We don’t want them to try any longer than that, or they will end up burning more calories trying to eat than they will get from their milk!
Aiden reached 4 pounds today, and Evan is just a few grams shy!!! This means that they graduated out of their incubators and into baby beds. This makes it so much easier to pick them up, change diapers, dress them, etc.
It has just been wonderful to see the boys progress so much in the last few weeks. We know that they still have a ways to go. Please continue the prayers. Pictures will be posted soon (in clothes)!