As the title suggests, the boys are growing! The latest weights are as follows: Rowan at 4 lbs. 11 oz., Elliott at 4 lbs. 14 oz., and Finn at 4 lbs. 6 oz.; they have now all gained over 2 lbs. since birth! It is crazy and miraculous to think of all that has happened in the last 6 weeks.
Rowan and Finn are still working on their eating and sucking skills; that is their only hold up to coming home at this point. Elliott has been doing well but is still behind his brothers due to his infections. He is receiving a little oxygen through his isolette so he has not been able to move to an open air crib or try a bottle yet. We are hopeful this will turn around in the next few days. Eli is also retaining a lot of fluids as evidenced by his huge weight gains in the last few days; they have started him on some lasix to help with this.
It is strange at times to think that we are now 6 weeks into this journey; I must admit that the worrying, constant trips, etc. can be draining emotionally at times but the rewards are so worth it. The boys are constantly doing new things and spending more time awake each day. They have developed quite a fan club with all the nurses; all those great women are busy spoiling them rotten every time I visit. Below are a few pictures from my grandparent’s visit last week; enjoy and I’ll post some more pics in the next few days.