Ok, so I've been a combination of lazy and busy lately to the point that I haven't been able to update as much as I'd like. On top of that, we're still adjusting the levels on our new (old) camera, so we've been somewhat unsuccessful in taking our own pictures in the relative darkness of the NICU. Luckily, our nurses there have been great and have taken a bunch of pictures of the boys, which I then took to Walgreen's and scanned. This morning I picked up the CD and decided to just post all of the pictures with minimal words.
The boys are doing well and enjoyed their first Christmas, even though they weren't quite ready to come celebrate it with the rest of their family at home. Rest assured, Santa made a special visit to the NICU and the boys were well taken care of. Shane is at about 4 3/4 pounds and Dylan is slightly lighter at about 4 1/2 pounds - both great figures. Shane is still in a regular crib and has been doing well feeding from a bottle. Dylan is still in his isolette, though we're hopping he'll graduate to a crib within the week. He prefers feeding straight from his mother. Everything appears well with the boys for now, which is great news for us.
Ok, on to the pics. First a couple of the boys napping next to each other in their cute Pooh outfits. Dylan is on the left and Shane is on the right and sadly I had to ask Michelle who was who because they're beginning to look an awful lot alike, especially without being able to look at the hair to differentiate them. I had the top picture reproduced as an 8" x 10" and now have it on my desk at work because I love it so much.
Here's the boys being held by their loving mother, Shane is on the left and Dylan isn't:
And Dylan sucking his thumb:
And Shane kangarooing with Daddy (please pardon my tattoos, I wasn't always the nice guy I am today):
Dylan chillin' with Dad:
Mommy bottle feeding Shane: