Pardon me for the lack of updates, though I warned you in the beginning that procrastination was a constant companion of mine. That and the fact that the boys are pretty much just chilling and eating and gaining weight and making slow (and steady) progress have led to a lack of posts. Also, the lighting in the South Shore NICU is low and taking pictures requires a flash which disturbs the hell out of the boys, leading me to take less pictures than before. I hope that's enough excuses for you, just pick one and let's move on...
Both boys have hit the magical 5 pound mark. As of today, Shane is 5 pounds, 9 ounces and Dylan is 5 pounds, 1.2 ounces - pretty good considering how tiny they were at birth and shortly after.
We had a family meeting today with the doctor and nurses and the "best guess" "ballpark" time frame for the boys to come home is 1-2 weeks for Shane and 2+ weeks for Dylan. Shane remains in the "big boy" crib and reached a MAJOR milestone today as he finished an entire bottle by mouth - 44ccs - which is a first and a huge step towards him coming home. Dylan is slowly catching up and, although he is still in his isolette, it looks as if he will be in a crib within a week or so, as he has been able to hold his temperature very well of late.
Both boys had head ultrasounds and both showed no problems whatsoever. Their iron levels are also hovering in the perfect category, which is more good news. In fact, the doctor said that if you were going to have twins born at 30 weeks such as ours, the boys were just about as perfect as anyone could hope for. With all the ups and downs we've been through, little has made me happier than hearing that.
So, that's about it for now. Suffice to say that everything is going very well and the rest of the family is doing great also.
Here's some new pics, mostly of Shane since he;s out of the isolette which makes taking pictures of him MUCH easier than Dylan.
Here's some Shane for ya:
And a couple of little brother Dylan (who is looking 1000% better, don'tcha think?)
Talk to you all soon!