As with most press releases there are some errors. Here are the corrections and here is the link to the article for those of you that are interested. At the end of the article it says that the Halloween costumes were donated by members of the church. The costumes were given to us by my mom/grandma and one of our NICU nurses Melissa. She is actually in one of the pictures in the news article. The second blinding error is that Mike NEVER said that Jaileigh can be a cheerleader. He is anti-cheerleader. I was a cheer coach in Las Vegas so I don't see anything wrong with that idea but Mike has a different opinion. Other than those small errors I think the article was well written.
Again we can't thank everyone enough for all the help we receive. We have members from our church, NICU nurses, and family all volunteering their time and energy to come help us out. Mike and I were talking about what we would be doing without all this help. We feel like we are running ragged right now, I can't imagine not having help. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! We are so grateful.
Here are some updates on the babies.
Each baby had to visit our pediatrician within 3-5 days from being released from the hospital. Each baby was healthy and happy and the dr. was happy. She was so sweet and gave me my flu shot right in her office. All babies received their 2 month vaccinations in the hospital and we will go back to the dr to get their 4 month shots. Each baby also received their 1st Synagis shot in the NICU and will go back monthly to our pediatrician to get their next ones. Synagis is a monthly injection designed to protect preemies during RSV season. It is given every 28-31 days. Not all of our babes are on the same schedule so we have to take them at different times. Jaileigh is going in for her 2nd shot on the 30th. Jakob and Michael will go in together the following week and Anthony after that.
Here are the most recent weights-
Anthony 7 lbs 3 ozs
Michael 6 lbs 8 ozs
Jakob 6 lbs 8 1/2 ozs
Jaileigh 5 lbs 6 ozs
All babies had to go visit the opthamologist. This is normal part of preemie life. The dr. checks for ROP- I know I have talked about this before. We went in last week for the 3 boys and there retinas are all developing. They are still immature but they are in the last stage of immaturity. NO ROP HOORAY!
Now for the fun part- PICTURES
Jakob sleeping sweetly. His hands were so cute I couldn't resist taking a picture.
Jakob and Michael in their somewhat matching outfits. People don't like it when I dress them alike because they get confused about who is who. The boys are really growing into their identicalness. At the beginning I was afraid they weren't going to look alike but now I know differently. The triplets are growing into each other slowly.
Jaileigh- here was another hands picture I couldn't resist. The NICU nurses painted her fingernails bright pink, solidifying her Princess status.
Michael trying to sleep and digest his HUGE meal. I don't let them sleep on their stomachs, so don't worry and please no hate mail. (That was a joke)
Sleeping on the job- I wonder where the 4th baby is?
Michael covering his nose. One drawback of being a preemie is the nasty gas. He is probably covering his nose from his own smells.
Michael and Jaileigh hanging out in the swing- Jaileigh does not like to sleep alone. She sleeps much better when someone is really close to her.
Jakob and Jaileigh in the swing (Ok I lied this is really Michael and Jaileigh again)
Jaileigh and Anthony
Michael and Jakob in their Halloween costumes with dad
Jaileigh in her costume with her bib still on. Pictures were right after feeding time and we didn't want any spills so they all had bibs on. (I wonder where the cubs bibs are?I think Mike burned them after they lost to the Dodgers.)
Mike with Little Mike and Big Jake Jakob
The family at Halloween. I guess Mike and I should have dressed up. (anyone recognize the shirt Mike has on- St. George Marathon)
Anthony- -throwing a fit, Jakob, Jaileigh- throwing a fit, and Michael
Somehow I got the two cranky babies- Anthony and Jaileigh