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Friday, May 15, 2009


So I started to wonder if my girls even remember each other, especially since they haven't been next to each other since the day they were born. Through their travels through the NICU they have been in separate incubators and separate cribs. Even now that they are in the continuing care nursery, they are in separate rooms. The NICU has a couple of twin rooms but the girls aren't in the pod that has the adjoining twin rooms.

So when I came to visit the girls, the nurses suggested that we wheel Riley's crib into Addison's room so they could be by each other. Riley is more stable and requires less monitoring so it was easy to move her over to Addison's room and hook her up to the small monitor that she needed. I was so excited to get the girls next to each other so they could feel their sister next to them. I finally got a look at the girls and I can see the differences between them. In the same respect, I can see the similarities, they are just harder to see since Riley is smaller in the face. I also learned that Riley had done 4 feedings in a row where she finished her entire bottle. Addison had done 2 and was completing most of her bottle with just a little help of her feeding tube. Aunt Joan came up to visit the girls and she had a great time holding Addison and taking pictures and videos of the girls.

Their weights as of today were:
Addison ~ 5 pounds 5 ounces up 1 pound and 1 ounce from her birth weight
Riley ~ 4 pounds 14 ounces up 1 pound and 2 ounces from her birth weight

The doctors also order an echocardiogram on both girls and everything appears to be normal on each girl. Addison's problem appears to be under control and more of a one time thing as of right now. The doctors don't anticipate her having any more trouble from her heart at this point but we still need to look for the signs that she is going into an abnormal rhythm. They say that she will start to look pale, get extra fussy, and either throw up her feedings or not want to eat at all. In the NICU, they can see her heart rate at all times but we will need to pay extra attention to make sure she is in a normal heart rhythm.

1 comment:

  1. That is just spectacular - they are making HUGE strides with eating! I bet they don't have to stay in the NICU much longer at all! It must have been great to see them together like that. - Tess