December 29th- 4 weeks old

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:08 AM by Serena-Mom of 4 boys

I can't believe that 4 weeks have gone by. What a difference these 4 weeks have made. The boys are doing great and progressing well. They have been moved up to the 3rd floor NICU and now have a room to themselves. Isaac and Jeremiah are now co-bedding (sharing a mini crib). Samuel is still in his isolette but is moving right along as well. All 3 boys are starting to take their meals directly from a bottle.


Now Isaac is still my big boy and usually doesn't waste any energy by staying awake too long. He just loves to eat and then go back to sleep. Some nurses call him a dream baby because he's so easy to watch. He has gone from 4 lbs 1 oz to 6 lbs 2 oz.


Jeremiah is still my wiggle worm. He loves to be awake and he wastes lots of energy. Since he is now sharing a bed with Isaac I think he may be waking him up at times. I don't think Jeremiah will be sharing a bed with anyone once I get him home. Now Jeremiah has gone from 3 lbs 3 oz to 4 lbs 15 oz. He will be 5lbs in no time.


Samuel is still my fighter. He was actually off his IV's before his big brothers. Now they have tried a few times to take him off oxygen and he will start off by doing ok then he begins to desat too often and they have to put him back on. He is currently on oxygen but at the lowest dosage. They hope to try to take him off again in the next few days. Samuel just needs a little extra help. He did go through a major surgery at 2 days old so he is doing very well considering everything he has been through. Now Samuel is very alert and loves for you to talk to him. He has big eyes and loves to look around with them. He looks like Lil Vic to me. Samuel has gone from 3lbs 2 oz to 4 lbs.

Now for Christmas one of the nurses, Stephanie, spoke to the doctor about sneaking in Lil Vic to meet his brothers. The doctor also doesn't like the new hospital policy and thought it was a great idea so the day after Christmas, December 26th, Lil Vic met his little brothers. It was such an awesome Christmas present.

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