Author: Lala
•Sunday, July 18, 2010
More updates from Lala (ghostwritten by Carl):

I'm home!  I came home from the hospital on Tuesday, and we're now getting into our routine of pumping and  visiting the hospital every day.  Since my daughters are in the NICU and I can't be there with them all the time, I'm happy I am making some progress in providing them their milk.  They are still getting amino acids, lipids, and sugars from their central line, but they have a feeding tube through which they are getting fortified milk.  They started out at one milliliter in eight hours, and have progressed to 2.6 mL per hour.  They are pretty similar in how much they are taking.  Both are back above their birth weight (Rianne by 20 grams or about 2%, Mikelle by 120 grams or about 11%).

I am really happy that I can eat the foods I like again (I just had fried fish and sinigang for lunch) and that I feel so much better and can move around and take the bus to the hospital.  Today I went to church and people were surprised that I was back already and in such good shape.

I'm really grateful for all of you who prayed and fasted for me and sent cards and things.

Here's a picture of me a day after the birth and me only three days later when I was recovering and finally put on normal clothes:

Here is Rianne and then Mikelle:

And here is Rianne showing what she thinks about the nurse's idea of lying there on her belly:

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On July 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM , Nancy Sabina said...

It is so good to hear how well you're doing. And the babies, too. I'm sure it's still not easy, but I'm so glad to know you're all safe. At this point I can only imagine the peace that must be yours knowing those babies are all yours to hold and take care of. ...Sheesh, am I pregnant or what? I'm crying a little (with joy) for you guys.

On July 18, 2010 at 4:37 PM , Elizabeth Sorenson said...

Way to go Lala and the girls! Not to mention all the support staff, beginning with Carl. So good to see things coming along nicely!

On July 19, 2010 at 8:55 AM , Rebecca Reid said...

Oh I'm so glad you are home! And Mikelle is sure "chubbing up" it sounds like. lol What an adorable picture of Mikelle -- cute big open eyes!

On August 13, 2010 at 12:11 AM , frances said...

lala this is auntie france...ohhh my gosh ang cuteeeeeeeeee nang mga pamangkin ko i cant wait to see both of them!!!tell carl i said hi and send them my love..

love always

auntie france