Author: Lala
•Thursday, August 26, 2010
So it's now a waiting game: the babies are eating fine and doing everything they should, except sometimes they drop their heart rates.  Once they aren't doing that any more, they come home. Mikelle is over 2100 grams, and Rianne is under 1800 still. They are both in an open crib.

Lala's been going in and getting them used to nursing.  They don't have enough energy to get very much of their food that way yet, but sometimes they get 10 or 15 milliliters.  The total feeding is about 40-60, every three hours.

They definitely have different personalities.  When Rianne is hungry, she lets you know.  Mikelle usually just looks around when she's awake.

These posters were made by the nurses in the NICU. We think Rianne's expression here is pretty entertaining. It was before her feeding, so we think that's what was on her mind.

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On August 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM , Elizabeth Sorenson said...

Those are great pictures, and great expressions. We hope and pray they keep growing and getting better and are ready to come home to you soon.

On August 28, 2010 at 12:28 PM , Rebecca said...

what great pictures. I love Rianne's "when do I get to eat?" face. It's so adorable!

On August 28, 2010 at 1:34 PM , Ellen Sorenson said...

If you ever get the babies mixed up, it will be their personalities that will sort them out. I'm guessing that Rianne is going to be one lively counterpart to her more quiet sister. Mikelle will stand watch while Rianne jumps from bed to bed. Thanks for the update. Mom