Thursday, February 15, 2007

Baby Weight Update:

Hello Everyone,

We wanted to give you all an update on the boy’s growth over the past two weeks. Can you believe it? Tomorrow will be the boys two week birthday!!

Henry
Birth weight: 2lbs. 12oz.
Weight today: 3lbs. 7oz. (wow!)

Brooks
Birth weight: 3lbs.
Weight today: 3lbs. 7 oz.

Clark
Birth weight: 3lbs. 7 oz.
Weight today: 3lbs. 12oz.

Isaac
Birth weight: 4lbs.
Weight today: 4lbs. 8oz.

Henry has grown the most because he was able to start his feedings the earliest. Clark and Isaac are now taking all of their nutrition from milk through a tube that runs down their throat and into their stomach, no IV’s! Henry and Brooks are still on IV fluids but are digesting milk well and should be off their IV fluids in the next few days. Then, the next big hurdle will be learning to eat by mouth. Please be praying for this. Our nurses have told us that for some reason, white males typically have the hardest time learning this skill. This is hard to believe because as a white male, I know we have no problems eating later in life!!

More later….

4 comments:

Julie said...

We will definitely be praying for that transition when it comes. My girls nursed from the beginning, but one of them had a really hard time. So my chiropractor who works with infants also saw her and did some very minor adjustments and she is a super nurser now and I don't think will ever stop! Because they were so squished in the womb her jaw was locked so she had a very hard time latching on. She had the same problem with a bottle of breast milk. Then we also had a wonderful lactation specialist who would weigh the girls before and after nursing to see how much they had actually taken in. She was so wonderful and came right to the home.

love you guys and are so glad all is going so well.

Julie

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the update! Praise the Lord for those fabulous weight gains!! It must be so cool living a miracle!!

Justin, Michelle, Evie, & Austin said...

Hey guys-
Thanks again for the update. Wow is right, they are doing great. So glad to here it. Take care.
Much prayers....

Anonymous said...

Always excited to see the updates. Glad things are going so well. We'll be praying for the feeding problems. Thanks for taking the time to inform all of us how things are progressing. I read the update the other day but didn't have time to reply. The last time I replied I forgot to give my name! So forgetful! Can't wait for the little ones to come to Covington. You'll have to have a open house at the park so all of Covington can come and see! I don't think that you parents house is big enough! Ha!
Praise God for your little blessings and his hand on both of you.
Lynn Stein