Much to our surprise, we got a call Saturday morning that our babies were being moved from the NICU to the Continuing Care Nursery. There were several admissions and our babies were the first candidates to be moved since they were in the best health of all their neighbors (insert gasp here:)). The next day, the doctor reported that they were indeed having their PICC lines (IV's) removed. Since then, every one's jaundice has been resolved and growing and feeding have been the goals of each day. This means the number of things they are attached to has gone down even more. Isabella and Isaac have been working on maintaining their body temperatures and last night, Isaac weighing in at 3 lbs., 15.2 oz. was moved from his isolette to an open bed! It is hard to imagine that only a week ago, he was on a ventilator.
|Isaac in His Open Bed|
|I think he was trying to tell us he was tired of all the picture taking:)|
|Micah and his Bella Joy.|
|I think she was trying to tell us something! I love the look on her face.|
|Tiny hands~ but formed perfectly.|
|The Big Brothers|
|Mimi and Eliana|
|Papa with Isaac|
Micah and I have enjoyed getting to know each baby. Their personalities are coming through more and more every day. We wonder how Andrew and Elijah are going to interact with them when they come home. Adjusting to having five children with different needs brings us to a familiar place~ relying on God to encourage us in the gospel and bringing us the perserverance we need to love on each child. We never stop carrying each one to Jesus for his or her particular needs. We are juggling~ and it is wonderfully exhausting.
|Micah and Me tag-teaming the babies.|