The babies are all doing great! No big changes lately, Abby came off of her PICC line the day the boys did, which surprised us since we thought it would be a few days later. The plan is to try and get all babies off of their CPAPs this coming week. The doc says its not unusual for them to need to go back on them, but they want to see if they can go without it. I think Allie and Corbin may do okay without it, but I'm not sure about Abby and Carson, they are a little behind the other 2 in the breathing department. I can't wait to fully see their beautiful little faces! The babies all have heart murmurs, but the murmurs are not effecting anything else, so they are leaving them be. The doc says they are sounding better and will probably resolve on their own.
The babies are getting bigger and packing on the pounds (well, ounces) slowly but surely! Here are their 3 week weights:
Abby-3 pounds 2 ounces (up 12 ounces from birth weight)
Allie- 3 pounds 7 ounces (up 10 ounces from birth weight)
Corbin- 3 pounds 14 ounces (up 1 pound 1 ounce from birth weight)
Carson- 3 pounds 10 ounces (up 15 ounces from birth weight)
To me they look so different and they look chubbier to me, but I know to everyone else they still look like tiny, skinny little things! I will get some new pictures up with the next post.
We asked the doctor a few days ago what to expect as far as when we might know if the babies will have any long term disabilities. He told us that with the way our babies are doing and how they are acting, that we should have a very low concern for any long term major issues. I instantly cried upon hearing that, those are definitely some of the best words I have ever heard in my entire life! We of course know that there is still a chance of long term problems just because they were so premature, but just to hear him give us that hope was amazing!!
Larry has started putting together the babies cribs and other furniture. He just had to start doing it, because if it were up to me, I probably would have waited until the day before one was coming home. It's been a hard thing for me to transition from being so scared that I would not come home with 4 babies, to probably coming home with 4 babies! I'm still a little nervous about it all, but I need to get over it and just get everything ready for my sweet little ones, because they will be home before we know it! Ella has been a big girl giving up her bedroom to the baby girls (I wanted both nurseries to be side by side for convenience), and she is moving down the hall to the bedroom by the playroom. She is excited to get a new big girl room, now to figure out how we are going to decorate it for her!
So it's looking like we may just have feeders/growers on our hands, thank you LORD for that! Some days I just can not believe how incredibly blessed and lucky we are. Our story could be SO vastly different, and why God chose us to have all 5 of our beautiful children I will probably never know, but I am so thankful that He did. I never thought I wanted more than 2 or 3 children, but now, I can't imagine our life any other way. It will get crazy around here, but I can't wait!