Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Fresh Start

Alright, we are back and more diligent. The natives seems to be getting restless for more information. We apologize again for the lag.

First, I will give an update on the boys weights. They are now 5 weeks old. Gestationally, they would only be 38 weeks, 4 days. Randi just got back from the ICN and updated me that Wyatt is now 4 pounds, 2 ounces. He is definitely big enough to checkout of the Intensive Care Hilton. We just need to get his blood sugars regulated for a sustained period of time. Parks weighs 6 pounds, 14 ounces. He gained a pound in only 12 days. Very impressive!! So, Wyatt is closing the gap, but it was a very large gap to begin with.

We are trying to keep Parks on a 3 hour feeding schedule day and night since this is what Wyatt is going to be on when he comes home. Although we could probably stretch out Parks's feeds a little at night, Wyatt will not be able to do this with his blood sugar problems. We will be required to wake him every 3 hours to eat. We are starting to find a "groove" with night feedings to where I stay awake for the midnight feed. Randi gets the 3 am and also the 6 am feed which is when I am getting up and ready for work. Parks has also been doing pretty well at sleeping in between feeds, although with some grunting noises that wake Randi up. At this point, I do not feel that we are getting any more quantity or quality of sleep; I feel that we are just getting used to being sleep deprived...and I love sleep.

Most of my family came down for a couple days this week and left my mother to stay with us to help out. Randi really appreciates having someone else around during the days. Hopefully, I will convince Randi to pen a post about Wyatt's situation. She has taken more of the point on this while I stay at home with Parks during the evenings.

4 comments:

Aunt Boo said...

You both are doing great!

We love to hear about them and get a "glimpse" into your world.

Have a great day/night and we hope to read more soon.

Love,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

randi and todd,

you both are great parents and doing such a great job taking care of your boys. we look forward to hearing about wyatt's homecoming. know that we think of y'all daily.

love, katie and holly

ivegot5 said...

hope things are going well for you guys! Thinking about you every day. I know how tough these NICU days are.

Laura

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