Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Baby Update

Once again the week has flown by and I haven't posted anything! Sorry to those who check every day!

The babies have had a relatively quiet week. Will continues to grow like a weed. He had an ophthalmologist appointment today and his eyes are great. The right eye is completely healed and the left eye has a tiny spot, about 2 millimeters wide, that hasn't finished healing. He is done with his follow up visits for his eyes. Yeah! He also had a follow up surgery visit this afternoon and they said everything looked good. They weighed him and he weighed in at a whopping 7 pounds 10 ounces! The nurses asked, "What have you been feeding him?" I guess I'll spill the beans that I add Snickers bars and fatback to his bottle every night. ha ha!

Lindy Jane is growing like a weed too. She is 5 pounds and 8 ounces (Milky Ways and fried chicken for her)!!!! When comparing her to Will she seems small, but she really is growing well. Her big news is that she is going for a little road trip tomorrow. She is going to Duke tomorrow for a follow up visit with the eye surgeon and there is a good possibility that she might be readmitted to their NICU. We are really keeping our fingers crossed that the doctor looks and says that her eyes are doing great and sends her back. But Lindy has never been one for luck, so we'll see what they tell us. We are hoping to see that the post-operative blood in the right eye is resolving itself and that the retina in the left eye is not detaching. It's a big appointment for her! Think of her tomorrow (Thursday) around noon!

Lindy has tried learning to eat this week but she has had some problems so far. She has two of the three requirements down pat (sucking and breathing). Now she just has to learn to swallow. Well, she does swallow, she just sometimes forgets to breathe! Oops! Will started off the same way and he learned with time so we hope Lindy is the same way.

Keep Lindy in your thoughts tomorrow! We sure do hope she comes back to Baptist.