Our Sweet Little Girl

So, Charlie and Anna Claire are 5 days old now and they are continuing  to do well.  They both have jaundice and have to be under lights.  Anna Claire’s levels are higher than Charlie’s, so she also has to lay on a billy blanket.  Because of this, we have not been able to hold her.  Well, thanks to Elizabeth (Anna Claire’s and Charlie’s nurse) we got to hold her for the first time yesterday!  It wasn’t for long, but it was wonderful!  She even tried opening her eyes a couple times. Good news…their bilirubin levels (the product that causes jaundice) are coming down so hopefully they will turn the lights off soon!

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Other updates…they started something called a trophic feed.  What this means is that they take breast milk and feed it to them from the smallest little feeding tube you’ve ever seen at a rate of 0.2 cc per hour.  This coats their stomach with milk and prepares their immature digestive system for larger amounts of milk later. We’re making progress.  Anna Claire is taking in the milk just fine.  Charlie is still working at this whole eating/digesting thing.  They both have gained weight.  She is now 2lbs 1oz and he is 2lbs 5oz.  Hopefully they will be back to their birth weights soon.

Last but not least, we want to say thank you to everyone who is praying for us, for all the phone calls, visits, food, cards, emails, etc.  We are truly blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.

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Charlie and his passy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Devin and Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

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Anna Claire yawning 🙂

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  1. She’s beautiful! Love the updates! Can’t wait to see them 🙂

  2. They are soooo precious!! I am so glad you were able to hold Anna Claire 🙂 We can’t wait to see them!! We are praying for y’all!

  3. Yay! I am so glad that you got to hold Anna Claire! I love the pictures! Charlie sure does love that passy! He sure was just a sucking on it the other night! 🙂 I am so happy to hear more good news! 🙂

  4. We are sure thinking about you all! I am happy you were able to hold Anna Claire! The picture of Charlie and the passy is AMAZING! What miracles!!

  5. Hi Kathy! Just found your blog via Facebook (gotta love the FB), and wanted to first say congratulations on your two beautiful beautiful blessings, and second that I’m praying for a speedy and uncomplicated “development”, because I know you can’t wait to get them home!! God is so good!

  6. Hey yall! Anna Claire and Charlie are soooo cute! I’m so happy for all of you. Hope to see you soon! And that picture of Charlie with his passy is so cute!

  7. We are so happy for y’all. The babies are beautiful. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Love ya!!!


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