The encouraging subject of this post refers to Seth's continued "war" with his oscillator. Instead of just lying there limp, he keeps trying to over-breathe the machine or flail about, so they've actually had to give him meds to calm him down! Both the nurse and nurse practitioner said that's a good thing, seeing him so feisty and fighting like that. He's down to 35% oxygen still tonight, SO much better than needing the 60% he needed on Sunday! The oscillator pressure is also lower than previously, so he's heading in the right direction. I pray (and know so many of you will, too) he continues to do so and doesn't relapse as he is weaned off the steroid. He didn't grow the past two days, but hasn't lost much ground either and is still 10 grams ahead of taller David. :) Please pray his little brain continues to develop well and he continues to be free of infections! Thank God that has not been an issue yet.
I got to hold both David and Will today! I felt SO rich! They are too precious and perfect for words, just like their siblings. It was weird to know I was only holding a third of my children in my arms . . .
Lengths at birth: David 15 and 3/8th inches, Will 15 and 1/8th inches, Seth 14 and 3/8th inches, Marcie 14 and 1/8th inches, and Gracie at only 12 and 5/8th inches. Grace is tiny but no thinner than Marcie for length, looks like. Right now our babies are "big" at 2 lb 3 oz up to 3 lbs 2 oz. :)
|Seth, Marmi, Papa, and Isaac|
|Marmi, Papa and Gracie|
|David and Will|
|Marcie's head of hair (couldn't see her from the front very well)|