Sunday, April 16, 2006

April 15th, 2006

Today is a great day. We got to bottle feed 3/4 of our babies and Alexandria is doing great in an open crib. She is maintaining her temperature well. We aren't sure why Hunter isn't in an open crib and Alexandria is, as Hunter is bigger than Alexandria. But, by tomorrow he may be in an open crib. For some reason Daddy has the magic touch. When he bottle feeds, they turn into little piggies and take the whole bottle. When I bottle feed, they only end up taking 10-11 cc's and the rest had to be given though a tube. Maybe it's just luck? Hunter took both of his bottles today, so he is mastering the skill of sucking, swallowing, and breathing simultaneously. He's pretty gifted for a baby that under other circumstances would still be in the womb getting nutrition supplied for him without any work. They are all growing so fast too. Alexandria is now over 4 lb and Hunter is now 4 lb 2 oz. So, we have 2 big ones. Gabby is hanging in there at the same weight and Preston gained again and is up to 2 lb 8 and 1/2 oz. Soon he will be up there over 3 lb. but he is just taking his time. We got to take pics with Preston and Hunter side by side. It's amazing. They look identical, except Hunter appears to be almost twice the size as his brother. Well, I guess he almost is!