Monday, January 26, 2009

3 weeks

Well it has been 3 weeks since I had the girls! I hope the rest of our time in the NICU goes by this fast. Iris has grown about an inch and put on a whole pound (well almost, 2 ounces shy). She has started having issues with acid reflux. After she eats she has an episode of bradicardia, turns blue but recovers. The reflux coming up her throat slows her heart rate down for a moment and she holds her breath. A few moments rubbing her feet or back and she turns pink again. Scary as hell, but just as long as she is quick to recover I can handle it. She keeps her eyes open for longer periods now and cries a little more. It's nice to see her acting like a baby :)

I am thankful for every day that I get to spend with Iris. She is so beautful! I'll post pics when she gets the feeding tube out and is off the nasal cannula.

2 comments:

Jackie and Andy said...

It was so great hering from you today! Congrats on the almost pound and 17 inches! Go, Iris!!!

SchulzVance said...

Glad to hear that Iris is growing and doing well (poor kiddo - I've recently learned that acid reflux is no fun). We talk about you guys probably every night. Let me know when she's about a week out from coming home, and I'll load you up with diapers (or let us know if you'd like something else).

Kathy, Eddy and cousin still no name.