Friday, February 12, 2010

Just a quick note to say that I found out the general rule of thumb is that the babies will come home the week they were due, plus or minus a week. Obviously that is contingent on a lot of things, but it at least gives me a better idea. I was thinking 2 weeks, but sounds like it will be 4 at the very least, could be 8. The other "markers" they must meet before they are released: drinking from bottles for every meal and gaining weight, maintaining a normal temperature outside of incubator, and breathing without any assistance. Right now all 3 are off the jaundice light and Peyton and Kendall are off all oxygen. They are now 32 weeks. They told me about 34-35 weeks they'll start to bottle feed - right now they get their formula through a tube in their nose. They started with less than a teaspoon at each feeding and are up to about 2-3 teaspoons.

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