Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today was the first time that both got to take a bath together, surprisingly they love bath time! Now the getting out part is not so enjoyable. All is going well and tomorrow is there first doctors apt.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Bath time! We gave Kayden and Riley their first baths at home. As soon as Zach took Riley's cloths off she peed all over him! She loved the water! Poor Kayden can't have a full bath yet because of his circumcision so we gave him a little sponge bath and he was not happy!


having to take care of two is exhausting!

They sleep pretty well during the day but not so well at night. Because they were in the NICU they are used to having light and noise all the time so as long as we have the lights on and tv or music they sleep pretty well, so of course we don't get much sleep. Me and Zach now sleep in shifts, it is the only way we get any kind of sleep.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The 1st night

The picture you see here is Rileys' at home monitor for her heart rate and O2 level. This WONDERFUL piece of machinery has two volume levels when either her heart rate or her O2 drops, LOUD and O.M.G. the kid needs a transplant! Needles to say the first night. . . . not soo much sleep. They are both doing great. Riley just needs O2 for a little longer and Kayden, well, lets just say that he no longer has the protective sweater around his tallywacker.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

They are still in the hospital but they come home Saturday!! Riley is on the right and Kayden on the left.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

So Close...

Kayden and Riley are doing so well! They are days away from coming home. Riley had her feeding tube taken out the other day and kayden is having his taken out tonight. They are both taking a bottle at every feeding now. They just need to watch them for a little bit to make sure they take the bottle and gain weight. It is looking like they will be home by Christmas.

This is Kayden waking up looking for his bottle.
Hello everyone! Kayden is on the left and Riley is on the right. She was not very happy about being woken up.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Feeders and Growers!




The Babies are doing really well. Still off oxygen and feeding 2-3 times a day by bottle and usually take the whole thing. They have also moved to the feeders and growers side of the NICU. And yesterday were put into open cribs instead of the isolettes. Both weigh over 4 pounds. Kayden is just a little bigger than his sister.

Friday, December 12, 2008

IT has been a while and they are awake!!!!

Sorry for the gap in postings but all is going well. Kayden now weighs 3lbs 15.8 oz and Riley now weighs 3lbs 12.4 oz. both are now off of oxygen and have no IVs' !!! all that is left is their feeding tubes in case they don't finish their bottles.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Well the Babies are now one week old and they are having small improvements every day! Cassie's life has changed, she now spends a good portion of her day making and harvesting food for the wee ones. The nursery is almost done and we put up a plethora of Christmas lights! Just keeping our fingers crossed that they will get to come home sooner than later.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Improved photo oportunities

Well they are doing great, they both have small improvements every day!