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Justin and I have truly been blessed so much! We were blessed with quadruplets but 2 have became our guardian angels! We know our baby boys, Addison and Levi are watching down, helping God take care of us and Wesley and Cooper. This is the start of our journey so I have decided to make this blog for updates of all of the emotions and excitement that will happen along the way! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers! Thanks to everyone for all of the congrats.! We are so excited and are thankful to have great family, friends and community that are wanting to help us! No one will ever understand how much it means to us! If it's your first time visiting our blog, start at the bottom and work your way up, or on the right hand side you can look by date.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1 Week old and making progress

Our strong boys are making progress every day. They are 29 weeks gestational age and 1 week old.  Justin and I have have been back and forth to the NICU everyday, sometimes twice a day. We try everyday to hold the babies since the doctors have said we can. We do what they call "kangaroo care" where you take off your shirt and hold the babies skin to skin. This give both the babies and us a chance to bond. It also helps my milk supply. The best thing for the babies right now is my breast milk so my job is to pump every two to three hours to be sure that my milk comes in. That way I will have adequate supply of the milk for the babies while they are in the hospital and there after. We are all doing well but leaving the hospital feels like we are leaving a piece of ourselves there. It defiantly is a emotional roller coster ride. Justin and I both have called the NICU numerous times a day. The nurses in NICU are awesome and so understanding. They answer all of our questions and are so helpful.  

Cooper sleeping peacefully
Cooper is doing well. As of Monday he was taken off of the oxygen and he is breathing room air. He is doing good tolerating his feedings of breast milk. He has had a little jaundice so they put a billie light over his bed to help that improve. He did loose a little weight but doctors say that is completely normal for preemie babies. Tuesday night Cooper's weight was 2lbs 12.4oz. Both of the boys get to wear clothes now too!
Wesley, after his bath

Sweet little Wesley
Wesley is also making progress. He has been taken off the oxygen as of Tuesday and is doing well with breathing room air. He has been doing great with tolerating feedings also. He made sure to break me in this past Monday when I changed his diaper and he pooped all over me. It was so funny I never thought I would enjoy being pooped on but it's the little things these days. Wesley has started to gain weight. Tuesday night he weighed 2lb 10.3oz.


  1. They are both so cute! Your family is in my prayers!

  2. Great progress! It took my 27-weeker 16 days to get back up to birth weight. He was off the nasal cannula at one week old, but he eventually had to go back on low-flow for a couple more weeks. Preemies tire easily; you can't ask them to do too many things at once (e.g., breathe and digest milk and maintain body temperature).

    Keep up the good work, Wesley and Cooper!

  3. Your family is in my Prayers~ they both are beautiful.

  4. Congrats on your beautiful baby boys!!! Pray that everything goes smoothly while they are in the NICU so they get to come home soon.

  5. Wow! Congrats on two healthy tiny little men. They are amazing! I hope everything goes smoothly over the next few months and they progress so quickly that you`re home early! Congrats again!

  6. Skin to Skin is amazing for the babys and excellent binding for all of you! the more you do it better! I hope they boys are doing well! Love the updates! Once they are home life will be crazy but so amazing!