The First Hundred

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Feeders and Growers


Today marked a big milestone for the twins: they got to leave Rockford Memorial Hospital, and were transported to our local hospital here in Sterling. Their main job now is to learn to nurse well enough to have their feeding tubes removed, and to keep gaining weight. Hooray! Instead of a 3-hour round-trip to see them, it's about 3 minutes each way.Karina will have a little more time to rest, hopefully.
Reiley got to see that the babies are "really real". He was excited to see Madison wiggling in her isolette.
Luke had a runny nose, so we kept the window between him and the girls.
Kate
Madison.
Kate.
Madison.
Now..... can you tell which is which?
Papi with his arms full of girls.
Kate has an "angel kiss" on her nose and Madison has one on her forehead.
What a nice hug!

8 Comments:

  • At 1/05/2007 6:00 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    How beautiful these gifts are.

    Thanks so much for the update. We're still praying for all.

     
  • At 1/05/2007 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm glad for all of you that the babies are closer to home now. Keep those blogs and pictures coming!! Thanks, Kade.
    G-ma Mimi (not really anonymous)

     
  • At 1/05/2007 7:51 PM, Blogger South of the Equator said…

    It's good to see the girls doing well.
    I can't wait to get some hugs too. Hopefully we can make it out one of these weekends.

     
  • At 1/05/2007 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi cousin! This is the very first blog I've ever read. Your mom gave me the info and I had to check it all out. How good it is to hear that Karina and girls are doing well. You are blesssed to be such a big part of your kids' and grandkids' lives. I will never forget how special it was to have Gramma Lily and Grampa Monte so close to use and to be able to spend so much time with them. I'll be praying for you and "PR" that you'll have energy to spare and some time for each other, too. Liz B.vckes

     
  • At 1/05/2007 10:59 PM, Blogger Badoozie said…

    cool, great pic's. they are angels!

     
  • At 1/06/2007 1:10 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Thanks for keeping us posted. My twins, Mike and Mitch, weighed 4 and 6.x pounds. Mike was a premie by weight.
    My Dad didn't get weighed. He was so little they put him in a shoe box and kept him on the wood stove for warmth.
    Now he is 97 as you probably read and saw on my blog this week.
    Dad's twin sister didn't live very long at all, we visit her grave in Nebraska every so often.
    Glad you are getting to hold them. Soon you can buy them ice cream.
    ..

     
  • At 1/06/2007 10:38 AM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    i wish we lived closer.....

    they are sweet babies! when they get home they will have Luke and Reiley kisses all over them! especially their little piggie toes.

     
  • At 1/07/2007 4:31 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    How precious! And what a wonderful news. Thank The Lord!!!

    Remembering y'all in our prayers.

    love and many hugs.

    God's Grace.

     

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