Dear Phoebe and Xander,
Today is day 5 we’re blessed to be your parents and your fifth day in the NICU.
You both are making great progress! You are both loving your pacis and learning to suckle in preparation for bottle feeding. You’re both off of the lights and have normal blood levels. Your nurses prepared us for a potential relapse, but we’re celebrating all of your milestones and taking everything one day at a time…
Xander: you are getting such great nourishment buddy! You’re taking a good amount of feed, and it looks like you’re going to be taken off of your bubble sipap breathing machine…fingers crossed! You still don’t like being messed with and turn lobster red when angry, but absolutely love your skin to skin time with Daddy and Abba.
Phoebe: you are officially off of the bubble sipap breathing machine! You’ve been regulating your breathing so well and staying oxygenated we may get to trial bottle feeding you as early as tomorrow! You love to open your eyes and stare into daddy’s eyes, and when he did your oral care tonight your loved every single minute!
Keep growing. Keep gaining strength. Keep reaching each milestone so that we can take you both home safe and healthy. To say that we love you both is an understatement.
Abba and Daddy