Friday, May 27, 2011

Almost to the Feeding and Growing Stage

Oscar after he got the iv out of his belly button

Oscar wearing clothes

Jaylyn practicing with a big girl binky



The babies are doing great! They have all been gaining weight, and it looks like they will be starting bottles within the next few days. Oscar has had a few episodes called SVT's where his heartrate jumps up to 300. This was very scary, and the last time, they put in an iv to give him some medicine he now gets on a regular basis. We are hoping and praying that this is something that he will just grow out of. He had an EKG, and everything came back normal, so they really can't give us a reason as to why it is happening. Harrison is the only other one that has had any problems. Of course we couldn't get away with no reflux problems. He has had some episodes where he spits up and gets a little choked on it. Sometimes he is able to resolve it on his own, and other times, the nurses will have to help him. We are very familiar with this since Lilya did the same thing when she was little. The doctors said it is very common, and he should outgrow it...hopefully sooner than later. Benjamin and Jaylyn are just feeding and growing. Jaylyn is always so alert when I'm holding her. She keeps her eyes fixed on me only to go cross eyed every now an then from staring too long. Benjamin, on the other hand, sleeps while I'm holding him. He seems so content and cozy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Already Famous

I feel bad that I am having trouble keeping up with the blog right now. It is so easy to just post quick little updates on Facebook, so that is what I do most of the time. I have gone down to the hospital every day since I've come home, and it makes it very difficult to get anything else done. I am starting to feel back to "normal" from the c-section, and that is making it easier to get around.
Yesterday, our Fox 59 news interview aired. It was so wonderful to see the babies make their grand appearance on t.v. What I loved most was that the interview was taped last Wed., so I could already see the changes and progress that the babies have achieved in just 5 short days. I'm just sure that they are going to be ready to come home before we know it. You can watch our interview at Fox in the female focus segments!


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Quads are here!

You might notice that up until this point, the blog has been about Baby Lilya. Well, Baby Lilya is no longer the baby, she is now the big sister! We welcomed her brothers, Oscar James, Benjamin Ryne and Harrison Kerry along with their sister, Jaylyn Rae on Saturday, May 14th at 9:41, 9:42, 9:42 and 9:43. I have spent my entire pregnancy blogging on a caring bridge site, and now decided that I should continue the journey here.
I am now home from the hospital for the first time in over 3 weeks (2 1/2 on bedrest). While it feels so good to be home, it was very hard to leave the hospital without the babies. Here are some things that I had to continually remind myself:

  • I have a 2 1/2 year old at home that needs me as well

  • All four babies are doing great, and are right on target of where they need to be

  • They are getting the best care around from the nurses and staff at St. Vincent

  • I can call or visit the hospital 22 out of 24 hours in a day

  • They will be home before we know it, so I should rest while I have the chance

I am so lucky to have the reassurance and support from so many friends and family members too!

I am going to keep things pretty current right now for the sake of time, and I'll go back later to explain more of our story.

For now, like I said, all babies are doing great. Harrison is the only one on oxygen right now, and it is just the canuel (sp). He is still breathing room air with just a little support. They all have been taken out from under the lights which means for the moment their jaundice levels are down. Yesterday, they increased each baby's food intake, and while I never thought I'd be this happy over the news, everyone had a poopy diaper!

I can't wait to check in and see the progress that we are making today!