Saturday, May 17, 2008
our beautiful little babies...
(Max is the one wearing the hat)
Because they were born 5 weeks early and only weigh 4 lbs each, the babies are in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Their lungs are strong so they don't need any breathing assistance, but they are on IVs and are slowly building up their ability to eat from bottles (hopefully they will allow breastfeeding soon). We would love to be able to hold them more often, but we are glad that they are receiving such good care. The nurses in the NICU have been wonderful to interact with us and let us feed and hold the twins as much as possible.