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1/19/92 — Our NICU Journey Day 64

January 19, 2011

Isaac — not weighed (very sick)

Molly — 904 grams

Molly has a quiet moment asleep in her isolette. That was unusual. She was a real wiggle worm and we would find her moving from one corner of her box home to the other, often turning herself over, something full-term babies start to do at about this same age (2-3 months).

Isaac

You continued to do pretty well today. And even though they have shaved most of your hair, you still have beautiful eyelashes and really cool eyebrows. You have such an expressive face. You open your eyes really wide and look all around, and then when you see something you don’t like, you squeeze them shut real tight. We have been trying to give you your binky again. It’s a tight fit under your ET tube, but you usually really like it.

Molly

Another good weight gain last night. Not quite enough to make two pounds, but almost. You are such a squirm these days, wiggling alls over and getting yourself into the funniest positions. You move around like a big girl and make all the nurses laugh. We’re not laughing at you, but more out of happiness because you are doing well enough to wiggle like that.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. mecalvincasey permalink
    January 19, 2011 2:08 am

    Love this… how sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a lovely way to let your babies know how much you love them.

    • January 19, 2011 11:27 am

      @mecalvincasey — thank you so much for stopping by. As you can see from the photos at the top, we are a long way out of the NICU, but this is the first time I am sharing my journals with my “babies”. It’s all in support of the memoir I’m writing about raising very premature twins (sometimes called micropreemies). I hope you’ll follow our story.

  2. January 19, 2011 9:56 am

    Awwww…..I want to kiss both of these little angel babes! I love that Molly is such a wiggle worm. Do you notice any early personality traits carrying over?

    • January 19, 2011 2:33 pm

      So many! It’s amazing how much of the people they are today was evident way back then. Of course, we didn’t know it at the time, but in retrospect it is so obvious. Molly never stops moving. A bored Molly is a crabby Molly. Ike is much more easy going and accomplishes things in his own good time.

  3. January 19, 2011 3:01 pm

    That’s so funny and yet interesting — I now see that baby Ava exhibited the same personality traits I see now, too 🙂
    XOXO

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