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3/3/92 — Our NICU Journey Day 108

March 3, 2011

Isaac — 1330 grams (double birth weight)

Molly — 1656 grams


Here's Ike finally starting to look cute and baby-like. He had doubled his birthweight, his color was so much better and his skin less transparent. He was still drowning in his preemie baby clothes. His arms and legs were getting long enough, but there was no baby fat to fill out that sack of an outfit and that little train looks big enough to run him over. Still cute, though. We were getting so excited about taking Miss Molly home, but still having heart palpitations worried about the fate of her vision. Ike's ROP seemed to be slowing, or at least not progressing.


Little Ike, you’re all wrapped up like a papoose. You look so cute and peaceful with your hands on your head in your standard “woe is me” position. Your sister is going home one week from today. You are still a little too little yet, but you are doing a great job. Don’t be sad. I’ll try not to be sad, either. We can’t wait for you to be big enough to come home so we can really be a family. The good news is that they increased your feeds again today to 37 ccs, so you are getting lots of food to help you grow. And they checked your eyes again today and there was no change. In this case, no news is good news.


Oh my God, Molly. You are coming home one week from today. We have so much to do. That’s the good news. The bad news is that your eyes are a little worse. I don’t know what we are going to do. All of a sudden, I’ll be taking care of you full time, 24-hours a day. I’m excited and scared all at the same time. I can’t believe you are finally getting big and healthy. I’m just beside myself. I don’t know what to do first. There so much I don’t know yet. I know we’ll figure it out, but the whole thing is overwhelming … and wonderful. Just seven more days! No more Lasix as of today.

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  1. Lori Prang permalink
    March 3, 2011 9:35 am

    What a precious picture! It’s hard to believe this was 19 years ago (with the exception of your lovely sweaters and large framed glasses!). I so regret not journaling my experience! Wow…Molly’s coming home!

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