Friday, December 02, 2005

A Step Closer to Home

Thomason and Natalie are doing very well and are just one milestone away from being sprung from the hospital. They're eating fully by mouth (note there are no feeding tubes up the nose in these new pictures), they're gaining weight steadily, and they're regulating their body temperature and are now in a real baby crib together. We even had a little hope that Thomason would be coming home today, but he had a bad breathing spell which knocked him back to going another 5 days with no apnea and bradycardia episodes.

As of now Natalie's favorite thing is eating - she can knock back a bottle of milk like there's no tomorrow and still suck her fingers afterward. Thomason's favorite thing is gaze around the room with a furrowed brow, possibly critiquing the poor lighting in the special care nursery. They both hate being naked and REALLY hate it when the wipes are cold during a diaper change (can you blame them?).

We have the house stocked with diapers and bottles, the baby furniture is all set up, and the dog and cats have had ample warning about what is to come. Now we just wait for the kids to mature a bit more and they'll be home before we know it.


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