So now, they are working on growing bigger to put on weight and growing older so that they get better at breathing. I'm told that in about 1 week or so (around 32 weeks gestation) we will attempt nursing a couple times a day with each baby. Right now they are getting pacifiers during their n-g tube feedings so that they can associate sucking with a full belly--they are both demonstrating a strong suck, so that is really good.
Lastly, both are due for their second routine ultrasound of their brains in 1 week (on the 19th)--the doctors are looking for evidence of PVL--I would by lying if I said I wasn't worried about this--I think, particularly with Nora, since she was so sick immediately when she was born--I worry that she was deprived of oxygen for some time--I've asked the neonatologist about this and he didn't really comment either way. he thinks the risks of PVL at their gestational age is only about 1%. Anyway, we could really use prayers for this--i'll be sure to mention it again as the dates approach.
Also, I'm still in need of teammates for the March of Dimes March for Babies---I have a three-person team right now and we can definitely do better. It's a family affair, so bring the kids--it starts at 9am, so should be over by naptime, right? see the entry below for further information. I would do a better job of trying to get participants, but I'm not very creative right now (or ever, really, if you know me) and I'm tired, so I'll just continue begging--PLEEEEASE???!!!