Laine back on CPAP....boo! hiss!
Our cute little alien baby getting a bath
Laine saying, "No more pictures!"
Daddy changing Danna's poopy diaper (and Billy thought girls didn't do that!)
Mom holding Danna up
Danna showing the camera what Uncle Ryno taught her.....West side 'til I die!
Moni, "Grandma Ruth" and a waking baby Pius
Pius under dad's hand (and he's one of the big ones!)
Forrest has taken the "steady Eddy" title. He always seems to be sleeping, which is probably why he keeps gaining weight so well. He's still on a little oxygen per nasal cannula and still doing well.
Forrest's extreme close-up (remember, the camera adds 10 lbs - or 2)
Forrest grinning about something after his bath
Billy boy has been tobacco-free for 5 days now and I'm so proud of him. He has managed to keep his mood swings under control and has a raw mouth from eating and spitting out all those sunflower seeds! He is also really getting to know the roads here and I am so impressed with his navigating abilities now that I've busted out of the hospital.
The babies had a special visitor today. Billy and I brought "Grandma Ruth" (my friend, Deb White's, grandmother) to the NICU to meet the babies. We had a good time getting to know her and we hope she is able to come back to see the babies again to see their progress.
Next, we need to give a shout out to Ryno. Happy birthday, little brother! Did you know you are now closer to being 50 than to being a newborn tiny baby? You and Frank the Tank better not have too much fun celebrating your new-found maturity this coming Saturday! Wish we were there to celebrate with you guys! Don't be expecting any cards in the mail - consider this your card from the Bill and Monica Graf family.
Congratulations, Erin (EMO), David and Quinn!!! Billy's curiosity finally got the better of him and he checked the pictures on Comehome.net. How far along are you? Billy says, "If there isn't more than 1 baby in you, BIG DEAL!" Just kiddin'! We're so happy for you guys.
Billy just called the NICU to get the latest weights tonight. They are as follows:
Pius - essentially the same weight as yesterday, except he dropped a measly 5 grams. He is 4 lbs 2 oz.
Forrest - he's up 20 grams and is now weighing in at 4 lbs 3 oz.
Danna - she's up to 870 grams now which translates to 1 lb 15 oz. Almost 2 lbs! Woo-hoo!
Laine - his stressful day didn't damper his weight gaining. He is up to 2 lb 13 oz.
Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna and Laine