Today was a BIG DAY! The boys were moved to a brand new unit in the NICU. It's grand opening is today and the boys were the first babies to be moved in. This is the Level 2 NICU and they are moving 6-10 babies who are less medically fragile and basically just working on getting bigger. They call them the "Feeder and Growers."
The unit is quiet and has recliners! I know this may sound pretty standard, but in their last little home you had to check out a chair for when you were going to hold them and it was busy with up to 50 babies getting care.
The boys are in separate rooms here (until they are out of their isolettes) which makes it hard. I feel guilty about sitting with one and not the other!!! Very soon they will be regulating their own body temperature and they will be moved to bassinets and then they can be in the same room. There just isn't room for two isolettes!
The boys being moved to their new "Home!"
With a little decorating and bringing our stuff in, the room fills up and feels cozy in no time! You'll see some of their decorations later in the blog... They are VERY SPOILED little boys already!
The boys are:
~Off all IV's and getting Vitamin D orally with their afternoon feedings.
~Waking before their feeding times on their own and showing cues to wanting to eat!
~Stinky many times a day... which is healthy ;)
~Aiden is 3 pounds 9 ounces (1610 gm) and Ashton is 3 pounds 12 ounces (1700 gm)