Friday, August 24, 2007

Bottle Feeding Ben & Savannah

To answer your questions about the cribs, the nursery furniture came from Child Craft Industries' line of Legacy furniture. Absolutely beautiful and a cinch to put together! And they convert to toddler beds, then to full size beds! Check them out! Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on our nursery! So exciting...

Recent activity:

Ben is now taking THREE bottle feedings a day and is in his very own open crib (no more isolette). He is keeping his temperature well and tolerating his feedings VERY well. Here is Joe bottle feeding Ben for the first time last night.



Sweet little Savannah is taking one bottle a day and is trying to figure out the whole "sucking-swallowing-breathing" technique. She is doing so well! Last night she took her whole bottle! And she makes the funniest/cutest faces when I'm burping her!



Look at those BIG eyes! So cute!




Ben and Savannah hanging out after their feedings.





Savannah has had enough...sorry folks, please don't get offended at my baby girl's obscene gestures. I'll have a talk with her about it! ;)



Ethan and Andrew are still doing well! They were sound asleep last night and we just didn't have the heart to wake them up!

As far as when we will get them home? Who knows...the NICU is an ever changing roller coaster ride...so we will just have to wait and see. I'm thinking late September for Ben? He is by far, doing the best...Savannah is right behind him. The little guys...well, they are just that: "LITTLE", so they will have more growing to do.

Here is video from Savannah almost two weeks ago that I forgot to put on here. I like to think that Savannah smiles for me for the first time! (Surely it's not gas or her wincing b/c she is uncomfortable...no, no....she is smiling at her momma! ha) Excuse the annoying commentary and baby voice that I use...wish I could dub my sound out! ;)

35 comments:

Becky said...

What a great report! Glad to see the babies are doing well and you and Joe even look...dare I say, rested! We continue to pray for these precious little miracles. Savannah looks like she has long, graceful fingers. We'd love to have a report on how you are doing, i.e. diabetes, c-section recovery, sleep... Hug those babies for each of the thousands of bloggers that are watching your story!

Audrey T said...

Corrie and I LOVED the new pictures - especially Savannah expressing herself.

If you can figure out a way to "dub out" the voice on your video, let me know! I hate to hear my voice with the video too!

Jeana said...

Lurker...Ben and Savannah are getting chubby little faces, how sweet!! They are all so precious!!
Love the post, love the pics!!
Thanks for sharing!!
God Bless!!
Jeana

Sara said...

They are absolutely adorable and I am so happy to hear how well they are doing!!!

How are mom and dad doing? Well I hope. You both sure look like proud parents!

Carole said...

Oh, yes! Savannah was DEFINITELY smiling for momma! So adorable. I'm thankful everyone is doing well. What a blessing!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on your adorable little ones! My husband and I also live Fort Worht and we just had triplets. I remember how draining the NICU was, physically and emotionally, but it does get better. Best of luck to you and your new additions.

barrontriplets.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Suz & Joe,

That was definately a smile. You can see it in her eyes. How precious!! I am happy that all the babies are healthy and are progressing well. How are mom and dad doing?? Keep hanging in there. There are MANY people praying for ya'll including our family.

Renee Lewis
CB&T

Kelly said...

Thanks for the update. So glad they are doing so well. Just darling! Sending more prayers your way from Roy,UT

Blueeyes said...

Thanks for sharing your babies stories! I absolutely love reading your blog! I am so glad they are all doing so well! Praise God.
Have a great weekend with the kids!

Casey's trio said...

Everyone is progressing so well Suzanne! Reading your update brings back a flood of memories for me. So cool that "Big Ben" is in his own crib already. Hopefully, Miss Savanah will join her brother soon and start co-bedding. It is honestly one of the cutest things you'll ever see!
I'll have to watch the video at home tonight...can't see it at work.

Stacy said...

I would expect Ben to come home much sooner than that! If he is taking 3 bottles/day - he'll be home soon. That is usually the last hurdle they have to cross - I'm betting 10 days!

TEXOSE said...

HOW AWE SOME to watch Savannah smile. Thanks for sharing. They all look so good and I have to say that I go back to Ben's crying video to hear him cry because it just touches my heart and makes me feel like I am there. I know what you mean about voice in the video... however... it was your face and voice that touched her heart and brought a smile to her face... MOMMY LOVE YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT IT!!!! Eating from a bottle like big boys and girls already... How amazing your little treasures are....!!!! Still continuing to pray for you all and sending my love thru the Holy Spirit for rejuvinating sleep, patience of a turtle, and comfort that only God can bring. LOVE YAH and hang in there... WORDS COULD NEVER SAY WHAT I FEEL...for I just supply the thought, and God does the rest!!!

Love, JoLee and Family

Melanie said...

In a wierd round about way, I came across your blog just yesterday and started reading and couldn't stop. I just finished the most recent posts this moring. I am so happy for you, your husband and the whole family that your precious little babies are doing so well. Congrats all around. I'll be praying for you too.
Thanks for letting me in on the precious stories of their life!!

Also the nursery is amazing!

nurse jen said...

Suzanne,
That's AMAZING!! I am glad to hear that they are starting to PO feed!! I am a NICU nurse and let me tell you; if Mr. Ben is already at 3 bottles/day and doing well with them (i.e. taking the whole volume and not having any bradys/desaturations), he's going to be home WAY before the end of September, girl! Get his crib warm and ready!! :) These babies usually just TAKE OFF with their feeds in a matter of days and BOOM....you'll come in and he'll be all PO feeds!!! HOORAY!! I wish y'all the BEST with these sweet little pumpkins! I have been praying all along for you guys and am so thankful they are doing well!
Take care!!!
hugs,
Jen

Page said...

oh, wow, they all look so great! and bigger from three weeks ago...they are growing fast! Oh, yes, and we would love an update on how you are doing as well!

Wade, Melanie, & kids said...

Suz & Joe,
I'm so glad to hear that Ben & Savannah are bottle feeding. They are just too too precious!! Ethan & Andrew will be as well before you know it. I have been praying for all 6 of you and I am so happy to know everyone is doing well. Once again, THANK YOU for sharing your story with us!!! Take care and get plenty of rest.. ;o)
Love, Melanie Smith (Brandon, MS)

The Brown Family said...

Hello! My name is Lane Brown. I went to Harding also and you may have known my husband, (Heath Brown,Pikes) and I have several friends that know you. But I have been keeping up with your story for a short while since I just created my own blog a few weeks ago. As soon as I found you (from Sarah Selman's page) I couldn't stop reading your blogs! It's all so neat how God has worked in your lives! Your babies are just precious! I always check your site to see if there are any updates. Thanks for keeping all of us, even the ones you don't know, updated! So many people are praying for you guys and it's nice to actually get to see how everything is progressing! God Bless and we are still praying for you guys!
Lane Brown

Amy said...

Is that a special preemie pacifier? We had the big green disc instead of that cool blue-purple color. Love the finger- Too funny. Won't be the last time you'll have a "Children do the darndest things" moment!

Anonymous said...

Wow, they are really growing, I can see it in the pictures, I can only imagine who they are in person, other than precious!!! You look so good in the pictures, you have amazed me from the beginning, or since I found your blog, don't remember how I found it, but I really do enjoy reading it. Keep up the good work, prayers are being said for your family! A friend in Texas.

Kelly said...

Savannah is already cracking me up!!

Anonymous said...

Suzzane the babies are beautiful. I just found your blog site about two weeks ago and I am so encouraged by your sweet spirit and your positive attitude. I wish you and your sweet babies all the best in the world. They are such little angels. You are truly blessed. Have a great weekend.
Francine

Dallas said...

yea to the bottle! I am so happy for all of y'all. rest up sister, the end of september will be here before you know it!

hi my name is mommy said...

Ahhhhh! That was definitely a smile! How precious♥

Jamie's Crew said...

Hi Suz!
Great news all around. You guys and the babies all look fabulous. I would bet on Ben being home sooner as well. Great job!
Love ya!
Jamie - McMoms
www.mcmoms.org

Anonymous said...

As if you really have time to be on the internet - I wanted to make sure you knew about the exclusively pumping group on yahoo groups - search for "EPers" - also "Pumpmoms" - Exc Pumping for preemies is alot of work! Kudos to you!!!!!!!!! :)

Melissa Mullinax said...

What a sweet video....looked like a smile to me too!! :) I'm so glad to check in and know they are doing well.
Take care,
~M

Lindsey said...

What a sweet video of Savannah - her smile is beautiful like her momma's! Glad the babies are doing so good with their feedings!

Deanna said...

Suzanne and Joe,
Thanks for sharing your beautiful babies with us!! That is great news about Ben. Moving into a "big boy bed" already means he is on is way home!! BTW I love your cribs those are beautiful and they will be even more beautiful when they have babies in them. I have to share that I was showing your pictures to my quads who just turned 4 the other day. And they just keep saying look at the little babies, they are so cute. I then explained to them that they were that small at one time they just looked at me and said we are big now!!LOL!! You guys are still in my prayers as I know the trials that you face with preemies still in the NICU and even when they come home. Keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing those precious babies.

Deanna Turner

Katie said...

Hi, I just found your blog through another mommy blogger. Wow, you did an awesome job getting your babies to 30 weeks. Congrats!!! They are so sweet. I hope that everyone will continue to do well and be home sooner than expected. I know you and hubby must miss them like crazy! I will check back to see how everyone is doing. Again, A BIG CONGRATS!!!

Jessica said...

You don't know me but just wanted to say congratulations on the birth of your babies. They are beautiful. I forget how I came across your blog. I know it was a few months ago and then my computer died, needed a new hard drive. I just found your blog this morning and got caught up.

julia said...

It was such a surprise running into you last weekend! You look great! It is wonderful to see how God is blessing your family daily. The video of Savannah is precious. Surely that smile couldn't be gas!!

lauren said...

How awesome that you got a smile and caught it on camera!! Savannah and Ben really look alike to me! They are BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad the feeding is going so well for Ben and that Savannah is getting there!

Misty said...

What a great update!! They seem to be doing great. It seems like forever that they are going to be in there though. You poor thing! I love the video and I can't believe how much she was smiling!! To cute!!

Kelli said...

They are all so precious! I think Savannah was DEFINITELY smiling on purpose! ;)

Stef Green said...

So cute! I love that Savannah has some attitude. She will show those boys who is boss:)

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