Another great day today. Ironically, it feels good that there is not much to report! I held Shay first today as he was quite a squirmy monkey in his isolette. He is starting to develop quite a personality...he has been so alert the past few days. Today during our cuddle - he was awake for nearly 2 hours - it is as if he doesn't want to miss out on anything!
Ciaran was also out for two hours. He was a perfect angel! He has had a really good week. Some of the measurements that we continue to track have finally began to stabalize in the past week. This is great news...his ultrasound is actually tomorrow...this will give us a clearer picture of where things are at.
We now have a primary caregiver for our boys in the evening as well. The nurse (Miriam)adores the boys. She was actually one of the first nurses assigned when we first arrived...so over time, she has become very attached. It is so comforting to have Bev and Miriam dealing with Ciaran and Shay more consistently...I totally trust them and sleep better at night and am calmer during the day when they are around!
Both boys had their first bath tonight! Cris and I had gone out for a birthday dinner with his good friends and came back to the hospital to see Ciaran and Shay wearing clothes for the first time. They both looked so cute, but so funny as they have not worn anything other than a diaper for the past five and a half weeks.
Last but not least, I spoke with Father Dave today. He has kindly offered to say mass on Sunday August 26 at 8:30 am for Ciaran and Shay. So, if any of you are around, we would love to see you!
thanks for checking in!
cris, liza, ciaran and shay