Day 48 - August 21, 2007

Today's post will be a bit more brief than usual. Sorry about that. It is already delayed and it is just a consequence of being a bit tired and stressed out.

The boys continue to do well. There are not real changes today besides some increases in weight. Shay is gaining on his brother as they are trying to get them both to 2kg. Ciaran is approx. 4lbs 11ozs and Shay is 4lbs 2ozs and gaining fast. He is getting some extra 'stuff' with his breast milk to try and get him closer to his brother. Their breathing is the same, along with their stool output (yes, this is actually important).

Liza had both boys out today for about 1.5hrs to 2hrs each. This is quite nice and is the expected amount for each baby, each day at this point. Both boys had a standard tests done today (eyes) and so far things are looking OK. At this point, both boys are scoring within the acceptable range which we are pleased with. We continue to learn each day that preemie babies have a number of challenges/hurdles that they must overcome and all of these won't necessarily be overcome prior to us going home. All told though, Ciaran and Shay are doing wonderful and they look great!

Tomorrow will bring another sets of tests and we hope that all remains the same or better. Our two little boys are soo strong that I don't see how anything in this world can stop them. I am so proud to be their dad!

Lastly, I want to remind everyone about the mass that will be held for them on Sunday morning. Father Dave will be graciously holding a mass for the boys this coming Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 8:30am. The mass will be held at Holy Rosary Parish in Milton, ON. If you can make it the boys will appreciate it :)

Thank you,
Cris, Liza, Ciaran and Shay

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