Day 57 - August 30, 2007

Hi everyone,

Eight weeks ago today that Ciaran and Shay came into this world...and boy what a difference two months makes!

Today we had another first - Ciaran's first bath...yes kinda crazy that he didn't have a real bath for the first eight weeks of life...hope he doesn't hold it over us when he grows up! He seemed to quite like it and tolerated it quite nicely. He continues to make progress overall. Last night he weighed in at a whopping 2410 grams, approx 5lbs 5ozs. He is getting to be quite big now. We could not be more proud. He still has preemie behaviour with his breathing and going to the 'bathroom' but we hope to see him grow out of it shortly. Liza is able to dress the kids now and today Ciaran had the cutest preemie outfit on courtesy of Cassandra and Jodi.

Shay had another good day today and got out for a cuddle with mom. He is also dressed up in his cute preemie outfit!. He is more settled on his breathing and spent the bulk of day with no extra oxygen support. It is so nice to see his face with only the feeding tube attached.

Over the last few days we have had some visitors to the TCN. The cool thing about these visitors is that they are some of the nurses, respiratory techs, social workers and doctors from the NICU. They have come on their time to drop in to see how the boys are doing. It's a constant reminder that we are in a special place and we have met some very special people! Again, we are so very blessed!

Short one today and that means that things are good!
Cris, Liza, Ciaran and Shay


Phyl said...

Hi Liza Cris Ciaran Shay.

Of course you are blessed .You have two beautiful boys They are fighters.They have a lovely mam and dad. Please stay strong.

Love Phyl Fran xxxx

Anonymous said...

Good news! Just like Chris said in an earlier blog, God is taking care of these boys! Thinking of you and praying!

Helen and Nick