John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Friday, January 16, 2009


John David resting on Mommy after his 11:00 feed. He did such a great job. Wore himself out!!

James Daniel, sleeping soundly, completely sprawled out.

This is the best feeling, being able to hold and cuddle with James. When he squirms around and his feet prod into my stomach, it reminds me so much of the feeling when he was inside of me and would kick around.

John David snuggling back into his bed getting ready to go to sleep tonight. Look at that precious tubes..yea!!

Daddy and James bonding!!

John David trying to burp.

I had to post some pictures from tonight because if you look closely... In last few pictues, THEY DO NOT HAVE THEIR OXYGEN CANNULAS!!!! Today at 1:00, Dr. Strange decided to try the boys off of their oxygen. So far so good. They have had three feedings each and have not required any extra oxygen. What a wonderful praise we can shout tonight..YEA!!! Thank you GOD for your blessing tonight.

James is now 3 pounds 13 ounces. John David is now 4 pounds 2 ounces. I can remember when they were 6 ounces and 11 ounces....then they were 1 pound 14 ounces and 2 pounds 2 ounces....then born at 2.9 and 2.14....and have consistently been 5 ounces difference. James is still receieving OG feeds (through his tube that goes down his trhoat into his belly) about three times in a 24 hour period. He is able to nurse twice a day now. John David is on all PO feeds (bottle or breast) and will continue if he doesn't regress any. James will join little brother with all PO feeds after a few days of alternating to make sure he tolerates the feeds and doesn't exhaust himself too much.

Today was the first day I breastfeed them both twice in the same day and they both did awesome. SO thankful and so happy they are doing well. Thank you Thank you Thank you for praying for our boys. Please keep it up. Hopefully by the end of the weekend they can be moved into a crib together, side by side.

They have also been off their caffeiene for 4 days now. Praying that they make it to day 7 and that is one huge milestone they have to pass to be able to come home. Next comes feeding and breathing without any problems for 7 days straight.

Rob and I had such a wonderful visit tonight with James and John David. Thank you Donna and Eryn Gove and Mamaw for tag teaming and keeping the girls all afternoon and all night so Rob and I could have a night together. I know the girls enjoyed the play time, and pizza and movie...yall spoil them for sure! We truly enjoyed our time together and savored the moment to be together visiting the boys. And Marijane, the pound cake was awesome and the outfits are adorable. I am sure you and Donna will teach me a lot about "boys" in the days to come.

Good Night!

1 comment:

Missy said...

Praise God! I noticed in the pics - no oxygen. Your boys are truly a testament of God's miracles in work. God is Good!