So we are getting much closer to bringing babies home! The NICU ordered all of Lennox and Paxton's pre-discharge tests yesterday. These will take place over the next several days and the NICU staff have told us that Lennox will more than likely be discharged before Paxton. They have told us that Lennox will probably come home sometime around Tuesday and Paxton will probably be about a week or so behind. So exciting!!
Lennox has been taking a bottle for every feeding the past few days and has also nursed several times. Paxton is getting a bottle for every other feeding and has nursed several times. The boys have both passed their hearing screenings and have had their follow up ultrasounds of their heads, which came back normal.
The boys will both come home on apnea monitors. This will measure and record their heart rate and breathing, alerting us to any abnormalities. Although I am glad they are coming home with monitors, we had the training for the monitors today and they are by far the loudest things ever. There is no volume control and we will literally be able to hear them from any place in our house. They sound a lot like a smoke detector but a lot louder! But better safe than sorry! They have told us they will probably have the monitors anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
Also in very exciting news, Paxton got put in a real crib today!! This week we also gained the title of NICU veterans, as we have been there longer than any other babies!
|Paxton in his real crib|