Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Day to Celebrate

Today is the day that Adam and Eleanor have officially been home longer than they were in the hospital! Their stay in the NICU was 98 days, and to day is their 99th day home. To show you how for they have come, I've included pictures of them right after they were born (9/29/05), half way through their stay in the NICU (11/25/05), the day they came home from the NICU(1/04/06), as well as today's photos. They will be seven months old at the end of April--but three months adjusted. At the beginning of May, we go for our first visit to the developmental clinic. I don't know what the requirements are, but I know that all very premature babies go every four months or so until they are 24 months. They will check to see if the twins have developmentally appropriate behaviors, such as raising their heads while on their tummies, grasping objects, and checking to see if their infant reflexes are waning, etc. Mainly I think they are looking for signs of cerebral palsy, which is so common in such premature babies. The pediatrician implied that he didn't think we had too much to worry about. Hopefully, this is the case. Enjoy the photos! (Eleanor is on the left/on top, Adam on the right/bottom)

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