So Jeff brought me home from the hospital yesterday. It was so great to finally be home, but I was very sad to leave the girls. I know they are all in great hands at OSU, but I didn't want to be leaving without them.
As of yesterday, none of them were on IV's and they all were increasing their feedings by bottles right on track or even as some Dr's say...way ahead of schedule. I think they just want to come home soon too so they are are the fast track!
The nurses at OSU NICU are fantastic and they really care about our little girls. They have made them all little name plaques and even went around to all 3 on Thursday and did a photo shoot of all 3 separately so we would have even more pictures. :) I think they are in love with our girls almost as much as we are. They all rave about them and say they are all so sweet and such good eaters. (I don't think it was ever a doubt that they wouldn't be good eaters coming from us.)
I think Anna REALLY looks like her daddy and Alexis does too. I secretly hope that Ava looks at least a little like me, but really all 3 look VERY similar. Anna and Ava are usually the ones wide awake most of the time and little Alexis likes her sleep. She really gets kind of mad when you mess with her or tickle her legs when she is trying to sleep. She just pulls them up and stretches them out so far as if to say...."hey, I'm trying to sleep and grow here, quit messing with me!" But we just can't keep our hands off of them. They are just so soft and so sweet and in our eyes, just perfect!
With the crazy amount of snow we just received, it is probably better that we aren't trying to bring the girls home this weekend. One nurse told us that we needed to take the NICU discharge class this weekend (Sunday) because next weekend would probably be too late...meaning at least one, if not all 3 could be coming home in the next week! Of course they also tell us not to be discouraged if they slow up on their feedings etc. since they literally have been on the fast track. So we just keep praying that they continue to grow and do what they need to do.
I'm trying to add photos, but of course...the website is giving me fits. I promise I will keep trying...I want to share the girls with all of you as soon as possible too!