So many things have happened in the last couple days and all of them good things. The Faiva family is doing well! I know it seems like the only thing I talk about on my blog is my kids, but they are what I think about, dream about, and who I'm with, so therefore what I talk about. Kaimen is doing really good, and he got to wear his very first big boy outfit today. HIs grandma and some other people bought him a bunch of preemie clothes and he already is too big for most of them so we have to take them back. But the ones we kept are adorable on him. He looks real good in blue. I called this morning to check on the twins and they told me that Danica has moved to intermediate care. This means she is doing better which is great, but sad for Kaimen that he got left behind. I loved being able to sit there with one of them and look and see that the other was okay. Kaimen will catch up soon though and be there before we know it. Danica has made some big steps the last 2 days. She is now in an open crib instead of an isolette. She tolerates the noises a lot better and is able to maintain her own body temp. The other huge step is that she drank from a bottle for the very first time. This is something totally normal for full term babies, but for preemies it's huge. They have to learn to suck, swallow, and breathe all at the same time. None of us were expecting her to do as well as she did, but she surprised us. She drank the whole thing and loved it. We'll start out slow and do 1 feeding with the bottle and the rest through the tube until she can show that she is ready for more. Being able to feed her was such a neat experience for me as a mom. When I get to do things like this it makes me so excited for them to come home. I may change my mind a little when those feedings are at 3 in the morning, but for now i can't wait. I have been busy getting organizing all the stuff in our 2nd bedroom, which will be there nursery. I'll be decorating it after my shower and I'm so excited to see how it turns out.
By the way my shower is this Thursday September 4th at 6:30 p.m. (dinner will be served) We've been trying to get invitations out, but if there is anyone I missed, I would love to see you there. Email me and I'll send you directions.
Thanks again to everyone for all you do, we couldn't do all of this without you!!!!