Preemies have special needs

8 days old
Reagan and Eden are still considered stable, which is what we can expect right now. They both have very imature lungs so we are fighting this battle right now. Reagan's PDA appears to be closed but her lungs are still not mature, so next week we will likely start steroids. Eden is fighting her ventilator and doesn't respond well to stimulus (i.e. touching/moving by the RN's), her lungs are more imature than Reagan's but we have to wait for her to be better stabilized before we start new Rx's. As our Neonatologist said, this is a marathon and not a sprint and we will be working through these lung issues for quite awhile.

Both girls had head ultrasounds yesterday, and Eden's appears unchanged from last week which is good and Reagan's showed about the same as Eden with one enlarged ventricle. We will have repeat ultrasounds in a few weeks.

There's only one word for Mom and Dad- TIRED. The NICU is emotionally exhausting and we worry a lot. God is giving us peace to get through, but we still have breakdowns pretty frequently. OK, let me rephrase- I have breakdowns pretty frequently. Scott is staying strong for all of us, but he has tough days too. I am pumping every 3 hours and this is tough for my regular 8 hours of sleep. Breastmilk is the best option for these little girls, so I will do this as long as I need too. It's truly amazing how much life changes, Scott and I feel that nothing else matters but these beautiful babies- we would move the world for them if we had too.

Please continue to pray for us, we all need strength and peace right now. God answers prayers and your's help.