Sunday, April 08, 2007

a day at the beach

Well maybe not but when you see these pictures, you'll understand.

First of all, Lisa's mom has arrived! I left Lisa to pick her up at 7:30pm and got back right at 9...not too bad. I say that because I hate leaving. I don't want to miss anything. Eileen is down right giddy. It's pretty funny. These two are her first grandchildren so it's a lot of fun seeing her reactions.

We found out right before I left that it was time to start the phototherapy to treat the jaundice and they were going to begin at 9pm. It was kinda a race to get Eileen back to see the girls before they had to put on their shades and go under the lights...although we'll still be able to get them out for Kangaroo Care so it wasn't that big of a deal if she missed them tonight. We arrived with plenty of time to spare and they put it off a little longer to give Eileen some time with them. In the mean time, Lisa changed a couple more poopie diapers (YEA!). They continue to digest their food very well so the amounts they are given continue to go up. That just means they'll continue to grow like weeds.

So at about 9:45, they put on the ladies shades and put them under the lights. I don't fully understand why the lights help the condition but I did hear that it may last a couple days up to a week or so...all depends on how the girls react.

The covers are there to protect their eyes. After they got all set up, we laughed and laughed at how cute they were. It's going to be hard to take them seriously these next several days, it looks like they're tanning. Too cute.

In all the excitement, we kinda forgot that it's Easter. Micki (our angel in Anchorage) brought some little Easter baskets for the girls. TOO cute! That's all I can think to say.

For those of you not used to seeing premies decked out like that, it really isn't a big deal. This is a very normal reaction in a premature birth. The nurses, doctors, and everyone we've talked to said to expect it and to expect to breeze right through it. Lisa, Eileen, the 2 nurses, and I were all smiles while these pictures were being taken. It's just the first day at the beach for these girls.


christin said...

Too darn cute! If they need to be at the beach why don't you bring them to one of the most beautiful beaches around - the white sanded emerald coast is a perfect place for a little "laying out". Besides Aunt Christin wants to catch some rays with the girls!

Amy, Dave, and Jacob said...

Lisa and Andy,

The girls are just beautiful! I love the picture of them laying on their bellies with their tushies sticking up! I showed that picture to Jacob and he laughed and said "Babies!!". He really likes looking at their pictures.

We are so happy for you and glad that Katy and Alyssa are doing so well!

Amy, Dave, and jacob i877dfsw2fdms (That last part was courtesy of Jacob!! I think he was saying, "I love the Brown girls..."