May 2017 Moms

Claire + Owen 3.06.17

What a difference a day makes!

Our littles came out doing pretty well for their age (32w1d) yesterday but the bigger one (Miss Claire) eventually needed more respiratory support. She went from requiring CPAP (a little extra positive pressure to keep the airways open) to needing NIPPV (actually on the ventilator but not yet needing a breathing tube) to requiring intubation (breathing tube and all). That was around 5 pm last night. She got surfactant to help her tiny airways pop open after a chest x-ray showed "haziness" (fluid of some kind somewhere that made it harder for her to breathe). Thankfully, she was extubated about 12 hours later (longer than expected but still great news!) and throughout the day today was weaned back to CPAP and is now just getting a little forward air flow through a nasal cannula (what most people use when they need oxygen) - she's technically on "room air" too, meaning not requiring extra oxygen. 

Owen has been the (somewhat) surprising rockstar in the last 24 hours. He needed nothing more than CPAP since birth and was weaned like Claire to nasal cannula late this afternoon. 

In other body systems they are both doing pretty well. Antibiotics should hopefully be discontinued by 48 hours. They've gotten ~12 mL each of colostrum and are now on little amounts of donor milk every 3 hours. Will be in isolettes until they can maintain their body temp (both need to gain some weight first). 

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Claire (while still on CPAP) (top)
Skin to skin with Owen (middle)
Owen (bottom)



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Re: Claire + Owen 3.06.17

  • Oh my goodness, congratulations again! Thank you for sharing your story so far. They are so darn precious. Sending continued good vibes your way for speedy recoveries for all.
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  • kns1988kns1988 member
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    It sounds like a scary evening with Claire, but I'm so glad she's doing well now! They're so sweet. 
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    BFP #3: 9/22/16. EDD 5/29/17. DS born 4/24/17 <3

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  • They're both so beautiful! Congratulations!
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  • Congratulations!!! They are so so cute!!




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  • Amazing! Thanks for the info, I'm def on board with frequent updates!! Great work babies and momma!
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  • Love them! They really seem to be doing so well despite being early! Would love continued updates.
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  • Keep the updates coming! Glad to hear they're not doing well!!

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    Just beautiful!!! Great job momma!!
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    Congratulations again! Thank you for the updates! Praying they continue to gain weight!! 
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  • Congratulations! They're beautiful!

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  • SKZWSKZW member
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    I love reading your updates! It sounds like little Claire and Owen are making progress, which is great! You are all in my thoughts!
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  • I love the little peanuts! Glad to hear they are little rockstars!

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    They look adorable! So glad your already getting  to do skin to skin with them and that Claire's breathing issues have stabilized. Keep up the good work babies! 
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  • Precious! You're in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the updates :) 

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  • I'm glad to hear Miss Claire was weaned off of the ventilator and is doing well on her own again! So glad Owen gave you the surprise of handling outside so well. Please keep the updates coming and continued good vibes sent your way!

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  • Oh my gosh they are beautiful! I'm sorry Claire has struggled a bit but I'm so glad they're both doing better now. Keep updating us!
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  • So glad they are doing well today. Can't believe we have babies on the outside!! They look great momma! 
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    That's awesome news @mdlorenz !  Glad they are doing ok! 
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  • Great news!! What little cuties they are!! Congrats! 




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    Yay for strong babies and a positive update!
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    What cuties! Thanks for the update!  Glad everyone is doing ok. 
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  • So glad to hear they are going ok!
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  • I am so happy to see they are doing great!

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    Oh my heavens, those are some adorable babies!! Love seeing these updates (keep 'em coming!)!! 
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    Oh my goodness, they are absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for the update, and congratulations again!!! <3
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    Beautiful babies! Glad they are both making progress. Hope you're recovering well, too!
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  • Beautiful babies!! Praying they continue to thrive and gain weight!! Please continue to update here!! Would love to follow their progress <3
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    Such precious darlings! :heart: praying for continued growth and strength for the babies, and a smooth recovery and transition for you!! Congratulations!
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    They look amazing and seem to be doing really great! I'm very happy for you and wish you the best during this crazy NICU time.

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    Congratulations mama!! They're adorable!
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    CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!!! I'm VERY content that everything worked out and your babies are doing so well!! They are very gorgeous babies!

    I'm sure they will both continue to surprise you!

    Welcome, welcome special babies :D

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  • So glad that they are doing well! On nasal canulas already, they are little rock stars! So awesome! 
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  • Congratulations, they are beautiful!! So happy to hear they are doing well! 

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  • Congrats! So happy they are doing so well. Beautiful babies. 
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  • Congrats!!! Glad they're doing well!
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  • I'm so glad they are doing so great. Congrats!
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    Just stopped by to say that I am deff thinking of you & your family! Sending love and positive vibes your way!

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  • Congrats on your beautiful family! Love hearing all about them! They are perfect!
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  • Congratulations! What beautiful babies! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! I hope you are also recovering well.
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  • Congratulations! I'm glad they are doing well now. I hope they continue to blossom!
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