Tuesday, November 27, 2007

2nd Synagis Shot

Today the boys got their second RSV shot. Zak has a bad cold. He is not really congested, but has a really bad dry cough and is wheezing. But has not had a fever so they were able to give him the shot today. Ryder has not started to show any signs of another cold, but they sure do pass germs back and forth so we will see. The boys got weighed today at the pediatrician's office. Zak now weighs 10lb 9oz and Ryder is 9lb 4oz. They are growing. We are now using Size 1 diapers for Zak and he is wearing some 3 month clothes.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Getting Big

The boys are getting so big! Well, maybe not that big, but to us they seem big. Not sure how much they each weigh right now, but will find out the end of this month when they get their next RSV shot. Ryder has now joined Zak in wearing newborn clothes. They have both outgrown their preemie clothes

So in the next few days I will go through the preemie stuff and pick out a few special outfits to keep and the rest we are taking back to the NICU as donations. It is good to know that other preemies will be able to use the boys' clothes now that they have outgrown them.
An update on their colds: They are getting much better! Both still have some congestion mainly when eating, but the coughs are pretty much gone now.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Quick Update

Can't believe it is already November. The boys are doing good. They had both gotten bad colds about a week ago or so. Zak was first and then Ryder quickly joined with a bad cough and congestion. They had a few days that they would not really eat at all. That was worrisome, but they have gotten past that now. They both are starting to get better, but still very congested and have the bad cough after eating. We are doing our best to keep them as healthy as possible and avoid RSV at all costs. It may mean being stuck in the apartment for the winter, but we are willing to do that if that is what it takes. They go back to the pediatrician the end of this month for the next RSV shot and then December 10 for their 4-month check-up and vaccines. Ryder goes back to the pediatric urologist December 17. They are both growing even though we are not sure of their exact weight until the next pediatrician appointment. Zak is in all newborn clothes now (some are too big, but oh well) and Ryder is now starting to outgrow the preemie one-piece outfits. He still wears them, but when he stretches out he is getting too long. So he will be wearing onsies and pants for a while because the newborns still swim on him. They are both in newborn diapers now also.