Well, we were finally able to hold Reagan tonight and it was wonderful! I cannot even begin to tell you how exciting it was and (I will not lie) a little scary too. I am so thankful that I have now been able to hold both of my girls and as long as we can all stay healthy I plan on doing so whenever I can! Reagan has continued to do well. They increased her food again and she gained about 1/2 an ounce yesterday.
The other big news that we have today is that Cameron was able to be extubated. You will see in the photos below the before (with the tube) and the after (with the cpap).
Her nurse says that she has done beautiful since going on the cpap - no desats or anything so far. Her belly is looking much better and she is handling the cpap very well. Her blood pressure is doing much better and they are weaning on the steroid medicine they had her on. She was very worn out from such an eventful day and she slept soundly the whole time that we were there. Cameron gained almost an ounce last night - she is 813 grams.
My heart overflows with joy tonight. I am so proud of my little fighters and so proud of how they are doing. To just even think about the possibility that I might be able to go to the hospital and actually hold both of them in one day brings me to tears. I pray that is a reality that I can experience soon (preferably tomorrow if I have anything to say about it!). They have come so far for such little ones. And while I know that tomorrow could bring a different set of circumstances I am so thankful for the wonderful times of today. I wonder if I delight in this so much, how much more does their creator - who knows the hairs on their heads and every wrinkle in their skin - be delighting in their progress as well and that makes me even happier (as if that is possible right now!).