Friday, February 13, 2009


"Fabulous...your girls are doing fabulous!" Those words were music to my ears today. How wonderful to hear that. Both girls are working so hard and making progress. Here is the latest:

Cameron had to return back to cpap. They hope that maybe after giving her a little more time to recover from the lung issues this weekend that she will be able to return to the cannula soon. She continued to have some desats today and they are thinking that it is her body's way of slowly returning back to normal but she has not required any oxygen since returning to the cpap.

Reagan had some routine bloodwork done and they found that her hematocrit was low...they were so amazed because she was so asymptomatic yesterday when they transitioned her. Today she began to become more so...she was pale and having desats. So, they gave her a blood transfusion today and since then she has not had any desats.

The speech, physical and occupational therapists came to visit the girls today. They could not assess Cameron very well due to the cpap but they did work with Reagan. She is doing what is expected for a baby at her age and in a few weeks she after she has gotten just a little bit bigger will begin to work on baby steps towards trying to feed orally. The other therapists will work with both girls when they are kangarooing.

At last check Reagan had gained 20 grams which put her at 2lbs. and 2.5 ounces. The nurse had not weighed Cameron yet. All in all the girls are doing and we are so pleased with their progress. Reagan got to kangaroo with Daddy today. She snuggled in close and took a nice nap with him today. Cameron's turn tomorrow!


  1. Awesome Carters! One of my students mothers just had twins 2 mths early in October, they were born under 2 lbs. They spent some time in the Hospital, and are now at home doing GREAT! I hope that ya'll are the same way very soon and it looks like they are moving right along.

    Thought I would share a AHHH HA moment I had this morning with you.
    Matthew 6 30-34 from the message.

    If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

    34"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

    I love it, read that a few times, I hope it encourages you as much as it did me!

  2. I'll let Preston have the long comment today! I don't think I could come close to saying anything as meaningful! Take care of yourselves and you are all in my prayers! I pray for continued success and healing for both girls! Hey, if you would like to get some experience with two babies at home all by yourselves, I'm renting out two babies. For you, free of charge! I think it is very important to have this experience, just let me know, I'll bring them to you, their schedules are wide open, actually they have no schedule AT ALL!!! :) Love you all!