We are so excited that we have passed the 10 day mark with no major complications. Ok, so a brain bleed or two and a heart surgery are definitely "major," but as I looked at these little babies today, I can confidently say they are doing terrific! Actually there really isn't a whole lot of new news today other than a few cute milestones. Both of Claire's eyes are now open, however now that they both are, the Dr's have filled them with gunk so you really can't tell. They use this gunk in all babies and it should be gone in a couple days and then we should hopefully see her with both eyes open, we are really excited. Slade too has opened one eye and they figure he should have both open and filled with gunk in the next 24 hours. Miss Ella is trying as hard as she can but with the ventilator and pain meds I think she may take some extra time. But it is cute to watch her lift her eyebrows wayyyy up trying her hardest to break that seal. She is still ventilated but again they have turned down the pressure so hopefully by the end of the weekend she'll be back to the Cpap machine like her siblings. Oh and finally, all three babies have now exceeded their birth weights (like any full term baby, they lose a little before gaining again)! Its not much but I love to know they are growing and that one day they will get to come home sometime this year, we can't wait!
Below are short video clips of each of the babies on their 10 day milestone (for those who don't remember the Dr's told us that 80% of the severe issues happen in the first 72 hours and the remaining in the first 10 days).