Phew! It has been an exciting 24 hours for the babies, and the grandparents too. First of all, both babies were strong and stable enough to allow for all 3 grandparents to be able to hold them. Not only was it nice for the babies to be held by people other than Mommy and Daddy, it was wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of our parents when we told them. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and maybe next time the babies will have poopy diapers saved up for the grandparents too! :-)
Eloise had another stellar day today. She went from the CPap to a high flow cannula, and she spent most of the day on room air. Respiratory wise, this is just one step higher, (a little more help), than where her brother is, but she's actually getting less oxygen than he is. I can't tell you how amazing it was to see her for the very first time without any hat or mask or tube stuck down her throat! She also got her IV line out this evening and will now be getting all her nutrients through her nasal feeding tube. She's also clearly starting to feel better as evidenced by the massive screaming fit she threw for most of the day! The only things that comforted her were being held and having someone hold her pacifier in her mouth so she could suck on it.
Cooper stayed pretty much the same, which is pretty fantastic considering how quickly he made it to where he is. He's still loving the bolus feedings, and really likes his post meal naps. There really isn't much to say about Coop, but we'll take quiet and boring anytime.