Sunday, January 16, 2005

Captured Smiles!

Finally, smiles captured! Usually Holly is the one who is all smiles, and Eden is more serious, but today Eden was having a great time laughing it up with her Daddy. He took about 20 pictures of her smiling away. This is the biggest smile we got, so I had to post it. Of course, then we wanted to get one of Holland and she was being camera shy. We did manage to get a good trademark grin:)

We had our appt with the pulmonologist on Friday. Things didn't go quite as expected. The good news is that Eden did great when they took her oxygen off, so we have an appt Wednesday to stay the night at the hospital for a sleep study. If she is able to maintain her O2 for 24 hours, then she will be off for good. The bad, and somewhat surprising news, is that Holland didn't do quite so good. Her oxygen saturation dropped into the 70s after only 6 minutes off the oxygen. The reason this was so surprising is that she is the baby who always required less oxygen in the hospital, and even spent 3 days off of it while in the NICU. For a while, we didn't even think she would need to come home on it! So now we have to wait a whole month until our next appointment to try again... On the bright side, the doctor was VERY impressed with the girls weight gain. Holland had gained over 2 pounds since her last visit. He said that if she was having any trouble breathing she wouldn't be gaining weight so well. So if we have to do another month with oxygen, oh well.


Anonymous said...

Hi Daddy and I got up to look and you are right they are just the cutest. What great smiles. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. Kiss my girls for me and I'll see you tomorrow. Love ya Mom

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures to log on and see! Missed seeing you guys yesterday. I have truly enjoyed this website and it is the next best thing to being able to see you all in the flesh. I can't wait to see all of you and hold the babies! Jess

Anonymous said...

what a fantastic smile from eden! she really had her energy up, huh? they are both looking so good. i am glad to hear about eden's good news. don't worry, i know that holland won't be far behind. i think that if it takes another month, it takes another month -- in the grand scheme of things, that's not so bad. i think of you all the time and am forever sending good wishes your way. i love you all.


Anonymous said...

Oh, what a nice way to wake up this morning! Smiling babies! No doubt about it, they are happy little girls! I am sure that once Holland sees Eden without her oxygen SHE will want to be rid of her's too, and Eden will coax her on, so don't will all work out. Have a great day, love you all! Mamma Jules

Anonymous said...

Billie and John,
What a great way for me to kick of the week, beautiful smiles from your girls. They are just precious. Don't you love how they light up the room??

Have a great week,

Kendra Lynn said...

Hi guys:
wow...what great smiles! :) Its so amazing when babies smile. It just lights up the room, doesn't it?
I'll be praying that Holland comes off that oxygen soon.
We love you all.

Anonymous said...

HOW ADORABLE:) I finally got to browse the website and its awesome. Great job John!!

I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed being Eden and Holland's home care nurse. They are amazing and you four make a beautiful family:)

Billie and John, you two are great parents. You should be very proud of yourselves.

I will miss seeing the girls:( Give them a big kiss for me.


Anonymous said...

You have what I call parenitis. Everything your babies do is the most glorious thing in the world. I believe kids who have parents who let them know how utterly wonderful that child is are the luckiest children in the world. God gave us these wonderful babies and why shouldn't they be cherished. I am so proud of the two of you. God bless you. Connie Wilhoite

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I think I finally figured this thing out!
I love the pictures, and I love all of you!
I'm glad all of you are doing good,and I hope to see you soon. Lots of Love, missy

Anonymous said...

I foregot to say that Claire loves to look and point at Baby Holland, and Baby Eden, and gets real upset when we log off. luv me

Billie said...

Yay Aunt Missy! You figured out the computer!

Tom said...

Hello from across the pond,
Just checking in to see how your girls are doing and they look great! I see the hopes and prayers of your friends and family are working wonders.

Best Regards,
Tom Devine, Switzerland

Anonymous said...

Billy your babies are beautiful! I am so happy for you and John. I have enjoyed reading on the website and seeing their pictures. I too can't believe it already been five months since they were born. Seeing that Savannah was born the next day. They grow up so fast. Take care and keep up the good work. Love you, Jackie Hoskins

Anonymous said...

What beautiful big smiles from such growing little girls! What a joy to see the updates. I'm glad to hear they are progressing so strongly. Even though they still have small set backs it is just getting better with each passing day. Keep those pictures coming! My prayers and love are with all of you. Candy

Anonymous said...

Hi Billie,

I'm so happy to see that the girls are doing so well! They are gorgeous. I love the smiles. :-)

Melissa Mueller