Our new address for the next several weeks... The next stop, home.
Interior shot of Room 15. OK, maybe not - but that's how it looks to us.
In other news, Milo has inexplicably made a huge weight gain. He is now 5lbs 5 ozs. No kidding! I didn't believe it either, and Annette even noted on his chart yesterday that she weighed Milo twice to confirm. Some of that is surely fluid, but it's still impressive! Maddy is 4 lbs 9 ozs and her lungs are getting stronger and stronger. We also learned about a new challenge for Milo yesterday: it appears that the little guy has a hernia (or two). This wasn't really on our radar, but Clem -- another great doc at Alta Bates -- walked us through a good explanation of what was going on and what it would mean for Milo. Basically, he'll need a little surgery to correct the hernia in about 6 months to a year. It's not causing him any pain, and it most likely won't have any other impact on him in the short term. Apparently this is very common for preemie boys.
Madeline made her first attempt at bottle feeding yesterday. It was rough going for the girl. She was very hungry, and her voracious little appetite exceeded her ability to suck, swallow and breath. She had several bradys as a result and a couple of them were pretty dramatic. On the plus side, she did well for the rest of the day and had a good night's sleep last night, so she should be in better shape today.