Hello out there! This is Christian. I am the oldest of my brother and sister by 2 minutes. I swiped my mom's phone while she was with my brother and decided to update everyone on how we are doing. Apparently, it's a lot easier to breath and eat and be warm inside my mom's body. It is hard work out here! There's breathing and staying warm and eating on my own and keeping my heart rate at a normal pace and peeing and pooping the amount they want me to. Phew! There is so much. My brother Gabe and sister Sunny kind of wore themselves out during their first week of life. They both need a ventilator for the time being to help them breath. Because it is so uncomfortable to have a giant tube in their throat, they are kept comfortably sedated. Gabe got sick and can't have my mom's milk anymore. He will get better and eventually and won't have to have IV nutrition. Sunshine was introduced to breast milk for the first time on Thursday. She started with one millileter and as of today she is getting four! I'm not trying to brag but I eat 20 millileters each time I eat. I'm trying to set an example for everyone so Gabe and Sunny will catch up.
My dad has been working hard and comes to see us as often as he can. Everyone says I look just like him! My mom even told me she recognized my dad's nose in an ultrasound. I'm glad I look like him.
My mom is doing ok. She smiles at us and talks to us and tells us she loves us. But I know she misses us being inside her. I know she misses when we were all together as a family and she could feel us kicking and stretching. I know she feels like she leaves pieces of her soul behind each time she walks out of the hospital doors. I know it's hard for her to see such big machines hooked up to such tiny bodies like Gabe and Sunny's. She gets to hold me though. Once a day! Pretty soon it will be twice a day. I know she can't wait to hold my brother and sister and sometimes her heart just aches because all she wants to do is hold them. But they have a lot of wires and tubes. So not yet. But eventually. How do I know these things? Babies just know. What can I say?
We have so many people praying for us and thinking about us. It's truly amazing. I'm pretty sure my mom cries sometimes just thinking about all the people that care about us and want us to be home healthy and sound.
Well I better go. It might look suspicious if anyone catches a 2 lb 4 oz baby using an iPhone. Thanks again to everyone praying for us!