Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fat babies like to EAT

Wishing a Very Happy May Day to our blog friends & followers! 
posted by Grammie Sue 

Tomorrow will be SIX WEEKS since Keagan & CJ's arrival into the world! They have had some more wonderful accomplishments this past week and they continue to amaze everyone with how well they handle the hurdles (must be because Mommy is a track coach and they heard all about hurdles while they were in-utero, during the early part of Mommy's track season) :-)

•Keagan has currently gained over a pound, and is weighing in at a whopping 2 pounds, 10 ounces and CJ is weighing in at 3 pounds, 12 ounces (a gain of a pound and a half since birth)!

•Both CJ and Keagan started on bottle feeding this past week. CJ had a great start.  He was able to "take down" 8 ml the first day (1/3 of a bottle), but most of it ended up on his shirt.  Keagan "got it" her first try and finished her whole bottle.  Day two on the bottle didn't go as smooth, but for "31 week" old children they did fantastic.

•CJ went into an open air crib on Thursday!! No more incubator. It is so much easier to tend to him and so much fun to hear his little noises and realize that he can hear all of us more clearly too! He is maintaining his body temperature just fine. Keagan won't have the opportunity to get out of the incubator until she reaches 1500 grams (3lbs 5 oz.), so she has a little way to go yet.

We continue to be encouraged every day by these babies and also by your prayers, your comments and emails and kind words. Thank you for your continued support and we are keeping our thoughts and prayers moving in the direction of getting these babies back home by the end of the month if all continues to go as well as it has been.

Grampa Ken was able to take some fantastic pictures and video this week:

CJ's first bottle feeding!

Keagan's first bottle.

CJ's new "big boy bed"!

All snuggled into his new crib-warm and toasty!

And finally Miss Keagan looking MUCH bigger these days, don't you think?

Thanks for your love and prayers!


  1. what a great update! We can't wait to see these little Angels.
    Sending u all lots of love! Keep up the growing keagan & CJ

  2. I LOVE this update and the great pictures! Yay CJ and Keagan!! Way to go! Keep going strong so you can come home soon!! Love to you all! Aunt Patty

  3. Good morning Hutch nuggets:) So glad to hear all of the great updates!!

  4. Kendra and Family,

    I have looked at your blog since the beginning, and I am enjoying the amazing way God is blessing you and your family. The babies just keep growing. You are all in my prayers.