I don't have time to get new pics up right now, but wanted to let you know the good news. Both girls are maintaining their temperature well enough that they raised the lids on the incubators Sunday morning. They are both doing really well with that. The nurse that day also pushed the doctors to let them try to bottle feed just a little...enough to start teaching them how to suck, swallow and still breathe anyway. I fed Sophie 5 cc's of milk and Amber fed Mattie 5 cc's and then we held them while the rest was going through their feeding tubes. Both did really well. We thought it was pretty cool that the girl's took their first bottle on Amber's birthday.
This morning we found out that Sophie's blood count has gone up a little and she is still working to produce more, so they are not going to have to give her another transfusion for now at least. We were really excited to hear that. They are trying to wean the girls off of O2 right now. They turned to flow down from 2 liters to 1.5 today, so pray that they will do well with that. Basically, they are being stubborn and refusing to come off of Oxygen. Since they weigh 4lbs 15oz and 4lbs 9oz now getting off of O2 is one of the biggest hurdles we have to get over before we come home, so please focus prayers on that. (although I'm pretty sure if we come home too soon Amber and I will lose our minds over the worry!)
We haven't seen Alex and Stacy for a day or two (we kind of lose track of days here!) so I don't have anything new to report on Crimson. From across the room any way, he looks like he's fighting as hard as ever and doing well!