Sorry for the delay in posting an update... we had the very best intentions on revealing a big surprise for you all... but there's been a delay.
No, we're not in ongoing negotiations with Pampers and Similac for exclusive marketing rights to this blog. But if anybody knows anyone from any of those companies... we're willing to listen.
There was a chance that Mr. Logan was going to be headed home this weekend and we wanted to announce it with a splash. Unfortunately though, he just wasn't able to meet all his benchmarks in time to do so. So... we continue to wait.
It may be later this week, or it may be closer to his "official" due date at the end of January.
Overall, the kids are doing well. Both have had some ups and downs, but we continue to make good progress. There's a lot of stuff to cover, so hang on... details below.
Caroline - She's just passed the 4 lb. mark and is even beginning to have arms and legs that look like little baby "chubby limbs" as opposed to the thin little pencils she started out with.
|As you can tell, she's gotten bigger compared to the phone|
she used to be the same size as.
Logan - Logan's getting big. He's past the 8 lb. mark and measures over 20"long.
|Logan's torso used to be the same size as the phone.|
Now he could probably eat it.
This brings me to a point I'd like to make about our incredible doctors, nurses and staff at the NICU. They are truly fantastic. They are hyper-cautious - attentive to the very slightest change in blood pressure, temperature, or oxygen level, yet are able to do so with great care for the concerned parents of NICU babies. It's truly a remarkable talent and one that I am happy they have. We've come across some scary situations in our few months with them, and they continue to pull us through with reassurances and comforting kindness. Without them and their incredible knowledge and compassion, our time could have been miserable wrought with fear. We've been blessed to have them guiding us along this journey.
And with that said, on to the photos and some videos...
|Mom got to hold them together over Christmas.|
Caroline slept... Logan couldn't quite figure out what the
heck she was...
|They fell asleep together and held hands.|
|Uncle Nick visited from Colorado over Xmas!|
Since you've seen some video of Logan, I've added 2 videos of Caroline to even things out.
Here she is pulling her favorite trick to annoy the nurses- pulling out her nose tubes and setting off alarms.
And here she is working over her pacifier... Somebody so small has gotta be hungry - she's going to eat like a champ!
|The interlocked hands form an impenetrable grip on the paci.|
Only a fool believes they'll be able to steal it away from her.
|Got to wear pants for the first time ever!|
Hopefully she's not doomed to a life of pantsuits...
|Caroline stylishly cheered on the Hawks for their Bowl victory!|
|When Logan sleeps... he sleeps hardcore!|
|Logan finished a full bottle and was rewarded with|
the opportunity to watch some playoff football with Dad!
|Logan had a pretty rough case of diaper rash.|
The nurses propped him up and aired him out for a few hours.
The rash cleared up, but his shame will live for a long time.
|Logan is learning how to sit up and maintain his oxygen levels.|
That means some time in the rocker!
That's the update for now... I promise the next one will come sooner than this one did.
All our very best to you and your families!
Mike, Melissa, Logan and Caroline Vogel