Saturday, July 17, 2010

New pictures

The Gresham Family


Cole


Ellen


Ellen and Mom


Ellen being cute.


Cole and Dad


Ellen


Cole


Good news! The babies were moved to cribs today instead of the warming beds. The doctor wants to see if they can maintain their body temperatures which is a big milestone they have to meet before they can be released. I think they just look so cute in their hats.

We had great visits this afternoon and tonight with Cole and Ellen. We got to feed them and change their diapers tonight. Mostly I like just being able to hold them as much as we want now. They can be easily unhooked from their monitors, so we get to hold them more than before. They are starting to feel more like our babies. It's so strange that we will get to bring them home one day.

We haven't heard a timeline for when they will be able to come home. We're hoping we'll know a little more by Monday, but we'll see. For now, we're so thankful that they're both doing so well and being well taken care of.




Friday, July 16, 2010

They're here!


Ellen McCall Gresham and Cole Robinson Gresham, Jr. were born July 13, 2010 at 10:52 a.m. and 10:58 a.m respectively. Ellen weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 18.5 inches, and Cole weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 16.5 inches.

They are in the NICU right now, but they're doing really well. We don't know yet when they will be able to come home, but the doctor has been very encouraging and says everything is going as well as possible.

I'll post a more complete birth story soon, but I just wanted to get their birth announcement out there. I still can't believe I have a daughter and a son. That is insane! But they are the cutest little babies you have ever seen. Seriously. Cole and I are completely in love and can't wait to get them home.

Some pictures for your enjoyment:

Cole


Cole and Cole, Jr.


Ellen


Cole feeding Ellen


Ellen eating

We have some more recent pictures, but I haven't uploaded them yet. I'll try to do that this weekend and get the birth story and more pictures up. Can't wait for everyone to meet Cole and Ellen!!