Here is a picture of Wes. At this time, both he and his brother were under an ultraviolet light to help diffuse the amount of billirubin in their blood, so they do look very red. And their skin is not really taught yet, so they have the texture and color of the skin on a steamed tomato. The other faithful followers of the Food Network should know exactly what I am talking about.
Here is a picture of Max. He held on to my finger tip for a few seconds and my sister-in-law was able to get a picture of it. As you can see, they are not very big, but physically they are fully formed. We pray that their organs continue to develop as beautifully as their exteriors have.
Their little diapers are really adorable too. They are so small, yet hang down to the boys' shins. we have been handing them out as souvenirs.
They both had a good night with no big negative changes, which is great. They did start feeding them some breast milk today at 2:00 by way of syringe (1.5 ml or 1/5th of a teaspoon) into a tube that goes directly into their stomach. They do not have a gag reflex at all, so this is a painless process for Max and Wes. The nurses will then check back in a number of hours to measure how much of the milk was absorbed and decide if they should continue feeding them or wait a while. They will begin to feed them every 3 hours if they tolerate it well.
Just wanted to get some pictures of our boys out their to show off to the world.