Salinas Quads Blog

This blog is documenting the births and progress of the Salinas Quadruplets

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Quads meet their Nana - Matthew off assisted breathing! - And a Competition!

Hi everyone, a couple of really cool things today! Melissa's grandmother, Olga Nina Martin (aka Nancy) arrived today to help out. She was so cute with her Great Grandbabies!! She was an instant hit and an incredible help. Now we have her, my Mom, Melissa and I. The extra persons help with the feedings, cleaning, etc is a real welcome break.

Melissa and I went over to see Matthew again today. He is doing very well. He is completely off assisted oxygen and is out in a open air bassinet (without any heat support). They are waiting for him to be able to take a complete feeding in 30 minutes consistently for a couple of days without fatiguing. Currently he needs 46 mL of formula every 3 hours. He is able to take about half of that in the 30 minutes and he gets tired..But, that is up from only 10mLs. He is making progress. Still no definite ETA on his discharge. We are hoping very soon. We took a couple of pictures at the NICU (posted!)

And finally, the 3 that are home are doing great. Feeding really well and generally heathly. Posted on the right is the 3 together in one bassinet. We thought that was so cute..

We'll give a special reward, a night with the quads :), to who can first post the correct order of the 3 in the picture! Matthew will be included later..

One more thing, Melissa and I went out to dinner for the first time since May! We went to a nice Sushi restaurant within walking distance of our apartment..That was fun, thanks Nana and Abue for babysitting!! Posted by Picasa


Blogger martins said...

Natalia, Samuel, Sofia....I'll take a night with the quads anytime! Go Nana...I know you're proud of those great-grandbabies!

3:35 AM  
Blogger martins said...

I want to change that to Natalia, Sofia, Samuel. How silly of me!

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't guess twice! I guess Natalia, Sofia, and Samuel.

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uncle Deej listened to my guess and then took it as his own. Babies, do not follow his example and do not trust uncle dj in competitions. hmpph.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Daniel Salinas said...

Okay, we have decided to make a slight modification to the rules. We will accept all correct entries and then draw the winner out of a hat. The drawing will be presided over by the acounting firm of Matthew, Sofia, Natalia & Samuel :)

And please only one entry per participant

And keep in mind, we might have thrown people off with colors..Hehehe..Sneaky sneaky..

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naty, Sofi, Sammy. Que toti.


5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhh Nana and the babers is such a cute pic! How adorable:) I am going to guess Natalia, Sofia and Samuel as well, it appears to be the right guess from the pic!

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan - Just want to say congratulations on the additions to the family - they are beautiful and we wish you all the best.

Karla McDowell
Brian Laskey
(formerly Zamba)

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Natalia, Sofia, Sammy

I think you guys deserve the prize since I WILL BE SPENDING MANY HOURS AND DAYS WITH THE LITTLE ANGELS!

2:33 PM  

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