March for Babies - Huge Success!

Family and Friends,

The March of Dimes was a huge success. Thanks to all of your support, we collectively raised more than $2,500 to help other families. Thank you so much for the continued support.

With lots of Love!
The O'Briens

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Sunday April 26th

Babies Situation:

It was a great day today. The babies were peacefully sleeping when we arrived. Not too much has changed since yesterday. Both Trinity and Kinsley are hanging tight. Our Doctors are still holding off on their feedings as of now. They did find staph in Kinsley's urine culture but they are waiting for it to grow out more to find out what kind it is. She has been on antibiotics so hopefully it will be resolved soon. Kinsley also gained weight. She is now 2 lbs 8 oz. Trinity remains at 2 lbs 11 oz.

The big news of the day is that Daddy held for the first time!!! Trinity was the lucky girl as she was able to snuggle on Daddy's chest. She seemed to really enjoy her Daddy as she sated high the entire time and was as peaceful as can be. Mom couldn't stop smiling but Mom wasn't left out. She was able to hold Kinsley at the same time. It was a very intimate moment shared amongst our family. It felt like the world stopped around us. Pictures were taken with Grammy's camera. Once we can get them developed, we'll post them.

Parent's Thoughts:

We owe a big thanks to Bridget, the girls Nurse today, for convincing Dad he needed to hold Trinity instead of Mom. It was awesome to have one of my baby girl in my arms - an amazing experience. Mom's reaction of me with Trinity was priceless and worth it all.

However, I can't lie. I have many reservations about holding them right now. With all the infections coming up, I really felt as if it would be best for them to remain in their isolettes with the least amount of disturbances. The stress of moving them and the potential risk to me felt unnecessary right now but I am glad I did it.

We also want to thank you all again. It is truly amazing to us that so many of you are in their corner. We love to read all of your comments, emails, and everything else. We feel very blessed.

Our Daily Encouragement:

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Acts 4:31


  1. Sounds like you guys had a really nice day together as a family...brought a smile to my face reading about it. Thank you for taking the time to keep us all updated. I think of you guys often :)

  2. I think it's great that Daddy finally got to hold one of the girls!! It helps them as much as it helps you, it's not all about medicine!! I just saw the pictures that were taken too, they were wonderful!!

    Jennifer Clark

  3. This is such a nice post today! Loved reading it! So nice you were all together to share such a precious moment! :) Continued prayers are lifted for Kinsley & Trinity, mom & dad and the rest of your family! Also praying for wisdom and guidance for the girls' doctors! God Bless! :)

  4. I am so happy to hear that Daddy held Trinity. It must have been one of the best days of your life. I have tears in my eyes. I can't wait to see the picture of the 4 of you "your family" Our prayers are with all of you!!
    Love Teri