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

Please visit our March for Babies personal website at

www.marchforbabies.org/trinityandkinsley.

Friday May 1st

Babies Situation:

I can’t believe that it’s already May. The Girls bring in the new month just over 31 weeks gestation. It seems like yesterday that they were only 24 weeks old. Trinity is now 3 lbs 1 oz and Kinsley is 2 lbs 13 oz closing the gap to only a 4 oz difference. The doctor has decided to have their feeding tubes moved from their intestines back into their stomachs. If they tolerate this for a few days, the doctor will then start bolis feeds. The feeds will begin as a continuous drip (like today) but will slowly transition to feeding the girls all at once every 3 hours. The next step after this will be bottle feeding. Hopefully, bottle feeding will start around 34-35 weeks. Trinity’s feedings did increase today to 4cc per hour while the doctor aggressively increased Kinsley’s feeds to 7cc per hour.

Kinsley's IV was taken out, hopefully for good, as it went bad or slipped a bit anyway. She will need another IV right away only if her sugar levels are too low. They will be monitoring her levels in the next day or 2. She had to be put back to 9 on the CPAP as she was having a few issues with the breathing.

Parent's Thoughts:

It was a better day for Kinsley. Both of the girls are still progressing so we are very thankful. As far as the parents, we took a much needed night off from the hospital. We are both feeling pretty worn down and know we will be there tomorrow morning. We called in and spoke to Sally about how they were doing and all was well. We will report more tomorrow but just wanted to thank you all for the continued support.

Our Daily Encouragement:

With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:8-9

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