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.

Wednesday May 13th

Babies Situation:

Trinity is IV-less and on nasal cannula and doing great!! This IV lasted for 3 days which is unusual but it went bad today. The nurses tried numerous times to get another one started but her veins weren’t cooperating and Dr. Untalan decided it was better to leave the IV out than to keep poking her. Holes in the body can lead to infection. So when we came to see her today, she was wearing a shirt like sis. Talk about cute!!! She is on 21%(room air like we breathe) on her nasal cannula which is the lowest setting. If she starts to struggle in the next few days, they can bump her up to 30% but anything higher means it’s not beneficial for her to be on the cannula. It would be better for her to go back on the CPAP. She weights 3 lbs 9 oz today. The CPAP added 3 oz to her weight so we expect Kinsley to loose some weight as well once her CPAP is removed. Trinity’s feedings are now over 1 hour instead of 30 minutes. She could be having some reflux so they decided to extend her feeding time to see if that helps. She is getting 30 cc's over 1 hour every 3 hours. Kinsley had a nice weight gain. She is now at 3 lbs 8 oz. She is doing great on a CPAP of 7, almost better than when she was on a CPAP of 8. She is getting fed 33 cc's over 1 hour every 3 hours.

Parent's Thoughts:

It’s nice to see both girls wearing clothes. We went out and bought them some preemie onesies and night gowns for them to wear. This should keep them comfy and cozy while in the hospital. We hope Trinity continues to do well on the nasal cannula and highly anticipate Kinsley being moved to the nasal cannula. It’s still projected for the weekend or early next week. The Girls are doing so well right now with no infections, their breathing is strong, and they are tolerating their feedings. We did hold the babies at the same time tonight. Keith held Trinity and I held Kinsley. It was amazing. Keith was able to hold Trinity in a cradle position since she is off the CPAP. He seemed more comfortable with holding her this way. Little Kinsley loves to be held too. I held her swaddled instead of skin to skin and you could tell she just enjoyed being held. We look forward to our one hold a day. Hopefully soon we’ll be granted unlimited holds.

Our Daily Encouragement:

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126:2-3

3 comments:

  1. Praise for good days, little tiny tshirts, and holding your baby girls. Always praying... we love you!

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  2. I'm all smiles right now! I cannot wait to meet my little nieces! Love you both! Kirsten

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  3. What good news, I just can't imagine what it would be like to see those girls in the same crib, my heart just skips a beat at the thought.

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