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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Monday June 1st

Babies Situation:

It was bath night again tonight. I gave Trinity a bath while Keith gave Kinsley a bath. They both enjoyed their baths and we enjoyed giving them their baths! Trinity gained weight today and now weighs 4 lbs 12 oz (she’s catching up with sis). Kinsley is still at 4 lbs 14 oz. It will be a short time before we have 5 pounders on our hands! Trinity’s feeding time decreased. She is now getting fed over 30 minutes rather than 1 hour. This is another preparation for bottle feeding. Both Girls had labs drawn to check hemoglobin levels and both came back OK.

Parent's Thoughts:

I want to share something with you that has helped me get through the last 10 weeks. Within the first few weeks of having the babies, I heard a much needed sermon on TV. I took some notes on a near by breast feeding guide that I carried with me everywhere just in case I had questions. I read it multiple times a day. I couldn’t have gotten through all this without it.

-Make the most of each day and accept things we cannot change
-Don’t waste time focusing on the negative
-Give it all up to God each night
-Don’t think about the set backs but think about or thank God for what doors he is about to open
-Disappointments are inevitable, misery is optional
-When you get up, learn to accept the present God has given you

I hope these lines help you as much as they have helped me. They are simple but powerful.

Our Daily Encouragement:

God surrounds (us) with his loving care.

Deuteronomy 33:12


  1. I can't believe they're almost 5 lbs! How exciting. Good luck with the bottle feeding. I think you said they (or at least one of them) was being tested for reflux? That's what ended up being the thing they think caused Maya's As and Bs. She got put on medication and was then able to come home. I also saw your post the other day about the grunting. Yes, be prepared for having a hard time sleeping through the noises! I remember that with Maya. She slept great but it was hard for us to get sleep anyway b/c of all her noises. We got used to it after a while.

    Good luck with the bottle feeding.


  2. Hi Guys, I'm a friend of Baker Johnsons and I've been reading about your twins every day. I have a preemie in the NICU at Seton. Your blog has given me so much comfort to read about some of the same things we are going through - the As and Bs, the reflux, the grunting! and of course the pure joy and many blessings that we have because of these miracle babies. Thank you for your inspiration. You can read about our baby Vincent as well at He was born on May 1 at 29 weeks. Thanks, Emilie Salvagio