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

Thursday June 11th

Babies Situation:

The girls had our close friends and neighbors, Sheramee and John, come to visit them tonight.

The Girls are 37 weeks gestation today. I can’t believe they are 3 weeks away from being full term. The doctor did tell me that they are still 2 weeks behind developmentally but could catch up in the next few weeks. Both Girls experienced reflux again this morning but Elizabeth, the speech therapist, was right there to help them through it so no bad spells today. No changes on their feedings will be made for the next week to see if they learn to manage the reflux better. If they don’t, rice cereal will be added to the milk to see if it helps. The Girls are also still on caffeine. At the end of next week, the doctors will review their apnea activity to see if they are ready to be taken off the caffeine.

Parent's Thoughts:

We are getting closer to being able to bring our babies home. We need two things to happen. We need the Girls to bottle feed 8 times a day while gaining weight and we need them to have 0 apnea. The nurses told me today that it is possible for the babies to mature a lot in the next 3 weeks and that is what we are going to pray for. We are in the home stretch. Thank you Lord.

Our Daily Encouragement:

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me…The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:10,17

1 comment:

  1. O'Brien's,

    I just received the address for your site. I'm so happy to read that your girls are progressing. I know your sister Kirsten and remember when she told me about your early delivery. My husband and I had our little baby come 11 weeks early at 29 weeks. Reading your daily posts took me right back to our NICU experience. She'll be 7 months old in a few days. She's fine now. In a blink of an eye she went from the doctors talking about going home to being home. So hopefully, you'll bring your girls home soon too. We wish you all the best and will keep your family in our prayers.

    Scott & Angela Ballard