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.

Tuesday July 28th

Babies Situation:

We had another good day with the speech therapist. We are in the process of trying many different bottles for Trinity to determine which one is best for her. We already figured it out for Kinsley (she likes Dr. Brown). Today, Elizabeth was very gracious again in both her time and the resources at the hospital. She started with a nook nipple but quickly changed over to a Soothie (sounds good to me) and then finally back to her peach nipple. Overall Trinity did great taking the most she has in weeks - 37 cc's. Way to go! Everyone was very encouraged and excited about her slow progress. Kinsley on the other hand needed Mom's touch. She was very fussy for Crystal and even Dad in one of her feeds. Mom came in, calmed her down, and was able to give her the entire amount - 70 cc's. Soon they will be asking us for more but right now we would be content for them to take what is given to them. I guess they will just have to wait for dessert - more for Dad.

Parent's Thoughts:

Today was a difficult day for Mom. It was her turn to insert the NG tube into Trinity. She did a great job for her first time. It went right in and only needed a small adjustment as it was not inserted deep enough based on her measurements. Trinity seemed to be OK with it as well. Maybe that was the trick to ensure she ate more during her feed. We also received pump training as we will be bringing one home to feed Trinity until she can take her whole bottle. The pump is smaller than the one they use at the hospital and mobile. It should work well if we ever have to take her out. We spoke with Dr. Untalon about all of the things that were coming home with us - monitors, tubes, caffeine, and many other items. He has been so good to us and the girls. Thank you. We are so excited. We are getting close. We have been looking forward to this day for 4 months and 10 days - Thank you God.

Our Daily Encouragement:

The Lord himslef goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8

6 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm so exited that you are very close to bringing them home. I know it has been a long road for all of you... but what a tremendous blessing!! I will continue to pray for a smooth transition from NICU to home.

    Hugs,
    Monica Willenberg

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  2. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help! I know you probably just want to cuddle with them as a family, but we are happy to drop off some food, snacks, or anything.

    We are so excited for you guys!!
    Andrea, Chris, Bailey and Abigail Allison

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  3. WoW, I'm back from vacation and have heard the great news on the girls coming home. Hope all is going well for everyone. Will talk to Keith's mom to check on everyone. My love to all
    Love & many prayers
    Auntie Teresa

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  4. OB, so glad to see that things are going well.

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  5. amaaaaaaazing news :) it's incredible to witness like yours!! God is so GREAT! I can't believe how those tiny little girls have grown. AND I can't believe how long this road you're travelling has been (at least from an outsider's perspective)...your faith and dedication to prayer have been super inspiring. IM PUMPED that you get to have your babies at HOME so SOON!!

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  6. I have been following your story since nearly the beginning. I have been praying for you and your little ones and have rejoiced with each triumph. It is great news to hear that the girls are home with you now. If you ever need some "granny arms" to help and hold Trinity and Kinsley just let Marci and Jason know and I'll come up from SA. Blessings, Carol

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