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.

At Home - Week 2 (Aug. 10th-16th)

Babies Situation:

The girls are doing pretty well overall. The issue of the week is their stooling. They both like to wait days to take care of their business. In the NICU they received suppositories quite often so maybe they are still relying on a little extra help. Trinity has had a harder time stooling this week so we decided to give the suppositories a shot. Thankfully, Mimi stepped up to the plate to administer them when needed (a few times this week). She was astonished by the results. In fact, I even asked if she had any protection ready. Of course Trinity decided once she heard the word protection to foil the plan. She exploded on queue. Even though there was a big mess to clean up it worked great.


Kinsley also is having some serious gas pains. The issues of gas pains really affect their sleeping at night and make them very agitated. Lots of burping and back rubbing is needed right now - almost every time we pick them up they need to be burped.

We decided to change their feeding schedule. They are now eating every 3 hours with the exception of a 4 hour window in the evenings. It seems to make everyone's job a little easier but we shall see if the girls will go along with it as well. The girls are feeding pretty consistently (40-80 cc's per sitting). Their weight gain is about 1/2 ounce per day which isn't bad. They are sleeping more this week in between feeds even though we do everything we can to give them the awake time that they need.

Parent's Thoughts:

Overall we are in a bit of rhythm and things have settled down a bit for all of us. I have been exploring new job opportunities for the past couple of weeks, since my company was acquired in late July. On one hand it is great to be home with the girls but at the same time it has very difficult for me to know that Trena is headed back to work. She is such a great Mom and is doing everything she can for her babies. Thank you Mom. After almost 5 months, she started back at work on Monday. It was a tough week for her knowing she was leaving her babies at home with Daddy and Mimi. With the amount of work at home we kid her about how she has it easy at work - just kidding but not too much.

The OT Nurse comes every Tues to work with both girls and Thursday's to work with Trinity only. We get a pretty good report with a few tweaks to their feedings. We made an adjustment to Trinity's bottle and moved her to the same one Kinsley is using - Dr. Brown. It helps prevent the air intake and should reduce the amount of gas she has later in the night. We also learn some important exercises to help the girls continue to strengthen their muscles around their mouths for better feedings.

We also had new born photo session this week. The girls wanted no part of it as we could not get them to settle down. We were outside quite a bit and it was very very hot and sunny. Hopefully, there will be some good pictures to share with you soon.

Weekly Encouragement:


With Jesus' help, let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of his name.

Hebrew 13:15

2 comments:

  1. I have followed your story for many months. God is amazing! I'm sure He is smiling down on you and your husband and how you have glorified Him throughout this entire time. When you get a chance, would you post some new pics?

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