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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At Home - Week 3 (Aug. 17th-23rd)

Babies Situation:

The girls turned 5 Months on the 18th. They are doing great!!! Both girls weigh 9 lbs 5 ounces. Kinsley can now actually sleep a good 6 hours but Trinity isn't quite ready for such a stretch. She wakes up hungry every 3 hours but is now feeding better than Kinsley. She has come a long way from her NG tube - what a blessing.

Both girls had hip ultrasounds this week to check for hip dysplasia. Both came back with no issues - thank you Lord. When you carry a baby breech there is a higher potential for hip dysplasia so we were are very thankful to hear the good news.

The girls also saw their Pulmonologist Dr. this week. Since the girls left the NICU, they have needed caffeine for stimulation during their feedings. Since being on caffeine, they had to come home on monitors to alert Mom and Dad if they have any heart rate drops or apnea. The monitors provide security for Mom and Dad but they also are difficult to maneuver when changing diapers and getting them around. There have been a few incidents with the monitors going off but it has been more user error than issues with the girls. The Pulmonologist confirmed that they are doing well and decided to take the girls off of caffeine. This is another great step in their development. However, they will still need the monitors for another month to ensure there are no issues coming off of caffeine. Your prayers are certainly helping - thank you.

We go through close to 2 dozen diapers per day. It is OK though because they are doing much better with their stools. In fact we only needed one suppository this week - this time for Kinsley. Lots going on but everything has been very positive this week. Thank you Lord for the continued path and care of these little miracles.

Parent's Thoughts:

The biggest issue for us as parents is finding time for rest. Luckily we have had Mimi here and have somewhat of a schedule with a few pockets here and there to get through some of the normal day to day chores. The rigors of taking care of twins is hard enough but the added variables of many different Dr. appointments, meds, and monitors compound the situation. However, we keep reflecting on how lucky we are to be so blessed with them no matter what the situation. We realize that God does not give us anything we cannot handle. We are embracing each day and week as best we can. We have so much support with friends bringing us dinners and checking in to see how we were doing. We can't thank you all enough. Without all of you these times would be much more difficult for us.

Weekly Encouragement:

Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

Luke 12:22-23

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