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

Wednesday July 29th

Babies Situation:

The girls are ready to break out of the NICU. They are really being active and fussy. In fact, our Nurses have to put them in a sling and walk them around more often to settle them down. Plus the girls like to visit with everyone else there (social butterflies). They are getting restless and need the development and stimulation at home which is great but I think our Nurses just want to have them close to them, since they are leaving soon. I also think the girls may realize that their visit will end soon so they make our Nurses carry them around. The girls want to be near our Nurses as well. We are still working through a lot of items and details of how we are going to manage everything when we get home. More details to come tomorrow on these items.

Parent's Thoughts:

We are so close. What a journey filled with so many emotions. The end of our stay in the NICU is upon us. It has seemed like our stay passed quickly but also felt like we were there for a lifetime. It is officially rooming in night so there is much to do to prepare for them to come home - Lots of questions to be answered, Lots of thank you notes and hugs to be delivered, Lots of celebrating to be enjoyed. We will update you on our stay tomorrow and everything we will encounter in the days to come.

I know we have written this before, but all of you have played such an important role to our family in this process - more than you will ever know. I hope you take great joy in celebrating with us. These little miracles have endured the ups and downs of a NICU life to this point. We have been blessed that they have avoided many of the major surgeries or issues thus far, have had the best care we could have ever imagined, and have had all of the support from all of you out there. Even though we may be leaving the NICU, the challenges in the coming days, months, and years, will still remain. We will all continue to stay at an even keel, taking it one day and 1 challenge at a time. We understand that God is in control. As you have seen, we have had many more positive days than negative - a true blessing. Thank you all and most importantly thank you Lord.

Our Daily Encouragement:

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

Psalm 116: 5-7

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