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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First Steps - Week of May 10th...

Babies Situation:

We have some very exciting news to share!! Miss Kinsley took her first 4-5 steps this week. The Girls will do anything to get their hands on the TV remote so our Nanny decided to entice her with it and it worked. I was pretty skeptical when Nancy told me what Kinsley can do until I tried it and she walked!!! It was amazing!!! Now Trinity hasn’t fallen for the remote trick yet but we will continue to work with her on it to see if we can have her walking very soon. Not bad for 13 months, 10 months adjusted.

We have more good news! Because the Girls are doing so well developmentally and aren’t showing issues with eating, the Occupational therapist has released them from therapy. We are officially on our own except for the GI specialist and he really doesn’t change anything. We give him an update and he tells us to continue with what we are doing. He did suggest that we wean the Girls off their nightly dosage of Prilosec so we’ll start that soon. He also wants us to continue with formula since it is their main source for calories. Both Girls are still pretty small (like their Mama) and in the 10th percentile on the adjusted chart for weight. They are not even on the chart for their real age.

In the last few weeks, we have had some exciting activities. We were able to help celebrate the Reid Twins turning 1. It was a great party and such a huge milestone for micro-preemies. The Reid family is very dear to us and we have enjoyed watching their sweet babies grow over the last year!! We also did the March for Babies last week – what a blast!! We had 5 families walk with us and we were financially able to surpass our goal. Thank you to everyone who helped with that. The March of Dimes is a great cause and we are living proof of their research and support.

Parents Thoughts:

It is such a great feeling to know that your babies are on the right path developmentally. It has been a saving Grace to have weekly visits from the Occupational therapist providing guidance and expertise on how to get the Girls caught up to their chronological age. Her exact words were “they are doing exceptionally well for being micro-preemies”. Thank you God!! Now I just need to get them to eat more or I need the peace and comfort that they are getting what they need so I need to leave it alone!! They are very active and burn lots of calories. Luckily, it hasn’t affected them developmentally but it seems to be a persistent topic with the GI specialist and pediatrician. Both say they are doing great and look great but it is a topic that we discuss at all appointments so it lingers in the back of my head – daily! Overall, the babies are doing great. They love to play all day long and get into everything that they aren’t supposed to be in. True blessings!!

Our Encouragement:

Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isaiah 51:11

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