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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our One Month Birthday

1st sonogram picture of the twins

Tayden - 3 lbs. 5 oz.
Tayden getting help breathing
Tayden today - 4 lbs. 15 oz.

1 month ago exactly Brooklyn made her entry into this world.
Brooklyn - 3 lbs. 3 oz.
Getting help breathing
One of our few pictures without her mask on
Brooklyn today - 4 lbs. 7 oz. Breathing completely on her own!!!!

Today we celebrate so very many things.  One month ago our precious twins entered this world and changed our lives forever.  At the time we were worried, anxious and filled with fear, but God took control and has been holding Brooklyn, Tayden, Tim, and I in His hands ever since.  He replaced our worry with comfort, our anxiety with peace, and our fear with pure joy.  He gave us two awesome gifts that we will thank him for daily.  Every time I hold one of the babies I am reminded of just how blessed we are.  They have made huge strides every day and have received exceptional care from wonderful nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors who never would have been apart of our lives if they had arrived when expected.  I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, and at times I have struggled to find the reason that God would bring our children into this world 7-10 weeks early, but I cannot imagine my life without them in it now.  We are the fortunate ones who got an extra 7-10 weeks being their parents.  Tayden is back on his canula, but slept really well today.  He took 7 mL from the bottle, which is more than he has ever taken.  Brooklyn took 30 mL once again and will feed again during the night from her bottle.  I am meeting with the speech pathologist in the morning so she can show me the best way to feed them.  There are supposedly many tricks to feeding preemies like holding them away from your body and not talking to them while they are eating.  Thank you all for your prayers, support, encouragement, and love over the past month.  God is amazing and He definitely has answered so many prayers!!!     


MoDLin said...

Oh happy happy one month birthday! This is a great day to celebrate. The photos are precious and show how much they have grown. Keep up the good work!