Sunday, April 4, 2010

Week 33 - Our 1st Easter together.

Happy Easter to our family. I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted. This was the first week I had to stay in Houston all week for work so I was real busy. We have had a great week with the boys overall. To start with little Beau - the doctors were unable to pinpoint exactly what was going on with him and the possible infection. They never officially ruled that he had a urinary tract infection. Whatever was going on with him, they had him on antibiotics so fast that the medicine was able to take care of whatever was ailing him. He finished his last round of medicine yesterday. He is doing great! His weight is over 4lbs now and his feedings seem to increase daily. He is no longer in his isolette so he is able to maintain his temperature on his own which is one of the things he has to do in order to go home.

Dax is also doing great. he reached the 4lb milestone today and his feedings have increased daily as well. He is also out of his isolette and doing great. He is not on any type of oxygen help (his brother is still on a cannula) which makes his momma and daddy very happy to see all of the tubes gone. Today was a big day for both of the boys. We fed them with bottles today. They didn't eat a lot of food but they did eat some. This is one of the biggest hurdles for preemies to cross. They have to be able to eat from a bottle or nipple before they are released and they don't usually grasp this until week 34.

Today is the 26th day we have been in the NICU in Austin. We continue to get amazing care from the nurses and doctors at the hospital. We are so thankful that God has put them in our lives to care for the boys. We usually spend every waking moment up there and then come home and collapse. It has begun to wear on us both and we have a long way to go but we feel so blessed they are doing so good. Thank you again to God, our family and all of our friends for the prayers and support. Have a great week.

God Bless,



  1. I have been out of blog-land for a little while, so I haven't commented, but just wanted to let you know that I have been praying for you and your sweet boys!
    I'm so happy to see these great pictures and see you all doing so well!
    I'm still praying!

  2. Way to go boys! Once bottle feeding starts, it is about a two week process for them to get does go slow at first, then they will fly! So excited for you guys! No A's and B's boys! Be good for mommy and daddy...they want you home more than anything! Lots of love your way!
    The Mitchells
    Abby, Ryan, Kaylee and twin girls Westley and Sydney

  3. That's such great news! I've been on here almost daily looking for more news, so thanks for the updates! xoxoxo, Steph

  4. Great news that the boys are growing and meeting those important benchmarks. No tubes, taking a bottle - those are huge steps toward being ready to go home. I look forward to reading about that special day!