Sunday, August 12, 2012


On October 10, 2011 our world changed forever. From that day we knew our lives would never be the same. We were going to be responsible for another life. Little did we know that we would be responsible for two. From that day on with the Lord's help we wanted to make the very best decisions for our little ones that we possibly could. We knew this task wouldn't always be easy and it definitely hasn't been so far.

Our babies are not "normal" babies. Our babies were born as micro-preemies. With that comes lots of issues that other parents and babies don't have to face. I'm not going to lie...I feel a bit jipped that I didn't get to experience my whole pregnancy. More importantly though, my babies did not get that very important third trimester before they were forced to try and face this world. Nothing about them was ready. My body should have still been doing everything for them. It was definitely a tough sixteen week stay at the hospital to get them ready to come home.

Yes, my babies are well enough to be at home now. That still doesn't mean they are as well as full-term babies. They still don't have much of an immune system and even a common cold could send them straight back to the hospital. We are desperately trying to keep them healthy. Call me crazy but after sixteen weeks of spending every single day in the hospital, I don't want to go back.

Brian and I would LOVE to get our babies out more and show them off, especially to all those who have diligently prayed for them and have supported us. But, that's not what is best for them right now. Right now, and for a while, it's best for them to be at home and around as few people as possible. This doesn't mean that we mind when people come and visit and meet the babies. We don't as long as they aren't sick, or have recently been sick, or have been around anyone who has been sick. Our main goal right now is to protect our babies and as the months grow colder it will be that much more important.

 It may still be a while before we feel it's ok to get them out and about to things like church or family get togethers even. Please be patient with us and understand that we're not trying to keep them from anyone. We are more thankful for all who have prayed for us and loved on us along the way than any of you will ever know and as soon as we feel that our babies are ready, we WILL be showing them off!

Life as a baby is a tough one...

Can we say WIDE awake?!


  1. I'm sure everyone understands guys. You just love on those precious babies and they will be in the presence of their adoring public before you know it! Love & Blessings.........Lucy

  2. It is more important right now for you to do what is right for those precious little ones. If that means keeping them at home away from as many germs as possible, then by all means keep them home. You are both doing a wonderful job, don't ever doubt that. If people can not understand what you are doing then they are just being selfish but I think most do understand.

    Love you all!!
    Auntie P