Faith and Fear...

Trust and Doubt...

Ups and Downs...

A God that still performs miracles...

A 1-pound baby girl and 3-pound baby boy...

This is our story; this is our life.


In the race of life, God our heavenly Father has come alongside us through the person of the Holy Spirit. And

~when we think we can't go one more step,

~when the race becomes painful beyond endurance,

~when our hearts feel heavy,

~when our minds become dull,

~when our spirits are burned out,

we have the comforter who comes alongside us, puts His everlasting arms around us, and gently walks with us.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What a Difference a Year Makes....

Wow!  At this time last year, Jen had just found out that she was pregnant and in no way did we ever expect twins, much less know about the roller coaster of a year that we were about to endure.  Funny what a difference a year makes.  From Christmas 2009 to Christmas 2010, we have experienced so many highs and lows, but through the grace of God, we are able to call this time in our lives a high!

We had a lung doctor's visit today for the twins to get RSV shots and to quote the nurse, "their lungs sound awesome!".  There was a time about 3 months ago when it was looking like Kaylan was going to be discharged from the hospital on oxygen, that I never would have thought I could here a physician say that.  Then again, three months ago, I don't think I could have imagined her being 9lb 10oz, having perfect vision, eating 4oz per bottle, having her hole in her heart close, or any of the other unexplainable miraculous advances she has overcome.  What an incredible daily reminder of God's power, mercy and grace she is.  

Dylan is a horse.  He weighed in today at 17lb 6oz!!!  He is now completely off the preemie charts and is now closing in on the 50th percentile for a 6-month old, (and he is really only 4-months old if we adjust his age to his due date).  He started on solid foods last week.  And while he doesn't LOVE green beans, he is eating them along with several other solid foods such as carrots, rice cereal, and sweet potatoes....yum!  Again, when he was getting all his feedings through a tube through his nose, I don't think we could foresee the day that he would be sitting at the table having dinner with mommy and daddy.  Amazing!  

We are so proud of our sweet preemie miracles.  These twins continue to change our lives forever.  We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

6 Month Update!

Can you believe it? Kaylan and Dylan will be 6 months old tomorrow! Crazy! We went to their 6 mth appointment today for a round of vaccinations, flu shots, weight checks and general wellness. Dylan is tipping the scales at 16 lbs 7 ounces and is 25 inches long. He is no longer on a preemie growth chart. He's in the 35 percentile of normal size 6 month old baby boys. We are going to start trying some solid foods with him. I can't wait to give him cupcakes. I'm kidding people. Don't gasp. Only veggies and fruits for now! That will be a fun thing to see what he likes...hoping he's not as picky of an eater as his daddy ;)

Miss Kaylan weighed in at 9 lbs 2 oz and is 20 1/4 inches long. She's obviously not the size of a typical six month old, but she has gained steadily and that's exactly what we (and doctors) want to see. We are hoping that in another 6-8 weeks, she will be ready to try some solids. People still think she's really small (and she is), but just look at this "then and now" picture below....She had a little peanut doll that was waaayy bigger than her when she was born. We kept it in her isolet at the NICU. Now, you can see how she's grown with the doll laying next to her. Such an awesome picture of God's faithfulness!

Well, gotta run...baby crying ;)