Thursday, July 30, 2009

Aiden and Evan - 7/30

Hi! It’s finally Janel…

First of all, I am very grateful for all of the prayers and support that we’ve gotten since our big surprises on Saturday. We are so grateful to have such great family and friends. My sister and Mom were able to come down Saturday night. Then, my Dad flew in on Sunday. They were such a big help to David and I. And, of course David has been wonderful through all of this. I am so blessed!

I can tell that the boys are getting stronger every day. Last night, we heard Evan cry. He does not like to have his diaper changed! The nurses have started log-rolling Evan, so he was on his side for quite a while yesterday. He really seemed to like this! Evan likes to squirm. I think he is going to be feisty, which is kind of weird since Aiden was the kicker in my belly. Aiden is doing well too. He likes to stretch and grab a hold of his tubes. We found out yesterday that he most likely has a heart murmur. So, please continue to pray for them!

The boys have not gotten to have much of my milk yet. They have not been tolerating the tube feedings. Hopefully, they will get lots of it soon, because our refrigerator and freezer are filling up fast. It really gives me comfort to provide at least that for them. They are getting their nutrition through their IV right now, but hopefully will be able to use their feeding tubes soon.

We have been going to the NICU twice a day, in the morning/afternoon and in the evening. We have been running circles since I came home on Tuesday. I guess we had better get used to it, because it won’t slow down for the next 18 years.

Please continue to pray for Aiden and Evan. They need lots!


  1. I remember those times of going to the NICU, Two to Three times a day sometimes just staying there all day long. It took me awhile but I started keeping a journel for myself. Hang in there. The Doctors told us "Every Day is a Good Day but Today is Even A Better Day"

  2. Hi Janelle, My mom forwarded the link to your blog to me. I am praying for you and your little sons. I am confident that they are safe in God's hands! I had a friend who delivered at 22 weeks. Her little girl is over a year old now, walking, talking, totally happy normal baby.

    Great job on the pumping! Save the milk if the boys don't take it all right now. It's liquid gold!