just wanted to say that we are all praying for that beautiful little girl. god will protect her and watch over her in this very trying time. so glad to hear that ryland is doing ok. railey will be our little miracle baby. stay strong and be brave and we will keep praying for you. we love you all.
My heart just sank and all I could do is say NO NO out loud! My daughter had NEC and it was discovered at 19 days old. I pray Railey does not have NEC! However I want to stress my daughter is fine now because the Nurses and Dr''s caught it early. She did have 2 surgeries to repair the NEC.
Glad to hear the babies are doing so well, and even though Railey has decided to act up, I''m sure she''ll be just fine since you guys caught it early and she has all of these prayers directed at her. :) Crystal and Bruce, you two are already such wonderful parents. My heart is touched each time I read an update from ya''ll.
Anytime you need anything, don''t hesitate to call on me. I may not know all the answers (or any of the answers for that matter!), but I have an ear to lend if you need it.
Take care of yourselves and one another. God will handle the rest.
Hey Bruce & Crystal, Glad to hear that they are doing so well and I am glad to hear that Aunt Lila got to make it over there and see them. Just remember that it is always one day at a time even after you get them home. I had more scarey moments at home than at the hospital. They are Beautiful and Handsome. You guys are in our prayers.
So happy to see that both Ryland and Railey are doing so well. It all sounds so familiar, even the nurse incident. Mommy and daddy are very important to their healing and getting better. Lots of prayers coming your way from Las Vegas. May God Bless ALL of you! Janet
Hi Bruce and Crystal, We are glad to hear that Ryland and Railey are continuing to do well, and sorry to hear about your bad experience on Wednesday night with that nurse. Glad you got it resolved and that you will no longer have to deal with her, sounds like a pain! I''m glad to hear all the firsts that are happening as they happen and it''s great to read up on everything with the daily updates. I can''t wait until you get some more videos up on the site when you get a chance. Glad you are enjoying every moment you have with them and all your new experiences that happen each day as new parents. I check this journal a couple times a day and can''t wait for new updates. So start updating every hour on the hour. Ha ha ha, just kidding! LOL. Keep the updates coming! Chasity and Chris
Bruce and Crystal,
Congratulations on your new additions. They are so beautiful. I am really enjoying the pictures and updates. Bruce I told you when we talked by email that they are truely going to be miracle babies and I am more convinced that they are going to be just fine. They are already sending out so much love to everyone, especially their Mom and Dad, Enjoy every moment with them. Crystal, try to get as much rest as possible and YOU GO GIRL !!! great job.
I am sorry to hear you had difficulties with the nurse. Sometimes they forget about the parents feelings. However they are also trying to best for the baby. I suggest talking to the head nurse and sharing your feelings. We also had a simliar issue and suggested a nurse not care for our twins.
Better days are to come with the A''s and B''s! Are they giving Railey and Ryland caffine?
Thanks for sharing the new pictures! They look great.
I will have the twins added to our prayer list at church!
Keep pumping as I know it is hard to keep up with the two of them. I too had the same challenge. However the nurses would save Skylin some and Dylan had to use formula (1-2cc''s) from time to time. I pumped for the entire time Skylin was in the hospital (140 days). As I knew it was the best thing from Mommy.
The NICU road is hilly. There are going to be a lot of ups and downs. Somehow you will find the strength to get you through the next 3 months. Keep your eye in the day you can get up in the middle of the night and just watch them sleeping in their own crib.
PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU EVERYDAY. HOPE YOUR BEAUTIFUL TWINS BRING YOU BOTH ALL THE JOY IN THE WORLD, NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO THE LOVE A CHILD CAN BRING. CANT WAIT TO HOLD YOU AND TELL YOU AND TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU BOTH ARE LOVED. CONGATULATIONS CRYSAL AND BRUCE, WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. LOVE FROM ALL OF US
Just wanted to let you both know how hard we are all praying for your new family. I check in daily just to hear about your new little bundles and to make sure each day they get a little stronger. Before you know it these hard days will be a distant memory and your love bugs will be home with you both. xoxo
Dear Bruce and Crystal, You don''t know me, I am from the IC board, but I wanted to say, you are in my prayers. I had a 27 weeker, 22 years ago, and your photos, and stories, bring back so many memories. My Ashley is 22 now, and trust me, the time in the NICU will seem like a blink of an eye in no time. I am happy the little anges are doing so well. I am amazed they aren''t on the vent. You must have had the steroids! God bless your happy family with a short NICU stay, and two healthy, little peanuts to bring home very soon!
I am glad to hear that they are doing so well and I know that they will pull through what ever is thrown at them. The are Beaubouefs by the way. We are fighters and stubbornd. You guys are still in our prayers.
I pray for you every day. I am so inspired each time you post. I appreciate that you take the time to update all of us, even us strangers, as to the progress of your miracles. I feel so much emotion for people I''ve never even met, isn''t life so strange sometimes??
I''ll keep checking in on you guys and continue to share my prayers with all of you.
lots of love,
Cindy (South Florida)
Crystal and Bruce I am sad to hear the news about Your little girl Railey. Have Faith and be strong which I know you both are already. We hope and pray for the best for both the babies. Talk to you soon.
I am sorry to hear about Railey and the PDA. Our daughter also had PDA and was able to correct it with medication. We pray that also the case in your daughter. She too relyed on help to poopy... Your daughter already reminds us so much like ours.
Ryland is also very much like our son. He too was the "superhero" of the NICU. He just sailed along and was a "feed and grow" until he was strong enough to come home.
We continue to pray for your little ones as well as for you as NICU parents. We know the toll it takes on the body and mind. Like I said before just take it one day at a time!!!
Congratulations to both of you. They are absolutely adorable. I am glad to hear that they are doing good and the drs have a plan of action for Railey''s heart murmur. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Blessings
I am so happy to hear the twins are doing well!
The best gist to give to your preemies is your milk!!! Even if it a little do not give up every drop will help them. Just wanted to let you also know that I am still thinking of all of you!