Three Little Birds

Story of 3 little birds and one who soared above us all.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We feel so truly blessed this year and are so thankful for all the love, support and help from family and friends. Thanks to Brian and Holly for wonderful Turkey feast and a big thanks to Aunt Jenna for helping finally organize the nursery.

Updates: Wyatt and Ava have been moved from their incubators to an open crib tonight. Hopefully they can keep their selves nice and warm in their onesie, sleeper, hat, and 3 blankets. Next week’s goal: eating orally while still breathing and keeping their heart rate up. Once that skill is mastered, they may actually get to come home and meet some people.

Lydia remains on the oscillator vent and it looks like she will be having surgery this week to fix her tracheoesophageal fistula (hole between her esophagus and trachea). If the gap isn’t too large she may be able to have her esophageal atresia (where her esophagus doesn’t align with her stomach and stops in a blind pouch) fixed as well. While we’re rather stressed about the idea of another surgery so soon, hopefully this is what she needs to finally be able to get off the ventilator and breathe on her own and start some real food rather than just IV nutrition. Mom and Dad are very anxious to hold her and hear her little voice! In the meantime, we’re still trying to be patient as she is growing and putting on weight.

Here’s their latest pics. We can tell they’re all filling out a bit as there’s fewer wrinkles and they’re looking more like babies and less like a little old man and women.



  1. Julie Poorman

    So glad to hear everyone is doing well and making significant progress every day! Please let Joe or me know if we can help you in any way. We have three of almost every type of baby equipment you can imagine and are ready to pass along a lot of it.

    We’ll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! These first few weeks can be very stressful – hang in there! Your babies are absolutely precious and you are truly blessed!

    Julie Poorman

  2. Christy Ellmaker

    So glad to hear all the good news. I am wishing them all well. I hope they are all home soon.

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