Sunday, January 10, 2010


First of all Happy New Year!
Ryder and Christian were born on January 6th at 3:47pm and 3:52pm.  Ryder weighed 4lbs 7oz and Christian weighed 4lbs 8oz!
Both are in NICU and doing well.  They were on bubbles for less then a day which is great but they are having trouble feeding on their own from a bottle.  They both have to have feeding tubes to help get the calories in.  They are also having trouble regulating their own temperature.  They were getting cold until I brought in some fleece outfits for them.  They seem to be doing better now.  Ryder did have a big heart rate drop last night but he was able to recover on his own.  They will be watching him closely for the next 7 days.  Christian has some nerve damage in his right shoulder.  The doctors are not sure if it is temporary or permanent. He will have to go through physical therapy no matter what.  We are praying it will correct itself in a few weeks!
I will update again as soon as I get some rest.  I have been spending a lot of time at the hospital visiting the boys.  Some days are really hard for me to see them there after everything I went through and with the news of Christian's shoulder but I am hanging in there and staying strong.  I didn't come this far to fall apart now!
Please pray for both the boys and their quick recovery so they can come home soon!  And please pray God continues to give me strength to keep it together!  It has been a rough road but God has rewarded me and I feel truly blessed!
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Anonymous said...

congratulations! i've been keeping up with all your battles for a long while now and it is finally time for me to write a few words.

everything in the past will now seem so insignificant.

g said...

CONGRATS! :) been following your blog for a while now (was fighting cancer myself at that time); i'm so inspired by your strength and your faith. god bless.

Cherie said...

Congratulations Jamie and Courtney! Things will only get more and more fun from here on out.
As for you updating "when you get more rest" I give you a full year to catch up n rest! My guys are 18 months now and mostly sleeping through the night, which started right about at 11 months. Enjoy you will be tired, but it does go fast. And those are very good sized babies considering how early they were - nice job!


Hi Jamie,

I have been following your blog for some time and I want to let you know that I admire your will, courage and determination. You are simply amazing. And now, you have now been truly blessed with 2 beautiful babies. Congratulations! Hang in there girl! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Red Rock Chica @ Red Rock World said...

Congrats guys! You're really going to have some adventures now!! :-)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have the boys finally, praying all is well and that you are able to get rest we look forward to hearing about them!