Monday, August 10, 2009

Home away from home

We just got back home from our home away from home (the NICU). It is hard to have to go there every day and come home without our babies, but they are being taken care of very well. The nurses at Woman's are very nice and keep us informed. The babies are doing as well as expected and remain stable. Although we have a long road ahead of us, we will move forward in faith that God will continue to protect these little ones.

We are in the process of planning the burial of Dallin and Kaitlyn. We don't have a set date yet, but we are planning to bury them in Austin where I am from.

Again thank you to all for your prayers, thoughts and well wishes. We really appreciate it and do feel of your love.


  1. I am keeping your family in my prayers. We "escaped" (I think you can relate to that feeling) the Clear Lake Regional NICU after 11 weeks in June with our twins that were born at 27 weeks. Please feel free to email me if you need an ear of someone that's "been there". Again praying for you all...

  2. I'm glad Rachel, Ashlyn, Haley, and Braden are doing well. The NICU really does become a home away from home - both from all the time you'll spend there and just from the fact that it's your babies' nursery. I'm glad they are in such a good place.
    I'll be praying for you as you make decisions regarding Dallin and Kaitlyn's services. I hope that they can be a time of healing for you, though, of course, the grief won't end there. Phew. You guys are tough!

  3. Eva's Gram here again! you are such an inspiration to me and to lots of other folks too. i'm sad you have to worry about services for Dallin and Kaitlyn, but they are okay... we know that... what a blessing that we do know that... hope its okay with you, i feel like i have another daughter or granddaughter named Amanda. keep up the good work dear, and get well Lovingly. Erma Carlisle Midvale, Utah

  4. I dont have a way with words but just know you guys are in my thought and prayers.

  5. Please visit We would be glad to help with some of the burial costs. I lost my precious Emma Grace (25 wkr) at 2 weeks old from NEC. I also spent 46 days at Woman's with Dr Adam and crew. Thankfully, our son was born full term.

    Many prayers for you and your beautiful family!

  6. Dont know what to say, you are in our prayers and thoughts. You are such wonderful role models and the way you have continued to lean and depend on Heavenly father through your whole ordeal and pray that You will receive comfort and peace during this difficult time and also the strength to continue through and not give up.

  7. I am in tears right now... I just lost a baby on Monday. I was 10 1/2 weeks pregnant, and my little one went to Heaven... Some people might not understand what pain I am feeling because I never met my baby - but the pain is so raw and so real... I can only imagine your pain upon the deaths of your two precious angels. Just know that I share in your pain and I will pray for your little Dallin and baby Kaitlyn... They are angels in heaven with my little one... God has welcomed them all with open arms. God bless you!

    Katie Cortes


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