Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Update on the Twins

It's been an awesome week! The boys really started to turn a corner this week and we couldn't be more excited! We've been praying that the boys would be able to come home soon and as always it looks like God is answering our prayers. They're both still in the hospital, but have been eating TONS better and they're really getting much stronger every day. 

I'm so proud of these little fighters, they are so strong and I am so happy with how far they've come. We are crossing our fingers they will be home soon! 

xo Lexie

Saturday, August 22, 2015

One Year Down… Eternity to Go!

Yesterday was our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I can't believe we have already been married for a whole year! I feel like it was just yesterday we were getting ready for our big day, and now we have two kids! Crazy how much can change in 12 months.. haha. 

The day before our anniversary we drove down to Salt Lake City and had a fun little date night out on the town. We got all dressed up and went to Rodizio's for dinner which is a Brazilian Barbecue restaurant. It was $30 each, but once you sit down the employees are walking around with different types of meat and you can have as much as you want. We ate some delicious steak and had such a fun time laughing and talking together. Braxton got us a hotel for the night and it was really nice to just get away from everything and have a romantic date night with my husband. 

The next morning we spent our anniversary the best way possible! We were sealed to each other in the LDS Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. We weren't able to be sealed to each other on our wedding day, which made the experience that much more meaningful to both of us. We had all of our family and friends there and it really was an incredible day. I love Braxton so much and I'm so happy that I get to spend the rest of forever with him by my side. (Now we just need to wait until our boys are out of the hospital so we can take them to be sealed to us as well!)

All of our amazing family and friends who came out to be a part of our special day!

I was so thankful that my family was able to drive out from Michigan to be there for the sealing. I'm so lucky that even though I live far away from them I still get to see them so much. 

The day after our anniversary we went to Lagoon for the day! Braxton's work paid for all their employees to go, so we had an awesome free date riding the rides and having some great times together. I haven't been to Lagoon since I was a little kid so it was so fun to have Braxton show me around. We haven't really done something fun like this since before I was pregnant so it was great to just get out of the house and let loose for a little bit. 

And we finished off our anniversary by eating the top layer of our wedding cake! And it tasted pretty dang good for being in the freezer for the past year. 

It's been an amazing week!
One year down… Eternity to go!

xo Lexie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Life in the NICU

The boys are doing great! It's crazy to think that they're already seven weeks old! 
These babies have brought more joy into our lives than we ever thought was possible. They were transferred to the hospital in Logan, so our trips to see the boys have been a little easier. It's nice to be back home and I love how close they are to us now. As great as our visit's to the Logan hospital have been, I'm anxious to finally have them home with me. It's been really hard on me to be separated from my babies and every second that I'm not with them is difficult. 
But we have been blessed a ton this past month and a half and have seen countless little miracles and blessings from our Heavenly Father. I'm so thankful to have such a loving merciful God who can bring me peace in times of struggle. 

I could just stare at their cute little faces all day long! 

I love this man so much. Our anniversary is on Friday and I can't believe how fast this past year has gone with him! I'm so lucky I get to spend the rest of my life with him. 

Porter's been doing good overall. He's moved out of the incubator and is in an open crib now which is awesome! He's starting to take some of his food by mouth which is a huge step towards him getting home, but he still is struggling with the whole Suck-Swallow-Breathe thing. When he starts eating he gets so excited he forgets to breathe and then his oxygen drops. It's obvious he wants to eat, but we can't give him very much by mouth until he learns to pace himself a little better. Right now he weighs a whopping 5 lbs 13 oz and is getting bigger every day! I can't believe how much he's grown since he was born. 

Our little Ollie has really been doing incredible these past few weeks! He is also in an open crib now and is doing GREAT with his feedings! He takes about four feedings a day by mouth with no problem and is starting to drink the entire bottle! I spoke with their doctor last night and he said they'd probably increase the amount he takes by mouth and hopefully he'll be out of the hospital in a couple weeks! Oliver weighs 5 lbs 8 oz now and has the chubbiest little cheeks. 

Tyler & Cassie came up last week to visit us and see the boys in the hospital and we had a lot of fun with them! Cassie just got home from her mission in Peru a couple weeks ago and it's been great to have her home, we sure missed her! Porter and Oliver are lucky to have so many people who love them!

It's a good life!

xo Lexie
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