Luke and RJ got Kelly a Mother's Day card and flowers this morning. I presented them to her on their behalf, naturally. I knew if they could, they would have showered her with kisses and hugs, so I did that too. Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms reading this blog! Your support means so much to us.

Although this is not how we pictured our First Mother's Day going, we will treat it as the very very special a day it is. Luke is with us here, at RJ's bedside, as we celebrate the venerable institution of Motherhood.

RJ is chugging right along (literally chugging...the oscillator sounds like a miniature train minus the whistle). His heartbeat is solid, they are slowly weaning him off the oscillator because he is breathing so well, and his weight is up! Whether the weight increase is due to fluid retention remains to be seen, but he is up to 620 grams. He is still resting, recovering from his surgery.

I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day, and thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

5/12/2013 06:38:37 am

Happy Mother's Day Kelly!!!!!

5/12/2013 07:14:54 am

Happy Mothers Day Kelly. Looking forward to celebrating many more with you and RJ.
He is such a special gift from God. I look forward to the holidays our families will share and the memories these cousins will make together.
So much love to you and Mo and little man RJ.

Juan Montiel
5/12/2013 09:09:59 am

Prayers are going out to you all this Mother's Day.

5/12/2013 09:34:10 am

Happy mothers day to you all. The first of many more!!!

5/12/2013 10:11:40 am

Happy Mothers day Kelly!
From all of us in Arkansas

Shannon H
5/12/2013 12:15:03 pm

Happy 1st Mommys day Kelly! You are a very strong woman. Enjoy your day.

Lisa Schafer
5/12/2013 01:29:24 pm

Happy 1st mothers day Kelly! You are an amazing women! Love you!

5/12/2013 06:25:22 pm

Happy Mother's Day Kelly! THis is the first of many you will celebrate in the years to come. Being a mom is the best job of all and you are a great mother; strong, beautiful, funny and an inspiration to us all!
Much love to you, Mo, RJ and Luke


Cindy Sawyer (Criminal Justice, GGHS)
5/13/2013 07:41:52 am

My thoughts go out to both of you... may your love and strength help each other and RJ continue fighting through this battle. He is obviously a little fighter, so may he continue on his journey of becoming healthier and stronger each day. I can't imagine the pain of losing Luke, but he is there with all of you, supporting you and watching over RJ.

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    We are Kelly and Mauricio, new parents of twin boys born at only 24 weeks.



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