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Last night Nolan woke at 3 am and screamed literally until 7 am. I finally laid him like this after exhausting all of my other options and what happened ? Passed OUT! Why didn't I cuddled him like this sooner?!?!? Best feeling EVER !

Ellis is officially in room air!! They took him off of oxygen at 12!

They also are letting him take 30mls now with his bottle and then putting the rest through his tube ! Once he can take 70-80 mls with a bottle (full feeds) he is READY FOR HOME!!

Please thank and pray for these transitions today!

They are also giving him the formula every other feed to see how he tolerates it to wean off of the donor breast milk!

Praying and thanking he will THRIVE and not need the O2! That he will tolerate and digest all of his feeds without puking or dumping , and that he continues to gain healthy weight without tpn so they can remove his central line !! Also for no sickness or infections! Only thriving from here !! So many great things !

Please also continue to pray that Nolan thrives without his oxygen as well☺️☺️💙💙💙

Praise God! #26weekers #twinboys #nicubaby #nicugraduate #Nicumom

4 months old- 1 month adjusted 💛
These sweet lil babes are doing SO good. They sleep most of the day (besides eating every 4 hours), and yet I still feel like I don't get very much down time. The life of twins, right?! Sage is 7 1/2 lbs, and Nova is 8 1/2. They don't even fit on the percentile chart because they are so small for their age! But that's for obvious reasons. We are wanting them to gain weight faster, so I'm taking it upon myself to eat more cookies. So selfless of me, I know. 😝 You can clearly see a size difference when you see them in person though. Sage has always been the smaller one- but she definitely hasn't lacked in strength! They are both holding their heads up, they make eye contact, and they are SOOOO close to smiling! I can't wait for them to start interacting with us. They are loving the tube-free life! They are still on their Apnea monitors, and will stay on them for the next month or so.
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As for me? I'm alive! The days are beginning to blur. Most of the time I don't even know what day it is. In a way I'm grateful for the busy, because that means I don't have time to dwell on the PTSD that I fight through every day. Ben has been amazing in that aspect, and he constantly encourages me to have a little "me" time. I haven't blogged in a second, and I've really been debating on getting back into it. You know, share this twin life thing and ramble about more of my feelings... because talking about your feelings is GOOD for you! All in all, things are WELL. Being a mom to twins is the BEST THING EVER. I still pinch myself. 💛 #micropreemies #preemiestrong #26weekers
Also, my sweet friend @tatianalindsley made these beautiful dresses! How talented is she?! 😍

Happy Easter from The Gerbino Family!

PS...thanks Aunt @kadyjayne for the girls' Easter dresses. You spoil them rotten and we'd be lost without our favorite nurse at WMC. #nicu #26weekers

I'm sure you can guess what the fuss is about . I don't think they could've captured a better moment 👶🏻👶🏻💙💙 thank you all for your prayers and keep them coming for our sweet babies ! 🙏🏼 #26weekers #prayersplease

Colton pushing his cohort on the trike. #tenaciouscolton #preemie #26weekers @karaleedell @andreasara

These little loves of my life!! 💖💖 I can't believe they will be two in just a couple weeks! #twins #26weekers #identicaltwins #toocute

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Happy 2 month birthday to my baby girls 😍😍❤❤ Aria has passed 4 pounds and Adrienne has passed 3 pounds 🤗 my little fighters 💪💞
#twins #twinmom #nicu #nicustrong #twingirls #babygirls #babies #preemies #preemiemom #26weekers #myloves #bubblecpap #ostomy

Lovely afternoon! We finally got to meet and cuddle these 2 gorgeous babas, Paul and Alice. Absolutely in love and I think Nathan might be a bit broody 😂🙅‍♀️ #26weekers #miraclebabys #8weekold #miggytwins

Last night Nolan woke at 3 am and screamed literally until 7 am. I finally laid him like this after exhausting all of my other options and what happened ? Passed OUT! Why didn't I cuddled him like this sooner?!?!? Best feeling EVER !

Ellis is officially in room air!! They took him off of oxygen at 12!

They also are letting him take 30mls now with his bottle and then putting the rest through his tube ! Once he can take 70-80 mls with a bottle (full feeds) he is READY FOR HOME!!

Please thank and pray for these transitions today!

They are also giving him the formula every other feed to see how he tolerates it to wean off of the donor breast milk!

Praying and thanking he will THRIVE and not need the O2! That he will tolerate and digest all of his feeds without puking or dumping , and that he continues to gain healthy weight without tpn so they can remove his central line !! Also for no sickness or infections! Only thriving from here !! So many great things !

Please also continue to pray that Nolan thrives without his oxygen as well☺️☺️💙💙💙

Praise God! #26weekers #twinboys #nicubaby #nicugraduate #Nicumom

4 months old- 1 month adjusted 💛
These sweet lil babes are doing SO good. They sleep most of the day (besides eating every 4 hours), and yet I still feel like I don't get very much down time. The life of twins, right?! Sage is 7 1/2 lbs, and Nova is 8 1/2. They don't even fit on the percentile chart because they are so small for their age! But that's for obvious reasons. We are wanting them to gain weight faster, so I'm taking it upon myself to eat more cookies. So selfless of me, I know. 😝 You can clearly see a size difference when you see them in person though. Sage has always been the smaller one- but she definitely hasn't lacked in strength! They are both holding their heads up, they make eye contact, and they are SOOOO close to smiling! I can't wait for them to start interacting with us. They are loving the tube-free life! They are still on their Apnea monitors, and will stay on them for the next month or so.
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As for me? I'm alive! The days are beginning to blur. Most of the time I don't even know what day it is. In a way I'm grateful for the busy, because that means I don't have time to dwell on the PTSD that I fight through every day. Ben has been amazing in that aspect, and he constantly encourages me to have a little "me" time. I haven't blogged in a second, and I've really been debating on getting back into it. You know, share this twin life thing and ramble about more of my feelings... because talking about your feelings is GOOD for you! All in all, things are WELL. Being a mom to twins is the BEST THING EVER. I still pinch myself. 💛 #micropreemies #preemiestrong #26weekers
Also, my sweet friend @tatianalindsley made these beautiful dresses! How talented is she?! 😍

First day of 2nd grade was a success for the twins... how handsome are they #twinmama #26weekers

#MotivationMonday We're here to tell you to keep pushing through, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Our NICU journey included a 9 week stay (Michael) and 13 week stay (Mariah). It was FULL of ups and downs, but we made it! Today we are home and doing well! ✨✨✨#miraclebabies #26weekers #nicugrad #lifeafterthenicu #preemiesrock #preemietwins #preemiestrong #journey #twinlife #motivation

TUBE FREE!!!! ❤️ Have you ever seen a more beautiful sight?! For 4 months, we have only seen our girls with tubes on their face. It honestly felt strange to take off their oxygen, because that's all we have ever known. I remember at the beginning I would sit by their incubators desperately praying that they would breathe. BREATHE. They couldn't even do that. Their lungs were so underdeveloped that a machine had to breathe for them. They have had a bumpy road with respiratory support, no doubt. Despite their chronic lung disease though, these girls have once again proved to the world that they are STRONG. They are BREATHING ON THEIR OWN! No help needed anymore! This milestone is a huge one for us. We did not anticipate that we would come off oxygen this fast. Yet, another beautiful miracle from our Heavenly Father! When I took off their tubes for the first time, I just sat there. Staring at them. Studying their faces. It felt like I was finally seeing them for the first time. I couldn't hold back the tears as kissed their beautiful bare cheeks. They are incredible, and I am in awe that they are mine. God is good. Oh how I can't say that ENOUGH! .
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I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amount of people who have followed our story, reached out, sent me messages, and connected with me. I wish I could respond to you all, but these twins are keeping me BUSY! If I could reach through the screen and hug each of you, I would. Your love and kindness has meant the absolute world to me ❤️#26weekers #26weeker #preemiestrong #twingirls #identicaltwins #moditwins #tttssurvivors #ttts #twinsisters #babiesofinstagram #micropreemie #micropreemietwins

Today's appt update: ARIANA is 12.5 lb, she is OFFICIALLY off oxygen and had her meds dosage lowered 🤗. She will have a sleep study test done in a few weeks because of her hypertension DR. wants to make sure she's good.  ELIANA is 15.4lb and has been discharged from the Pulmonologist. She's doing great!!
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#ArianaEliana #26weekers #twins #staystrong #NICUGrad #nicugraduates #preemiestrong #micropreemie #preemiewarriors #ourlittlepreemies #preemiepower  #preemietwins #preemiemom #preemielove #hope #faith # #encouragement

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