Milestones and Hurdles

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January 8th, 2008

Well, the boys could not wait any longer...they decided that today would be their birthday. At around 1:41 this morning Dana gave birth to two tiny boys. Ford weighed in at 2 lbs and stretched in at 14 inches. Hayden came in at 1lb 14 oz and 13 inches long. Being born at 25 weeks and 3 days causes these boys to have an unbelievable uphill battle. A battle that both mom and I know that they can and will conquer. We now more than ever need the power of prayer sent our way. These boys have an outstanding role model in their mother, b/c Dana is the main reason that these boys even have a shot at life. Given the fact that her water broke 6 weeks ago, when she was just 19 weeks pregnant goes to show how much of a fighter Dana really is...and how much of a fighter these boys are going to be. We have been told by the NICU staff, that this will be a very emotional roller coaster ride...one filled with very low valleys along with high peaks. A roller coaster ride that I know will end a success. Being born at such a premature gestational age these boys are going to have to overcome many severe obstacles. Obstacles that range from lung development all the way to brain function. Dana and I both know that these miracle twins have so many people praying for them...and we are extremely grateful to have such amazing friends and family. As mentioned before, please continue to send positive thoughts and prayer towards these boys, so we can continue to witness the miraculous power of prayer. I will continue to update this page, as the boys reach each milestone and clear each hurdle

Thank you again,
-proud daddy.

38 comments:

runj1 said...

The four of you are in my prayers. I know Ford and Hayden are tough and will fight hard because both their mother and father are that way. - Ranjit

Anonymous said...

I love'you all so much! The boys are fighting hard and are such precious little angels. They have won all of the nurses hearts and mine!

I love you,
Aunt Gigs

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from the Jennings clan!
With much love and prayers - Trey J, Sara and Randall

Anonymous said...

Much love and many prayers to the newly expanded Hughey family. The boys are so lucky to have such wonderful parents. I can't wait to meet them!! Love, Melissa Mobley

Anonymous said...

Hello Hughey Family! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your little ones make it home soon, safe and healthy.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do!

Love-Dani Caldwell

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! You and your little ones are in our prayers!
Veronica Martinez

Anonymous said...

Dana,Trey please know that I am praying for the boys. You guys are going to make great parents. Hold on to each other and keep praying god will see you all through this diffcult time. I can't wait to see the boys so I can sing to them. Love you all! Barb Smith

Anonymous said...

Dana, Trey know that my continued prayers are with you all. remember if god brings you to it he will bring you through it. You guys continue to have faith and the boys will know you are there. I can't wait to see the boys and sing to them. Love always,
Barb Smith

SusanneArnett said...

Congratulations on your baby boys!! You are all in my prayers.. I pray for their health and for all of you to be strong! May God watch over these sweet baby boys and continue to bless you as parents. Take care!
Love from Mississippi,
Susanne Arnett

Anonymous said...

Dana, Trey Boys!!!!!
Continued thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!! Congrats! We can't wait to see you all.
Love Sara & John Seeker

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We will keep all of you all in our prayers. Can't wait to see you all and the boys out of the hospital and back home in East Texas. :)

We miss you!
Cody Lillich

Anonymous said...

Thinkg of y'all again and praying all the time.

I love you Dana, Bubs, Ford and Hayden!
Aunt Gigs

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new baby boys!
Keep being strong for each other and let God be in control.
Through Christ all things are possible.

Take care,
Brandon and Bobbie Terry

Anonymous said...

i wish yall the best if you need anything or just a friendly voice to lean on please call or e mail me i would love to hear from yall and yall are in my prayers through thick and then

love melisa albright
and tanner albright (my little one)
1-903-790-1281

Anonymous said...

Trey and Dana,
I am praying for your new little family.Cling to each other and our awsome Lord."For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." This has made you both Great parent already!
Many prayers,
Adana

Anonymous said...

Dear Hughey's,

Over here at your EMCO family, we have the biggest prayers circles going! Honey hush, I have cousins in Louisiana that are prayer circle champs!

We love you all!

Pam J

Jenni Dudley said...

Hey Guys! I just got finished reading everything! I keep hoping noone comes in my office, cause I look a wreck now! I am so happy for ya'll!! I have been wanting to come up and see ya, and last night you guys came into my thoughts. I had no idea the boys had been born. I am so happy for ya'll. I so agree with Trey saying Dana is a fighter and a great role model. I want to come up and do your nails and toes. And of course see the boys. Let me know when a time is good. Love ya,Jenni

Bridgette said...

Congratulations on the birth of your two little miracles! I am the mother of a NICU graduate son, who was born two months premature. It will be the most challenging experience of your life these next few months in the NICU, but just keep thinking of what it will be like when you are HOME, taking the boys out for a walk in the stroller. Things like this helped me to stay focused. I would also recommend you buy "The Preemie Baby" but Dr Sears. It is an excellent book to help you through the next few months in the NICU. Be patient, and God Bless the boys!

Bridgette,
NICU Graduate Mommy:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Our church (Mobberly Baptist) as well as other churches in our area have added your precious family to our prayer list. Little did we know a few years ago that when you came to Tyler you would become family. Pat

prayingkate said...

My 24 week gestation son turned 30 on Sunday and has blessed me with 3 wonderful grandchildren... I pray that you will know this same joy!!!The weeks ahead of you are going to not only be trying and gut-wrenching at times, but full of the miracles of the Lord you love and serve. Hang onto those moments and rest in the fact that people you will probably never meet are lifting all of you in prayer!!! So when you are too tired to pray (and you will be) and too frustrated to pray (and you will be) just remember you don't have to, because WE are... and that's how God intends it sometimes, I think!!!
Dana, I have missed you in my livingroom every morning... but your absence has reminded me to lift you in prayer.
My family and I will continually watch for further news on your babies as well as continually lift you ALL to our heavenly Father. P.S. Thanks for the information link on KLTV's website. It means alot to those of us who want to pray to know how to pray. God bless and be with all of you...

Anonymous said...

Trey, Dana, Ford and Hayden-
Congratulations! We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. We can't wait to meet the new additions to the family. Just continue leaning on the Lord as you have been and he will get you through these tougher times, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you." Isaiah 43:2

Lots of Love,
Sarah & Sam Huff

Anonymous said...

Hughey Family may God increase your faith and comfort your minds and hearts now more than ever! I am a mother of twin boys and there is a great web site (www.babycenter.com)where you can connect with other moms and dads with multiples and those of special concern. Praying for the best! CY

Anonymous said...

Dana and Trey - sending up prayers for strength to your precious boys and the two of you, also. I think most KLTV viewers like myself feel like you are part of our family, after all you have been in our house several hours every morning for a long time now. We appreciate you letting us be able to keep up with how things are going with you all. Blessings to you all. Jacksonville viewer

Anonymous said...

We can't wait to meet Ford and Hayden! We are thinking about you all the time and I know God is with your new family. Mona lit a big candle for the twins at church yesterday! We all love you so very much! Abby and Sam

friends in Longview said...

We'll be praying for ALL of you!

"For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not fear; I will help you.'" Isaiah 41:13

Anonymous said...

To the Hughey family.
Your pregnancy history brought back recent memories of our first Grandchilds entry into this world last summer. She came into the world at 29 weeks after a membrane rupture. She weighed 3lbs and had a blood infection at a level of 24. Our granddaughter is now 6 months old and weighs 14 lbs. She is and will be forever our miracle baby, and by the grace of God you too will experience a miracle.
You will all remain in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Just letting you both know I will be praying for all of you during this time. Be strong and remember to take care of yourselves,those little MIRACLES need you. I know everything will work out according to Gods plan. All things are possible through Christ. Much love

Anonymous said...

Trey and Dana:

James and I are praying so hard for you and the boys. I know they will be such healthy little babies!! Please know we are all thinking of you daily!

Ashley and James McCain

Anonymous said...

My family and I will be praying, of course! I love hearing that Dana is a MOM now!

Love from the McDugle's,
Garry


Psalm 139:13-16
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a great accomplishment. Don't forget Elvis was born on January 8th. Prayers are being said for you and your family. You are in a great place. Best wishes and many prayers.

Janna Wright
Chapel Hill

Taylor said...

I am praying hard for the entire Hughey family! Love you all!

Taylor Paul

Nicole said...

Mr. and Mrs. Hughey,

My husband and I will keep you and the babies in our prayers for a very good long while. I know Ford and Hayden will fight hard and be perfectly fine and home before you know it.

The Carr's said...

Dana and Trey,
Congratulations on the birth of your twin boys. Although they have a long journey ahead of them, God will take care of them.
Our prayers are with all of you.
Take care of yourself and we will look forward to seeing you again on Good Morning East Texas. We miss you.

God Bless,
The Carr's

Anonymous said...

I have watched you every morning and I am glad to get an update on your pregnancy and the birth of your boys.Congratulations and I will keep all four of you in my prayers.

Caroline said...

The four of you are in my prayers. I have been thinking about everyone daily and know that God is with the boys. I love yall.

Caroline Hardy

Anonymous said...

My goodness--I don't email you for a while and you wind up pregnant and with twins!!!! I knew you would always make a great mommy. Even though I haven't met hubby, he already sounds like a great daddy. You and he are in our prayers here--and those two amazing little guys. I know God will give them strength--and comfort you in this trying time.
Always, Joanna Baker Coston

Anonymous said...

Prayer/Poem

Ford and Hayden you are so blessed.
You are precious miracle babies.
God's strong angels
None the lest
We just want you to know that you are loved and you will be the best.
So as you rest here is a prayer
To make your night more peaceful
Just relas and close your eyes and listen to your parents speak it.

"Lord today I pray for Ford and Hayden, your precious Angel boys. I ask that you keep them near and rock them safely in your arms. Lord embrace the Hughey's and hold them tight while keeping them from all harm. And whisper in their ear that you are near not far. This prayer I ask in your name. A-men"

Demetria
903-312-8144

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who you are or the emotional roller coaster you must be going through but I will be praying every day for you and I pray that God bless your family and get them boys strong and healthy. I was 5 weeks premi and was born at 5 lbs. 7 0z and lost down to right at 3 lbs. I'm 20 years old now and am very healthy and I pray they make it through the rain like I did.

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