John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Babies Born

Our babies were delivered 4:11 and 4:12 this afternoon. James Daniel was born 1st at 2 lbs. 9 oz. and John David 2nd at 2 lbs. 14 oz. John David had his cord wrapped around his neck twice, and James' cord wrapped around once. They were active and pink, but struggled breathing obviously. The neonatologist says they look great, they have taken their 1st round of breathing treatment medication, and are on the ventilators. They are breathing somewhat on their own, as the ventilator is on the lowest setting.

Dana did great! Definitely a new experience with the c-section delivery........16 people in the delivery room!

I'll do my best to keep posting as often as possible. We send you our sincere thanks for your prayers and thoughts. They've without a doubt been felt and certainly heard. Please continue to pray that these boys fight hard to breathe on their own and to be healthy.


Christine said...

Praise God for answering prayers this afternoon!
We will continue to pray for your entire family.
Call if you need anything.
Mike and Christy

Melany Harmon said...

Welcome James Daniel & John David!
We are So excited that you are all doing so well...but will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Thank you, Rob for the quick updates!

Congratulations and God bless!
Melany, Michael and Kaiser

Nannette said...

Congratulations! I have been praying all day for ya'll and will continue to do so. God definitely has His hand on your family. I will pray that He will continue to do big things for you and that His peace will reign in your hearts over the next days, weeks, and months.

Nancy Sims said...

We rejoice greatly with you! Brandon weighed 2 lb. 11 oz. and although due in mid June was born March 22. He is a BIG fellow now with a child of his own. He was delivered while his mother was in a coma and was 4 days old when she went to be with the LORD, but HE is faithful!

MrsLucas said...

Congratulations and praise the Lord! I am glad that everything went well and the positive progress the boys are already making! We will certainly continue to pray for the boys as well as you and Dana. God Bless you all!

"I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul." Psalm 31:7


Trina said...

Congratulations on your miracles! God is so wonderful and awesome. You'll continue to be in our prayers.

John and Trina

Sean and Susan Canaan said...

Dana and Rob-

I have been reading your blog everyday since Dana started it. I am so happy that the boys delivery went well. God is so good, and has answered our prayers! Sean and I will continue to pray your your family!!

Colin said...

Hi Mrs. Pate it is Colin from your fourth grade class. Mom and i are praying for you and your babies.

colin lambert

Dianne Johnson said...

My church, Mt. Olive Baptist in Mt. Olive, has had your family on our prayer chain and we all rejoice with you! Bro. Doug Moore is an avid Auburn fan, by the way.Will continue to pray for you all and give God the glory. I am Billy and Mindy Johnson's Mom....Dianne Johnson