Wiersma Family Blog

A glimpse into our lives as a family with micro-preemies. Our twins boys (Lovingly referred to as our Miracle Men) were born almost 16 weeks early.

Our journey continues when our son Max was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. This is his story....

Monday, January 11, 2010

Still here!

Well folks, week #1 is in the bag!! Max has officially been home for 7-days and has far surpassed his little brother's first trip home that lasted only 49-hours. Max is just a doll. This whole move doesn't seem to have bothered him one bit. He just likes to look at new things. I think his nurses in the NICU spoiled him a little too much, because he does start to cry when he is not being entertained or held. And his cry is so adorable (and we just love to hear him make noise!!) that sometimes we listen to it for a little while before coming to his rescue. Overall the week has been good...a LOT of adjustments to make, and Kate has made most of them. I was not able to get as much time off of work...or hardly anytime off of work to be more specific...as I had hoped, so she, with the help of our in-home nurses and other family members have shouldered a lot of the transition.

It is an absolute riot to see both boys laying on the floor trying to figure each other out. They swat at each other sometimes, just stare sometimes, watch TV together sometimes...they are hilarious.

Wes tried to share his favorite rings with Max:

Then he realized he likes them all to himself:

Here is Max having a great time, Wes is still not sure about everything...


  1. Awww....what good looking boys!! It looks like Max is having a great time and loving being home!!
    Continued prayers for you all.

    Tina Jacobsen

  2. So cute! So glad you can have your family under one roof! Praise the Lord!

  3. Thanks for the post... the boys look so good.... so cute and definitely happy to be together again!!! Keeping all of you in our prayers!

  4. These pictures say it all. Your boys look so good together.
    I hope that you both are able to adjust as well as they seem to have.
    We love you,
    Stacy, Geoff, Cassi, Evan & Sadie

  5. Love the pictures!! And I'm so thankful you are all finally together. :)

  6. How wonderful that Max is home! He looks very happy, as you all are I'm sure. Praying things continue to go well for all four of you!

  7. Congrats on your first week at home!! So happy for you all. Love the pics of the boys...they're so adorable!!

    Marie Uzarski

  8. Steve and Kerry BarkelJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Hi kids,
    Wow!! What a great answer to prayer - and they are soooooo adorable.!!!
    course - you guys are cute too:>)
    blessings to ya';;
    Steve and Kerry

  9. They are too cute! I am glad everything is going so well! :) Love yall!!

  10. That last comment was from me! --Lindsey

  11. Yahooooo! Rejoicing with you that both boys are home! Praying for health and strength and restful sleep for all. In our precious Jesus.

  12. They both are SO PRECIOUS! I can't handle it! :)

    I'm so excited that they're both finally home! What a huge blessing. :) Wow, such a long journey and it's amazing to see the progress! God is awesome!!!

  13. So glad to hear things are going well! They are adorable! I love the updates although I'm sure the time to make them is tricky to find. Never a dull moment with a baby (or two) in the house! Sending prayers your way! Give hugs for Reece!