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....

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


MAX: Max had a sleep study done last night. It was to see if he could sleep without the support of his ventilator. We won't get results for a month or so but, he did great (in my opinion)! He slept the whole night with out the vent and even had his oxygen level turned down. I am a happy proud Mama!!!
Max continues to amaze us. He is crawling all over and starting to verbalize more and more as well as signing things. God has really brought us through some difficult times, but to look at my son today makes it all worth it.

WES: We have a walker!!!!!!! Wes took his first steps Sunday morning!!! I don't think he realized what he did but Mark and I were beside ourselves with joy! Since then he only walks to Mark, which to be honest I am jealous of, but I'll get over it.
He has also started to vocalize. No words yet, but the fact that he is making any noise at all is FANTASTIC. He doesn't quite have as many signs down as Max. I can't keep him still long enough to learn them.

Every stage is better and better. I keep saying this is my favorite stage but it is true. It just keeps getting more fun....for all of us!
I looked through some of the boys baby books and can't believe how far they have come in a year. God has truly blessed our little family. He is showing us the way through this storm. We can finally see the sunshine through the clouds...and it is a beautiful thing!