Ezra & Liam Again, And An Update

For the second time in three days we have been treated to another amazing show from a big brother to his little brother. Ezra loved and hugged, sang and danced, talked and smiled to Liam while he was here. And then to top it all off? He asked to sit in the chair and hold Liam. I am proud to suggest that for the second time on the same subject, I have underestimated Ezra. Following his very first visit, the next two times that he was in the room proved to much more difficult, and much more in line with what we would have anticipated an adjustment to a new member of the family to look like. We understood that it was difficult for Ezra to see all of this, to not have Liam at home, and that we shouldn’t expect that he would make a transition that normally takes several months in just a few days. Wrong again. Ezra is an amazing son and an even more amazing big brother. We couldn’t ask for a better cure to the day than to have him around.

Liam’s medical update is unfortunately similar to the last one. He continues to struggle with his vital signs and continues to struggle with maintaining his temperature. Several times over the last 24 hours his heart rate has confusingly dropped to well below normal levels. It does go back up after a period of time, only to drop back down sometime later. To the best of anyone’s recognition, there isn’t any sort of pattern to it or any sort of indicator that it’s going to happen – thus making it somewhat unnerving when it does. After being here for as long as we have, you tend to get used to certain noises and alarms – as well as certain new vital sign normals. But I’m not sure that you ever get used to the ‘norm’ that is when the beeping starts for an alarming change in vital signs.


  1. Meg Jacques says:

    These are some of the most precious and adorable photos ever taken, ever seen. The love just radiates from these photos; it is impossible not to feel it. Ezra is such a remarkable big brother! I know you are so proud of him!

    Hold on to moments like these in the difficult times! It is sure to bring a smile to your face.


  2. Stephanie Lerner says:

    Ezra is an amazing boy all around. I love him to pieces. Seeing him snuggling, and loving his beautiful brother only deepens my thoughts of him. These are the moments to hold onto and cherish for sure. May they be your ray of sunshine when things feel really dark.
    As always…I am thinking of you all and sending positive energy your way

  3. Kim Topkoff says:

    Remarkable pictures! Ezra and Liam together is a beautiful site! Celebrate the precious moments. These photos brought a smile to our faces.
    Kim & Katie

  4. Love the new round of photos. Ezra is an amazing big brother. Hope you guys are hanging in there.

  5. What a great big brother! But you should be worried if he offers to change a diaper… “/
    I can only imagine how much you two are beaming to see that brotherly love, as I know I am beaming, and I have nothing to do with having raised Ezra to be so loving. God job, Mom & Dad! I love you!

  6. What truly adorable photos. Love is so powerful. Thinking of you everyday.

  7. kim Scott says:

    have waited all day for your post, think of you often and love the pictures, such beautiful pictures. Ezra is absolutly adorable.:)

  8. Love, love these pictures. The face cuddle is adorable and meaningful. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Incredible pictures…those are going to be forever etched in my mind…wow! What a great brother Ezra is..he was obviously born with both your hearts and sole!!

    Think of you guys daily! Peace and Love!

  10. A M A Z I N G, heartwarming and such a testament to the love with which both of your precious boys have been surrounded. Hugs and thanks for continuing to share this beautiful and unnerving journey. Love and Hugs, Christi

  11. The pictures of Ezra holding liam is just precious. Thank u for the updates. Jenna and I send love your way.

  12. Oren, the black and white is perhaps the best photo you have ever taken. I need a copy of that to print. Can I just copy it off the blog and add it to my photos? Ezra is an amazing child. We love him so much and are very, very proud of him. We love you all.

  13. Dee and Eric says:

    What beautiful beings – your strength is visible in their eyes. Much love.

  14. Gina Razidlo says:

    My heart is so full of love for your family and your sons. That love will always be with you all. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful moments in your family.

  16. Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures of the boys. Ezra has truly taken on the roll of a big brother. The first picture tells us how much he already loves Liam. I am amazed how you capture these special moments on camera.
    We continue to think about you everyday…

  17. Katy Gibbs says:

    That black & white photos of E & L is beautiful. It just radiates love, warmth and you can’t help but smile when you look at it. These boys have some great parents! Lots of love, Katy

  18. SO cute! My other kids just adore Cici. This will impact them for the better more than you can even imagine, it is obvious you will be amazing parents to both your boys.

  19. Paul and Terri says:

    What beautiful pictures. It must have been a wonderful time together as a family. Think of you daily and continue to pray for you.

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