February 2014

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Starting next week, I’ll likely be posting more updates here. For now, I can tell you that Iver is doing very well. He is off of the IV he was on for the first 10 days and is solely on breast milk now (provided by the NICU). He had lost 60g in his first week but has since been putting on weight and is now 40g above his birth weight. He is 2 pounds and 14.74 ounces now! (1325g) and drinking 26ml every 3 hours.

Thank you all for your continued support. Your comments and words of support have helped immensely during this incredibly emotional time in my life.

Take care,

Dylan (and Iver)


Dear readers,

It is with a heavy heart but also with extreme proudness that I am posting this update…

On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver Cohen Benson, was born. Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have ever met. As to be expected, it will still be a bumpy ride for he and I as he continues to grow under the care of the wonderful staff at the hospital.

On Sunday, we had to unfortunately say goodbye to the strongest and most wonderful woman I have ever met. I miss Robyn more than words can explain. I could not be more impressed with her strength, and I am so lucky to have known her. She will live on forever within Iver, and in my heart.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your love, your kind words, and your support during this incredibly difficult time. The shares of this page and the thousands of comments that I have received, both here and on the YouCaring donation page, have helped so much with getting through these past days and weeks. I truly appreciate the love and support from all over the world.

All the best to you all.

Dylan (and Iver)


Hello all,

Dylan here. I just wanted to reach out and say thank you to each and every one of you that have read our story and to those who have donated and/or shared. We are overwhelmed with the response from not only the community, but now the nation and beyond.

We sincerly appreciate that the donations have continued, even though we have surpassed the donation goal. We set the goal at 36K as that would essentially be one year of Robyn’s wages. Now that is has been accomplished, any additional funds will not only go towards living costs and the costs associated with supporting Iver, but also towards us moving to a more suitable living space for the two of us, and of course towards an education fund for Iver.

We had another ultrasound today and things are still looking good for Iver, and Robyn is still holding on strong.

Thanks again for your continued support. We truly appreciate the help and kind words.

Take care,

Dylan – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/baby-iver-fund/133560#sthash.SXxknwQK.dpuf