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The Doctors Say This Month for Coming Home

Yep, No specific date but the Doctors have said that Braelyn will be coming home this month!!...We are sooooo Happy, although a little bit scared too!!

Braelyn has his own one on one doctor and nurse practitioner now and they sat down with Christy Thursday and gave her a briefing of their intentions and findings.

Great-Gramma Comes to Visit!!

Well Great Gramma (G-Nana) finally got to hold Braelyn in her arms and shower him with love, hugs, kisses, and yes tears!! It was such a heartfelt moment. There really are no words to express how amazing it was to see my Mom rocking and singing her "this ole man" song to her great grandbaby, as she has done with all her grandbabies!! G-nana was a little bit ovewhelmed by Braelyn's size. Although he has gained almost 5 pounds, most of his pictures make him seem soooo big (and he is compared to where he started) but she was not prepared to see just how little he still is!!

Happy Easter

Well Braelyn and I spent Easte Sunday together and completely enjoyed ourselves. He makes the funniest little faces and I could just sit there and watch and hold him for an eternity..lol!! I was able to be there for his 12:00 feeding and he took the whole bottle..GO BRAELYN....and then he took all but 4 ccs at the 3:00 feeding. The nurse said she was going to leave a note for the doctors to maybe move up a bottle since he did so good and didn't have any residual (undigested formula in his belly) after each feeding!!

Packin on the Pounds

Braelyn weighed in last night at a WHOPPING 5 pounds.........I am overjoyed by the weight he is putting on, but there is a small part of my heart that tightens. Months ago when Braelyn was weighing 1 and 2 pounds we dreamed of the day that he would reached the 4 pound mark and most def the 5 pound mark. We just knew at that point he would be home. I don't want' anyone to think in any way I am not truly grateful for where we are at at this very moment, it's just that we ache to have him home.

Splish Splash Braelyn's Taking A Bath

Christy called today before leaving Little Rock to let me know everything that was going on with our lil angel. She was soo excited. She got to give Braelyn a bath, not just a wipe down but a full fleged bath in a little tub!!

Braelyn is Good, but pain has found it's way into our journey.

First I really do want to thank everyone who has left messages of hope and encouragement. As I have said before, our goal in creating this site was to give hope to those who find themselves on this same journey. To let them know to never give up, to trust God and know that nothing is impossible when turned over to his grace. Ironically what we found was that we were the ones filled with hope, we were the ones touched by those who had walked in our shoes before us.

Not many changes!!

Well I didn't get to go see Braelyn Saturday. It snowed in Arkansas, actually we got a good 3 or 4 inches. I know all you northerners are saying to yourself "WHAT-3 to 4 inches!!!" , but as I said this is Arkansas. Needless to say it also dumped ice on the roads making traveling the 2 hours to Little Rock to dangerous to attempt. There are many overpasses that you have to cross, so ice melting took a little longer and we don't have the heavy equipment found up north. I told my sister I thought that "mother nature" could have shown a little more compassion, being a mother and all.

Spending Time with Mommy

Well as you can see by the new pics put up in the March album. Braelyn and Christy got to spend some quality time. Time well spent. Braelyn's Godmother Sarah even got into the picture. Christy was nothing but smiles..She called me to tell me that she thought Braelyn really missed her. When she was holding him she said "Momma I think he was hugging Me, He grab my shirt in his hands and just pulled close" Yeah I know, another awwwww moment.

Two Steps Forward 1 Step back.......

Being 2 hours away from your baby/grandbaby is sooooo hard. Well Christy just called and checked on Braelyn and was informed that they think he is having some form of abnormal heartbeat. She said they called it PVC. PVC is defined as Premature Ventricular Contraction. One way to define this would be "to skip a beat in your rhythm". They are going to do an EKG on Braelyn to see if this is what is happening. The nurses told Christy he is doing good.

GO Braelyn---No more vent

Braelyn was able to come off the vent Sunday morning around 9:00 am. They extubated him which was very surprising for us because they had stopped his sedation the night before and we just knew he was going to fight and do it himself. Hey he had already pulled out 2 IV's and every waking moment he got was spent trying to pull out the vent tubes. Christy just now got an update and he is doing really good.

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