Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009 - Surgery Day

Chris and I doing our best to keep him calm before surgery. He didn't get to eat after his 3 am feeding - so by the time he went into surgery at 12:30 pm he was pretty hungry. He did better than I thought though, we were able to keep him pretty calm as long as we were holding him :)

We finally got into surgery 2 hours late - but it was success. The surgeon repaired hernias on both sides and he also got his circumcision done. He did come back to his room on the ventilator but was extubated 30 minutes later. He had a hard time keeping his sats up so he was placed on 1L of oxygen on nasal cannula to help him out. He is still on this now and doing good with it. He is still very groggy and sleepy (4 hours later) and it is hard to watch him just lay there passed out - but he's doing good.

Braden got him that little blue elephant yesterday for his 2 month birthday and "good luck" on his surgery - so he's watching over him :)

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Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30, 2009 - 2 months old!!

Saying my prayers before surgery tomorrow - please say some for me if you get a chance!

Oh man, this kid has no idea what he's in for when he comes home!!!

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 29, 2009

I just love the look on Braden's face in this picture! He was trying to hide from the camera and thought it was a pretty fun game!
Then he wanted to take a picture with my big camera - this is a little difficult b/c you have to look in the viewfinder like the "old school" cameras that he knows nothing about - but he took this picture and was pretty proud of it!
As you can see - still no oxygen!! This was after his 4th FULL bottle in a row (a record)
"Hmmm..I think I'm a big boy"
And this was after his 5th FULL bottle in a row - still wide awake and wanting more food!!!

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 28, 2009

See anything missing?
All day with no supplemental oxygen at all!!! Even through full bottle feeds and everything! Guess he just always wants to do things on his own time - 4 days ago he failed his oxygen test in 4 minutes - now he's rocking the house! We can't wait to get the surgery done with on Tuesday and start getting serious about getting him out of there! He is well on his way!!!

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March 27, 2009

Sweet Angel

I thought he looked so cute all curled up. It's hard to imagine that he's supposed to be all curled up in my belly still...

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March 26, 2009

"They just aren't fast enough with those darn bottle things - my fingers will just have to do!"

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March 25, 2009

"They tell me I'm supposed to be sleeping..."

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 24, 2009

Blake's first Tub Bath!!
He loved it and didn't make a peep throughout the whole thing!
I had to include this first shot so you can see his little fat rolls he's getting on his legs :)

Trying to fake that I remember how to do this :)
And see the bracelet on my wrist - that was made for me by my dear friend Angie's mother-in-law Dee. It has both Braden's and Blake's birthstone on it and I love it! So if you're reading this Dee - Thank you so much for your kindness!!

This is pretty much how he looked for 30 mintues after his bath - totally in shock - it was pretty funny!!!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 23, 2009

Ok - kind of boring shot, I know. But many have asked to see Blake's room. And while it isn't quite finished...this is what I accomplished this week. I painted all the walls a chocolate brown that actually turned out really good! Then on this little corner (5th) wall I added a splash of color. These are all colors that are in his bedding that his Aunt Emily bought for him! I also purchased wooden letters that spell out his name and each will be in a different color. Braden and I are also going to do some projects on canvas to hang in Blake's room. So when it is all finished I update - hopefully with a baby in the crib :)
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March 22, 2009

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March 21, 2009

I thought I'd share some pictures that Meena K shared with me from Braden's time in Missouri!
They got to go to this awesome place called the Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum!
It was right up Braden's alley and I hear he had a great time! The other pictures are of him helping out at Mimi and Bapaw's house and Sissy and Jim's house. He also worked at the True Value store...hmmm...child labor laws??? Just kidding - he absolutely loves doing all these things and I'm glad he had such a good time!

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March 20, 2009


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Friday, March 20, 2009

March 19, 2009

"They just told me I don't have to get any more EYE EXAMS - I am in shock! (and really excited!)"

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March 18, 2009

Ok - so 'technically' these are from yesterday - but you'll forgive me, right?
Here is Blake with one of his most favorite nurses - his 'Aunt' Jill! - You're going to be stuck with her for awhile kiddo ;)
Here's looking at you kid...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 17, 2009 - Happy St. Patty's day!!!

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March 16, 2009

I think this just might be my new favorite picture!

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March 15, 2009

Me and my daddy!

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