Saturday, August 29, 2009

Brady at Home

Sleepy Time:)

Bath Time!

Brady and me at the hospital getting ready to leave.

Car Ride Home

Thursday, August 27, 2009


After 90 days in the NICU, our precious little baby is finally home. We are all so very thankful to have him with us. David and Delaney could not stop talking to him this evening. They haven't seen Brady since mid June so they are just thrilled. I let them each hold him for a few sweet.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

37 Weeks (Gestational Age)

Brady is 37 weeks. He weighed 4 lbs. 15.7 oz. ....ooooooo....almost 5 lbs.! LOL! Nurse Laura, one of our favorites, thinks Brady will go home Wednesday or Thursday. We are taking his car seat in tomorrow for testing. Brady will have to sit in it for an hour with no heart rate drops. Hopefully, he will handle it just fine:) Dave and I took a couple of Steve's famous cakes in for the NICU staff today. They loved them...who doesn't though, right? LOL! Steve, you are the bestest grandpa & "dad" ever! We love you.
Can't wait to bring our baby home:)
Love to all and many thanks for continued prayers.

Friday, August 21, 2009

12 Weeks Old

Brady is 12 weeks old today. He weighed 4 lbs. 12 oz. He is doing very well and getting closer and closer to coming home with his family. I am so amazed at how far he has come. What a little miracle! We are getting so anxious to bring him home. Everything is ready and waiting:)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Monday, August 17, 2009

81 Days

Brady has been in the NICU for 81 days. He may be going home as early as next week. The physical therapist evaluated him at his 11 a.m. feeding and she said he was ready to go to 'ad lib feedings' or feeding on demand. He has to show them that he can handle his feedings without having heart rate drops and continue to gain weight before he will be sent home. He did ok today with it. He did have 2 heart rate drops while feeding. Sometimes he gets too anxious when taking his bottle and he chokes...all normal for preemies. He will get it:)
Tonight, after his 6 o'clock feeding, he just laid up on my chest with wide eyes looking at me for about 10 sweet and content. He is definitely a cuddler. I can't wait to be able to cuddle him all day:)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

36 Weeks (Gestational Age)

Brady is 36 weeks and weighs 4 lbs. 8 oz. Dr. Wimmer is now talking about Brady going home sooner. He has put in a request for the physical therapist to re-evaluate Brady during his feedings tomorrow. The doctor and nurses will also discuss Brady's progress over the past week during their rounds in the morning. We'll see what they say tomorrow:)