I am sure many of you have been anticipating our first blog from home. Well, here it is. My child is wonderful, sweet, and incredibly fussy. The nurses TRIED to warn us about her little (big) personality, but Erik and I never realized how strong willed she really was, but before I get to that I would like to tell you about our last 2 days before Brady came home. Read the rest of this entry »
We just spoke with the doctor and we will be heading home with our beautiful little girl this morning. I just wanted to update everyone and share the awesome news. We will update again sometime today with more details
Wow, I am almost speechless right now. I went to the hospital today as I normally do at 11:30. When I got there I could hear her crying from the waiting area. I thought it sounded like her, but I didn’t realize I would be able to recognize her crying. Well she was hungry, and when Brady gets hungry she gets mad. Read the rest of this entry »
well, brady is normal in all her anatomical glory. Her upper GI told us she was normal as well as her brain scan. She had the upper GI on Friday and b/c of this she was not able to eat at 2 o’clock. We got back to the NICN right in time for her 5 o’clock feeding and her nurse decided to try a bottle on her. She sucked it down in about 5 minutes.
We talked to a surgeon and he said he wasn’t convinced about the surgery for her esophagus, but that unless she showed dramatic improvement with her bottles then she would need the g-tube surgery. Well, little miss Brady has shown dramatic improvement. The little baby who refused to take more than one or 2 bottles a day is now taking 3 and 4 bottles in a row.
I feel like the minute we turned to God and said ok, it looks like we need the surgery He showed us that he can turn anything around. She is a different baby when it comes to bottles. She took 5 bottles yesterday and drained almost all of them. Since Brady has done so well her doctors have made the surgeons go away. They are giving her this week to pick up where she needs to be. I am sure by this weekend we will have a good idea of when she will be home.
So, thanks so much for your prayers. It’s so obvious that God is amazing and I hope you all can see that in Brady’s life.
Today is Brady’s 87th day at Memorial. It’s been a long 86 days and it seems we may be coming to the end of it. Nearly the past month has actually not been spent in the NICU. Brady has been in a step-down area (a good step down) call the ISN (intermediate special-care nursery). Lately the big focal point has been Brady’s feeding. She simply isn’t taking as many bottles as she should be at this age. We’ve discussed the possibility of a G-tube with a number of nurses and a couple of doctors. It looks like either one of two things will happen. 1: Brady will pick up on her feeding and start taking all 8 bottles in a day consistently or 2: she will have a G-tube put in to assist with the feeding until she’s able to do it all on her own. In both of these cases she would be coming home very soon. Read the rest of this entry »
Thank you for all your prayers. I tear up when I read them because of all the wonderful people crying out to God for us. It’s amazing the love we feel from everyone. People constantly tell us that this blog is a blessing to them and I have to say it’s a blessing to us as well. Each comment puts a smile on our face because we know you care. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been almost a week since we last posted. Sorry for the long delay in things. As you can imagine life has been busy busy busy and full of the daily obstacles. Let me first start by saying that Brady was weighed tonight and she’s officially 5 1/2 lbs! That’s such exciting news for us. We also had a baby shower at church this past weekend and had some more love (and gifts) ’showered’ on us. It was really nice. We’re pretty tired right now and ready for bed so I’m going to make this one short and get to the important stuff…
It’s been a while since Erik or I have updated. I think it’s safe to say that Erik and I have slacked off, although I am sure many of you understand why. This blog is to update you on where Brady is right now. Read the rest of this entry »
Our little one was weighed again tonight and she’s only 4 ounces away from 5 pounds now! It’s late and I need to get to bed but I wanted to upload this video first. It’s from today and yesterday. You can see our little porker pretty well in this 1 minute video. Note that the music in the video starts somewhat abruptly so make sure your speakers are going to deafen you. We also have some additional pictures on the way up tomorrow or Saturday.
Edit: It seems some Internet Explorer users cannot view the video directly in the blog. For the time being click here to view the video. Hopefully I can find the issue at hand and correct it for further videos! :)
So, last night was Monday and Brady was weighed. Before I tell you how much she weighs I would like to tell you how chunky she is getting. Read the rest of this entry »
Brady Faith was brought into this world 12 weeks premature. This was a result of mommy having pre-eclampsia and there being a reverse blood flow to/from the placenta. Brady wasn't growing like she should and it would have just gotten worse. She weighed 1lb 7oz and was 11 3/4in long. To learn more about Brady and her family click here.