A Kodak Moment....for this Mom..
Friday, June 26, 2009
A Kodak Moment....for this Mom..
Thursday, June 25, 2009
No words are necessary!
Today has been a good day...I am so tired but so happy that as I go to sleep tonight, Grayson is sleeping in the NICU with no IV's, no tubes...drinking from a bottle and even has his hair combed.
And guess who just came from spending several hours with him.... I even got to rock him tonight......even talked to him about our first visit to meet Mickey. Rocking babies just happens to be one of my most very favorite things IN THE WORLD to do.
But the special part of today was Grayson and his Mom. Though Dana probably left the hospital a little early from a C-Section and was in a lot of pain, nothing was going to keep her another day from her boy. You can see the reunion in the pictures. I can't seem to write about it without the tears pouring...so I will just let the pictures speak for me. She was the first one to rock him ....I will post some of those pictures tomorrow. We all encouraged her to go home and rest and not come back to the hospital tonight. We live very close to the hospital the baby is in,(Greg and Dana live 45 minutes away)so I went back and stayed with him tonight. What a sweet privilege. I feel like Dana will be much stronger tomorrow and can spend more time holding him. He is a little jaundice, but when that is better this boy is heading home and that may be in the next 3 or 4 days. What a miracle.
The NICU nurses are THE BEST...I cannot say enough good things about them. Tonight our family goes to sleep so thankful to God for healing our little man....and with much gratitude to each of you for praying.
I have fallen madly in love with this little guy...
Grayson looks so much like Greg's baby pictures
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I think that he is not a happy camper
What began as a normal day, became anything but.... Dana's labor was progressing very slow and around 12:30, Grayson's heart rate dropped significantly and within a matter of minutes they did an emergency C-Section. He was a good 7lb 8oz little boy but his heart rate was very fast so they rushed him to the nursery to assess him without her even getting to see him. It appeared that after several hours he was breathing better but each time they took the oxygen hood off his levels dropped (an episode is what they called it)..Dana had a really bad reaction to the anesthesia so she was in recovery for a long time...just a rough afternoon for her....by late afternoon the pediatrician came by and said they were going to watch him overnight and keep him in the nursery under the "hood"! Within an hour that all changed and they decided he needed to be moved across town to the new state of the art NICU. Many of you know we spent more than enough time their with Baby Jack 17 months ago. By this time Dana realized he had a problem and it broke her heart not to see him...
Greg and I met the ambulance at WK South and were able to spend about an hour with him in the NICU. He is precious.
Its after midnight and I am not sure I have even made a complete sentence..Baby Grayson is stable. They have him sedated to give his little body some time to rest and heal. We spent time with the neonatologist late tonight. He was encouraging that Gray is going to be OK but he is a sick little one tonight.
So my prayer request tonight is that Dana and Greg would get some good rest....and that tomorrow we will get a good report on this sweet baby.
Thank you to all of you that called, texted, emailed and most of all prayed.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Stop by later today and I hope to have some pictures of our new grandson....They just got to the hospital and Dana will be induced early in the morning.....This is an exciting day for us, as Dana and Greg have wanted a baby for so long. They have experienced miscarriages, etc and really did not know if this day would ever happen. Please pray for a healthy baby and an easy delivery.