Saturday, October 17, 2009

Beyond Measure








Our tiny babe is doing so well. He is breathing on his own and requires no oxygen support. He has had a few spells of apnea (not breathing) but only needs gentle stimulation to remember to start again. This is very common in preemies. He is eating well, too. I have been able to nurse him at most feedings. I wasn't able to the first time and the other times we missed due to my trying (pretty unsuccessfully) to rest. We are trying to get him to bottle feed after nursing. He doesn't really want to take it from me. I think he has already figured out that I am not the bottle lady. He's a smart boy! He is doing well keeping his temperature up, too. His health has far exceeded anything we could have hoped for. God has given us such a precious gift and it keeps unfolding. We truly are blessed beyond measure.

5 comments:

Stephanie Kelley said...

Congratulations Sarah. He is just beautiful. I can't get over how much he looks like Will. I will be praying that things keep going well for all of you.

Mary said...

He is precious. Just precious. Did I mention he's precious?

erinenorman said...

Is he not a carbon copy of Will or what?!

Becky Lott said...

Just beautiful! Mmmm I can just smell that little baby goodness. Too precious, Sarah! You did a terrific job!

Susan said...

Congratulations Sarah, Brad, and Will! I've been following the story from your blog. I love the style and tone of your blog! The photos are great! (I also visited cakewrecks and have not been able to stay away from that one either.)

Take care, Susan Wise
(formerly from your SS class)