Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bryar's Coming Home Day & 1 month!

Bryar's Coming Home Stats:
October 25, 2011
20 days in the NICU
5 lbs 4 oz (1 pound up from birth weight)
18 in
The day that we were able to bring B home for the first time, I felt like a new Mommy all over again. I was excited, scared, nervous and just way to anxious for my own good. The entire day was very rushed from trying to make sure Charli was picked up from school on time, doing our NICU checklist to be able to leave, packing up from the hospitality house and much more.

Curtis was able to pick Charli up from school and surprise her with the news that they were coming to pick Bryar and I up from the hospital. She was so excited whenever they arrived and as Curtis carried B out to our car.

I was able to somehow fit in the backseat with Charli and Bryar to make sure he did fine on the ride home.
Charli's very first time holding Bryar.
If you cannot tell, she has tears in her eyes once again.
This girl is so sweet y'all. It's just precious!
After wiping her eyes to try for photo number two.
The little guy's coming home gown
Simply amazed by him
Our shot at a family photo =)

Once again, we are all so very blessed to have Bryar home and are able to finally be a family together. B is such a laid back baby and is doing well with his weight and eating still. Since we have been home, he has turned into a little piggy. Yesterday at a check up he weighed 5 lbs and 15 oz, so he is moving right a long and will be bigger than we know it no time!

He has started to hit a little growth spurt or is getting his days and nights mixed up with being a tiny bit fussy or exteremly hungry from around midnight to 4:30 am! Breast feeding is hard work and as I keep telling everyone it is not for the weak, I think as soon as him and I get a little better at this, he will be the most perfect little baby!


Bryar is also one month old today! Which is so hard to believe but then again it has been a very long month with all that endured at first!

Weight: 5 lbs 15 oz

Every two to three hours, no matter if it is night or day. Mostly at night I am letting him wake up on his own, which seems to be constantly at the moment. But we must still remember that B's gestational age is only 38 weeks still! It's so hard to believe that my due date was not until November 15! He is taking about 60 ml's a feeding which is practically 2 oz. We are stuck by reading our feedings by MLs because of the NICU from where he was only at 30 for a while then went from a range to 30-50 a feeding.

Like I mention above his nights and days are mixed up or possibly he is hitting a growth spurt. During the day he sleeps some and then is wide eyed for a while as well. He cannot stand to be swaddled and if he is his hands must be out so that they can be close to his face.

Pretty much all B still does is eat, sleeps and well...poops! ;) So maybe here in the next few weeks we will start to see some more activity out of our boy!


The Wallace Family said...

Such a precious family! He is adorble and Charli is such a cutie. I bet she is the best big sister:) Congrats to you and your family!!

Blissfully Burton said...

amazing! god bless! he is precious!

Anonymous said...

That's great. I am so happy he is doing great. Your family is perfect. Congrats :D

Courtney said...

Congratulations on the newest member of your family. He is just perfect!

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

He is precious & CB seems like she's gonna be such a good big sis. So glad he's doing good!

Jessica said...

Wow I can't believe it's been a month already! I know you really can't! He is just adorable. I love the pictures of him & Charli together. They are so sweet!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

Happy 1 month, Bryar!!!
The pictures of CB holding him are adorable!

Kristin said...

Soo Sweet!! I love it!! Congrats!! Hugs and Love!!!

Katie said...

Hi Paige! I had to comment because I very unexpectedly had our baby girl, Lillie 6 weeks early on October 19th! We just got home yesterday after 21 days in the NICU. We are all happy and healthy now, and we also have our days/nights mixed up. I can so relate to everything you just posted about. It's such a roller coaster, isn't it?! I'm glad to hear your lil guy is doing so well. We go back to our local pediatrician for a weight check tomorrow, so I'm excited to see L's progress! It's kinda nice to know that other people have been through the same thing, because I felt so alone at times during our stay in the NICU! Hopefully we never have to see that place again...however I am very thankful for the great care she receieved there :)

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