Thursday, November 3, 2011

NICU Days

For where you treasure is, there your heart will be also.

-Matthew 6:21


I want to thank everyone that has left comments, tweets and messages for our new family of four! Bryar is doing wonderful and we were able to come home to join his big sister on October 25, after 20 days in the NICU! It was an amazing feeling to bring our little guy home, and seeing Charli Beth with tears in her eyes while holding him for the first time, melted my heart into a billion pieces. I am reminded daily once again with just how precious life is and how blessed each of us are.

Right before the first bath that I was able to give himCharli Beth seeing Bryar for the first time through the nursery window. She was so very nervous and excited love her heart. She was hyper one minute, and then shaking the next. This girl has a heart the size of Texas, she told me after we left that she couldn't look at him to much because she kept getting tears and didn't want us to see her cry looking at him. Ah, precious!


Bryar was able to keep his warmth up himself but what kept him in the NICU for so long was his eating habbits. He had some reflux issues at first as well as not being able to take very many MLs by himself at a time. They placed a feeding tube through his nose around the third day that he was there, to not only give him a break but to help him to continue to hold his weight. The hard thing about premature babies and the NICU is how they will do so wonderful one day and then take three steps back, as well as hearing different things from each nurse on his progress. It was such a challenge but we were blessed with wonderful nurses for Bryar. I was able to attend most feedings since the local hospital has a "hospitality house" where family members of intensive care patients can stay. This was yet another huge blessing for our family. B was/is feeding every three hours so I would of spent most of my time driving back and forth to the hospital with no rest at all. Being able to stay at the HH, I was able to pump as well as get in a nap between feedings.


Soon I will post all about the day that he came home to join our little family =)

5 comments:

Marsie said...

I'm so happy for your sweet little family! You have the most adorable babies!

Katelyn said...

I am so glad to hear that he is doing wonderful!! I haven't been checking blogs like I should, and I had no idea he had come until like just now! You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you begin your new journey! :) I almost had tears in my eyes when I read about CB crying, how precious!!

Mandy said...

What a sweet, sweet little boy! SO happy you are all home together!

LAURA@laurasblondemoments said...

Aww he is so cute and I am so happy to hear he's doing great and y'all are home together now! I've been thinking of you and wondering how everyone was so thank you for the update :) love the pictures!

Laura
laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com

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

Sweet, adorable boy! I'm so happy he's home!

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