Wesley's Mimi (Lucy's mom) has been requesting more videos so here is one, hope you enjoy! Our little guy is 4 pounds! He has been flirting around that for a couple of days. Last night he was 4lbs. 2 oz. Yes, Greg will be eating 4 pounds of something. That video will air sometime soon when we get ther chance to do it. Now that he is in a crib and has his PICC line out he is wearing clothes. He smiles sometimes when we talk to him. He brings us such joy. Wesley has been doing so well and progressing each day. It has been so fun to watch. What a joy he is to Greg and I. We have been able to get him up and hold him more since he is in a crib and getting older. It is hard to believe that he is 7 weeks old, but still 7 1/2 weeks premature. We get the question all the time when are you going home and will he be transferred? No, he will not be transferred to another hospital and we are still planning on being here till his due date: July 16th. If it is sooner we will be overjoyed! Wesley is doing great and is getting bigger, but he is only 32 (33 tomorrow) weeks gestationaly and has alot of growing and developing to do. His size makes you think he is a little older. One excited thing was the doctor walked by us the other day excited about Wesley's progress, and said to the nurse, " I guess we are going to have to start treating him like a healthy baby!" That was music to our ears. He has a way to go, but how encouraging is that? We have a- healthy baby!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
What a big big big last 24 hours for our little Wesley. When we left the hospital on Friday night Wesley was doing great with his PICC line in his left arm and he was sleeping in his comfy isolate. So we show up on Saturday and WOW the PICC line (his internal IV) was gone which made his left arm look brand new. One less machine he is connected to! Then we showed up today and to our surprise he was out of his isolate and into a big boy crib. We were floored to say the least. He is getting so big. We are feeling so blessed today that he has taken some huge steps forward. These are just some small glimpses of the light at the end of the tunnel. We are getting good reports about everything else going on with him. although we know that we are not out of the woods with him completely the doctors are encouraged by the progress he is making. There is still concern for the fluid that is on his brain but they are going to space out his ultrasounds in order to get a more accurate picture of what is going on with him. As most of you know we have been taking this whole experience one day at a time. We know that we have a long way to go still but we are going to rejoice today about the PICC line being removed and him moving into his new crib. We are so thankful. We are also so thankful for your prayers and support. Way to go God! Way to go Wesley!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
An aerial shot of our little guy. What a birds eye view.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
We hope you enjoy the video. We are sorry for the lack of updated photos. We have taken some, but they haven't been to good. It is getting harder to get pictures of him, so we thought this video might help. As of last night Wesley is 3 pounds 10 ounces. Only 6 more ounces to go before we reach 4 pounds, and yes we will be having a 4 pound party when that happens. Greg is going to eat 4 pounds of something. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on what that should be. My vote is cotton candy. Please pray for Welsey and his breathing. He has kind of been all over the place respritory wise and that gets nerve racking fast. Please pray for Greg and I during this time that God would give us the Grace and the Strength to make it through each day.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We have been through a lot of changes in the last week with Wesley. This biggest being his weight gain. If you will remember when he was born a short 6 weeks ago he weighted 2 pounds 9 ounces. About a week later he was down to 2 pounds 1 ounce. Once they got his PDA closed they were able to get him back on breast milk and he took off like he was chowing down at Golden Corral. He is now weighing a hefty 3 pounds 9 ounces. We are loving the pounds on him and he is starting to look more like a baby.
We have had some excitement today. Much like most days we don't know what we are going to walk into when we come to visit in the morning. Today was one of those days. When we got here the doctor told us he was going to repeat the spinal tap in order to relieve some of the fluid. We were nervous, but we took some time to pray with Wesley and lift him up again to the great physician. We were also thankful for folks praying that we sent a quick text message t0. He went through the procedure just fine, but it will take a while to see the results. Also today we got news that he is going to have an eye exam tomorrow. Every preemie has a test done when they are 31 weeks gestationaly to see if the blood vessels in the back of his eyes have developed correctly. Please join us in praying for that test. We have been so blessed by the way we have seen God's hand in these last few weeks. One of the most obvious ways is in the way people are praying and God is listening. Thank you for being faithful.
"A satisfying prayer life elevates and purifies every act of body and mind and integrates the entire personality into a single spiritual unit. In the long pull we pray only as well as we live."
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Lucy and her mommy
Greg and his mommy
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I spoke with the nurse this morning and got some good news. A small prayer answered! We all thought that he would have a spinal tap today noticing the trend of his head growing, but we were excited that we had held it off this long. Well the nurse measured his head this morning and it had not grown ! Praise the Lord. It stayed the same size. She also said that his head felt good. We are hoping that he might be starting to deal with it himself, if not and he has the spinal tap tomorrow then Thank you Lord for the answered prayer today!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
More exciting news is that our little boy is not so little anymore, he is now a whopping 2lbs. 12oz and over 16inches long.
Thanks for all your prayers, notes, gifts, and encouragement! We are truly blessed!
Friday, May 1, 2009
I thought that you might enjoy seeing a minute into Wesley's World, for those of you that have not seen him yet or haven't seen him in a while. This is pretty much what he does all day. Since we posted last he has been doing great! Please continue to pray for his brain and the fluid. The doctor said that he thinks that he will have to have a shunt, but he also said that he could be totally wrong, lets pray that he is. He is more alert and such a joy to his mommy and daddy. Greg went back to Greensboro for a couple of days this week and we are glad to have him back. My time alone with Wesley was sweet. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement. Take some time to watch the video of our sweet boy, its worth it!