Saturday, October 10, 2009

One Month Old



What a busy week we have had since Ethan has been home!! He is doing wonderfully!! We came home Wednesday, September 30, with no monitors or medication. His NICU pediatrician in Birmingham fully discharged us to our pediatrician here in Dothan. We do not have to go back to Birmingham for any follow-up appointments - PRAISE THE LORD!! He weighed 8 lbs 15 oz the day we left Birmingham and had gained to 9 lbs 6 oz as of his doctor's appointment on Tuesday. His pediatrician here in Dothan said his heart and lungs sound great, and we don't go for another appointment until his 2-month check-up...just like any other healthy newborn!! We are AMAZED that he is "fully recovered" after being so terribly sick, and we are so thankful for the Lord's healing power!!

Helen has been SUCH a good big sister. She loves kissing and hugging on him and "playing" with him in his crib. She loves helping with diaper changes and thinks it is HILARIOUS when Ethan tee-tees or stinkies on one of us! She spent the past two nights with Meme and Jack (Bonnie's parents), so Bonnie and Ethan have thoroughly enjoyed some quality bonding time.


Everyone has been so great to call and bring us meals...we are so thankful for the friends and family in our life. Walking in our house for the first time in 3 weeks was the best feeling. We will never forget the relief it was to have Ethan at home and to have our whole family in the house together. We are praying that Ethan will stay strong and healthy, that Helen can be re-trained to sleep all night in her own bed, and that Mama and Daddy get some rest too! Here are a few pics from our first week at home. Much love to you all!!

14 comments:

  1. Such a great update! We are so excited that he is doing so well. God's marvelous works are amazing. We love ya'll and can't wait to see you all together at church again!

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  2. so sweet pictures. wow, helen has grown so much and looks so happy. we are very thankful you are home and things are going well. kab

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  3. Thanks for the great update! What a blessing you have all been in our lives. I hope you update when he is running & playing just like any other healthy little boy! WE love you! ST Broadawy

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  4. So glad to hear that everyone is doing great! Love the pictures, too!

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  5. Happy 1 month birthday! Glad he is doing so well.

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  6. WOW! What beautiful children. Ava just asked about Ethan a couple of days ago. She will be so excited to see the update. Love you all!
    KIM

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  7. We are so glad that all of you guys are at home. Helen is so sweet and kind. Still praying for all of you. Take care and God Bless! We love you.

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  8. Still praying for all of you! Yay for pics! Helen looks like she is digging her new role and I know that she is thrilled to have you both back at home! Ethan is precious! What an awesome gift! I love him already.....he does have this VERY Kappa Delta sweetheart appeal that I cannot shake!!!

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  9. I came across your blog by accident and I am so glad that I did! My family is from Marianna, FL. I live in the Tampa area, but am up that way all the time and we always go to Dothan for Dobb's! I have two preemies, who are almost 4 and 2 now. I am so glad to hear that your son is home and doing well! My email is knunn00@yahoo.com, thank you for sharing your story.

    Katie Holley

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  10. Praise the Lord! We serve such an amazing and wonderful God! I am so happy to read that everyone is adjusting so wonderfully. We are all still praying for your family. Hug that baby boy!!!!

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  11. We have been praying for Ethan and your family. It is wonderful to see such beautiful pictures! It is amazing that a child so sick can be so fully healed and healthy. I know because my baby boy (Tim Tucker - now 29 years old!) spent his first hours of life in the NICU with lung problems and look at him now! Again we thank God for answered prayers and will now start praying for JR.

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  12. Love the new pictures!!! Helen is the cutest camera ham!!! Ethan is growing and what a wonderful miracle he will have to share for years to come!!!!
    We Love ya'll!!!

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  13. We are rejoicing with you guys! God is so good to us all, isn't He? Your little man is SO beautiful!!! He's just perfect.:)
    Enjoy your fabulous family of four. :)

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