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Monday, October 27, 2008

Everyone Should have a Ford and Hayden

They are just the two sweetest, toughest, funniest and cutest boys I know. Trust me, they would melt your heart in an instant, especially with all they've overcome... and to see how far they've come... it is just amazing.

We had our 9 month check up last week, we also saw their pulmonologist and nephrologist. It was a busy week for Ford, Hayden and their parents. I was worried a little bit about them not gaining as much weight as I'd hoped for, but the doctors didn't seem concerned so hopefully they will chub-up in the next month. They are just so busy and burning calories these days.
Good news to report on the Ford front. He is off his oxygen for the most part. He still makes me worried from time to time when he breathes fast, but his oxygen levels are staying up so.... prayer answered there. He loves not having the nasal cannula in his nose... he had started ripping the tape off his face everyday.

Today the boys had me tickled! They were in their discovery centers and Ford was just giggling at Hayden... he couldn't control himself... it was just an infectious laugh. Hayden was laughing uncontrollably shortly before that at me... somehow I managed to give him the giggles with some of my baby entertaining... glad it works! I couldn't stop laughing because they were laughing, PURE JOY!


Other big news, I am back at work part time. I am working Sunday evening and feel very blessed to be back with all of those who prayed so hard for our family and really kept us going during those rough times in the NICU. I hope I make the boys proud. They made TV again last night... they looked like little stars.
So far, we have gotten the boys shots for RSV and the flu and we are keeping them in... except for doctors appointments. I just want them to stay healthy during this sick season. It is a scary time for us and I wish I could say I am staying completely calm about it, but I am worried because I just want the boys to keep progressing like they are... that would be the ultimate blessing!
Take care and I hope to chat again soon....

Ford and Hayden's mommy, Dana

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HANDSOME BOYS!!!! They are growing so fast! I was so excited to see the update. I am also keeping up with another friend's preemie born at 25 weeks and I think about how far your boys have come and it keeps hopes going for her. I am so glad to hear little Ford is off his oxygen for the most part. I love their Cowboys jerseys! Adorable! I hope you have lots more of the continuos laughter moments...they are the sweetest!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I am so happy for you Dana. The boys look so adorable and they look the "picture of health". God is so good!
I missed ya'll on T.V. but I will watch for you on Sunday night.
Blessings!
~Glenda

Teresa T. said...

So happy for you guy's! It is so great to see these babies, mom and dad so healthy and happy. Saw you Dana Sunday evening. Had to take a double take! Was GREAT to see you knowing the boy's must be doing wonderful! Since last January, God has blessed us all and has answered so, so many prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dana it was so wondeful to see you on the news again. It let me know the boys are doing great!!I will continue to pray for you all throughout the winter mos. God Bless you all. HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!

Lana Halliday said...

Dana and Trey,
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boys Ford and Hayden. What a miraculous blessing from God. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. I look forward to seeing you on KLTV again Dana.

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