Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Pictures

Gaines and Reed were visited by my family today. My parents brought Reed a "Hotwheels" battery operated Jeep. He loves it.

Gaines is still on nasal cannula. He is currently requiring 2 liters of flow and 50% oxygen. He gained 200 grams last night which is almost 7 ounces. Needless to say he will be getting extra doses of lasix today. Some of the 7 ounce weight gain is definitely fluid retention. He is breathing a little hard so they checked his blood gases and did a chest x-ray. Both the blood gases and the x-ray looked fine. They will continue to monitor the "hard breathing".

Below are a few pictures of Reed and his cousin Maddie in his Jeep and a few pictures of Gaines taken today.

Beau

23 comments:

Hewett Happenings said...

Reed is growing up!! He looks like a little boy, not a toddler. Looks like the sidewalks in your neighborhood will not be safe again.

Gaines is getting big too. Love seeing him without the CPAP. He is such a cutie. So glad your families are getting to meet the little guy.

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy the family.

Praying in Oklahoma...

Jennifer said...

Reed looks so excited! I love that look on his face :)

Gaines is absolutely precious. Love seeing more of him

Jenn in Indiana

Rachel E. said...

It is so neat to see Gaines' little face! He sure is cute and has so much hair.

Chris & AnnMarie said...

Reed and Gaines are just precious! Beautiful boys for sure! Glad to hear he's holding strong on the nasal cannula; that's awesome news!

Praying for total healing!
Ann Marie

Grammy Jane said...

Thanks for sharing your two precious boys. Continued prayer from Texas for your family, and especially little Gaines.

lauren said...

Gaines is such a cutie! Glad to hear the nasal cannula is working out! Daily prayers for you all from North Carolina.

Shannon said...

Wow! Gaines is getting so big...I love the cheeks:)

It must feel awesome to be home with your entire family!

Carrie said...

you have some cute little boys there!

Bekah said...

I have been following your blog and praying for you guys from the beginning, but haven't commented in a while. I just wanted to write and tell you how excited I am that God has allowed for Gaines to come back to your hometown. That is a huge step, and it must be amazing to be back at home.

I also had to comment to tell you something I'm sure you already know. Gaines is absolutely adorable!! I'd love to hear sometime what he's up to besides all the fun medical stuff. I am thankful for those updates too, but it would be fun to hear about any other developments he makes. I am not really familiar with how preemies develop, so maybe it's too early, but it would be fun to hear about anything you have observed about his personality, what he likes and that kind of thing. It's so cool to see him looking so good.

Stephanie Day said...

Oh my goodness.....Gaines is too cute! I love those chubby little cheeks and he is absolutely precious!!!

Love Reed's new jeep too!

Sara said...

I am so glad that you all are home - and Gaines is close to you too! He is getting so big and looks adorable! :)

malette-foreveryoung said...

it is nice that you can be back in your home town and your our home
praying in ND

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Wow, look at those cheeks!!!

Lori said...

Gaines looks great, and I love how much hair he has already. We didn't get to see that in the other pictures. Reed sure was having a fun time being chauffered around, looks like.

Stephanie said...

Tell Reed I LOVE his new car!!!!! He looks like he absolutely loves it also!

Now for Gaines...my goodness he looks like a completely different baby...I think that's the first time I've really seen his whole face up close. He is so absolutely precious and perfect!!!!!!! Praying for his breathing and that he'll make some great improvements!!!!

LeAnne said...

Gaines is so handsome! What an amazing guy! Praying for you daily!

Blessings - LeAnne

Courtney said...

Reed looks so happy .. And look at that sweet little face of Gaines'! He is definitely growing, and what a handsome little man he is!

Kelli said...

LOVE those pics! Reed and Gaines are both so precious...I just wanna kiss their little cheeks!

Ruthie said...

Reed looks like he's really enjoying his new toy! I always thought Gaines was a cutie, and seeing his whole face, wowzers, he sure is! :) Praying for continued improvement and grace as you all continue transitioning back home.

Ruthie

Waiting for a little Reker said...

Gaines is adorable without all the stuff great to see his lovely and love Reeds car

Katie said...

Oh man, check out those cheeks! So insanely adorable... Gaines looks great!!! I can only imgine how cool Reed thought the car was.

So happy you guys are back home safe and sound. Continuing to pray for Gaines and the whole family.

K, D & J

Tiffany Dawn said...

How much does Gaines weigh now?
He looks so cute (and NORMAL!!!)

Glad you're getting showered with love and support from friends and family now that you're at home.

The toddler bed transition was a tough one for us. My son would get up in the middle of the nigth OFTEN or early early in the morning and roam about and get into trouble!! Good luck with your process there!! If I had it to do over again, I'd prob stay in the crib as long as possible! But thats only bc of my experience! I switched at 15 mo. I think Reed is a bit older than that- isn't he? I can't remember right this second!

Blessings to you guys!
STill praying for you
Tiffany in Dallas TX

Anjanie said...

Oh my goodness, look at Gaines! He's getting so big, I almost didn't recognize him! I miss my little buddy :( I'm sooo happy to hear about the progress made on nasal cannula. Just wanted to send some love from GWUH NICU, and let you know you guys are dearly missed. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers, Love Anjanie.