Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy One Month Brayden!

Today was Brayden's one month birthday!


Something is missing from the above picture....any guesses? It's his feeding tube! Dr. May came by today and was so pleased with Brayden's progress that she cancelled his GI test, told us that the tube could come out and if he continues to eat this well then we will go home on MONDAY!

Here's a funny...when Brayden heard that his tube could come out he ripped it out himself - tube, tape and sticker (it held the tube to his cheek)! My mom calls him a little stinker and I think she's right!


(Above) Brayden loves his swing - I hope that he likes the one we have at home as much as he likes this one!
Thank you for continuing to pray for Brayden! he did so well today with his feeds. We are just praying that he keeps it up and we will be headed home soon!

76 comments:

Candis Berge said...

As a praying believer who has been reading your blog and praying for your precious son I just want to say Praise the Lord!

And may I add how handsome your son is?? ADORABLE. And NO tubes!!

Can't wait to see the first pictures of Brayden at home!

Kristi in Virginia said...

Woohoo!!! What incredible news! So, so proud of Brayden for doing such a great job with his eating! And praise God for His incredible healing. What a sweet blessing. Happy 1 month little guy! Congrats to the momma and daddy!! I'm sure Monday can't come soon enough.

Yarnmomma said...

Oh praise god for these continuing miracles. He is so cute and handsome. Can't wait to see the first pics of you as a family back at home.

Stephanie in mo

Char said...

Oh...this is wonderful news!...I will continue to pray for Brayden and the two of you...nothing like being home and becoming a complete family there!

peggi said...

Yipee Brayden! Praying he will be home Monday. He is sooooooo cute!

Maggie said...

What wonderful news! Will continue to pray for all of you. Our God is an Awesome God!

Heather said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Oh I will be praying every chance I get that sweet Brayden will continue to do great and will be home in just a few days!! I loved it when my boy finally got his tube taken out so I could enjoy his face and get some nice pics :D Brayden is absolutely adorable!!! So precious!!! Congrats on a great day!! Way to go Brayden keep it up!
Hugs and prayers,
Heather~ On the Homefront

Shelley said...

Great news! Praying that he gets to go home very soon!

Jaci said...

That is great news. I hope you can bring your baby home soon! He is such a cutie

Barb said...

What great news for you guys, keep it up Brayden.The pics are too cute....Barb

Anonymous said...

What an answer to prayer.. that is wonderful.. my family drove by ACH today and I said a special prayer for Brayden!
Praise GOD!
Love,
Your Sister In Christ, Bryant AR

Bubeaner said...

That is great news! He looks adorable without his NG tube. My little one did the same thing. We caught him with both hands on it and pulling with all his might. It's amazing what these little ones can do.

anna said...

he is soooo cute!!! we've been praying for little brayden's healing! God is so good!! how exciting to be going home on monday!

Anonymous said...

What great news!!!! Brayden sure is adorable.

Julie

Midwest Mommy said...

I am so happy for you! I will continue to pray that this weekend goes smoothly too and he is home on Monday.

mommyto3 said...

He is so ADORABLE!!! I can't believe how alert he is! I'll be praying that Monday is the day you get to take your beautiful Brayden home! Happy 1 month Brayden!

Ruth said...

YEAH!!!I couldn't wait to bring my baby home. It is the best!!!

CherryTreeLane said...

God is soooo good, over and over again.
Congratulations!

Jen said...

He's just gorgeous! So glad to hear and see that things are going well! I'm sure you can't wait to get home...and sleep in your own bed! ☺

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We continue to pray for you in Southwestern Wisconsin!

bethanyjones said...

I know you don't know me, but I've been following your life...through Harper's blog!!! I'm so not the type to post on a "randoms" blog, but I just could help myself!!! I'm so excited for ya'll!!! I hope Brayden gets to come home soon!!! I just want you to know that we (complete strangers) are praying for yall!!! God has shown his faithfulness!

mumameee said...

That is just the best news!! Get some rest before you head home!!!! :) Enjoy x

Tracy said...

Congratulations on one month!! I know you wanted to have him home by now, but you are so close!! You got great news today! Congrats!

tara said...

what SUPER news!! i have tears in my eyes at his progress jenna! God is so good and truly supplies all our needs. i can't imagine how hard it has been to wait patiently to take him home. hopefully no more waiting come monday! our family will be praying steadily this weekend. take care!
he really is such a handsome little guy!!
tara from maryland

Jeff and Steph said...

Wow. Your son is seriously cute! Congrats on his huge progress!

creative gal said...

YEAH!!!!!

Christy said...

I've not been reading long but I have been following it since right after Brayden was born. I've been checking back nearly daily and I praise God for his healing in Brayden's life. He is beautiful too btw! :D

Stacia Howard said...

Praise God!! Wonderful news! Im so happy to hear he is doing so well. I will be praying that yall can go home as a family Monday. Happy 1 month Birthday Brayden!!

Heather said...

What wonderful news! So glad Brayden is doing better! I know you can't wait to take him home! May God bless you and your family!

Tonya Ingram said...

Yay!!! That is wonderful. Prayers are powerful...

Candace said...

WHAT A BLESSING!!! We will continue praying and will look forward to getting that wonderful news!! :)

Hailey said...

Happy One Month Brayden!
He has gotten so big!
Still praying in NC!

April said...

What wonderful news! Praise the Lord!! Prayers that you'll be on your way home on Monday!

Thank you for posting pictures of him!!

Annette said...

You know Jenna, little Brayden has been a true miracle. I get all teary eyed when I talk about hime to my friends and family. But he has come such a long way and I am so happy that yall will be going home on Monday.
Praise the Lord!!!
Oh, and he is just the most precious baby boy I think I have ever seen.

His Doorkeeper said...

Happy One Month Brayden! God is at work! Brayden is doing just like Harper...one day he just starts eating and gets better! The power of prayer changes many things!

We are so happy for you all! Hope the next news is you are homeward bound!

God is good all the time!!

AJU5's Mom said...

Way to go Brayden!
I think babies know when they can take things off - my daughter pulled her O2 stuff off the morning she was to go off too!

Valerie said...

I have tears in my eyes. I am so excited for all of you! What good news! I pray that Brayden keeps up the good work and you will be home Monday.

Happy 1 month little guy. :)

Laura said...

SO thankful...praying you will be home on Monday!

Anonymous said...

Jenna,

What a great one-month old birthday present! Brayden is beautiful...praying that he continues to feed well and gets to go home on Monday.

Gail
Annapolis, MD

The Allens said...

What wonderful news! I Know you wanted to be home today, but you are so close! And I guess this is a Velentine's you'll never forget! Maybe you can get away for a little sweet time with you husband.

Homemomma said...

Happy 1 Month Brayden! God brought you into this earth for a purpose and we know you will fulfill it!

Be blessed little baby (and your momma and daddy too)

Love,
Erika

Jessica said...

Good Job, Brayden! Keep up the great work. Can you tell I'm a teacher?! :)

I'm so glad that you'll all be going home soon. I'll be praying so hard that it can happen on Monday.

Kristin said...

Yay Brayden! Hope you get to go home on Monday...You are one handsome fellow!!!

motherof3fellows said...

Oh, that is awesome. I have been following your blog for a while. I have said lots of prayers for your little fellow. God is SO good!

Lori (mom to a 25wker) said...

Praise the Lord!! God is good huh? Yay for no tubes and tape! And Im praying that monday is the day he comes home if our Lord sees fit!!

Hugs,

Lori (mommy to a 25wker)

Melissa Jo said...

Awww I'm praying for your little boy. :) I just had my baby boy three months ago! They grow so fast! And he sounds like he's a trooper!

Lynn said...

Hi Jenna,

What wonderful news!!! Praise Jesus! Brayden is such a cutie, and how funny about the feeding tube!! =) Keeping you & yours in prayers for continuing healing and being able to finally go home on Monday!! Will keep fingers & toes crossed. =)

God Bless,
Lynn in Texas

Pam said...

Yea! I am so happy for you. He looks so happy and healthy in those pictures. Praying for no more problems and you get to come home on Monday!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I am so happy for your progress...

Lots of prayers sent your way

Melissa said...

I noticed the missing tube immediately! Happy 1 month to Brayden! I've been praying for you guys and I'm glad to head Brayden is doing better!

Jennifer said...

Happy One Month sweet boy! Oh goodness! He is adorable! I know you are soooo ready to come home! I'm praying!!

Shanna said...

GO BRAYDEN!

Serious Shopaholic said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited for you guys! & Happy Birthday Brayden! I know that he will have many, many more milestones--Happy 83rd Birthday still to come! Congrats on getting to go home!

Shannon said...

He is absolutely adorable!!!! He is so cute!

Praise the Lord he is doing so good! I'm praying he gets to go home on Monday!

Brooke said...

That is great news! With all the people praying it is really not a surprise though :) I will keep praying that Monday brings good news of going home!!

Leslie said...

I am so happy to hear that!

Pick said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited to bring him home. Believe it or not once you come home you will miss the people that you have come so close to during your stay. We will continue to pray.
Christy

tootie said...

Can you believe it's been a month?? He looks so cute! Glad he is doing better! My prayers, as always, are with you.

Stephanie said...

What a huge improvement in just a matter of days! I am singing praise right now!! He is absolutely adorable and I just love to see him without tubes!!! Can't wait to see those first pics at home. Praying for Monday! I know you're ready :) I just realized...you got the best Valentine's Day present imaginable!

Kendra said...

God is SO GOOD!!!!!!! That is amazing news...must be the Lord.

That pic is adorable! I swear he gets cuter every day!!!

Anonymous said...

what wonderful news and that picture of Brayden is so precious too! I am so happy for your family and hope that you do get to go home Monday. Give that little one lots of cuddles and love and enjoy every minute with him. They grow up very fast. Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us and I will continue to to read your blog and pray for all of you.

L2L said...

Yes Lord, Yes Lord, Yes, Yes, Yes. We are praying that you all will be able to go home on Monday!!!!!

Erika said...

What wonderful news! Praise the Lord!
He is just so cute too!

Cori said...

He is so precious! I absolutely love that picture of him.

Praying that he gets to go home Monday.

mandi said...

Such wonderful news - a great way to celebrate 1 mont!! He was adorable before, but too cute without any of the tubes:) I'm praying for Monday!

Mandi said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!
Praise the Lord! I know you must be thrilled!!!
Brayden is such a cutie and looks even better without the tube. (:

Piper's Minion said...

YAYYYYY!!! How exciting for you guys! Hopefully you can take him home Monday. He is adorable!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I hope you guys get to go home on Monday. Good luck. We'll continue to pray for you guys.
Happy Love Day!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Jenna,
I've been following your blog since Brayden was born - but I don't think I've left a comment yet.

What exciting news! It will be so wonderful for you to get your new baby home! That's where you are all meant to be. :)

Having lost 3 children (2 infant sons and a 6 year old daughter), my heart is always very tender in situations like yours. I'm just so glad that you get to take little Brayden home and I rejoice with you.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Yay for Brayden!

Lynnette
www.lynnettekraft.blogspot.com

Sherrie said...

I just found your blog today. Congrats on the fabulous news. I will keep Brayden in my prayers. I hope you get to bring him home tomorrow!

Jenifer said...

Thats awsome news been preying for yall

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenna. My name is Kerri. I have been reading your entire blog all night as i sit in the room with my daughter here at ACH. We are in ITU right down the hall from you. I don't know if you are still here but I just wanted you to know that i am praying for you, Chris, and Brayden. He is absolutely beautiful and what a strong little boy!! I hope God continues to bless your family!!

miss shortcake said...

congratulations! That's such wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! I am so excited for you and Brayden. I hope everything is still going well. On the other hand I am a little sad because I may not get to see you before you leave. If I don't just know you guys are awesome. Brayden could not be more lucky! Please stay in touch I want updates on my little guy!

Susan said...

Checked in for the first time since I came to Wisconsin a few days ago for a brief visit with family, and was OVERJOYED that the prayers have been working and precious Brayden has decided he wants to take the bottles now and has gotten rid of the feeding tube--and by his own hand, no less! So many of us were trusting that it would happen just like that for you. There's a Cyber-party going on to celebrate!! Will keep you in prayers that as I travel back to Missouri tomorrow, you will also be traveling: HOME!! Good for Brayden!! Good for you! You've been champs throughout the whole ordeal! God Bless! Susan

Liege said...

Jenna, this is the first time I visit your blog. I got to it through a friend's blog. I couldn't just read your recent posts, so I went all the way back to a few days before your induction. I just wanted to say that I truly admire your strength through all that you have been through with Brayden. You are an incredible mother. Your faith in God through your journey is so inspiring. I will add your family to my prayers and continue to read your blog for reports and inspiration.
Oh, and your son is such a handsome little boy, good job mama :)

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