Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweet 1 month old little boy

Brecken was 1 month old on Monday and was a healthy 9lbs 15 oz at his check up. It has been a delight to have a child that has not had to have surgery or see a number of specialist at this point in life. We are not getting much sleep, but I feel amazingly refreshed and grateful to have a healthy baby. No matter the bumps in the road, as long as he is doing well it is all ok. You would also think that with such a little butterball that he should be sleeping at night - and 3 nights in a row we did have 5 hour stretches, but he seems to be in a growth spurt again and his favorite thing to do is eat and he would like to do that all the time. Again - we should get sleep next year, so this is fine.

I also had my gallbladder out on Tuesday of this week. It is now Thursday and I feel much better than I did yesterday. It is a great time to start that serious diet!

Brighton has started school and says that he has the best schedule ever! He loves all his teachers so far and is looking forward most to skills for living. He will have a flour baby soon to take care of and I have told him he had better get an A on that one.

Kelly is still off work with paternity leave - Southwest is a great company! His benefits are so much better than mine. I do have to say that it is obvious that he is a bit bored.

Thank you all for all your prayers - this past month has been wonderful. It is still filled with so much mixed emotion, but he is such a gift of healing from above.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our New Arrival

Welcome to the World Sweet Brecken. I have to admit that I have been very bad about posting updates. It is a bit late, but Brecken arrived on July 22, 2011! this was early but he has done very well! He is now at home and we are enjoying sleepless nights! We compare him to Molly so much - he is already donig so many things that she never did. We have shed a number of tears of joy and sadness also. He looks so much like she did, but is so different. I had forgotten how easy a healthy baby could be. I am just so thankful for the little things. To see how relaxed he is when he sleeps, to see a sweet smile and to have a baby that lifts his head. The small things that seemed so hard, they are so easy. He is a true gift of healing, no a replacement.

We love you Brecken and we miss you Molly! I have to believe that she is here with us, watching over her little brother also!