Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Baby...

Here are some pics from the past few days with Chloe.

1 Day Old

2 Days Old

Sara and Chloe

Our Fam

Chloe is doing great and just moved from the Level III NICU (intensive care) to the Level II (step-down) Unit. She is in an "open crib" without the incubator. She is done with feeding tubes and is eating fairly well. Those are 2 big hurdles that she had to overcome before she gets to go home (regulating body temperature and eating/gaining weight).

Sara will be discharged tomorrow and we are excited about getting to spend the night together in our house. No words yet on when we can expect Chloe to go home, but the move out of the NICU today was HUGE!

For all of you who have called and emailed, we truly appreciate all the words of encouragement and you reaching out to us. Don't take it personally if you do not get an immediate response.

Thanks for checking up on us.

12 comments:

Cami said...

We are so excited to hear that everything is going so well. Welcome to parenthood! It is the most trying, but most rewarding thing ever. We have no doubts that you both will be wonderful parents. Chloe is lucky to have such amazing parents. We will be praying for Chloe to be strong enough to go home with the entire family soon. -The Farrers

Team Buckwalter said...

She is beautiful!! God is so good... Love you three!!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, she is just gorgeous! I sure hope you get to take her home soon!

"Me" said...

She is precious! Can't wait to meet her! ~The Marthens

Dad said...

Brad & Sara---We have been following your story from Virginia and how God has been holding you in His hands. We praise God for your courage---and we thank Him for Chloe and Sara's health. Awesome! Thank you for the blog, and the opportunity to see God at work. We are so grateful for your family! Love, Mike and Linda Montgomery

Diana said...

She is a precious treasure from Heaven . She is so cute and tiny!!! She is a fighter like her mommy. I will keep you in my prayers that Chloe continue to do better each day and that she can go home soon!! God Bless your beautiful family.

A Fun Family said...

Wow, great news!
When you get around to it, no hurry, would you email us your mailing address, please? We've got something to send.
Ben & Joy
Sep092000@gmail.com

Montgomery said...

You all are so beautiful. Praise to God for the gift of life!

rebecca r said...

she's perfect! god is good!

Dunnz said...

She's so beautiful. Is it too early to say she looks just like her momma? I'm so happy all is going well and will continue to pray. Love you all.

Christina said...

Congratulations on your new baby! Such a bittersweet time for you and your family.

I am just now finding your blog & I want to extend our condolences for your family.

I also wanted to tell you that your little daughter Chloe resembles my daughter a bit when she was born. I thought that was pretty amazing.

God Bless!
Christina

pamela said...

your baby is beautiful, perfect. May God Bless your family always.