Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Family of Four

I will update later with the whole labor and delivery story. Here are a few pictures of our boys until I have time to update with all the details.
I am holding Reed and Ryan is holding Braden.

Brothers! As you can see below, Reed is the fatter one of the two! Braden weighed 5.08 lbs and Reed weighed 5.9 lbs. Reed's hair is also darker than Bradens and his head is bigger:-)
Reed is waiting for a whole heart! The team of doctors has decided that a heart transplant will be a better option for him that the 3 stage Norwood procedure. We have been praying this whole time that Reed will be able to do all things like his brother and we believe that God is answering our prayer just a little different than we had planned. When Reed receives a heart, he will have a whole heart instead of half of a functioning heart! PLEASE pray that a heart will become available soon for our little fighter. He is on the top of the list at Vanderbilt!!!!
Here is Braden on his first night at home!
Braden in his bed. Doesn't he look so small in his bed! Here is Reed's sweet nurse, Jessie. She has requested to be with Reed each day that she is working. Reed is already stealing women's hearts!!!
Profiles of the brothers. I think that they look a lot alike here.

Thank you for all of the prayers on our behalf. We know that God has a great plan in store for our new family of four! God is good!

37 comments:

Mittig family said...

Your family is in my prayers-the boys are so beautiful! And how in the world do you look so great after having TWINS?????? Keep us updated and keep those pics coming!

joyce klein said...

Keeley and Ryan your boys are adorable. Troy and I will keep you all in our prayers.

mkburcham said...

The boys are just so precious and adorable. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers-God definitely has a plan for your sweet family of four! I agree with Summer--you look awesome for just having TWINS!! Keep us posted, I check your blog it seems a million times a day for updates!! Love ya

Mark and Leigh said...

Your family is in my thoughts and I wish you the best..
(Leigh Oglesby)

Emily Clev said...

PRECIOUS!!! The boys are too cute!!! What a BEAUTIFUL family of four!!! I love you all!!!

The Parker Family said...

Oh my goodness...they are so adorable. I cannot wait to hold them. How sweet are those brothers! We are praying continually for Reed and your family. The doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt are amazing! They are truly God's angels to parents.

Ericka said...

You are in our prayers. The doctors and nurses at VU are so wonderful. I'm glad Dr. Liske is taking care of you - he was so good to us. We live REALLY close to VU, let me know if we can do anything for you...

Love, Ericka Maple

PS~you do look great!

Anonymous said...

Keeley - You have been on my mind constantly. I am available for whatever you need, as you know. I can't wait to come see you and those little cuties. I am praying for you, for rest, strength, and of course A HEART! I love you and your new family! Martha

Vanessa said...

Yeah! I'm so glad to get to see some pictures of Reed and Braden together. So sweet. Braden does look so tiny in his bed. Praying for all of you!

Ryan and Michelle said...

Keeley, You have truly been blessed with two very beautiful baby boys. My aunt ran into your parents at church on Sunday and she let us know about Reed. We have been and will continue praying for God's blessings for all of you! Take care!

Natalie said...

They do look a lot alike. They are so cute!! I can't wait to meet Reed and kiss on them both. Your family has been on our minds a lot lately and we are praying for you all. I hope your getting some sleep - you look awesome! I was told you are already back in your real jeans - i'm a little jealous about that!! But seriously you look good and we are thinking about you! We love you guys!

Karina said...

Keeley, they are so beautiful! I've been checking your blog often to see new pictures of them. I hope things are going well at home with Braden, and we continue to keep Reed in our prayers.

The Adcocks said...

What beautiful babies! We are praying constantly for Reed to get a heart very soon.

Amanda said...

They are precious! I can't wait to give them some loving!!! I can't believe how much bigger Reed looks for only 9oz. They are beautiful, you can say that about boys for awhile, Ryan! Your family is constantly on my mind and in our prayers. E.C. can't wait to meet the baby boys that were in Keeley's belly. Love you all!

Michael and Hannah said...

I know that God will provide for Reed... we are praying and fasting with you! They are beautiful! I love seeing pictures of them together. They will be inseparable for life!

Anonymous said...

Josh and I are definitely keeping you guys in our prayers! Your boys are absolutely precious! And you look awesome! Thanks so much for keeping this updated. I check it about every 10 minutes...no exaggeration! -Jamie (and Josh) Whitehead

Natalie Church said...

Yea...I'm glad to see pics of the new family of four! They are so precious! I am thinking and praying for you and the fam multiple times a day. I will stop by soon!

Laura Beth said...

Precious! They look so alike and so different if that makes sense! You look amazing, too, by the way! We're praying for you guys and a heart for Reed!

andrea said...

Keeley,
The are both beautiful...you all make a gorgeous family.

We will be praying for all of you and especially Reed while he waits for his new heart...he's precious!

JlrPickens said...

Reed and Braden are so precious! What a blessing they both are! We're continually praying for Reed and the entire family. Like Ryan said, God is good and we know He is hearing the prayers of so many right now. We love you guys and can't wait to meet the boys!

Elizabeth S said...

We will be praying for you!! And your nurse, Jessie, goes to my church. Small world!

Cory said...

Reed is in our prayers. Carter was only in the NICU for 4 days and I remember how difficult that was. So I know you must be so worried. God has that sweet baby in his hands and he will take care of him. What a blessing it is to know that! I will spread the word here in Georgia for prayers for baby Reed. I love you!

Emily said...

Ryan and Keeley,
Your boys are so handsome and you do look wonderful for just having twins! We will pray for you all four everyday and be praying for a new heart to come quickly!

Missy said...

They are so sweet!!!! Congrats mom and dad!!!

Beth Deming said...

Ryan and Keeley~ The entire Batson family has been praying for you all. I have been getting daily updates from Craig while him and Michael have been hunting:) "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."

Love, Beth Deming

Gavin's Mama said...

You all continue to be in our prayers! I will specifically pray for Baby Reeds new heart, thanks for the update and the boys are beautiful!

Melissa Claire said...

Ah, they look so similar! How sweet! Braden does look so tiny in his bed! They are both so cute!

Julie said...

They are beautiful babies!! They favor their mama! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

David Parks said...

You and your family are in our prayers. You have two very sweet and precious baby boys!
Love,
Amy "Wiley" Parks

Sheena White said...

Oh my . . . .I love my little nephews so much already! I can't wait to see them next week! Much loves and prayers :)

Curry Long said...

Hi Whites,
My name is Curry Long, and I went to school with Sean and Sheena (and Ryan, but you were a little older than me). I am a nurse up in the pccu where Reed will come after he gets his heart. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you all. I am at VCH all the time. I have already told Sean to let me know, so you can let him know. Your family is in my constant prayers.

Courtney said...

Your boys are beautiful!!! You're family is in our prayers.

mandiandjosh said...

Lots of love on this blog! They look so much more alike than I realized. I am so jealous that Josh is getting to see Reed. I am going when we get back:) We're praying daily...

Amy said...

Vanessa has been updated me on you guys!! Your boys are beautiful. You will all be in our prayers.
Amy Stone Hadfield

kma said...

We are praying for your sweet family of four! The boys are beautiful!! Ward & Kelly Austin

Kristen said...

My name is Kristen Sullivan and I go to church at Hillsboro with a bunch of people that have been keeping me updated on your little boy! I have twin daughters, and one of them had open heart surgery at Vanderbilt in September when she was 11 months old. If you go to September posts on my blog there are details. You are in unbelievably good hands at Vanderbilt! We have nothing but good things to say about the cardiac staff there. Your family is in our prayers! God is good and he will be with you through all of this!

Kimberly said...

They are both beautiful! Congratulations!!
We are praying for all of you, esp. Reed!