Saturday, January 10, 2009

Week 8

I know that a lot of people check this blog regularly and some more than one time a day so I figure the more pictures the better!! I absolutely love when people tell me that they check this all the time. Ryan and I are so thankful for all of you that are praying for us during this time.
We continue to wait for Reed's heart and are so VERYgrateful that he is still healthy and growing strong. Our constant prayer is that Reed's heart will come soon and that he will remain healthy while he waits!!
Our boys are getting so big and so long. It is amazing how much they have grown since they were 5 pounds at birth.
These boys already having daddy wrapped around their fingers. I can already tell that I am going to be the rule enforcer and dad will be the fun one:-)However, there was a big first yesterday with Reed.....Reed SMILED at me!!!!! I was so glad that there were 4 other people in the room when I was talking to Reed to witness that he smiled at me. He not only smiled once but several times. When I called Ryan, he could not believe that I got him to smile before he did! (You cannot tell in the pics below because it was too hard to snap the picture when he smiled)Here is one of Reed's new things that he likes to look at. Who knew that black and white could be so stimulating! Braden has really starting to show his little personality here in the last week too. He loves to "talk" to you and smile, sometimes even in his sleep.
Reed's Thoughts:
1) Are those nurses coming in here to mess with me again?!? 2) Ummm, that sugar water they just gave me was great.
3) That sugar water did not keep me from hurting when the nurse pulled off a bandage from my arm!
Mom's favorite pictures from yesterday of Reed and Braden:

16 comments:

andrea said...

OMG...I love the pic of Reed asleep with his pacifier. Isn't it the best when they start to smile and respond to you :)


You have beautiful boys!

Sheena White said...

Keeley, I love all the pics and updates. I look at the blog almost everyday so keep posting. My nephews are getting so big, WOW!! We will see yall this coming weekend. Much love your way :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how sweet! They are so precious! I bet they have you BOTH right where they want you! I definitely check the blog more than once a day so I appreciate the updates and pictures. We have been praying for Reed every night and will continue!
-Jamie Whitehead

ashley said...

i have your blog on my "igoogle" reader, so i only check it when there are new posts, but i'm always praying for you and reed. love your posts!

Sara said...

Thank you for taking all of these pictures and taking time to post! I tear up every time I read your blog and am praying for YOU and precious boy.
Sara Jo

Anonymous said...

When our kiddos were babies someone told us that when a sleeping baby smiles it means the angels are kissing him!

We keep praying and are so happy for your first smiles!

Pete and Rachel Sullivan

Courtney said...

These are great! The 1st smile almost melts your heart.... :) So glad you guys had a good week and I def check your blog everyday, so keep the updates coming!!! They really are so sweet...

Julie said...

Thanks for posting lots of pics! They are precious, and we are praying every day!!

Karen said...

Precious pictures of those sweet boys. Sorry to hear you'll have to be the enforcer - it has to be more fun to be the "fun" parent (not that I would know - although neither parent is too fun to teenagers). Thanks for keeping us updated. We're praying ...
Karen Risley

Dana said...

The pictures are great!!! The boys look so good and so do you! We are all praying for Reed and Braden. You two are amazing parents and the best is yet to come!!
love you,
Jerry, Dana, Wesley, John @ Kendall

Sarah said...

Keeley, I came across your blog and wanted you to know that we are praying for a heart for Reed. Your boys are adorable!
Sarah (Ward) Jenkins

The Parker Family said...

Smiling babies is wonderful. I am sure Ryan was a little jealous of you:) Reed and Braden are super cute!
Jackson is still praying for them and you and Ryan every night.

Stacey Beyer said...

Keeley, This is the first time I have been on your page, and it is precious. You are truly and inspiration and such a powerful example of faith, and Ryan as well. The boys are beautiful!! I do just have to tell you that you might have to eat those words about be the disciplinarian, especially if Reed smiled at you first. Boys have such a special place in their momma's heart. I love my girls and they are and will always remain special - because you love all of your children, just in different ways. But, I am totally in love with Will. He can just about get away with anything with his momma! So just beware. Those boys will learn fast how to get ya!! All of our love to your family. We are constantly praying for you. I will be checking your site more often and looking for new pictures!!
Love,
Stacey Beyer

Natalie said...

Oh, that gives me goose bumps that he smiled at you. He definately knows who is momma is!! You said you didn't get the pict. of him smiling but I can see it in his eyes just looking at you. That is too precious! We are still praying for your family. Reed looks really good by the way, he is growing like a champ. Thanks for the updates, I love seeing pictures of the boys... and you and ryan!
We love you guys!

mkburcham said...

That is so special that he smiled at you-he knows his momma!! They are growing and are just so freakin adorable! I do check your blog mutliple times a day and I admit, I am obsessed. I keep praying, God is good. Love ya!

denise said...

you have beautiful baby boys.You are very blessed.I also have twins that are miracle babys.They are both boys and are 9 years old now and doing great!God has also blessed us.I thank God everyday for them.The power of prayer is real and i"ve always had faith in that.I will continue praying for your family.God Bless.