Braden's serious look...look at that belly on him!
Reed's awesome haircut. The surgeon who did the bur holes even gave me the bag with his hair in it for his baby book. I couldn't tell him but I am not counting that as Reed's first haircut. If that was the case, Reed has had many "first haircuts" since he has been in the hospital for 109 days of his first five months!
I am just so glad that Reed is not a little girl who's hair got messed up and has a ton of scars. The ladies will love Reed's scars when he is older where a girl would probably care about the scars:-)
Our little Braden is definitely a people person. He is pretty easy to get a smile out of just by talking to him. I cannot believe how quickly they grow but I am loving every minute of it! Braden is a little chunker...I weighed him on our scale at home and I think he is getting close to 16 pounds. He doesn't have a lot of rolls on him but he is just solid. Who would have ever thought that our growth restricted Twin A that the doctors were worried about would be so healthy now!
My two little monkeys getting ready for bed....
....let's make that two little monkeys and one big monkey!!!
Braden with Ryan's KU hat on. Since Kentucky got Memphis' old coach hopefully we will have a fierce competition on our hands for March madness next year. Stay tuned to see who the boys end of cheering for...UK or KU!
Last Saturday night with Reed's tube still in.
Sunday morning with Reed's tube out! That's right, Reed is doing great with his bottles ever since he came home from the hospital. (once again the deer in headlights look)
Here is my mom's philosophy with the whole bleeding on the brain scenario since the doctors don't understand it all:Even since Reed came home from the hospital after his heart transplant, it was always a struggle to get Reed to take his bottle. We would have to trick him with his pacifier then stick the bottle in his mouth. Once he latched on, we could not take the bottle out of his mouth because the chances that he would take it again were pretty slim. He was averaging around 60 ml's a day the week before he went to the ER. We thought he was doing great.Ever since he has come home, he is taking every bottle with no fight at all!! He does not have to be tricked....we can burp him in the middle, change his diaper or whatever and he will still take it. Get this though, he will take 120 ml's every bottle. My mom's philosophy, which makes sense to all of us, is that he came home from the hospital the first time with pressure/blood on his brain. I do not think that it is just coincidence that he now takes his bottles with no problem.
Braden ready for church with his cute Feltman brother's train outfit on.
Reed is still working on his neck strength. He is getting better holding it up but he still has a ways to go. Please continue to pray for Reed and for him to make a full recovery.
As far as his vision is concerned, we have seen improvement this week. He will actually look at us and smile now and even follow you, most of the time, when you move. His eyes also still have a ways to go to get back to normal but please continue to pray for this too! Ryan and I appreciate so much all of the prayers, and we know that is why Reed is doing as well as he is with all that he has been through. Thank you so much!