Friday, March 10, 2006
On my way home at a whole 4 lbs 3 ozs. Our room in stay the night before we brought Chase home to make sure we could handle everything and that Chase was ready to go home too. It went great and we went home the next morning.
Peanuts pad the night before we can home. Chases big boy bed with his monitors. His first time out of the Level II, the night before we brought him home.
Dad dressing Chase. This was fun for both of us as we had to learn to look for chothes that would work with all of his wires and tubes he would be coming home on. Dad was VERY good at the dressing table.
Chase at 2 weeks old. He slept alot and was the best baby. He had to eat every 3 hours which he did most of his feeds with an NG tube that runs from his nose into his tummy. Perms are sleepy all of the time and then he had a bad heart so he liked his sleep. The NG tube feeds were not so bad he could sleep while he ate and you don't have to burp him. It was nice when we got home and the monitors kept you up all night beeping.
Mom giving her angel a kiss. I went to the hospital in the morning to feed and stayed for a few hours then ran home made dinner and then Dusty and I went back to feed and play for a few more hours. We always did his bath nights. It was nice to do the baths, it made Chase feel like he was really ours. It was very hard to go home with out Chase but then it gave us time to get ready for him to come home. We knew he would be coming home on the oxygen and monitors so we had to redo our bed room to make room for all of his things.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Dad holding Chase for the first time. Chase has already got dad wrapped around his finger. It was hard on my husband in the begaining to deal with everything but after a couple of days and he had time to take everything in and he found out that the baby and mom were going to okay he was fine. He has always been so proud to be Chases dad and while Chase was in the hospital he never missed one day or night visit. I fell in love with him all over again when I seen how much he cared for me and Chase. His big hands trying to botton the tiny bottons on Chases chothes, The sweet whispers he shared only with Chase that when he gets bigger he will teacher him to ride the horses so he could rope with him. All the things he loves to do he promised to teacher our littlest of sons. He is a wonderful dad.
Mom, Chase and big brother Cody. The day we found out he had a heart defect which was called an AV canal. We also found out that Chase might have Down syndrome, which we found out a few weeks later he did. The Down syndrome news was not as hard to hear as the heart defect was. But we took all of the news about Chase very well I think and loved him at first sight. From the day he was born we have found that Chase has a magical way with people and brings peace to whom ever holds him. I am so glad the Lord blessed us with Chase. He is a joy to our family.