7/6/08 - What A Beautiful Day!

I can hear that song playing in my mind over and over after the excitement Aimee and I just had. We went up to the NICU for a couple hours and it was a blast. Normally we would be spending all our time watching Kayleigh sleep, but not today. She was wide awake and the most active we have seen her yet. As you can see in the photos, she is off the vent and back on the nasal cannula. They took her off the vent and put her on the CPAP for an hour this morning. They noticed she was doing even too well to be on the CPAP, so they moved her to the nasa cannula. So instead of one step forward, we took two steps forward. Let's hope that she can keep it up!
One of my favotire moments today besides getting to hold her hand for a little bit, was when we gave her a pacifier and she was actually sucking on it as best as possible. The miniature pacifier was still a little too big for her, but she would suck on the tip of it before it just fell out of her mouth. We tried to prop her hand up there to hold it in, but most of the time we would have to hold it for her. So the best part was holding it in for her and gently rubbing her head. I was in love!!! Aimee said she knows that look I was giving Kayleigh because it is the same "love" look I give her.

Other than that, Kayleigh is doing great. When she would have her apnea bout, she would pick herself back up really quick without any help. That is what we want her to do and she is doing great today with that. I was able to change her diaper and wipe her pen tip size poop off her bung-holio. The photo of her crossing her legs is a splitting image of her Papa "G", which is Gary Freeman, grandpa or also known as my Dad. When he is on the phone with anyone in his chair, you will see him cross his legs like that. I can also start to see a little of Grandma in her too. The only reason I say that is because she is the only one in our immediate family that has blonde hair and it looks like Kayleigh's hair is a little blonde too (Although it may be peach fuzz). No offense to any blondes out there, but Aimee has the burnette hair dye ready for when she gets out of the NICU. ha-ha!

Aimee and I went to Elevation Church for the first time today. It was so wonderful. We were able to see Wade lead in worship, which I must say he does a fantastic job!!! God has certainly blessed him with talent as well as the rest of the band. We bought a cd and listened to it all the way to the NICU and back home. At church, Wade was able to tell his story about his two little preemie twins, Liana and Adleigh to all the members and what an amazing story it is. I ask of everyone to please pray for them too. Wade and Ferris are great people and we are blessed to have met them because I think we found a new church home :)

Today was a beautiful day! God Bless our little miracle and the way HE works in our lives.

The Freemans


Anonymous said...

Way to go Kayleigh! You are doing a great job baby! Keep growing!
Love you all!

The Hicks

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. The pictures you got are great. I can't tell you enough how beautiful she is!


Chase said...

I just yelled out that Kayleigh is off the vent and Dave yelled "YAY!!!!" with tons of relief in his voice...She has certainly found a place in our hearts!!! Love~Heather

Kimberly (Anthony's Mom) said...

awww she's doing so well. She's a survivor for sure!


l.,]/;/[== <---------- Anthony says "Hi" and that he's proud of her too! LOL

Anonymous said...

Hiya Adam and Aimee! Im from the babycenter boards and have been following your story for some time. Sending my prayers and thoughts as often as possible for Kayleigh! I would like to crochet her a blanket so if you could email me I will email you back some patterns to choose from. rebeccajo19@yahoo.com
Hugs and prayers from my family to yours!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby girl! She is doing amazing! My prayers and thoughts to your family.

Anonymous said...

I check on Ms. Kayleigh everyday.
Looks like she is doing great!
Our thoughts are with you guys.

Anonymous said...

She looks so strong and healthy. She's doing it! Yay, Kayleigh! I love seeing her so alert like that.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

YAY for good days like this! Ya'll be sure to keep that little paci, it makes for a great comparison picture later on!!

aka mrsbraden on bbc