Aimee and I were so overwhelmed for all of our friends and family, and for all the people who have mailed Kayleigh gifts that only know us from this blog. That is just so amazing and we are THANKFUL for everyone! God has certainly blessed Aimee and I with an amazing amount of people who care so much for our precious little girl. We are just blown away by the generosity.
We completely forgot about taking tons of photos because we were so busy chatting with everyone, but here are a few that we did take:
After the shower, Aimee and I were beyond excited as my oldest brother, Scott and his wife, Rebecca both came up to the hospital to see Kayleigh. They don't live in town, so this was their first time getting a chance to hold Kayleigh. The last time they came in, Kayleigh was much smaller and we weren't letting anyone hold her. Here are their photos with Kayleigh:
Okay, now for Kayleigh's update. She is doing awesome! They figured out what was going on with her feedings and why she didn't seem interested in her bottle at some of her feeds. We thought maybe she was just too tired or didn't like the taste of the foritifer, but a nurse realized she was having troubles when she is swallowing the milk. The tube from the vent must have rubbed her throat raw which was causing Kayleigh to hurt a little while swallowing. They gave her some medicine to fix that problem and she is now downing every bottle with no problem at all.
She also had her follow up eye exam today and everything looks perfect. Our next follow up is not for another 4 months, so that must mean her eyes look really good!
Other than that, nothing else is new and nothing else is wrong. That is awesome news and we are moving right along!!! Aimee and I have our CPR class tomorrow, so that is going to be fun. We are looking forward to it, but we pray we won't have to use it :)
Thank you again everyone for coming to the shower and for those who sent us gifts. One major thing we have learned from this experience is that being a support system for anyone, no matter if you know them personally or not, it makes that person feel so amazing. No matter what, we will continue to reach out and be a shoulder to cry on or a celebrating fan for everyone we come in to contact with that needs it. It touches our hearts so deep and we are so blessed to have every single one of you pulling for Kayleigh and lending a helping hand to us.
The Freemans :)
The Freemans :)