2/16/09 - One Blessed Dad!!!
















Ha! I was having too much fun with the camera.

First of all, I wanted to let everyone know that the NBC News Affiliate (WXII Channel 12) will be airing our story Wednesday night at 5pm est. They will be putting the feed on the website for all of those who are not local to the Winston Salem/Greensboro area. We are one of those people, so they are going to mail me a DVD of the story and I will also post it to the blog when it comes in.

Kayleigh has been doing awesome over the past couple days. She has gone up on her feeds and her belly is not so bloated anymore. Yesterday, she was enjoying our company with tons and tons of kisses. It was perfect as every time we would give her some smooches, it was almost as if she was closing her mouth and puckering up for us. She is so sweet when she is not in any kind of pain or discomfort, so we are overly excited about her progress right now. The stress level is almost instantly lifted and we get to enjoy spending time with her like normal parents should. It is unfortunate that we haven't had many days like these and the ones we did, were short lived and practically forgotten.

Speaking of great days and spending time with our children, a lot of you asked how Brandon and Allyson are doing through all of this. From the outside in, I can imagine thinking "How do Adam and Aimee have enough time in a day for everything that is going on in their lives, especially time for Brandon and Allyson?" Well, we don't have all the time in the world! But, with the time we do have, our major focus is to be the best parents we possibly can to each of our children on a daily basis.

Our schedule goes a little something like this: We wake up around 7:00am and work until we have to take the kids to school at 9:00. We then come back and work some or go straight to the hospital until we have to pick the kids up from school at 3:45. We then work some more, do homework then dinner. After dinner, we give the kids full attention to do whatever they want. Whether it is board games, TV shows, a movie, computer games, or video games. No matter what it is, we have a blast and we make the best of our time together so they feel as they are 100% loved. When they go to bed around 10:00, Aimee and I work, blog or spend some time with each other until 3 in the morning every single night.

They are handling this whole situation like champs. Honestly, their lives have not changed one single bit. The hard part is they are not able to go see Kayleigh because of RSV season and that has been going on since September. They saw her once passing in the hall as they took Kayleigh to the Cath lab, but then again, that has been a while now too. Every time they hear she is doing rough, they are sad because they see us sad. Although, they are very excited to hear when Kayleigh is close to coming home. Hopefully the next time around their hopes aren't shattered. They think it is the coolest thing when we talk about having 24 hour nursing care in the home, but they are just kids and I am jealous I don't look at the world the same way they do.

Overall, they both are doing amazing. Allyson made the A-B Honor Roll and Brandon received Wolf of the Day over 5 times, which rewarded him with his handprint on the school hallway wall. They are both two amazing children and life is such a wonderful experience, just watching them grow in to their own personalities that continue to make us die with laughter every single day. I can't say enough good things about them, but I do know for sure that I am One Blessed Dad to have a family like this.

When Kayleigh decides to finally make the journey home to our house, we have an idea that I wanted to ask your opinion about. I am planning on creating a whole different blog that will allow you all to continue to follow Kayleigh's journey at home, but also follow our family as well. We will leave the hospital journey (old blog) and start the home journey (new blog) from then on. This will allow Kayleigh's story to remain just as it is on her blog for those who want to learn all about the NICU experience to educate themselves and help give them hope through their own journey's. The final post (When she comes home) will direct everyone with a link to the new site if they want to continue following in her story along with the rest of us. What are your thoughts about that? Would you care to hear about our crazy family? LOL

If you think it is a good idea, we need some help!!!! We can't think of a blog title! So, I am asking for EVERYONE to pitch in their ideas for our family blog title and we will award the person with the best idea with a huge.........uummmmm..........A huge...........and I mean a huuuuuuuuuugggggeeeeeee..........................A VERY HUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEE.........Thank you :)

God Bless,

129 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow, she is doing awesome! I'm not good at coming up with names, but you better not leave us once Kayleigh goes home...she is our cyber baby and I'm addicted! I can't wait for that day to come though and am very thankful for the time you take to let us all know what is going on and letting us join in this journey with you all...It has been my privilege to be one of your prayer warriers...don't worry I'm not planning on stopping!

Shanda said...

I definitely like the idea of a continuation story of life at home. We have all gotten too close to Kayleigh and you guys to just stop reading about your lives now! Hmmm, a name. I will think on that and get back to you.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love this...good news on fronts. can't wait to see what comes of making little k's story more public. she's gonna bless a lot of people!

the website name...i'm still thinking.

and i have to say, sofia in the NICU for the short 2 weeks with 3 other kids at home was rough...you guys are amazing. amazing!

Alanya said...

I think i good title wold be God blessed the road to Kayleigh Homecoming!

Hayley, York SC said...

She looks great!! I loved the one of her grabbing your nose!! She is adorable and can't wait for that final post saying she is finally home with her brother and sister!!

The Woollard Family said...

Y'all look so cute together!!! I absolutely love those pictures! Kayleigh looks amazing! I am so proud of Allyson and Brandon for staying strong and wonderful siblings through everything that has been going on. Kayleigh will look back on it one day and appreciate it even more. As far as the blog goes, I'll love to keep up with the Fighting Freemans, The Freeman Five, Faithful Freemans...get the drift? Haha. Those are some of my blog names for y'all. I have tons!!

Heather, Joseph, & Bailey Alyse Woollard

Wetumpka, Alabama

Chrystal M. Smith said...

Freeman Family Fun: A Story of God's Grace

Anonymous said...

Wow, God has blessed this baby with healing. She looks great.

I am still waiting for my pink bracelet to tell the world of this amazing child.

My Bible study has her on their prayer list every Tuesday.

chrissynh said...

I can Not believe how much she has progressed in the last couple of days it is truly amazing. And yes By looking at those Pictures you are not only one truly blessed dad But also one very happy, excited, and overjoyed and loved Daddy. and that is just a portion of what I see in those Pictures. She truly looks amazing, I love how she is handing out the kisses and how she is reaching for your face and touching toys and playing it truly is an amazing site to see. I said once before and I will say it again day by day one day at a time she will progress better and better and you guys will get thru all the little hurdles and before you know it you will be bringing that precious little angel girl home where she belongs. I feel so Bad that Brandon & Allyson are not able to see her right now that really is heartbreaking and I know it must be so tough for them, Have you thought about doing some video taping while visiting Kayleigh? so they can feel like they were there with her and they will have videos to watch when they miss her the most , Just a thought . As far as the idea of the Blog for once she goes home and migrating this one into a home journey for Kayleigh I LOVE IT !!!!! I am sure I can speak for all of us here we have followed you thus far and once you take that little angel home of course we are ALL going to want to know how she is , how you are ALL doing and how things are going with Kayleigh at home. WE DO NOT want this blog to end when she leaves the hospital, that would just be wrong. We would all be wondering how you ALL are doing and getting along, SO YES it needs to continue. As far as a name I don't have any ideas right this minute But I will think about it and I will post a few when I get some good ideas... Love to you all and Give that beautiful baby girl kisses & hugs .

Jackie LeFevre said...

I think a new blog for a new part of her life is an awesome idea. I am a LONG TIME follower! I would love to hear about the family!

jahnsgang said...

I think it will be great to continue the blog while you guys are at home. I believe a lot of people visit your site daily and check in on Kayleigh. I personally would love to see the progress she is making at home. You guys are strong. God Bless and keep up the great work.

Val said...

You guys are awesome parents! I admire you for everything you do for your kids. It's great to see such cute pictures of daddy and Kayleigh now too. She's so adorable.

Transparent Tulip said...

I have couple of ideas...
One day at a time.
or Freeman Family Fortitude.

fortitude-mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity

Kelly said...

I'm so glad to hear that Kayleigh is doing better. The pictures are so precious! I would love to continue to follow your family's story once Kayleigh goes home. I have fallen in love with your daughter, and would be sad not to get to continue her progress. I am praying for Kayleigh and your family. God bless.

Rachel Foster said...

I can not belive how big she is getting!!! She is such a sweetie! Congrats to Allyson for the honor roll! that is fantastic. AndWTG Brandon. I guess wolf of the day is like student of the day?

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! I think I would die if I didn't get to hear about Kayleigh after she makes it home! OK, maybe not die but we're talking serious, serious depression. :) Please start the new blog we can share in all of that sweet baby's milestones! I loooove her!

Rocky Mountain Mommy said...

What about "A Day in the Life of the Freemans" or "Life with the Freemans"

Amanda said...

It would be awesome to have a continuation blog. There othe blogs like yours out there I still follow. They have a link to the "old" blog so that all the info is still there, but the homepage is the "new" blog. It would be awesome if you could have an actual webpage.

God's Wispers through the Freeman Family?

SMITH KABOBS said...

blogsite name could be..The Fantastic Freeman Family, the journey continues...

and i am soo glad that you are now looking forward to a time when she will be home and able to join such a wonderful and loving family. god bless and continue to give you all the blessings you deserve.

AR and J Mama said...

I am crying tears of happiness. She looks beautiful and so happy to be grabbing at daddy. Every time I read your blog, I say a prayer for all of you and I am so happy that Kayleigh is doing so well. I have to say that I haven't been following for too long (maybe a few months), but I am completely attached to your family, and would love the blog to continue. I am a physical therapist (used to do pediatric PT) and would love to see her progress. She is going to soar. I just know it...I can see it in her face. Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

Amy in SC

Steffani said...

Look at her handin' out the lovins and kisses! She is such a precious little one. I'm so happy to hear she is doing well right now. I will be praying for the continued uphill swing and that one day, hopefully sooner than later, she gets to join the family all at home together.

I'd absolutely love to keep reading! Last night I stayed up a while and caught myself up since I just found this blog yesterday. No ideas for a blog name yet... but if one pops in my head, I'll be sure to share it with you guys :)

I love reading these updates and seeing her sweet face.

With Love,
Steffani E.

Jasmine said...

Kayleigh is looking so wonderful! I'm so happy everything is going so well!

love,
Jasmine

Sarah J. said...

hm..I'm thinking about a name..I'm not good with this stuff!!

She looks AMAZING!!!!! Praise the lord for He is surely showing his good works through Kayleigh and your family.

Anonymous said...

Aimee and Adam's Angels...
Aimee and Adam's Awesome Angels...
The Fantastic Five...
The Blessing of Daily Life (family updates and gratitude journal/reminder of how blessed you all are/focus on what you're thankful for each day)

I will be elated when Kayleigh goes home, but would be devastated if updates stopped. I think starting a new blog is fabulous because it signifies "the next chapter" (which I also like as a blog title)!

Team Freeman: blessed by God
The Blessings Continue
Life with our Miracle Baby

Sorry I'm on a roll.. haha!
KG in SC

Erika said...

What beautiful pictures of such a little sweetheart! I'm so thankful to hear she is doing so well.

I'm not any good at coming up with names, but I'm sure there will be many creative ideas out there!

I'll keep praying for you all...
~Erika

tiredmama said...

She is beautiful! I have a question though. Since her trach I haven't seen any pictures of anyone holding her. Is it not allowed until it heals? Love the smiles!

JoJo said...

Kayleigh's "Free"man!!

aaensons said...

I would love to continue following your family once she is home. I read your blog everyday and would love to know how you all are doing. The fabulous, God loving, God Trusting Freeman's. That is my idea

Lindsay G said...

I don't have any blog title ideas, but I do have to say I think your idea is a GREAT one, and I'd love to read your family blog! Keep up the good work and get that girl home :)

The Sadler's said...

Finally together or At Home with The Freeman's... I was also thinking of Home At Last.
She looks wonderful... Hopefully her day comes soon that she can be at home with you and your family. Hang in there and stay strong. I can't wait to see that news clip.

Always praying.

Melissa said...

How about "Kayleigh Ann Freeman- Home at last" that way it will go along with the hospital blog and let people know that it is a sequence. I dont know I guess I am corny like that lol. Hope that helps.

Mrs. Naz of All That Naz & Becoming Me said...

My brain is fried, but if I think of any blog name ideas I'll let ya know...but I just had to comment to say how much I loved these pictures. Made me cry.

Yocumotion said...

-To be "Free" at Home!

Anonymous said...

We are happy to hear and see her doing so well. Brandon and Allyson are great. i wish i was able to focus that good when I was their age. :) As far as the name for your new blog we will have to get back to you on that. Still praying and hoping Kayleigh comes home soon!!

Kristine said...

I love the idea of a new blog to continue to follow.

How about "And Then There was 5, There's No Place Like Home"

Love to you All!
Kristine

Maxine said...

BRILLIANT Idea!! I would so NOT like to loose touch with how Kayleigh and her amazing family are doing!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am one of the nurse's that was with your family at the beginning of this journey and I can't beleive how far Kaleigh has come! Your family is an inspiration to so many - thank you for sharing this incredible journey. My prayers are with you.
Jennifer

Karen said...

How about "The Freeman HOME - and Kayleigh makes FIVE"

She looks great!!!

Alicia said...

I love those pictures! What a blessing they are! She is doing so well & I am so happy to hear it.

As for a new title...I am not really good at this but I will give it a shot.

Kayleigh Freeman...touched by God!

I will continue to pray!

Alicia
Birmingham, AL

Anonymous said...

The Fantastic Freeman Five

Erin said...

Amazing, Awesome etc....those pics are to die for, just so darn cute, esp the one with her grabbing daddy's nose as in to say, "enough dad with the smooches and camera already, love you but come on, isn't my life candid enough" Too darn cute!! Glad the big kids are well including you and Aimee and spirits are up. Enjoy the rest of your blessed day.

michele said...

Oh my goodness...I just stumbled across your blog from a link of a link on another. I haven't even read more than your intro paragraph at the top, but when I saw your little Kayleigh's pictures posted in this post, I had tears in my eyes! What an absolutely precious baby girl! I'm so thankful I stumbled across this miracle. I am honored to join in her journey through prayer, and I look forward to reading and catching up on her story. God bless you all!

Hugs,
Michele

jlwgator said...

How about: Free to be the Freemans! b/c you will be FREE of the stress of NICU and all the hell you have been through with Kayleigh's fight for life.

jlwgator said...

I tried to post it and disappeared. How about Free to be the Freemans! b/c you will be FREE from the NICU and all the stress that came along with Kayleigh's struggles. I absolutely want to continue to follow K's progress.

Georgia said...

Kayleigh looks so unbelievable AWESOME!! I love the pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. Of course we are all going to follow once you get home. I'm totally addicted. I'm going for The Freeman Family; Home at Last. I think having two separate blogs is a great idea. BTW, I was looking at your facebook and I love the dogs name. LOL

Nutty mom-- said...

Aww your pictures are too precious! Kayleigh is looking more and more beautiful each day!

Anonymous said...

How about BAAAK Home at Last

For Brandon, Allyson, Aimee, Adam, and Kayleigh

Pennie said...

How about "Kayleigh's Korner" "Keeping up with Kayleigh" or "Kayleigh and the Kid's".....????

Wow, she is doing awesome, isn't she? Looks like the three of you are having all kinds of fun! Looks like she lifted her head to give her mommy a little kiss. Aahhhh! And Adam, you don't look like a proud papa one bit.......Yeah, right! lol

Just a word of advice. Don't even think of not keeping your blog going for all of us to follow your family. You don't want over 1000 of us on your back do ya?! We have to keep up with how God's work is continuing through you guys, and of course, through Kayleigh.

Big cheers for Allyson on her A/B honor roll and to Brandon on his new "wolf" status! Way to go kiddies!!!

Jessica Gautreau said...

how about?

1.) home bound for the 1 pound

2.) a blessing is a blessing, but a miracle is much more!

3.) from our hearts to yours, A true story about an Amazing girl who's heart is pure!

4.) a miracle is what we asked for, but we got more! We have our daughter and many more!

5.) A one pound blessing from the man above!

6.) All eyes on me! Baby Kayleigh

7.) we started as a family of four, and we were blessed and added one more!

8.) from one journey to another

9.) Baby Kayleigh finaly home with her family!

10.) A new beginning for the Freeman's

Stacy said...

Wow! I do not know where to begin. You guys have AMAZING strength! I found your blog through someone else's blog tonight and I have cried and smiled and reflected on my own 2 children. We too spent time in the NICU at CMC but not for near the amount of time that you guys have been there. Our twins were born at 29 weeks and are now 6 years old! I noticed several times you spoke of losing hair and in general aging about 10 years - my husband and I look at pictures of us before and after our "hospital stay" and boy did we age!! You guys are great and I will continue to follow your blog. I pray that your baby girl continues to get stronger and stronger each day so you will be able to take her home and love her to pieces! God Bless you and your family.
Stacy

Anonymous said...

Do you guys seriously only get 4 hours of sleep a night???! That's not enough! Don't forget to take care of yourselves, too. :)

Kristin said...

I like the "free to be the freemans" suggestion :) And yes, I think it's a good idea to start a NEW at home blog. NICU experiences definitely deserve their own entire blog ;)

Thanks for sharing with us all :)

Rebecca said...

I am new to your blog. What a precious little one ...

A blog name suggestion - 'There's No Place Like Home...'

The Lord Jesus bless you ...

Leslie Jackson said...

I think you should call it the "Freeman Freeway: Family Life With a Miraculous Twist"

Sorry...I just had to send that!

I'm so glad she's doing so well.

Here are some "virtual" hugs for her and the entire family!


***HHHHHUUUUUGGGGG***

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Kayleigh looks wonderful! She looks like she's grown a lot. I'm so happy for you. What a little Miracle! I think a great name would be "Our Precious Miracle" or
"Kayleigh's Home At Last!"

Kelley said...

She looks so wonderful and precious.

I also thought of "At Home with the Freemans". Kayleigh being "home" with her family is yet another miracle in this saga of miracles. "At Home with the Freemans" encompasses both the ordinary and extraordinary life your familoy will be living!

Carp said...

Adam,
I think that would be awesome. I would love to keep tabs on how kaleigh and you guys are doing. Your family is awesome. You and Aimee are awesome. If I knew who to nominate to for parents of the year, I would nominate you guys. As for ideas...
...how about the Freeman Faithful.
that was off the top of my head. I'm sure I'll come up with more. Glad to see Kaleigh smiling and lovin' on her mom and dad. God truly is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing not only her story, but yours as well.

Brian

Kate's Mommy said...

when I think about Kayleigh's journey and your journey as a family, what I think of is grace. Grace for Kayleigh, grace for the families that she has touched, grace for your daily journey...all in all, God's Riches At Christ's Expense (G.R.A.C.E.)...it's all b/c of Christ. Sufficient Grace, that sounds like a good title to me! :)

Pat said...

Kayleigh looks wonderful! It is so good to see her interacting with the two of you.
I would definately follow your blog once Kayleigh goes home. As for a title I like one mentioned in a pp by Kristine..."There's no place like home".
Will always continue to pray,
Pat

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

I love the picture of your hands! So precious! Praise God for what He is doing in miss Kayleigh's life!

Kristie said...

What an amazing girl you have. She is absoultely beautiful.

LOve the new pictures.

I think the title of the new blog should be.........

All in the name of Kayleigh...since it will be all about her amazing journey!

Kristie

Shari said...

I think that is a GREAT idea to start a family blog. How about Adam and Aimee Plus Three Blessings!

Lorie said...

Love seeing the pictures....the first thought for a new blog title was something like "Free"man At Last!

Kirsten: said...

I love the new pix...Kayleigh looks GREAT!!! I can't wait for ya'll to take that precious baby girl home!!!

My vote is for The Fantastic Five!

gloryrevealed said...

I teared up when I saw the picture of Kayleigh's hand in yours. Look how much she has grown since that first picture of her hand in Aimee's! Zephaniah has almost trippled his size, but Kayleigh is 6 times her size. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Kayleigh looks AMAZING!!!! Pls give her an extra kiss for me. She is absolutely precious. I am so in love with her. Go Kayleigh!!

Katrin said...

Adam,

this is my first time posting you a comment but i am following kayleighs blog faithfully and get excited everytime i see that you wrote a new blog and esp. if she's doing great! which i am happy she is. tonight your pictures brought tears to my eyes seeing her enjoying and exploring your face and giving you kisses. that gotta be the best feeling in the world for you! i am so happy! i hope she will continue to do well and come home soon :)

also i think your idea about the new blog once kayleigh comes home is great! i will definately follow up all the time :)

Your family and Kayleigh is in our prayers...take care,

Kay from Iowa soon Germany :)

BeeJei said...

Long time follower. Kayleigh is looking great! I think it's a wonderful idea to continue your journey with a "new" blog.

Some names:

Freeman 5
Fantastic Five
Taking it one blessing at a time

Hope you find something you like.

Bren and Jen

Stephanie said...

I don't have a title for you, but it looks like you have gotten lots of good suggestions. Don't worry though, if you blog it, we'll be there to read it.

Overjoyed. I am overjoyed to see you finally able to shower that baby with kisses and to see her playing!!!! She looks beautiful! I am so happy for you all. I know it has been a long road....you deserve every one of those kisses.

Kim Smith said...

Hey Freemans! I wish I could comment more than I do...Evan just seems to keep me busy! I love following y'alls blog, so PLEASE continue on! I can't think of a name for the new one right now, there are so many good ideas from earlier posts. Kayleigh looks awesome, and I hope she continues on in the right direction. I love the new pics too! Way to go for Allyson and Brandon in school!! It's so important for later on in life. I wish there were more hours in the day for you guys. You have so much going on. Don't forget to take care of yourselves! We continue to pray for you all daily!
God bless you VERY much!
Love,
Nate, Kim and Evan Smith
www.caringbridge.org/visit/evannsmith

Jen said...

Hi! I just started reading your blog about a week ago and this is my first time commenting. I've read every single entry from the time Kayleigh was born. Wow, what a journey she (and the rest of you) have all been through since June.

I'm the mom of 3 preemies myself ~ Zachary Logan (23 weeks 4 days) was born in June '02 and sadly passed away 11 days after his birth. Ryan Matthew (23 weeks 5 days) was born in August '03 and spent 6 months in the NICU and had a lot of obstacles to overcome (intestinal blockage resulting in an ileostomy for 4 months, PDA surgery, R.O.P. in both eyes, etc.). Brooke Elizabeth (27 weeks 4 days) will be one year old next month and had a wonderfully uneventful NICU stay and came home at 35 weeks gestation.

Like I mentioned, Ryan had many complications during his 6 month stay. We almost lost him when he was one month old because he was SO, SO sick from the bowel obstruction. At that time, he was transferred to a hospital 2 hours away from home, which made the next 5 months even harder. I did keep little notes of his progress on a calendar while he was in the NICU, but I really wish I would have kept some type of journal, like you did with this blog.

I think this blog is so fantastic and will be so great for her (and you) to look back at some day and remember all she went through to get home with her family where she belongs. I think it is a great idea to keep this blog separate and then start a new blog. I would love to keep reading about you all and I think this blog will be wonderful for new parents of preemies to have to read.

If you would like to see some NICU pictures of Ryan, you could hop over to my blog and check out this past Friday's post. It was our 5 year anniversary of bringing him home from the NICU, so I did a little reminiscing : ).

I've been praying for Kayleigh ever since I first read about her and I will continue to do so!

The Carpenters said...

Freemans, Freemans, Freemans...
Thank you for sharing a day in your life...I had it totally pictured differently!!
Loved the pics of Kayleigh grabbing your nose, Adam, and kissing Aimee. Too cute! She's quite the little player now. Isn't it awesome?
How about Homeward Bound or Agape? I also like the Faithful Freemans mentioned above. I'm no good with this, but I'll ask my students today and I'm sure they'll have MANY suggestions!
Keep hugging that baby for us! And way to go, Brandon and Allyson. Awesome job, kids!

Kim Smith said...

Hey Freemans! I wish I could comment more than I do...Evan just seems to keep me busy! I love following y'alls blog, so PLEASE continue on! I can't think of a name for the new one right now, there are so many good ideas from earlier posts. Kayleigh looks awesome, and I hope she continues on in the right direction. I love the new pics too! Way to go for Allyson and Brandon in school!! It's so important for later on in life. I wish there were more hours in the day for you guys. You have so much going on. Don't forget to take care of yourselves! We continue to pray for you all daily!
God bless you VERY much!
Love,
Nate, Kim and Evan Smith
www.caringbridge.org/visit/evannsmith

Jean Alvey said...

I love seeing Kayleigh progress please kept the blog going. Her story is an inspiration to others that miracles do happen. I think a good name would be The Amazing Journey of the Freemans One Pound Miracle.

Michele said...

She is looking healthier in each updated post!! YEAY!!! I totally understand about the RSV season..and it will only get worse when she is home! Kenny is 21 months old, getting the RSV vaccine every month, and he still somehow mangages to get it. Maybe its because there are 6 other kids and Tony and I in our teenie house. IDK. Anyhow...Sounds like you all are slowly inching your way to Kayleigh coming home...I am so happy for you all! Congratulations with everything good happening in your lives...send some prayers and luck my way if you could. (HUGS)

Lindsey Barham said...

Freeman's
I am loving the new pics of Kayleigh. I was amazed at how she was interacting with you both in the pics (I just love it). I am so glad you are going to contuine sharing this miracle with us when you get home. I had been thinking about how sad I would be to loose touch once she did go home (but extremly happy she was home). I will be thinking of a great name for the blog and let you know. I contuine to pray for sweet Kayeligh daily and agin she is my inspiration day in and day out. So, what is the next step to get her home since all is going so well right now? I have fallen so in love with your family and I thank you for sharing this journey with the world to let them see what an amazing God we serve. Look forwarded to more post soon.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Kayleigh is doing so well. Can't wait til she can come home and you all can enjoy her more.
I think your blog should be "Life with the Freeman's".

Lorri

Shannon said...

Precious pics. Just wonderful. I always think Kayleigh looks like Aimee until I see a pic of Kayleigh with Adam.. then I think she looks just like him! I really like some of the previous name suggestions... I really like the ones like No place like home or the Freeman five. I would also suggest The Freeman's story: An ongoing blessing from God. Also, as much as I would love to be able to check in on Kayleigh and see how she is doing from time to time, I would also understand if you guys wanted a break or just some privacy for a while.

Melissa said...

"There's No Place Like Home" is my thought for a name of your next blog when Kayleigh gets to join her family! :)

Liz said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Kayleigh's hand in yours. That is my favorite thing about my boys are their hands. I love to look at how intricately GOD placed each and every line on their palms and the lines on their knuckles...it's a TRUE picture of Christ since we have been created in His image.

I was looking on your blog, and I couldn't find the answer, so I'll ask here. Since Kayleigh is looking so GREAT! :) Have the Drs given you a timeline of what has to happen before Kayleigh gets to come home? I'd love to be able to pray specifically for her homecoming.

God Bless You on this journey!

The Mummie said...

I LOVE the pictures! So precious!!!
Lots of love from the Plis family to yours! :)

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you are getting to enjoy and laugh with your precious little girl. My suggestions for a title for the new blog "Miracle Homecoming" or "Footprints Home". I suggest Footprints because of the time when you thought you would lose her last and we all told you about the footprints in the sand. Daily hugs and love.

Sincerely,
Beth (Houston)

Jess said...

Kayleigh looks great! Praise God! I’m so happy for you guys. She is really looking good. How exciting to be able to interact with her like that. These are such wonderful pictures. I am grinning from ear to ear for you guys. Praying Kayleigh keeps getting better with each day. God bless your family!

Andrea said...

I feel like I have been waiting for this post since I started following your blog in November. It absolutely warms my heart to see these photos. She is doing so well. The joy in your eyes is so apparent and lovely to see. I pray for Kayleigh every night and cannot wait for the day when your blog says, "Kayleigh is HOME!"

Andrea
Des Moines, IA

E said...

Well, let me see...
"The Freeman Five"
"Freeman Fest"
"The Fabulous Freemans"

I love the idea of a blog about the whole family! This phase of life will be over, but always accessible for memories. What an awesome idea!

E

Kat Drinkard said...

How in the world would this Bama girl not follow you all once you are home? How would we get through the day w/o our update from you guys? You definitely HAVE to continue on blogging once ya'll get home. Maybe use the name 'From Hospital to Home' - something like that. I did wonder a/b how you and Aimee keep up w/ everything on a daily basis. Thanks for the insight into your daily lives. It clears things up for most of us I'm sure. We will continue to pray for all 5 of you. God bless!!!
Kat

Danielle said...

Wow, I cannot get over how great Kayleigh looks. She has come along way in the last few weeks. I follow your blog everyday and continue to keep your family in my prayers. I would love to see a separate blog set up on the next chapter of her life. As far as a name maybe "Journey Home" or "Home Sweet Home" or "There's No Place Like Home", "Home is Where Kayleigh Is" or maybe something incorporating all 3 kids (still thinking on that one)

Anonymous said...

I've never commented, but I have been following your blog for a few months now. I really enjoy watching Kaileigh grow stronger and into such a beautiful little girl!

You are both wonderful parents and I keep praying for your family. You are both so full of love and strenght.

I wish you all the best and I can't wait for Kaileigh to go home!

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It is great to see and hear that she is doing so well....thank God! I think we all like to see her progress when she goes home and continues to grow...that is an awesome idea!
We are all praying that her trip home will come very soon!
Praying in New Braunfels, TX

Katie Anderson said...

Adam - I am so excited that Kayleigh is doing so awesome. You deffinitely need to do a Freeman Blog. HOw about "Free at Last thank God Almighty the Freeman Family is Free at Last" Okay maybe that is too long how about "Home where we belong" I am not sure I will think more about it. We love you all and thank you for sharing more pictures of our precious Kayleigh.

Love Always. Katie

Dina0610 said...

I am also addicted like many of the other follower said...so I HAVE to know how life at home is with our sweet little Kayleigh! :o)

Adorable pictures....he looks like a very healthy and playful baby in those pictures...it's refreshing to see.

Debbie said...

Adam and Aimee,
I just love the pics...Kayleigh looks so beautiful. I can imagine how your hearts soar when you are with her.Ya'll look so happy...continuing to pray for her to get home to be with her family. Keep the pics coming. They are a joy to my day!

Debbie
Columbia SC

natalie said...

The Freeman Family Comes Home!
What a wonderful turn of events from just a couple months ago, WOW! We serve a powerful God! I love the picture of Kayleigh's hand in yours!! Still praying...

Anonymous said...

Its so great to see her doing so well. My sugesstion for the name for the new blog is "The Freeman Family Miracles: Allyson, Brandon, Kayleigh" since you said it was going to be a family blog and all children are miracles.

Dalila from NJ said...

She looks great.. (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog for awhile know and wow...Truly blessed are we that believe.

Freeman's Sweet Beginnings...name idea=)

God Bless!

Brooke said...

Sounds like a great idea to me! I am not too creative with the title help though!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

I love these pictures.....I have been out of town and so today I am catching up. I love her eyes at full alert, you can see joy in them today. I love her reaching to feel your faces. She is showing mommy and daddy some LUV!!!

Thanks for sharing and what wonderful news. I am bummed I missed the show today.

In suggestion to your BLOGS.... I think you change your signature and your URL on THIS blog from "The Freemans" and make that the name of your NEW BLOG....then call this blog with a new URL name and signature "Its A Kayleighs World".blogspot.com or some other cute Blog name for hers (this one).

Good Luck.

Jennifer said...

GOD is so good!

Sara said...

Kayleigh looks fantastic! So adorable!
It is good to hear your other kiddos are doing good. You keep a busy schedule, but it is so worth it. Keep up the good work!

Holly said...

Wow this is so amazing!!! I would love to hear about Kayleigh after she goes home and it would be really exciting to hear how everyone adjusts and how everyone else is handling the joys and craziness of have her home and the 24 hour nursing. I say for the title just keep it simple like the Freeman Family Blog or Our Home Life or something on that order. Well glad to hear the good news and I love the pictures!! God Bless

livieandhermommies said...

"Following the Freemans...."

Thats my vote, and my prayer is you get to put it to use VERY soon!!
As a former homecare pedi nurse I know the craziness you are in for, but also the blessings! GOOD LUCK!
Laura

Jennifer in NM said...

Okay so first off Kayleigh looks so happy and you look like a dad should with their baby. Happy and almost like you don't have a care in the world. (Although we all know better!)

Okay, I'm not very creative but for a new website name what about "forever faithful and grateful." Don't know just a thought. Or "Look at at our family now--complete at home!"

I am so glad that she is looking so well and making such great progress. It is amazing.

I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers!

Jenn
jlcampbell2008@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

Now did you ever really have doubts that we wouldn't stalk(I mean follow) :) you after Kayleigh goes home? Of course..I'll be there! Love the pics...you all are such an incredible family...love that the kids are doing so well but I know they wish they could see their baby sister more. Praying for a quick trip home so they can see her whenever they like.

Anonymous said...

I think you should call it.."Living with Miracles". Not only does that talk about Kayleigh but all the miracles you have been givin and those still to come!
Nina and Gianna..Can't remember my google password ehhhhh:)

Chantal said...

I didn't read all of the suggestions, so my apologies if this has already been suggested, but how about simply "The Freemans at Home"?

Simple, to the point, and for those who have been following along, those words convey HUGE meaning.

Chip and Dani Brown said...

I definitely want to keep up with sweet Kayleigh and the rest of you! And I think it would be GREAT to start a new blog to do that!!

What about something along the lines of: The Freemans:On Our Way Home...not only to signify going home from the hospital, but also with the idea of being on the journey to our home in heaven.

I dunno...I like something along those lines. I have never been huge into the "alliteration" titles. : )

Good luck naming it! I think that is the hardest part of a blog!! But I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that Kayleigh is doing so good. I pray for her all of the time.

As far as ideas for the family blog, I think you could go for The Fabulous Freemans, as I am sure that you will all being doing and feeling fabulous when Kayleigh gets to come home!!

I hope things keep going in the right direction for you all!!

Libby Mayes
from Boonville Indiana

Jennifer&Baby Amanda in Rochester said...

I am so happy to see kayleigh doing so well!!! god i love her as much as i love amanda!!!

im trying 2 think of names for your blog. but im not very good at it lol.

Freeman Family Angels
Following GOD..Guided by Kayleigh
Everyday Life with the Freeman five
Home Life with the Freemans
Our OnePound on the home bound & more
Fantastic Freeman Five
Freemans are BAAAK (brandon allyson adam aimee & kayleigh)
Our Crazy life continuing Kayleighs story
Kayleighs home life
God's Amazing Children
with god ANYTHING is possible!

okay well ive probably bored you enough lol have a great night cant wait to see kayleigh in her big girl bed at home!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Kayleigh looks like daddy!

harmonysong said...

Love the new pictures! She is getting big! :)

Blog title ideas..
Freemans Facts

Freemans Land

FREE by the sacrifice of a MAN

Vanessa said...

I will have your family in my prayers from this day forward!! I'm so glad I found your blog and your little one is gorgeous!!

Kalle said...

It's so great to see her doing so well. What a blessing for your family. Congrats and I pray this progress continues. Can't wait to watch her homecoming.

The Carpenters said...

Just popped into my head...
What about "Breathing Room" for the blog title. With the trach and you guys sharing your lives with us, not to mention you've shared Kayleigh's entire life with NICU nurses and doctors...and us. At least when you're home you'll have some "breathing room"!

Jake and Heidi said...

Kayleigh is SO dang CUTE! just wondering...she is still so tiny...what is her gestational age?

JanaBanana said...

Awwww look how good she looks! Her color is much better :) God bless.. she is so precious. (But you already know this ) :)

Ronni said...

Kayleigh looks awesome!

How about "Following the Freemans"

Anonymous said...

I sooo love the pictures of Miss Kayleigh!! What a lil sweetie pooh!!

Carly Marie said...

Thank you for your bravery

Thank you for your hearts

Thank you for your love for your sweet Kayleigh

Thank you for allowing us all to witness such an incredible miracle.

With so much love from down here I Australia

xxx

Jaci said...

I like the idea of a continuation. My name and I am sorry if someone already said this but, The fab 5 is what I think your name should be.

Robin said...

How about Freeman Faith. I haven't checked thru the comments so this may have already been suggested.

Maria said...

I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for Kayleigh. I have been following her progress for a while...just wanted you all to know that I'm praying and I wish you all all the best.

God Bless-
Maria

Kelden and Boden said...

Those pictures are too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Adam and Aimee and Family. She looks so good. I loved the video. It should encourage so many that will face the same road that your are on now. It is so unselfish of you to share your personal story with others. Hope you are having "One Good Day After Another" which could be the title of a blog in the future. Whatever you choose will be fine as long as we get to see updates of Little Miss Kayleigh. Huggs and Kisses to you all, Darrell

UGA Girl at Heart said...

Just had a thought for the new blog title...thefreemanfive...??? I have treasured following kayleigh's story and would love the opportunity to keep doing so. She as well as others, are in my prayers daily. Hope she can come home soon!!!

Anonymous said...

The Funfabulous Freeman's

Anonymous said...

Love the pics!!! She is so precious!!!

Amy said...

You've probably already picked a name, but I just found your site. I would call your continuation blog - The Freemans At Last (Thank God Almighty) - a play on the I Have a Dream speech.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I live in Winston-Salem I have a two year old by the name of Madison. She was born 31 weeks has had 5 surgeries and is going for her 6th surgery 3-13-09. She stayed in the hospital for six months not to mention she has a tract. The doctors could not believe she made it thus far. All the advice I can give you is to never give up. Keep the faith in God he will give you peace and strength in the time of trouble. Always remeber your daughter is a gift and a miracle from god. When it feels like the world is on your shoulders just ask the lord to give you strength and I promise you he will. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. May god's blessens be apon your family.