Monday, August 17, 2009

Kaden the big boy!

It was an exciting weekend with Kaden! He was switched from cpap to wall prongs (oxygen) and as of today he weighs 3lbs 10 ounces. Almost double his birth weight! We are so excited for the progress he has made! There is no other way to describe it but MIRACLE!
Kaden and his Mom!
Kaden is kind of small for this outfit but he sure looked cute in it today!

Kaden sleeping peacefully with hardly anything on his face! FINALLY...he says "I'm Free at last!" Kaden was switched to only oxygen on Saturday this weekend! What an exciting day that was for our little family! He is getting so big in our standards....It was a very BIG weekend!! :)


  1. He is so beautiful. He had an even bigger weekend by finally being able to snuggle with his grandma julz. It made us both so happy.

  2. He looks so sweet! I am so glad he is doing well. Love ya. Karen

  3. He is so cute!!! I am so happy eveything is going great or baby Kaden... I can't wait for him and Krew to get to play together!!! I hope you invite me to your shower I am looking forward to seeing you.

  4. so glad he is growing and sleeping well. you look great in that first pic :)
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  5. WOW, that is wonderful to hear he is off Cpap!! Way to go!! What a cute little guy. He will be home before you know it!

  6. Slowly but surely, right? So happy for you guys, this is all great news! He is adorable!

  7. OMG! You look so gorgeous with baby Kayden! He is so precious.

  8. I'm so happy to hear that Kayden is doing so well! He looks just so gorgeous and he's growing so good! That is wonderful! I'm sure very soon he'll get to come home and be with his Mommy and Daddy!

    Take Care,

  9. He is so sweet Jacquie! I hope things keep going on the up and up. I always look on your moms blog to see how he is doing. Tell him the more weight he gains the faster he will be able to go home!;)

  10. yay jacquie im so glad kaden is doing so much better! you are always in my prayers! love you and i love your baby he is so precious! congrats!

  11. So happy to hear things are better! He is a fighter! Call me if you need a visitor! I remember being so bored in the beginning! I will be right over! Hang in Jacqui! Almost there! Let me know if you need anything!

  12. what a precious little baby! I am so glad to hear that he is doing so well. I want you to know both of you have been in my prayers! I heard a story awhile back and it made me think of the situation that you are in right now and I thought I would share it cause its the sweetest story and i think you'll love it!

  13. A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. She was still groggy from surgery. Her husband, David, held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news. That afternoon of March 10, 1991 , complications had forced Diana, only 24-weeks pregnant, to undergo an emergency Cesarean to deliver the couple's new daughter, Dana Lu Blessing.
    At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound nine ounces, they already knew she was perilously premature. Still, the doctor's soft words dropped like bombs. 'I don't think she's going to make it,' he said, as kindly as he could.'There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and even then, if by some slim chance she does make it, her future could be a very cruel one'
    Numb with disbelief, David and Diana listened as the doctor described the devastating problems Dana would likely face if she survived.She would never walk, she would never talk, she would probably be blind, and she would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions from cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation, and on and on.
    'No! No!' was all Diana could say. She and David, with their 5-year-old son Dustin, had long dreamed of the day they would have a daughter to become a family of four. Now, within a matter of hours, that dream was slipping away.
    But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana. Because Dana's underdeveloped nervous system was essentially 'raw', the lightest kiss or caress only intensified her discomfort, so they couldn't even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests to offer the strength of their love. All they could do, as Dana struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light in the tangle of tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close to their precious little girl.
    There was never a moment when Dana suddenly grew stronger. But as the weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here and an ounce of strength there. At last, when Dana turned two months old, her parents were able to hold her in their arms for the very first time.
    And two months later, though doctors continued to gently but grimly warn that her chances of surviving, much less living any kind of normal life, were next to zero, Dana went home from the hospital, just as her mother had predicted.
    Five years later, Dana was a petite but feisty young girl with glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life. She showed no signs whatsoever of any mental or physical impairment. Simply, she was everything a little girl can be and more. But that happy ending is far from the end of her story.
    One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in Irving,Texas , Dana was sitting in her mother's lap in the bleachers of a local ball park where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing.
    As always, Dana was chattering nonstop with her mother and several other adults sitting nearby when she suddenly fell silent.Hugging her arms across her chest, little Dana asked, 'Do you smell that?' Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm, Diana replied, 'Yes, it smells like rain.' Dana closed her eyes and again asked, 'Do you smell that?' Once again, her mother replied, 'Yes, I think we're about to get wet. It smells like rain.'

    Still caught in the moment, Dana shook her head, patted her thin shoulders with her small hands and loudly announced, 'No, it smells like Him. It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest.' Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Dana happily hopped down to play with the other children. Before the rains came, her daughter's words confirmed what Diana and all the members of the extended Blessing family had known, at least in their hearts, all along.
    During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life, when her nerves were too sensitive for them to touch her, God was holding Dana on His chest and it is His loving scent that she remembers so well.