Saturday, August 29, 2009

...the rest of the family

That's right I do have more than one child. I have been trying to keep everyone posted about Ryan and I seem to be forgetting about the rest of my family. We are all doing great and enjoying this time that Chris has off work. Yesterday we made some time to spend together as a family, instead of just driving back and forth to the hospital all day. Chris got a handsome haircut, we had friends over, and the best part was the baseball game!(Not for real! I cut the rest shortly after!)Walking into that game.Up so high!Look at my little players.Aunty Kylie and Uncle Jeff came too!The snow cones may have turned our tounges blue, but when you are melting anything will do.This is the first time I have been with my mom when she has gotten to hold my handsome little man! He is so cute!
I even got to enjoy lunch out with my friends this week. (Ash you were missed) It was so good to see them and get caught up. Laying in bed for 5 weeks you can really miss alot!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Today was a big day for this little guy. He got to be held by his Great Grandma, who he is named after (Ryan Truman Burr). Grandma Truman looked like she was in heaven holding him and I am glad she finally got a chance. Also Uncle Jason got to hold him for the first time. He even ate really well while Jason fed him. Another mile stone today is Ryan wore clothes. Now he looks so nice so that we don't have to see the stuff he is hooked up to, well besides the tube in his nose. He's doing great. He just needs to gain weight and keep eating out of a bottle!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Family Day

On Sundays and Thursdays the girls are allowed in the NICU to see their brother. This time they even opened the incubator and let the girls reach in and touch him. Brooklyn tried to get him to wake up so she could talk to him. He didn't so she just sang to him. Hailey didn't want to touch him, but just liked looking at him and the other babies. Ryan is doing great. He was down graded last night from the level 3 to the level 2. It was very exciting. Every little step is one step closer to coming home!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ryan Truman Burr

We have a new baby in our family. Ryan Truman Burr was born on Saturday, August 15,2009 @ 5:31 am. He weighed 5 lbs 14 oz and was 19 in long. I went into labor at home and I was all alone. Chris was at work and the girls spent the night out at Lori's house. I called my neighbor when my contractions were 5 mins. apart and I thought we were going to the hospital to have them stop my labor (since I was only 34 weeks). She sped and ran a red light, but we got there safe. Chris showed up a few mins later and then checked me and I was already at a 7 and contractions 4 mins apart. My parents got there and Chris and my dad gave me a blessing. It took about an hour and I was ready to push. The doctor was still at home so they called him to come and when he got there we were having a baby. I gave it one huge push and out came Ryan. He gave us a nice big cry and the NICU team started working on him. They put him in my arms for half a second and then took him on his way. I was feeling great finally all the pain was over and my baby was in good hands. A few hours later I got to walk down and look at him. He looked great, but was hooked up to alot of machines. Every time we went to check on him things looked good and he was progressing. We had lots of visitors and the girls couldn't wait to see him. My mom brought them down to meet him on Sunday for family time. Brooklyn said "mom he looks pretty pretty tiny little cute!" I agreed to all of those things. He loves the sound of Chris' voice and opens his eyes anytime Chris talks to him. Chris and I came home Sunday...both very sad and heartbroken to be leaving our brand new little boy behind. I am very pleased though with the level of care he is being given at the hospital. We went back that night at about 10:00 and they let us hold him and feed him his first bottle. He ate it like a champ. Today he is looking good and strong. We love him so much. We are thankful for all of your prayers, they have been answered and he is doing wonderful. Hopefully he will be home in 2-4 weeks.