Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hang in there Gray Man 7-9-09

Grayson slept well last night and is tolerating his feedings a little better. We were up... well I say we lightly. Let me rephrase a little... Kristi was up every 3 hours last night feeding the Gray Man. I'm pretty sure I missed one feeding, but I was on diaper duty while Kristi was feeding. It was a pretty good system. Grayson does not like a wet diaper. He cries immediately after his diaper is wet.


Little man scared us about 10 O'clock today. Kristi and I were feeding him in the bedroom and he quit breathing for a couple of minutes. Both of us nurses and we freaked out. All our training went out the window. We have no plans of reviving him when that time gets here, but we weren't ready for him to go. After turning up is oxygen and putting his pacifier in his mouth he finally came around and took a few good breaths. Again it was great to hear him cry!


We made it to 1208 again and Grayson had another little BDay party. He is 2 days old now and got another monkey present.



Happy 2nd Day BDay Grayson!!
As you can tell in this picture Little Man's color is so much better. His face is not quite as swollen and a lot of his purple color is going away.
For now everyone is up to speed on the little Gray man. I'd like to thank everyone for all their support; from friends, family, nurses, doctors, and even people we have never met before. Thank you for all the comments and prayers. This is an amazing experience. Grayson is teaching me so much about life and living. His mother is an amazing person and seeing her with him makes me cry. Thank you Grayson and Kristi for being so wonderful!

54 comments:

StephGould said...

I don't know you, but i wanted you to know that i am deeply touched by your story......may you enjoy each moment with your beautiful son.

Stephanie
Calgary, Ab, Canada

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you guys know how proud for you I am. You are an inspiration to me everyday!!! He is beautiful!! Know that we are thinking and praying for you guys all the time!

Love ya,
Shania

dg darling said...

I was SO excited to see that there was an update about Grayson. He is So tiny and sweet! I am so glad that he is still with you and I am so glad that you are sharing him with us. He is such a doll! I hope that he has many more days to come. I am praying frequently for you all!

Misty-UT

Anonymous said...

I was brought to your blog thru another blog I have been following, your story touches my heart so much! I am so happy to see your sweet little one made it home where he can be enjoyed and surrounded with love! God makes everything in life happen for a reason contine to cherish the moments you have with your sweet boy he is an angel sent from God! God bless you... XOXO

Amanda

Praying for you from Pennsylvania

Lisa said...

Your little boy is so sweet, I just love how you are celebrating his life... God Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday sweet boy, may there be many others. He is beautiful. It is apparent he is SO loved and treasured. God bless you all. Praying for you,

Megan said...

I am so thankful that God has given you time on earth with your son. Praying that you are filled with a lifetime of memories together.

Aleigh said...

Congtraulations on your sweet boy! He is a beautiful miracle. Your family and your strengths are inspirations to many. Continued prayers for you all.

The Dyess Family said...

Praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

I have visited your blog 50 times in the past few days and was thrilled to see some news! So glad you were able to take him home! I am praying for many more birthdays for Grayson! What a precious gift!

Lisa in NC

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you that your little guy was born and you got to take him home! I hope you continue to have monkey birthdays and that the little man grows!

-Lauren

Stephanie said...

He's absolutely precious!!!!! Happy Birthday Grayson!!!! Hang in there little man!

Colleen said...

Enjoy every second with your precious baby boy. My prayers are with your family. I pray you are able to take Grayson home very soon.

geegee said...

I am so happy to read these amazing updates. So many prayers have been answered. Congratulations on your miracle, may he continue to beat all the odds!

Love and prayers from Texas!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I am truly touched by your story and amazing strength. Enjoy every second with your beautiful little boy and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of people from around the country including my family.
Callen from Connecticut

Anonymous said...

I am another stranger, reading about your life. You have touched me in more ways then I can even express. I will pray for your Grayson every single day. Congratulations on your beautiful little man!

Mandy

Jill Sullivan said...

I don't know you, but received a link to your blog from Tina Pilgreen. We lost our 17-year-old daughter to brain cancer on February 26, 2009. Actually, we didn't lose her...we know exactly where she is...in Heaven with her Heavenly Father. I just wanted to recommend a book to you..."Holding On To Hope" by Nancy Guthrie. Nancy & her husband lost two babies to Zellweger Syndrome, and even though our situation was very different, her book was very helpful to us. I think it would be a wonderful book for you all. Keep enjoying every minute with Grayson...and I'll be praying for you.

Jill Sullivan
Magnet Cove, Arkansas
www.thesullivanfour.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Grayson! May God bless and keep you...

Laura said...

Your family is so beautiful...inside and out. Thank you for sharing your precious, beautiful Grayson...so fresh from God...he is such an angel. We are praying for your family in Michigan and send our love.

Kathryn said...

I don't know you and I really don't even know how I found this blog, but I just wanted to say God Bless You all. I am a new mother too and I can't imagine what you have been through. God has a purpose for us all though even if we can't see it at the time. I wish you all strength and peace.

Cori Lynn said...

I have been watching for updates on Grayson everyday and so happy that you have had 2 wonderful days with your baby boy! May you be blessed with many many more!!

praying for you and your family from TN!!

Jenn said...

I've been checking here over and over hoping to hear some good news. I've been praying for you and I'm so glad that you were able to bring your little man home!!! Grayson is so handsome!

Carrie Gray said...

Thank God for paci's! It was so sweet, Jackson saw Grayson's picture. I told him he liked his paci it made him all better, and Jackson said he would send him his!

HAPPY 2nd DAY GRAYSON!

Mary Ellen said...

Happy 2nd Day Birthday Grayson! I pray that each moment will be cherished.

Sara said...

Here in Italy my family is prayng for yours. Love you little Gray Man, love you so much.
Sara, Lorenzo, Edoardo e Carlo.

Donna said...

I've been praying for all of you from Texas. The slide show is incredible! What a precious gift! Thank you for sharing your story and Grayson's with us!

Blessings,
Donna

Channe said...

I'm so happy for you that he's home where he belongs. I watched the beautiful slideshow - What a cutie pie!!

Becky said...

Celebrate! Celebrate! I pray there will be a lot of little monkies that you get to share with us!

Angie Riley said...

Just wanted to let you guys know that you are still in my prayers! Thank you so much for allowing us all to follow you in your journey. You both are truly an inspiration to me as parents and as people. Happy Birthday Grayson!!

Shannon Ryan said...

I can't stop thinking about your family and all you've been through already. I'm so glad you have Grayson home with you, I know you will cherish every moment with him.

Holly said...

Another strange/Grayson admirer here. Love the updates. Thinking of you all!

Jill Smith said...

I am so happy to read these posts about your little man! I pray that you have many more days to love all up on him, as I know you're doing.

Mindy said...

I am just thinking of you guys and praying ever so hard for you. Gray Man is absolutely precious!

Kristi in Colorado said...

I am so, so glad that Grayson got to come home. I am praying for strength and peace for you all, and praying Grayson is comfortable. I am happy for every second you get to spend with him. You have touched my heart profoundly. I too have never met or talked to you; thank you for sharing your son with all of us.

~Kristi in Colorado

Rebecca said...

Happy 2nd day birthday Grayson!

We have had T18 touch our lives as well. You are so blessed to have been able to see your son alive. Praying for many days together!

Holly McCreary said...

Kristi
I keep watching the pictures of you, Taylor and beautiful Grayson. It seems like just yesterday we were in college worrying about if our bedspreads would match. How life has changed. I am so excited to know that you are ALL at home. I know I don't have to tell you this but enjoy every moment of this wonderful gift from God. Your strength has been amazing! What a witness yours and Taylors lives are.
I love you.

AnnMarie & Nick said...

So happy to hear that your little man is home. Congrats on the birth of your second child!

Shannon said...

I am overjoyed for your family! I will continue to pray and thank God for your precious son.

natalie said...

Happy 2nd day birthday, Grayson! What a big boy to make it two days! Keep those little lungs working so your mommy and daddy can enjoy you some more. You are truly a miracle from God. Meryt, Dwayne, and I are praying for you in Macon, GA.

The Birds said...

I have been checking constantly for an update the last few days. Your family has been on my mind often and I have said many prayers for you and Grayson. I am inspired by your story and may God grant you many sweet days with your son.
In Christian Love,
Kristy - TN

Sara said...

Hey Grayson!

You're so adorable, I'm so glad we've gotten the chance to "meet" you. Happy 2nd day birthday!!! May everyday be just as sweet!

Keep filling those lungs of yours with air and know the whole world is rooting for you.

Go Grayson!!!

Valerie said...

I want you to know you and your family and that sweet baby boy are in my thoughts and prayers. I love the monkeys idea, so cute. I also wanted to share a verse with you, Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given". I can see that you are enjoying that gift every second.
Valerie Upton Naquin

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Grayson!!! We love you and are thinking of you every day. We hope you get to have many more to come. He is truly a precious gift from God and ya'll were chosen specially to be here for him. We love ya'll....

The Keene's
Ronnie, Kim, Derek, Bubba and KB

Connor's Mom said...

I'm so glad to see that Grayson is here-- what a little fighter!

He's beautiful. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing these precious moments you have with him.

~Jess

Maile said...

Praise the Lord for day #2. I am following your blog and am overcome with emotions for you. Thank you for sharing your Grayson with all of us. The slideshow was absolutely the most precious thing I have ever seen. You have a beautiful baby and I hope for you to have many many happy days together.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there,Grayson!! I hope to meet you this weekend!! You have touched so many lives in the 2 days that you have been here. You are so lucky to have AMAZING parents who love you and are capable of taking care of your every need! I am praying for you daily!
Love,
Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I just wanted to say that God Bless you and your family and I will keep you all in my prayers. I pray you get as many days with Grayson that the Lord will allow and I hope that is many!

vikki said...

Hi Kristi and Taylor,

We don't know each other but I know Jack from myspace. He kept me updated last year when ya'll lost kinsey. I hated to hear that and I am very sorry that ya'll had to go through that. I wanted to leave this comment and say that Grayson is absolutely precious and may his time with you be just that. Every second, every minute, every hour, and every day. After reading the blog posts of your pregnancy and long journey I know in my heart you will treasure every bit of time you have with Grayson. Kinsey is with you all and helping you through this. May God bless your sweet souls. Your family is in my prayers.

Vikki
Senatobia, MS

Kathryn said...

I found your blog on July 7 and have been thinking and praying for you ever since.

I am so thrilled that you have your beautiful son -- God is truly good!!

You are an inspiration to me and I will continue to pray for many more "birthday days"

Kathryn from PA

thehaygood5 said...

I found your blog posted on a friend's Facebook page and have just finished reading every post. I am a mother of 3 and you have deeply touched my heart with your story. I tiptoed in my kids' bedroom, kissed each of their heads and thanked God that they are healthy. I will share your story with them at breakfast tomorrow and we will add your family to our prayers.

Emma in Michigan

Nic said...

Happy 2 day Birthday Little Cutie Pie! You are such a blessing and miracle here on this earth!

Praying for you and your family,
Love from Calfornia,
Nichole

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through another and your story has touched my heart. Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos of your beautiful baby and your family. He is adorable! I will pray for your sweet baby and your family.

Amy

Pam said...

Enjoy every moment!!!!!!! He is just beautiful!!!!!
Pam Kennedy

Anonymous said...

Kristi, Taylor and Baby Grayson; I am so proud of you guys! I am completely flooded with emtion when I look at the pictures of you with Baby Grayson. He looks great and you both look very happy! I am so glad he is hanging in there and doing well. I am planning on meetin the little guy next week(will call first). Still praying for you all. Can't wait to see all the monkeys!!


Much Love, Jennifer Harper