Saturday, December 26

Merry Christmas

Bryce decided his Christmas gift to us would be abundant smiles! We are so excited to see him smiling more and more everyday, especially after that first smile wasn't repeated for almost a week! We were wondering if it was some sort of fluke.

Well, I've got proof this smile is no fluke and pure genuine. It's truly the best Christmas gift we could ever have asked for. Of course, we were entirely too shocked by months of the crazy unknown to think of asking for such a thing.

I'm so sorry that I haven't kept up with the blog better since we've been home. We were talking today and realized we've been home for six weeks now - how is that possible? But my New Year's resolution is to post more often. Writing this blog and reading your comments is without a doubt what has gotten me through the most trying time of my life. I need to respect that process. Plus I miss you guys!!

I hope everyone out there had a most wonderful Christmas. Just being home with Bryce has been the best Christmas ever and makes me wonder how much better they'll be every year as baby Bryce grows into our little boy and discovers the wonder of Christmas for himself. I can't wait to make that as special as possible for him. Children are after all the best part of Christmas.

Here's a parting Christmas gift from our family to yours...

Wednesday, December 23

Getting there...

A step in the right direction - no more oxygen during the day anymore! Yeah Bryce!

Follow up again in one month.

Grow baby grow - doctor's orders!
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Tuesday, December 22

Big Day Tomorrow

Friday night Bryce did an overnight pulse ox test to see how well he saturated his blood with oxygen on the 1/8th of a liter he is currently on as well as on no extra oxygen. It's hard to be sure how he did since it was overnight but every time I looked he seemed to be satting the same regardless of whether or not he was on the oxygen.

Well tomorrow we find out if he did well enough to come off of the oxygen. We sure do hope that he did. It feels like we're on a leash with him all of the time and the concentrator is very loud. We are careful not to complain too much because we realize how blessed we are to have brought such a healthy and happy baby home with us, especially considering his entrance into the world. But we can't help but hope to be rid of the minute oxygen he's on and have a free roaming baby!

Also tomorrow we begin physical therapy. Because Bryce's brain bleeds and need for steroids in the past make him more likely to develop Cerebral Palsy it is best for him to begin physical therapy as soon as possible. And so we shall, tomorrow.

I'm very excited to see if a professional will have any better luck at tummy time than I have had. We'll see.

I'll be sure to let you all know as soon as I do tomorrow so keep a look out and thanks for continuing to check in on us!

Much love!

Sunday, December 20

Good morning, Mommy

Here's Bryce wearing his camo deer slippers this morning - and as you can see also seriously pondering the meaning of life. Gotta love him!
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