Benjamin Chance is here!

As many of you know, Sherri and I recently had a new addition to our family. Benjamin Chance was born September 17, 2009 at 6:16 am. He was only 24 weeks old and weighed in at 1 pound, 5 ounces and was 12.25 inches long. Needless to say, he was extremely premature and very small. After 5 long months in the NICU, Benjamin was able to come home on February 10, 2010. Benjamin is doing great now and is moving on from his stay at the NICU. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers; we really appreciate it.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Matthew 21:22

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5

Friday, December 25, 2009

Day 99- Merry Christmas!

What an amazing day it has been! Benjamin is doing wonderful. He seems so relaxed and happier than ever. He is tolerating his assessments and being held much better than just a week ago. It has been such a special day for us; we enjoyed spending Benjamin's 1st Christmas with him in the NICU. We took in his stocking and a few of his presents. : ) I held him skin to skin earlier in the day and Todd held him swaddled this evening. What a blessing he is.

Benjamin has now hit the 6 pound mark! He weighs 6 pounds 1.2 ounces. The doctors even bumped up his feeds a little more today- watch out full term babies. His doctors are planning to try and take Benjamin off of CPAP and try him on only oxygen thru a nasal cannula in 7-10 days. This will be another huge step for him. They have said it could be challenging, but we're ready for him to try it!

Thank you for your continued prayers and Merry Christmas! We are so thankful for the special gift God has given us.

1 comment:

  1. His continued progress is such a blessing and answer to prayer. Merry Christmas and here's praying for a wonderful Happy New Year with Benjamin.