Friday, October 16, 2009

I have a lot of catching up to do!! Cayden is adjusting well to being at home. He is now 2.5 weeks old...where has time gone??? Our first week home, he was sleeping 22+ hours a day! He has started to be more alert and has been awake 4-5 hours a day. He never cries...he just grunts! He likes to stay up late and wakes every 4 hours to feed at night. He loves to cuddle with mommy and daddy. Yesterday, he spent some time on his tummy...and loved it! He also found is thumb during this time. He smiles A LOT in his sleep...and this melts my heart everytime. I wonder if him and Braxton are conversing during these happy moments in his sleep??

I know I have mentioned that Cayden was a miracle from the start, but there is so many more miracles to report. He was completely "normal" at the 24 week appt. Doctors were still hesitant on whether or not Cayden would be born with health problems. Cayden scored 10's on his Apgar test right after birth...amazing! We were devastated and nervous when the Dr reported that he failed the hearing screen in both ears while at the hospital...BUT we prayed and prayed over Cayden and yesterday he passed his hearing screen in record time. The clinician stated that she had never had a baby that had failed both ears pass so quickly. The test was supposed to take 2 hours, and it only took 20 minutes!! God is still showing us miracles!

I would love to share every detail of our time with Cayden, but then I would be missing out on cuddle time, so I will update when I can. Jesse and I are so thankful for all of your kind words and prayers.

God Bless,
Jesse, Destiny and Cayden


Anonymous said...

Destiny, I've been praying for you for over a year now,all of a sudden you will just pop into my head. I found your blog thru Katie's - when hello means goodbye... You are truly an inspiration with your faith- I know the new baby will NEVER replace your first son, but hopefully he will help even more with the recovery- I think you are a very strong person, as is your husband - you never truly know what a person is going thru until you walk in their shoes - but you have really shown us God IS good!!! when I question my own faith, I think of you! and its often! yours in Christ P

Lisa said...

God is so good!! He is beautiful and I am so happy for you both. What a beautiful gift from God.


The Dorns said...

Gosh I am sooooooooooo HAPPY for you. As you have always heard enjoy every single second spoiling him because they grow way to fast. I feel like I was where u were just last week. Cayden is extra special to have his own angel brother. I look forward to reading all about the family as he grows

Candi said...

its so good to hear that things are going so wonderfully. i am sure cayden and braxton talk often. he's a lucky little boy to have such an amazing angel watching over him!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Awesome news!! Praise the Lord!
Congrats and hugs and prayers,

Nikki said...

He is gorgeous! Congratulations on your sweet little blessing. Cherish every moment.

Buttercup said...

He is so adorable. Blessings and happy wishes!

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