Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Our Little Man is Here!

Well, our little man has finally arrived! Brandon James was born at 6:05am on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. He weighed 7lb 15oz and was 21 1/4" long. We went home on Thursday afternoon.
Nutmeg and Oscar didn't quite know what to think at first but they fell in love with him pretty quick.

On Monday, we had a scheduled check up at the pediatrician's office and noticed he looked a little 'yellow.' Sure enough, his bilirubin count was a little over 20! So when he was only 5 days old he was admitted back into the hospital for some hydration and blue light therapy!

It is now Tuesday evening and his counts are down around 11.6 so they are going to reduce the IV flow and keep him under one light instead of 2 to see how he responds. Dr. Scherer says he is progressing very nicely so we will probably be able to go home sometime tomorrow. Praise God!

What an adventurous week at the Axe home!
Thanks for all your continued prayers and kind words. Vonda and I really appreciate each of your friendships and your encouragement.

I have posted a few pics on our Picasa Web page HERE

Rest assued there will be MANY pics to follow!

until then...


Kelly said...

Congratulations on Brandon - he looks just precious and perfect! Can't wait to see him in person! I'm so happy for you and Vonda.
I'm sorry he has had to go to the hospital but hope he comes home healthy soon!!!! Praying for all of you!

Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

Congratulations on Brandon. I can't wait to meet him. Praying for all of you!

Meg said...

Yeah! Another Axe!!! Congrats He is just perfect. Hope you get home soon!!!

Robin said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to meet him! That's great that his biliruben count went down that quickly. It took about 4 days for Caleb's numbers to go from 16 to 11. Hope he gets to come home soon!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

Congratulations on the newest Axe! I hope that y'all are already home from the hospital! Can't wait to meet the little guy.