Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!


Brandon was born just 11 days ago and already Vonda gets a present and card!!!

You are the most special person in the world to me and I am so glad there is a holiday to recognize the sacrifice you have made in becoming a mother. You are the best mother in the world and I am honored to be able to partner with you in raising our child, Brandon. I cannot wait to see what a wonderful person he will turn out to be. I know he will be given every opportunity to succeed in life. I thank God every day for the woman He has given me and now the child He has entrusted to us. May God guide us and lead us in the direction He would have us go and help us make the right decisions in raising this child to become a Godly man, husband and father.

I love you more than words can express.


until then......


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...