Good morning kids, I was up this morning and I got some scripturers that I think will help you to get through this time.I pray in the morning and every time I wake up in the night for all of you. These verses will help to give strength. They are as follows.All of them are in the book of Psalms;119:28,46:1,59:9,17,27:1,14,3:3,4,9:1. Let me know if these help,I know they helped me. Keep praying the scripturers I gave you over Ryland everyday. And know that my love and prayers are always with you all. The Lord Bless and keep you in His loving arms. Love Grandma.
Bruce, your poem said it all. Love, sorrow, joy and pain put together in only a way a parent could put it. I feel so sorry for the little setback. Ryland may take you back to the hospital several times before the year is over. If that is what he needs, then so be it.
Matthew made several trips back to the NICU. His mommy and daddy are still very close friends with all the nurses in the NICU and PICU. God bless them for their continued love and caring ways.
Ryland, Crystal and you are in my prayers constantly. God will give you the strength and light your way.
Mom and dad, you must remember one thing. You have never had a baby before and Ryland has never had a mommy and daddy. He will not be keeping track of anything that you do or don''t do. One thing is for sure, it is all being done out of love.
I knew the first week was going to be scarey for you. The loss of sleep also make everything seem more frightening at first. I think I referenced "how busy you were going to be" when Ryland got home. Choking on formula and turning blue is a "little baby thing". All baby''s do it, so it is nothing you are doing wrong.
Just love your little boy and the rest will come naturally. I hope you have someone that can help you so you can get your sleep. Now don''t forget to enjoy Ryland during these hectic first days. Ha ha.
God has bless you with this little guy and He is right there with you. Wait until you have to give him a bath Ha Ha. You''ll do just fine.
Congratulations! I''m so happy for the both of you and Ryland. There must be so many emotions running rapid in your house right now. I pray that Ryland continues to do fine and that the three of you live happily ever after. Please keep updating this journal and photos. I''ve come to look forward to Ryland''s updates. God Bless you all.
HEY!!!!!!!!GREAT NEWS!!!!!!WE ARE SOOOOOOOOO ANSEY TO KNOW HE"S AT HOME.......GRANDMA IS SO HAPPY,SHE KEEPS ASKING ABOUT ALL OF YOU & ALL THE UPDATES---I CAN''T WAIT TO GET HOME AND GIVE HER THE BEST UPDATE YET!!!!!KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS-LOVE YA!!!!
We all here in Indy are hoping he goes home where he belongs. We are so glad to hear he is doing so well. I know he will be a big football fan too. Although we are in Indy we are pulling for Chicago. Go BEARS!!!!! Welcome Home little star.LOVE Gandpa Superman
That is awesome! I hope things go smoothly and you get to bring him home today!!! I can''t wait to read the updates of what home life is like over the next few weeks. Really looking forward to all the future updates.
I just wanted to say congrats on your baby coming home! That has got to be one of the greatest feelings there is for a NICU mom. I remember the day my two left the NICU, I was sooo excited and happy! Yay! Congrats to your family!
We are so VerY HaPpY!!! The day if finally here when you will get to be a family at home with your precious little bundle. He is the cutest little baby and we couldn''t be happier for you all. We cannot wait until we get to hold him too. We love all!!
Love all of us here in Arkansas.
PS from Kim.. Bruce and Crystal we have gone through alot together and this is one of those times when I wish I was there to share this in person with you. I am so excited and love you all so much that my heart is overflowing with joy for all the things God has blessed you with. God is good.. lIVE IN THE MOMENT BUT TOMMOROW LIVE IN THE SECONDS they all are precious. Love you Kim
OMG OMG I am so excited for you! Please try and get a good night sleep tonight! When I seen he passed his car seat test I was jumping up and down and then jumped over here to see that he is REALLY coming home tomorrow. Og Skylin is going to be so excited when I tell her in the morning...
I hear her now.... Can he come to our FIRST Birthday this Saturday? HUH MOM!?
I''m happy as I can be to hear that you''re going home tomorrow.Anf I thank God for taking such good care of you. You have a wonderful time with Mom and Dad on your frist day at home. God bless you all on the start of your new adventure. I love you guys and can''t wait to hold that little bundle of joy. I''ll see you soon. Love Grandma
Ryland that is FANTASTIC news. I knew you''d get the hang of it. I hope when you get home you continue to keep this journal. I''d love to hear all about you new experiences outside the NICU. Keep growing there little guy....I''m praying real hard for you.
Just read the update. What wonderful news. Keep eating those bottles fast little man you''re doing a great job. I''ll keep on praying and tell mom and dad how proud I am of them. They''ve been the best parents taking care of you and seeing to it that you''ve received everything that you''ve needed. And tell all the Drs. and nurses thank you for all they''ve done for my grandson. I love you all and will be coming to see you soon. May God continue to bless all of you. Love Grandma.
alright little man its been a long time since i signed this guestbook, but i want you to know that you are on my mind every second. you are a strong little boy and one day we can all tell the journey of young ryland mason. thank you for fighting so hard. i think that the fight that you have put up also put alittle more fight into your mom and dad. promise to stay strong and healthy. dont forget about us here on the outside who cant wait to see you come home.
Well, today I met the cutest baby, his name is Ryland, you are so sweet. I know that it has been hard but you and your mom and dad have made it! I hope to hear more from you all as he gets so big. You all deserve all of this and much more, I wish you the very best!!
All my Love,
congrats..regards..prayers..are all wished in one sentence. with that i know we are understood. good luck with the home.coming. i don''t have to know you personally to feel you..or wish you the best..God knows you..and thru Him..i do too!! much love..heart felt wishes for nothing but the best to you and yours. Believe in Angel babies..for i have one of my own...........they are with us always and with our little ones. God Bless
Just read the update, sorry it was a rough week. I''m glad that you guys are on top of things when it comes to little man. I know that you research like cazy, and that can prove to be a very good thing. I''m glad to hear that he''s doing better now. Know that I pray for you all everyday. And I know that God is watching over you. I love you all very much. Love Grandma
Mommy and daddy, you are doing the right thing. When Matthew was in the NICU his mommy and daddy ran into a few nurses who had a tendency to "ignore" the parents observations.
You will be able to consider yourself "experienced" when this is all over with. You "do" know every inch of Ryland and are able to see things sometimes the nurses can''t. I also think your intuition is very keen right now.
Ryland depends on you to stand up for him when he encounters a nurse who is just doing her work because it is her "job" and not her dedication. Great Job!
Sorry to see you had a rough week buddy. We all know you will snap back like you always do. Mom & Dad hang in there. Sorry I missed your call Sunday. We all here have each of you in our prayers and thoughts. Love your Dad and Rylands Gramps
I''m glad to hear that the doctor was what you wanted and expected him to be. Someone I used to know always said, "Nurses think they''re doctors and doctors think they''re God." I''m glad that at least the doctors in this case, didn''t apply to that. But it sure seemed like the nurses thought they knew it all. But from most of your updates, most of the nurses there seem good. You''re bound to get a few bad ones here and there. Sorry to hear you had to go through such a pain to get the outcome you wanted. Glad to hear that despite the rough week, things seem better now and hopefully in the next week or so we''ll hear a coming home update.
Hay babyboy, just got your update and I''m very proud of how you are doing. I''ll be sure and let everyone know here in Jax. how well you''re doing. Tell mommy and daddy I said hi and that I''m glad moms knee is getting better. I love you all very much. See you soon. Love Grandma
Don''t get too stressed, baby Ryland, over the bottle thingy. Remember, even though you are getting to be such a big boy, you were still "premature".
The doctors and nurses take that all in consideration; but we parents tend to track time from the moment of birth. Your being premature will eventually fade away; but for the very first year it is considered very important in "functions & needs". Does this information make you feel any better? I surely hope so. You just keep trying and good things will come from it. I have never seen a child, yet, in kindergarden, who had trouble nursing from a bottle. Hee Hee.
You are doing just "great" little man and I am so proud of you.
Keep that milk coming, mommy! It is full of so many good things that are going to keep Ryland protected from bad germs. Sunrise Hospital''s NICU, here in Las Vegas, calls it "liquid gold". You could not give Ryland a better present.
Any mother who ever nursed knows the discomforts, at times, mommy''s go through prior to pumping time. Ouch! No pain, no gain they always say.
Ryland is one handsome little guy and will get the hang of nursing that nipple. He probably gets tired. After all, he is just a little fella and spending a lot of time "growing". Life is good!
Hey guys. I just had a chance to read over and get caught up on this week''s entries and to check out the videos. I loved them, especially the mommy holding me and mommy holding me continued. That was so cute! That''s awesome that he has doubled in weight. I''m glad it won''t be long at all now until he''s home with you guys and getting the whole bottle thing. That''s awesome! I hate getting behind in reading the journal entries. But this week has been hectic, as I had to get my wisdom teeth out on Tuesday, and then I went to the ER because of nausea and a migraine on Thursday. So between pain and nausea, I feel like I have really been out of the loup and missing a lot this week, so it feels great to get caught up and watch all the new videos. Take care and keep those updates comin''. I can''t wait for the one in a few weeks that talks about your first day home as a new family! Then, I can''t wait for the updates that will follow that say we''re so exhausted from being up with him 24/7. LOL. I can''t wait to start reading about more adventures once he gets home too. Take care and talk to you soon.
First I have to say that he looks so cute and is filling out so beautifully. I miss you guys so much and cannot wait until summer so I can see the little darling and hold him. Just know that we pray everyday and you are all always in our hearts and on our minds. PS LOVE LOVE the videos makes it easier since we cannot be there with you.
Love and laughs
Kimberly and Kids