Baby Braden Petska

Sunday, September 10, 2006

No more O2.....

....Braden is now breathing room air only....yeah! They took out the nose cannula this morning and he's doing great. AND, to think, he was still on the ventilator a week ago. Also, he took 45 CCs this morning (there's 30 CCs in one ounce) for Rich. We switched his bottle again, so hopefully we can stay consistant with that amount.

We're absolutley in love with this little man. He cracks us up with all of the funny little facial expressions he makes. It's amazing to know that we created this little human being. He puts our minds at ease now to fall asleep to his precious little face and the echo of his cries instead of the excessive beeping of monitors and machines. He is truly our little blessing and miracle. We thank God each day for this special gift He blessed us with.

Thank you for continuing to keep us in your prayers.

Love always,
Steph

9 Comments:

Anonymous Uncle Lar and Aunt Gooch said...

We had such a nice visit with little Braden yesterday, and of course his proud Mom and Dad. Braden is definitely a "keeper". Uncle Lar and I were talking on the way home how you take the "little things", like watching a baby breathe, their cry and their little facial expressions for granted, but yesterday, we thanked God for being able to witness all those "little things". Thanks again for letting us see "the little miracle".
With lots of love,
Uncle Lar and Aunt Gooch

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't worry about the pictures - we'd rather you tickle his toes, watch his expressions, hold him, feed him, change him -- all the things proud new parents should do. We'll all get a chance to see pics and meet him soon :)
Love, Aunt Barb, Uncle Mark, Nat, Andrew, Trevor
P.S. Braden, your grandma's keep getting older each day :)

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Rich, Stephanie, and Braden,

Yeah!!! We are so happy to hear his great progress. He is a beautiful boy, and we look forward to being able to meet him when he returns to the neighborhood. Thank you for letting all of us share in his challenge. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Love...Buster and Cindy

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Steph & Rich:
Thank you for shering the progress of Braden ( the little fighter )True all this we fell in love with the little guy. (well, I have to tell you that Kerry is teaching me how to pronuce his name I will get it you know " my accent").
We are very happy with his progress.

Lots of love
Uncle Pete & Auntie Irma.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous THe Braden Family said...

Yeah Braden!! We are SO excited! Goes to show you - a lot of praying goes a long way! What a strong little boy! Congratulations on the big day!

We love you guys!

Love, The Braden Family

P.S. - Go Bears!!! ( Steph- we will convert you sooner or later! :) )

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braden,
I'm so glad you keep getting better each day. What a great day for you and your daddy--a Bears victory. I hope you didn't sleep through the whole game. The win is always sweeter when it's against the Packers (sorry, Steph). Keep getting bigger and stronger and you'll be home in your own bed before you know it! You're one special guy!
Love and Blessings,
Lisa & Dennis

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are lucky Braden, you will never remember this Bear victory today over the Packers. I only wish I could.

Glad you guys are getting to change diapers!! You GO Braden

Coach Holly

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braden is so beautiful! I love reading how he is making you guys laugh! The picture with the three of you is adorable! God Bless you all!
Love, Colleen

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Petska Family!
It is so wonderful to hear that you can cuddle and hug and rock and feed and burp and change diapers! Braden has shown us all to see how special each day is and that we should never take anything for granted. God has answered so many prayers. Braden is truly a miracle and a blessing!
love,
kate

11:53 AM  

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