August 31, 2008

...grady jackson...

at 29 weeks pregnant, my sister brynn went into labor with her second baby. because she was dilated to a nine by the time they got to the hospital, there was no stopping his early arrival. the doctor did an emergency c-section and little baby grady jackson arrived on friday, august 29 weighing only 3 lbs. 3 oz. and measuring 16 inches long. so little, but so perfect! it's really pretty amazing.

we were able to go up to the hospital yesterday to see him...and he is such a pretty baby! he seems to be doing as well as can be expected and will probably be in the hospital another 2 months or so, until his lungs are fully developed and he's breathing completely on his own. at times like this, it really makes you stop and appreciate all the miracles that modern medicine can provide.

here he is, all snuggled up in his very own incubator...(and it did actually look snuggly, not quite as nice as the womb, or his mommy's arms, but he looked as comfortable as possible considering the circumstances.)


mommy's gentle hands. the nurses told brynn that they would probably let her hold him for the first time sometime this week...i'm sure that moment can't come soon enough!



his little head is full of dark, dark hair...hopefully it stays!!





danny & brynn are such good parents! kalle & little grady are very lucky to have them. i'm always amazed at brynn's calmness during situations like this. she takes it a step at a time and shows such a sense of peace throughout it all. she really accepts what is and makes the very most of the situation. a great teacher she is!


on the way out of the hospital...kalle was loving this!


keep them in your prayers please...and have a happy sunday! :)

22 comments:

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful little boy and Brynn is entirely too gorgeous for having just had a baby...

We'll be praying for them!

brit said...

we will definitely keep them in our prayers. i once dated a guy named Grady. He looks perfect though! if she needs any preemie clothes... just give me a call.

elizabeth said...

what an angel! i will definitely keep baby grady and your family in our prayers.
thanks for sharing such a tender moment.

Skidmore Family said...

That must have been some intense party planning you two were doing if it sent her into labor! I'm glad to hear that everything is okay. What a scary situation for Brynn and your family.

He is is such a cute little guy. I can't believe how big the premie diaper is on him. I'm getting all baby hungry looking at these pictures of him. He seriously is way too cute; and I love his name.

Scott and Abby said...

What a wonderfully sweet little baby. We will be thinking of them and keeping them in our prayers.

Maegan said...

We know how scary times like these are! Somehow though everything always works out! What a handsome little guy he is! And Jackson is a great name! Haven't talked to ya for a while. Hope things are going good, and we will definently keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather Telford said...

3 pds so small and so cute!! i wish her the best of luck!! his name is so cute.

cari runia said...

Lyndsie...
We will keep praying for them, and hope everything goes as smooth as possible. Brynn must be so excited to hold her little guy! He is so lucky to be a part of your sweet family... We love you guys! Please give them our love and let us know if there's anything we can do!
~Cari & Ryan~

amberbuck said...

Wow, what a beautiful little baby he is. Brynn looks so happy and beautiful as well. I know it's going to be a little tough leaving him at the hospital but it sounds like he's a fighter! We'll keep them in our prayers! Congrats to Brynn and her family.

Denise and Nathan said...

Ya, that's not fair how good Brynn looks after having a little tyke. We will surely remember them in our prayers. He's absoultely adorable!

The Ellington's said...

We will definitely pray for this little angel.

katie cox said...

Oh my gosh, Lyndsie. I will definatly keep your family in my prayers. Modern medicine is amazing, they do such great things for preemies.

Tanya said...

oh my goodness so sweet and so tiny. i would be dying to pick that sweet little thing up. so glad he and mom are ok!

Corinne said...

sounds like such a miracle. what a sweet little guy. your sister looks darling. hope all the best for them and little Grady.

also, I love Emerson's room...so beautiful!

stacy h. said...

i came upon your blog a while ago and lurk every now and again. i went to hair school with brynn and loved her so much!! tell her hello for me and that gavin jackson(love both names) is definately in my family's thoughts and prayers. he is so cute, i love how giant the diaper is on him! we have a niece that was preemie and weighed about the same. she is 4 now and doing great!! :)
-stacy johnson hadlock

RaeAnn said...

What a sweet post. You are a great support to your sister! Looks like your family has a new little angel in its midst!

Jess Perry said...

What a little angel! I will for sure keep them in our prayers!! What a tough time. I have lots of premie clothes too....let me know if she needs any!

The Popes said...

well looks like brynn is doing good and what sweet pictures of that little boy. they are in our prayers - keep us updated on his progress!

Steph said...

Holy cow --- as I just barely had our little son and had a VERY SCARY delivery i totally understand the emotions and scariness of somthing like this -- i am SO glad everything is going well and she is ok and the baby is doing fine -- so cute and so much hair for so young.........also, I love emerson's room -- you did a great job decorating

Melissa allred said...

wow what an emotional ordeal! Hope that everything goes well for the cute little guy! And for his mommy!My sister was 28 weeks and her little guy was only 2 lbs and he was there for 2 or 3 months..And grew and got so healthy and strong. Modern medicine is amazing!!!

Susan said...

Hello this Melissa Allreds big sister. I am the one that had my little baby boy at 28 weeks. He is now 9 1/2 and you would never know that he started out at 2 lbs. I wish I had taken more pictures that showed how small he really was... like laying a dollar bill next to him or putting my wedding ring on his arm, things like that. Cause after many years pictures never do his tiny body justice !!! Things get better and if you as a mom ever disagree with the dr. or nurses speak up !!!!! sometimes they dont know everything !! I have had 3 premies and all have stayed countless days in the nicu !!! My 3rd baby only came home as soon as he did because I stood up for the feelings that I had !! Hope all goes well and I will keep up though melissa's blog !

Coleen & Todd said...

I didn't even know she was pregnant! I am glad she and the baby are ok. how wonderful that he is so healthy considering such an early birth. She looks amazing as always. I'll be thinking about them.