Monday, December 21, 2009

3rd Time is the Charm and a Visit From Santa

Well I am being discharged from the hospital for the third time. Hopefully third time is the charm and this is the last time! I am leaving without a clear diagnosis of what exactly was the issue but hopefully they hit me with enough to get me through this recovery!

Baby Braden is doing well. He has had a good run these last few weeks and while he continues to do well, he has had a tough past few days in terms of progress, which is normal for preemies, but still hard to deal with as a parent. Another reminder that progress is a positive but this is a long road ahead and ups and downs will happen.

Braden also got a visit from Santa. While he was a 140 pound guy in a suit with a questionable choice of glasses, it made for a memorable picture.


  1. Glad to hear you're home (again) and doing better, and that Braden continues to make good progress. I love the family pic with Santa - so cute, even if Santa does look a little slim. ;) Enjoy this time with your family, and remember that the holiday season is always filled with miracles big and small! :) Love yall!

  2. I'm glad you're doing better, Julia. And I love your first family Christmas photo - even if the Santa looks oddly like JJ Abrams.

    Take care!

  3. Glad your're home for the Holidays Jules!! The SAnta picture is precious...brings tears to my eyes seeing you all absolutely beautiful, "healthy." family. Love, Momma/Gammy

  4. That Santa is as awesome as Brian's stache he used to have. Praise God for little Braden doing so well. Merry Christmas my friends!

    Robert Payne

  5. Braden is sooooooo cute and tiny. You guys look gorgeous. The Santa looks like a nice guy. Are we sure it wasn't one of our friends? He looks very familiar. : )

    Merry Christmas. We love you!