Saturday, August 18, 2007

August 18, 2007

"The LORD bless you and keep you;The LORD make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you; The LORD turn His face toward you And give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

Kyle went to the doctors on Thursday and he is now a proud member of the 9 pound club! The doctor mentioned, in a good way, that Kyle is now in the 6th percentile on the Preemie Growth Chart! I was taken aback, as I thought he was in the 30th percentile last time, but it seems I misunderstood. Dr. Marshall had said Kyle was in the bottom 1/3 percentile. What this meant is that Kyle was literally in the bottom 1/3 of a percent, meaning that 99.7% of preemie babies Kyle's age are larger than he is according to the Preemie Growth Chart. Anyways, she said that it is great news that he is now actually "on the chart" as it is a testament to his improving health. The sicker a preemie is/was, the slower they typically gain weight. With his lungs as damaged as they were, Kyle expends more energy than most to complete simple tasks, such as breathing. Despite what the charts may say, Kyle looks like such a big guy to us! The last picture in the group above was taken on May 26th when Kyle weighed close to five pounds, and was used to show his comparison to at the time to that of a full-term newborn. Anyways, Kyle is now big enough to actually wear the sleeper!

Kyle also met with his pulmonologist (lung doctor) this past week and he is doing so well that we do not have to go back unless a problem arises, plus...Kyle was taken off of the heart and breathing monitor that he has been wearing while he sleeps. Praise God!!! Everything is falling into place and we are truly blessed and amazed by how far God has brought Kyle over the past six months.

God Bless you all.

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Hello everyone
Thanks so much for the new pictures and note. Seems like Kyle is doing so good and I""PRAISE GOD FOR THAT"""I can't believe he is off all his monitors, he must really be doing great. I know you are so happy about that as I know we were when my granddaughter got off of them also.

Kyle looks so happy in those pictures, I bet he is a good baby, but bet he is a spoiled baby also, but thats what their for in my book.I bet Madison loves him to death and really spoils him to.

Well about time to leave for church, so better finish up and get on the road. Hope you all have a great day and enjoy every minute of it with your family and friends. I love you all and give give Madison and Kyle a big hug and kiss from me.

Thanks again for the news and pictures, I love them.God bless each one of you in a special way today at church.

Love & Prayers, Aunt Sandra

Anonymous said...

Jennifer and family, The pictures are amazing. It is wonderful to see the progress with the use of the outfit. All news sounds positive and I suspect you will see Kyle moving through clothing sizes quickly now. He is obviously making up for lost time. It is very hard to believe he is six months old now and that we have been praying for each of you for so very long. Thank you for keeping us posted on his ever increasing healthy status.Praise God. Laura

Breanne and Rylee said...

Yeah welcome to the 9 pound club Kyle. We are so happy for you that you have reached another milestone. Can you believe that we will be 6 months this week? Wow how time flies. We love the new pictures. It is amazing how these outfits looked so big before and now they fit into them. Rylee is in 0-3 now and there are some 3 months that she can wear. I hope that all if going well for you all. We love you and miss you!!

Kristie, Michael, Kaitlyn & John Michael said...

Jen & Family,
Congrats & welcome to the big boy club!-- Sounds like things are continuing to go well~ that's awesome. God is truly amazing! We will continue to pray for you all-
thank you for keeping us all updated~ John Michael is now just @ 16lbs, at 6mths-- God Bless-
Kristie,Mike,Kaitlyn & John Michael