Saturday, November 12, 2011

Houston's Homecoming

After 67 days in the NICU, Houston was healthy enough to be discharged on Tuesday, Oct 8th. He came home weighing 5lbs. 9oz and 19 inches long. By the power of our faith and prayer from hundreds of people some we know and some we do not, Houston came home perfectly healthy. He came home with no brain bleeds, perfect eye sight, clear echo cardiogram, no respiratory issues and he passed his hearing test. Most babies born as premature as he was usually has a defect of one of these. We are truly blessed and thank each and everyone of you for praying for my family and Houston's health. The power of prayer works and Houston is proof of that. He is our miracle child and we are blessed to have him as part of our family and I would do it all over again for him. OK so here is picture overload

Houston and mommy rooming in at the hospital the night before we went home

Coming home outfit and matching hat right before going home

  As you can tell Houston is excited to go home

We arrived home our sweet friends Peyton and Elizabeth decorated our house for Houston's homecoming

Baby BOY!!

Jason picked Landon up from school and when Landon got home he was so EXCITED to hold his baby brother for the 1st time.

1st time doing tummy time

We have been home for 4 days now and adjusting well to having two boys. Landon LOVES to help with baby Houston as he calls him. This is the perfect age difference between the boys because Landon understands whats going on, but he can also grab diapers, wipes, bottles, help with baths and throw things away for me. He is being a real big help and a great BIG brother. Jason goes back to work next week and I am a little nervous about taking care of an infant and 3 year old on my own, but hey if everyone else can do it I sure can.

Houston had his 1st well baby visit Wednesday. He had several shots and did great with them. I guess shots are no big deal after what he went through the last 2 months. Since he is so preemie we cant chart his growth compared to a full term 9 week old, so his doctor charts his growth by a newborn since that is what he would be if he was born this month. Here are his stats:
50% percentile for head circumference
50% for length
25% for weight

He will be behind for about 2 years on average, but only time will tell.
I am so happy to have all my boys home and under one roof. My heart is FULL.


  1. Yay little H you are an angel from God! Been praying for you all and so glad he's home :)

  2. So excited you have him home!! He looks so much like Landon!