Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Little Fun...

I have two things I would like from all of our readers...

First of all, I am amazed at how many readers we have. It really touches my heart to know that my babies touch yours. I can not believe how many people log on and read each day. I am very curious to know who you all are and how you found our blog (if you remember, I can't remember how I have found others myself). So please, leave a comment and let us know...

While your at it, I would like for you guys to guess a weight for baby Brody. My mom, grandma and I were talking about it tonight, here are their guesses...

My mom - 1st guess 10 lbs 13 oz, after I gave her a look like she was crazy she changed it to 10 lbs 3 oz but she thinks he will be around 26 in....I never heard of a baby that long : ) I think she is a little tired!!!!

My grandma - 9 lbs 8 oz

Me - hopefully big enough, but not too big. I will be surprised if he is not close to Kaden's weight and height.

Just a little background info:
Nate was just a little over 10 lbs when he was born

Me, well I was 8 lbs 1/2 oz and 21 inches long

Kaden - 9 lbs 13 oz and 23 inches long

Ava - 8 lbs 8 oz and 20 1/2 inches long (I was told 8 lbs 7 oz however it was written at 8 oz)

Baby Brody - ??????? On the last sono I was exactly 26 weeks and he was measuring at about 29 weeks 3 days.

While I am talking about baby weights, did you all see the baby who was born weighing 14 lbs...that I would like to stay away from!!!

So, leave a comment and let us know who you are, how you found us and your guess on Baby Brody's weight!!! It will be very interesting and fun for us to read. Thank you for your time!!! For those we already know in the blogging world, we would still like to hear from you too!!!

I hope everyone is having a great New Year so far!!!

I might try to post a recent picture of the belly to give you all an idea of how big I really am, tomorrow.

74 comments:

Mackenzie Alexander said...

I'm thinking 9lbs 2oz... or maybe 8lbs 11oz? Tough call. You sure do bake some large babies! :o)

Aimee said...

Ok my guess is 9 pounds, 12 ounces and 23 inches long.

I found your blog through Rhett's blog. Pam had posted a comment about your little angel Ava and I came over and have been a lurker ever since.

adrianna york said...

I am a friend of Megan Gudde I live here is Oswego Kansas and so I started reading your blog thew Isabella's blog. I am guessing that your baby boy will be around 9lbs 13ozs and 24"long. Your boy Kaden and Ava have touch my heart reading about them every day to see how they are doing when I read about Ava passing way it broke my heart. I just wanted to say that I wish you and your family the best and I can't wait to hear about the new baby. You all are in my thoughts and prayers from Kim Adrianna

The Peters said...

9lbs 8oz and 21-1/2 inches. Nate said you were having trouble breathing. Not too much longer you'll have Brody in your arms. Originally, I found you through Cristen.

Caden said...

I found your blog through Megan's... well Bella's really. I think he'll weigh in at 9 lbs, 3 oz. :)

Ashlea

Anonymous said...

I am stephanie smith from utah i have been following kayleigh freemans blog and found your blog through their blog i have loved keeping up with the progress of alot of children because i have 3 of my own and i love children. my guess on the weight of your baby is gonna have to be 9lbs 13oz but i wouldnt be surprised if he is 10 pounds my last child was 10 pounds 13 oz she is now 14

Allie said...

I guess 8lb 11.5oz 22 1/2 inches long

I found you on the 5 Minutes for mom site when you entered the photo contest for the bedroom set.. Kaden looked so adorable in the photo so I clicked the link read your story and Voted for you... I was so happy when you won :-)!

Isabella said...

I hope for your sake he is not any bigger than 10 lbs!!!! Matt's sister had one that was 12 lbs. I couldn't imagine. Madison was 8lbs 13 oz and I thought I was going to die having her!! (I also had no epidural) So my guess is 9 lbs 4 oz.
I too have been curious to know who my readers are and where the heck they come from. I hope you get a great response. It will be fun to see.

Bonnie said...

I am Bonnie Kramer from Seneca, KS. i found your blog through Jennifer Osterhaus's facebook page. I read it almost every day. i hope everything goes well with Brody. I think he will weigh 9 lbs. 10 oz. Good luck!!

Bonnie

Randi said...

My guess is 10 lbs 1 oz :-)
I also found your blog through Pam and Rhett when she posted about your precious Angel Ava.
God Bless

Kyler's Mom said...

Hi my name is Christy. I live in NW Missouri and found your blog through Angle Elli Reed's blog.

Your Kaden seems so amazing. I have one son of my own. They are so fun. I started reading your blog after you had lost Ava but i have read back and see how much of a fighter she was. She was so pretty.

I will guess Brody will be 9 lbs 15.5 oz. I don't know much about big babies as my son Kyler was born early and only weighted 2 lbs 8 oz. Big or little they are all amazing.

Kyler's Mom said...

Hi my name is Christy. I live in NW Missouri and found your blog through Angle Elli Reed's blog.

Your Kaden seems so amazing. I have one son of my own. They are so fun. I started reading your blog after you had lost Ava but i have read back and see how much of a fighter she was. She was so pretty.

I will guess Brody will be 9 lbs 15.5 oz. I don't know much about big babies as my son Kyler was born early and only weighted 2 lbs 8 oz. Big or little they are all amazing.

Anonymous said...

my guess is 10 lbs, and 2oz, 21 1/2. i am from the ATL and i cant remember where i found you from but somewhere somehow from baby dellingers site. has kaden gotten his bed set yet? just wondering.

Gillian Brown said...

Hi - i found your blog through Angel Ellis,and my son Kaden was also born with CDH in 07...And doing well.I follow your blog to see how your Kaden is coming along.He's really done well.I am also having a baby boy in April and wish you and your family well with Brody - i reckon he'll be 9lbs 5oz.I have 3 children and the biggest so far was 7lbs 5oz so i dont expect our next one to be any bigger.
Take care
Gil

~Sandy~ said...

I started reading your blog after your son won the bedroom set on 5minutes for mom. i enjoy following your blog and reading the updates you post. your family is such an inspiration to me. God Bless you all in 2009!

Hmmm...i am guessing 9lbs even and 22in long. (though for your sake i hope less :O)

Tiffany and Kevin D. said...

I can't remember who I found you blog through.. My guess an even 10 lbs. and 22in long..

Noel said...

I am a NICU(and ECMO) nurse at Children's Mercy. I've worked there for 5 years. I took care of Kaden several times when he was there and took care of Ava as well while she was on ECMO. I love keeping up with Mr. Kaden and you guys. We all wish the best for you!

The Rice Family said...

I found your blog through you. We became friends with Nate and Amy at the Ronald Mcdonald House. I am guessing Brody will weigh around
10lbs 8oz. I'm sorry but I think I am going to have to agree with your mom. Needless to say he going to be a very healthy boy.:) We can't wait to meet him!

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

I don't really remember how I came upon your blog- but I am so glad I did! Your family has greatly touched my life!!! We are from utah.

my guess is 9 lbs 2 oz

Anonymous said...

I live in Wichita and found your blog because I read the Manhattan paper daily (went to KSU) and I saw your blog address on Ava's obituary in the Manhattan paper, so since then I've been hooked. You're one amazing mama!

I guess your baby to be 9 lbs, 9 oz.

Angie said...

My guess is 9lbs 4oz simply based on what all you have written!!

I found your blog from when you posted it in the paper with Ava's obituary and have been checking in on you ever since! I have left a few messages-but didn't want you to think I was just checking and not talking to you!!!

My Three Sons said...

Okay, I talked to you briefly at the hospital one day when you where there with Kaden. You told me that you had a daugher upstairs. It was during one of Carson's very first visits at the clinics so it would have been early April. We actually had a few other appointments and wanted to go upstairs to check on you and Carson never cooperated. The clinics as you know are so long.

So that is how I found you and Kaden and Angel Ava.

Now I'm going to be nice, I think Brody will be 8lb 9oz. I'm thinking that the doctor will let Brody come a week or two early so that you don't deliver a big baby. :-)

Coltan was 8lb 10 1/2 oz, Cody was 9lb 3 oz (keep in mind, he was the easiest delivery I had), and Carson was 7lb 12oz.

Carey said...

Hmmm, how did I find you? Micah? And both of us being locked up in the hospital for WAAAYYYY too long!

For Baby Brody, I'll guess, 9lbs 5 oz, 22 inches long. And not sure if I mentioned it or not, but those last pix I saw of you ... WOW! No matter what his weight is, he's bound to be BIG!!!

Good luck mama!

Kellee Sluder said...

Hi Nate and Amy!

I'm not for sure how I found your blog. I'm pretty sure it was through someone else's blog though. I have been keeping up with you guys since shortly after beautiful Ava's birth and have continually come back to read about Kaden who is incredible! I must say that you have an amazing family and are such a strong couple and parents. I don't know how you do it! We also have something in commmon. My husband and I are both police officers in Kansas City, KS and have a son (Wyatt) who will be 3 on the 18th that was born with a CHD (HRHS). Best of luck with Brody's birth. I don't want him to be too big for your sake, Amy : ) My guess will be: 8 lbs. 15 oz. and you will have him just a little early so he won't be half grown before he is born. Give Kaden a hug and kiss for me because I would love to do so myself. He is too adorable!

Kellee Sluder

Amy said...

I am a nurse at Children's Mercy South and found your blog when I discovered Angel Elli's blog around the time she was born. I was downtown taking the neonatal nursing course and saw a bracelet for babygirlreed2be on the chaplain and I checked out the blog. I am hooked. I have worked in most of the NICU's in KC and even did home care for special needs kids.

I am guessing Brody will weigh around 9lbs 8oz and 21 inches long.

Amy in KS

Jenny said...

Hi...I will guess that your baby will be 9lbs 5 ozs :)

My husband was roommates with Nate at Highland CC his freshman year (It was Justin's freshman year...not sure if Nate is the exact same age.) Also, I grew up and am good friends with Sarah Rempe. I found your blog a couple of months ago and now read it once or twice a week. Your strength and spirit amaze me!

Anonymous said...

I'm Kyla Barcus from Kansas City, Mo. I found your blog through a google alert on the terms "Turner Syndrome." I started reading your blog when you were pregnant with your sweet baby Ava. My 4-year old daughter, Delainey, has Turner Syndrome (she was diagnosed with TS and HLHS while I was pregnant.) Delainey also had heart surgery at Children's Mercy days after she was born. I think our girls might have had the same surgeon, Dr. O'Brien. I've been praying for your family ever since I started reading your blog. I continue to be amazed by your family's strength.

Wishing you a wonderful 2009!

Kyla Barcus
kbarcus@unitedcountry.com

Susan P said...

9 pounds, 4 oz and 22".
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

My name is Tara and I found your blog through Gabi's and I don't remember how i found hers. Your family is just amazing to me! I am just in awe of everything you have been through.
My guess is Baby Brody will be 9lbs. 1oz. Best wishes on the new bundle of joy!

Tyler Patrick Breuer said...

I was brought to your blog after your SIL (?) posted on Tyler's blog about Ava & HLHS. I keep up with your blog, but not as often as I would like. Life has just really taken me by storm and I haven't even found time to post any updates on Tyler's since October!

My best guess for Brody is going to be: 8 lbs 8 oz. & 21 inches long.

Miss you and still keep you always in my prayers.

Rachel said...

You already know me girl, but I'll be happy to guess the weight. I am going to guess 9lbs even. I will also guess 21" long.

My babies weights went down instead of up.
Mason was 8lbs 7.6oz
Jackson was 8lbs 15oz
Coleson was 7lbs 1 oz
Melana was 7lbs 2oz

The Bryant Family said...

Hey Amy. I found you through another site, cant remember if it was Gabi's or who's exactly.
This is Tuckers mommy...we love your family.....I hope Braden comes out pink and a BUNDLE, as for weight I wouldnt know how to even guess it.

Tara said...

I honestly have no idea how I found your blog but have been checking in for a couple of months now. I was drawn to your family because my daughter's name is Ava and she was born on 5/7/08. eerie, isn't it.

I'm not used to big babies, my daughter only weighed 4 lbs 13 oz, but I'm going to guess 8lbs, 13oz.

Linda said...

Hi, I'm Linda from Oregon. I found your blog last week through Kayleigh's. I went back and read your whole blog and am amazed at what your family has been through. You inspire me with your strength and touch me with your love for your children. I am fortunate to have had 5 healthy babies including full-term twins and reading what you and others have been through makes me appreciate it even more. My guess is that your baby will weigh 9 lb 11 oz. Best wishes for a healthy, happy baby!

jillc said...

8lbs. 13 ozs.

I found you through Angel Elli.
You are an amazing family.

Anonymous said...

Well I am going to guess 9 lbs and 12 oz. possibly 20 1/2 inches long. I am Aunt Pamela, (Nathan's sister)

Love and kisses to all. Hope you are feeling better and Brode is letting you breathe better.

Anonymous said...

I'm Stephanie and I am Isabella's aunt and one of her nurses. I have been reading your blog since you were pregnant with Ava. You are an amazing person and I'm glad you give us the chance to "know" you through this blog. It's an inspiration!
I'm guessing 8 lbs 11 oz and 21 inches long. :)
Stephanie

The Peters said...

Thanks for the suggestion of Etter's wife. I called her today. She has no openings since she just took on a 7 month old, but she passed me along to her daughter. I'm supposed to meet her tomorrow and she said as long as none of her parents have a problem with it, she will watch him. Hopefully it all works out. I called about eight other people today and none of them have any openings for a baby.

Jennifer said...

Hi! My name is Jennifer. I found your blog from Ava's obituary that was on the Stewart Funeral Home website. I live in Wamego so I check out the funeral home site often. Good luck with Brody. I say 9pounds 4ounces.

Anonymous said...

Hi
I think 9lbs.8oz.and 24in.long.
I know you will feel so much better after you have him and hold him in your arms. Not much longer...Breathing better I hope.
Love Ya,
Grandma A.

Jen said...

I guess 9lbs 9 oz and 21 inches long..

I found your blog....either through Carey or Isabella. Maybe I found Isabella through Carey?? I don't know. I forget!!

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go with 9lbs 10oz and 22 inches long! I'm Jennifer---your maybe future sister-in-law! haha :) hope you are doing well. I'm counting down till we get to meet Mr. Brody!!! I can't wait! If you get a chance you could come to Topeka, and i'll treat you to a pedicure or a massage again! :) Just let me know! I'm always available! Love you all!
Aunt Jen

Brian and Cassi Reed said...

Hey Amy
Some of the ECMO nurses at CM in KC told me about your blog, I am pretty sure that a couple of them even pulled it up while we were there all alone back in the surgical/ecmo room. Either way, your blog is still one of them that I follow, I am not as religious about checking them as I used to be.
I cant wait to hear all about Brodey coming home from the hospital.

As far as weight goes...who knows personally I am pretty sure that I could never give birth to anything bigger than 6lbs 8oz (elli's size) so anything larger than that and you are the CHAMP. I am hoping for any healthy weight!!!

I think of you all the time..
Love you guys
Angel Elli's Momma

Jacquie said...

Hi there, I can't remember how I came across you guys? From one blog to another type thing I'm guessing.

I'm Jacquie in Edmonton Alberta, Canada.

I'll throw my guess in that baby Brody will weigh in at 9lbs 6oz and be around 21-22 inches.

Theses little ones can be tricky, with my 3rd DD the Dr kept saying she was huge, turns out I had alot of amniotic fluid and she was only 8lbs 6oz. My other girls were 7lbs 8oz and 9lbs 1oz.

Catie said...

Sorry if this is a duplicate comment. There was an error when I submitted it and since you have comment moderation I am not sure if it disappeared or if it went through.

I found your blog through 5 Minutes for Mom (I think that is when I stumbled upon it). I have been a faithful reader ever since. You have been through so much and still seem so strong, such an inspiration. Anyway, my guess will be 8 lbs 15 oz and 21.5 inches long.

Anonymous said...

I live here in Manhattan, and found your blog in the paper when Ava passed away. I read all the back entries, and have been inspired by your strength and your kiddos ever since. I wish you all the best with Brody and with all in 2009!

Anonymous said...

I think I found your site thru Owain's site which I found thru kariabi blogspot. I noticed your site because of the picture that won Kaden's bedroom furniture. Your kids are so precious and I find it a real joy to hear about them and a privilege to pray with you! Good luck with sweet little Brody! :) I'm guessing 8 lbs. 12 oz. and 22 inches! :) Can't wait to see pictures of him!
Blessings to all of you,
Laura Leichty from Indiana

Anonymous said...

My name is Kristin and I'm not sure how I found your blog but I check in every once in a while. Your strength inspires me and that's what keeps me coming back! You have a beautiful family and even though we don't know each other, you are in my prayers. P.S. - I love the video of Kaden dancing; he has some good moves!

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I was following the blog for another CDH baby that one of my aunts told me about and through that blog I found little angel Elli's blog and then yours. After I started reading your story I realized that your beautiful angel Ava was in Children's Mercy at the same time as our son Tommy. He passed away on May 3rd of 2008 when he was 6 weeks old. I love to read your stories about Kaden - he's such a doll! I also love your heartfelt letters to Kaden and Ava. I guess it brings me comfort to know that I'm not walking the road of a grieving mother all alone. I hope all the best for you and the new addition to your family. God Bless.

kristyo15 said...

Hi! Not sure how I came across your blog, but probably thru Kayleigh's? Your strength is amazing, and very inspiring.

Guess-timate for Baby Brody - 9 lbs. 2 oz. and 21 inches long.

Anonymous said...

My name is Kelly and I was a night nurse in PICU and took care of Miss Angel Ava several times, and I was lucky to meet Mr. Kaden when he visited. I predict baby Brody will weigh 8lbs 8oz.

The Peter Family said...

My guess for Baby Brody is 9 pounds, 3 ounces. I can't remember how I found your blog but it is saved under my favorites!

The Adventure said...

Hi...I found your blog through the Sleeping Angel Contest. I was so excited to vote for Kaden, and very excited to see that you won! I haven't been able to resist eves dropping in on your blog off and on!

My guess would be 8lbs 2 oz...21 inches long...

:)

Thanks for sharing your life with so many people!

Anonymous said...

I am going to guess 9lbs 15oz. I am Travis Haverkamp's little sister. I get on a read your blog just about everyday and am very touched at how strong you both are with everything you guys have been through. Good luck and God bless...I pray everything goes great through labor and delivery!! Happy New Year!!

Dan,Danielle, & Kynlee Orr

Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

I found your blog through Angel Elli's, but I met you all at Children's just briefly in the elevator one day. I was wearing turquoise for CDH Awareness and you asked if I had a baby with CDH. I was shocked that anyone would recognize it and I said yes. Sofie was still very critical at that time, and I wasn't quite myself or I would have spoken much more.

You told me your baby girl was there and that Kaden had been born with CDH. He is such a beautiful and happy boy!!! We saw him in the little blue wagon several times around the hospital and in the cafeteria and we always thought he was such a cutie pie - always smiling and waving to everyone. He gave us such hope for Sofie. I asked the nurses in the NICU about him and they said he was such a strong miracle baby with amazing parents.

Sofie went home in May and I always wondered about your family and how your precious baby girl was doing. After Angel Elli was born I followed her blog closely, and then found the link to your blog. I read that Ava had earned her Angel wings and was so deeply saddened for you. Your family has been through so much. I'm so inspired by your strength and love for each other.

God truly blesses us all, but certainly some more than others. I could not agree with you more that these "special" babies are God's ultimate blessing for us as parents, and we are chosen for a reason. May God bless you this time around with an easy delivery and a healthy baby!!

My guess is 9 lbs 8 oz and 22 inches long (a couple of weeks early)

Jen Miller
www.babymiller08.blogspot.com

P.S. Is it okay to add your blog to our blogroll? jtmku@yahoo.com

~plaid said...

I learned about your blog from Rhett's Journey (http://rhettsjourney.blogspot.com/). I read about Ava, and thought with my own children's deaths, it might be good to let you know I'd be available as a "listening ear" if you needed. I started reading Rhett's blog after "talking" with his mom on a news report comment board where we were discussing issues of special needs/medically fragile children. Amazing I can remember all that!

So as to the weight. I'm going to guess 8lb 10 oz. 21 inches long. That's my prediction. ;)

Anonymous said...

I am one of the Respiratory Therapists at CMH. I took care of your precious Angel Ava a few times. She was such a beautiful and sweet girl.

Missy

Liz and Shane Nelson said...

I am going to guess 8lbs 15oz I cant remember how i found your blog. i know it was from another blog.

Donna said...

I can't remember how I found your blog but I love to read about your beautiful children. Blessings to you on your expected new addition. My guess is 9 lbs. 10 ounces.

Boeckman mommy said...

Hi it's me! I am sure you know how I found you. And my guess is 9lb 12 oz. My weight when I was born. And 23" long. For your sake I hope smaller, but you do have big babies.

Anonymous said...

Hello, My name is Allie. I found your blog after Ava passed. I have been following you ever since. I live in HOlton KS. Then one day my husband came home and said he wanted to play in this golf tournament for this "couple"{ that had two kids and they both had different issues and he thought it was such a great idea for that. Then come to fin out it was your family. I think my Brother in Law is friends with some of your husbands frinds/family/or him. Not sure. But I thought it was so ironic how lives just kind of fit together. YOu are totally an inspiration in knowing that you love your kids so much and could care less about their ailments. I have a neice that has Cystic Fibrosis that she battles everyday and I do know how you feel to some small extent. I love keeping up with your little, I guess I should say big man and love looking at pictures of your little Ava as well. You have succeeded in keeping her memory alive. Sincerely Allie Summers

Anonymous said...

I can't remember how I found your blog. I think maybe through Congenital Heart Defects Families Association or Tyler Breuer's page. My daughter is 4 and has HLHS. We live in the KC area and my daughter has had her surgeries at CMH.

I predict Baby Brody will be 9lbs 5 oz.

Alicia Clayton

Anonymous said...

My name is Katie and I live in Independence, KY. I found your blog through a comment left on Catherine's blog. My nephew was born with CDH in Feb '08 and ever since I have followed different CDH blogs. Although I just found your site a few weeks ago, I have read back and was heartbroken for all your family has been through. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2009!

My guess would be 9 lbs, 2 oz...a few weeks early.

amylombardi said...

I'm Amy L, and I know Kaden from school, and I heard through the grapevine that you have this blog, so of course, I had to come check out that handsome fella! I also know Sarah R...she was my doula with my son almost 3 years ago!

My guess for Brody...9lbs, 5 oz and 22 1/2 inches long! And on his due date! (2-16, right? My b-day!)

Lisa said...

I found your blog through Gabi's blog. Not sure how I found hers. Actually we were on the same elevator one day at Children's Mercy last spring. You were pulling Kaden in a CMH wagon. I asked you if you were Kaden and Ava's mommy, and you probably thought I was a stalker:)

My three year old that was with me on the elevator that morning has a rare disease that causes tumors to grow on all her organs. She has seizures every day and has had multiple brain surgeries. . . Even though I don't know the pain of losing a child, I can relate to so much of what you write about sweet Kaden and the struggles of raising a child with special needs. I used to live in Manhattan and now live in Emporia.

My oldest was 8 lbs, 8 ozs, and youngest was 10 lbs 3 ozs! I've always been petite so that was quite a surprise to everyone!! I'm just going to randomly guess, 9 lbs 2 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. . .

Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and God Bless!

Lisa
mommy to Avery 3 w/TSC and Kaylen 6.5
http://www.carepages.com/carepages/LittleMissAveryUpdates

Brandi said...

I don't remember exactly how I found your blog, except I think it was through a google search when my daughter was sick and we were looking for information. It was quite ironic because my husband and I had seen you all at CMH in the cafeteria with Kaden on many occasions. I was surprised to see someone we recognized.

I enjoy getting to read how Kaden is doing and you are all an inspiration to me! I think of you all often, and was very saddened when Ava passed.

I think your new baby, Brody, will weigh 9 lbs 9 oz and be 21 inches long. Good Luck!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am guessing that Brody will be 10 lbs, 10oz. Sorry :) My name is Amy Boden and I’m originally from Corning, KS. I think I found this website through an email that went around a long time ago. I ‘check in’ a couple times a week. Good luck with everything!

Imsavimsa said...

I found your blog through Rhett's Journey when she wrote about your precious angel Ava.

My guess for baby Brody is 9 lbs!

Mine were 10 lbs 3 oz, 10 lbs 3 oz (yep...the first two weighed exactly the same) and 9 lbs 3 oz.

My youngest was born with a congenital heart disease (Tetralogy of Fallot) and a genetic syndrome (probably Noonan or Kabuki). I blog about it in Swedish, but I have a short summary in English and lots of photos.

Spaghetti said...

My name is Colleen and I found you through my three sons. I live in East Central Illinois. I think your family is great and Yes, I am a lurker. I am amazed by your strength and perserverance.

I have twins that are nine and they weighed
Riley-7lb 8oz
Ryan- 6lb 15oz
They were born at 39 weeks and are very healthy boys. I wish you well and I think that the guess of the low 10 lbs is a good guess but I am sure that you will take anything as long as it is healthy. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through The Howell Family's blog (who I don't know) but they are on a friend of mine's page - S&C Family.
My first 2 boys (twins) were born at 25 weeks and did not survive. My third son is 15 months old and was born with a CHD - Tetralogy of Fallot. He has had 2 surgeries at CMH and is doing very well.
I just started reading your blog and I am astonished by your strength and courage. Congratulations on baby Brody!

WPD 310 said...

We found your blog after your little angels passing. Im Andy Couchman and My wife is Erin, we love reading the blog and seeing what Kaden is up to as he's around the age of our 3 year old and 2 year old. We our excited for your new baby boy and keep you in our prayers. Oh and if Nate has ever told you about his 47 lb flat head catfish he caught the story is real, I was there and we used to do alot of fishing together. Nate we need to do that more this summer when time allows, youve got my number :)

Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up with your site for a couple years now. Kaden was a patient of mine at CMH. I am a Respiratory Therapist who cared for him on many occasions. Your family fascinated me by your strength and courage. I can hardly read your blog without getting teary eyed. You are amazing people and amazing parents! By the way Brody is a great name, my Brody is 3 yrs old now!!

Jackie said...

My guess is 9 pounds, 2 oz, 22.5 inches.
Best of luck to you!!

Jackie said...

Hi, I am a parent of a child with multiple CHD's. I have followed your site since your pregnancy with Ava. I think of you and your family often.
I am so happy for you and your family. My guess is that baby Brody will weigh about 9 lbs 2 (or 3) oz and be 22.5 inches long. Good luck!
Jackie
Mommy to Lucas
my son's site:
http://babiesonline.com/babies/m/maccrory/
password is scuba