Aiden Mathew Bray was born at 8:57 am on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. He weighed in at 2 lbs. 10 oz. and 14 inches long. He is truly our little miracle.
It is Sunday evening and we are awaiting time to go back and see him again. He is almost 60 hours old (2 1/2 days) and beating the odds. We are amazed at him everytime we see him and our love for him grows stronger and faith in God never stumbles. God is great and we have living proof. Just to give everyone an update - his heart has a slight murmur and small hole that most babies have at birth and heals over time (doctor said this is not a problem or concern), his kidneys and stomach are normal, eyes look good, he is breathing mostly (75%) on his own, and shows signs of sucking. Everytime we go back to see him, he opens his eyes and looks around to see who is talking and listens. He has quite a grip for such a little guy. I love to hold his little feet and rub those adorable toes. He is prooving he is a little fighter. Aiden has a buddy in NICU already, our neighbor's little baby is Aiden's neighbor. The nurses get a kick out of the "neighborhood boys". Granted Deacon has a little weight on him but Aiden has more hair, which is surprising since neither Hunter nor Mason really had hair until they were 2. Lake Providence has been well represented here at St. Francis, with the Brays, Howards, and Thorntons all delivering little boys within a spam of 27 hours. Everytime the nurses walk the hall they see groups of friends and family floating from 1 room to the next. There must have been something in the water!!
Shane and I want to thank everyone that has been praying, come to visit, called/texted/e-mailed sweet messages of love, prayer and faith. We love hearing from everyone and it shows there is power in numbers and through Him and Prayer all things are possible!