Sunday, November 08, 2009

Aiden Mathew Bray is here and is almost 60 hours old!!!!

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!

13 comments:

Tessa Stutts said...

Shane & Ashley,
Love the pics! Aiden is so precious and I know you are so proud of him. Will continue to pray for you all.

Much love,
Tessa Stutts

Kelly and Chris Boyett said...

What a sweet miracle he is! He has already stolen the hearts of many people. He's precious in so many ways. I will continue to pray for his healing and his parents strength.

amy terral said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of our boy. Thanking God for the joy that is flowing. love you, amy

Allison said...

"Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb.

I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation!

You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you,

The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day."

--- Psalm 139:13-16 (The Message)

Connie Gardner said...

He is precious. Thanks for sharing him with us. I will continue to have each of you in my heart and prayers. Love, Connie

Vicki said...

I was so happy to come here and see this update...so happy! Thank you so much for letting us see him...he's precious!! I'm looking forward to more updates and pictures.

Carey said...

Guys...He is adorable!!!! Praise the Lord for great works He has done! He is greatly to be praised!

We continue to pray for strength and healing and peace for all of you! Phillip is itching to get over there and see yall, so I'm sure we'll be coming by soon!
Love yall!!!

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing! He is just precious. I will continue to pray for you and for Aiden's healing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a miracle indeed! Thank you so very much for sharing.. I will continue to pray for all of you. I just love the pictures of his little feet! Thank you again and God Bless You!

Bee-Vine Creations said...

So precious, y'all. I've been waiting for an update all weekend. Praise the Lord!

Shellie Tomlinson said...

Oh, THANK YOU for taking time to post. He is all kinds of adorable. Phil and I continue to pray, rejoice, and believe!

Tomette Ratcliff said...

When life gets tough, I am your hiding place. I'm near when you call upon Me in truth. I'll protect you from trouble, surrounding you with songs of deliverence. Give Me all your worries and watch Me sustain you and your family. No matter how bleak things may seem, I'll never let the righteous fall. And never doubt that your earnest prayers as a righteous mom are powerful and effective. Psalms 32:7;145:18;55:22;James 5:16

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of Aiden. He is so precious. I do hope you are doing well. With much love and prayers,

Jaime said...

Ashley, he is precious! We are continuing to pray for your family, and a healing for Aiden. May God bless and keep all of you!