Friday, September 18, 2009

Mighty Max.

Yes, I'm having a fun time coming up with new names for my sweet nephew. Max is just such a fun name to work with! I went for a visit today, so I could get some good bonding time in with the little man.

And guess what?

He opened his eyes.

JUST for me.



If that's not the most precious thing on planet Earth, I'm not sure what is. He loves his Auntie Whitney. I'm pretty sure I'm his favorite aunt.

Wait, I'm his only aunt. But nevermind that.

He LOVES me!

I got to touch him, too. He was the softest little thing. I had to be careful because his skin is so very sensitive, but I couldn't help but stroke his pretty hair. He is a love.



He is doing so very well. I want to thank those of you who prayed specifically for his arm and the infection. The nurse came in today and said his arm looks fantastic. Praise God!! Keep praying for that, please.

And pray for his little eyes. That he would have zero vision impairments in the future.



Hollie got set up with pumping yesterday and was able to get some food out for the little man. Today, he got to eat it!!! (This is HUGE!) It went through a tube in his nose, of course, but he got to eat it nonetheless. And he is also doing fabulously with his sucking refelx! They've been testing it out and today he sucked on a pacifier. Wow.

Thank you, God.



(Check out his BLONDE hair! It is just adorable!)

Hollie got to change his teeny tiny diaper.



Look how ITTY he is compared to her hand!



He's been laying on his tummy a lot. It helps with his lungs. His lungs are still functioning wonderfully. Praise be to God!



I can already tell that little Maxwell is going to be FULL of personality. He wanted to show me how wide he could open his mouth today. He said, "Auntie Whitney, I may be teensy, but my mouth is not! Please go get me a cheeseburger!!!"



I replied, "No, No, Little Max. I will get you one in a couple of years, I promise. But right now, you better stick with your Mommy's milk. It will make you big and strong."

And....here's what he thought about that!



We love you, precious boy. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Remember that always.



Please continue to pray, and remember to grab the button on the top right of my page to help get the word out. God is doing MIGHTY things in this Mini Man's life. Thank you guys for playing a vital role through prayer.

36 comments:

  1. He is just so precious and gorgeous. What a little miracle. Prayers continuing for Little Max!

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  2. Still praying for sweet baby Max! He's truly a miracle baby. Stay strong!!

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  3. I posted about sweet Max on Thursday & added him to my sidebar. Your pictures of this little guy are so amazing, I can tell he's a real fighter!
    My prayers continue.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  4. Such a miracle! God is amazing, isn't He? Still in prayer...I love the updates.

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  5. Max is so cute :) Some preemies aren't ... but he is!

    You should consider yourself quite lucky to be able to see him at all - most NICUs now are closed down to everyone but parents, and sometimes grandparents, because of the swine flu epidemic deal (I know it sounds mean, but it's for the safety of all the little babies - swine flu would kill them.) I'm honestly surprised that your hospital is letting you come back ... but enjoy the privilege, and always remember to wash your hands (like an OCD person) and use that lovely little alcohol sanitizer stuff in the unit :)

    Continuing to pray for the little guy!

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  6. I have been reading your blog for a while, but never commented. Please know that we pray for Max every night! He is just beautiful!

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  7. He's so precious. Brought tears to my eyes.

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  8. Goodness, I cry every time I read about Max! We are still praying here. Thanks for the updates!!

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  9. Oh Whitney, he's just to precious for words. I'm continuing to pray for little Max!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  10. Tears in my eyes! I am so glad to hear he is doing well and he got to eat a little of Mommy's milk, that is awesome! Praise God, I'll keep praying.

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  11. So good to hear he is continuing to do well. :)

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  12. I'm not sure if I have ever commented on your blog or not, but I have been reading it for at least a year or so now. Praying for Little Max and your family.

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  13. Still praying for Mighty Max! God is Awesome!

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  14. I think Miracle Max is the perfect name. It is nothing short of a miracle that he is doing so well.

    Praising the Lord that Max is here, strong, and healthy. Praying that he is home quickly.

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  15. Praying here in MO for sweet lil Maxwell. He is so precious and truly a fighter. I have added his button to my sidebar and will post to ask everyone to pray as well. So happy to hear is doing well!

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  16. He is so cute and precious! We are still praying, and we are so glad that he is doing so well!

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  17. He is beautiful Whitney! I will continue to pray for him and the family that he gets stronger by the day so his mom and dad can take him home to sleep in his own bed!

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  18. I continue to be impressed by Mighty Max and our MIGHTY God! I will be praying for his vision.

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  19. He is SO CUTE!!! I'm sure it was so awesome for Holly to be able to feed and change him and just be a mom in the middle of all this. So thankful for that! Still praying!

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  20. I happened to stumble upon this, and I just sent out a mass email to all of my friends and family with a link to this blog, along with a prayer request. We are all praying for this precious baby and his family & will continue to do so! God be with you all!!

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  21. He is just a darling! I'm so glad that he's coming along so well! He's truly a little Miracle Max.

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  22. Got the button. Its on my Confessions page. And little man is on my prayer list. Top slot for over a week now! :)

    Love that little tongue!

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  23. Great pictures, Whitney! Keep those updates coming. I'm so glad that Max's parents are getting good news from the doctors. What a blessing he is already.

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  24. he looks so good for being so early. i'm glad things are going so well, considering everything. you might have mentioned this already, but i didn't catch it. what caused him to be born so early? most of the premies i know of were born early b/c their/our moms had high blood pressure. was it anything like that?

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  25. Miracle Max is beautiful. I can't wait to see more pictures of him as he grows big and strong!

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  26. He is precious. I will continue to pray for this little miracle.

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  27. Miracle Max is a handsome little man...I bet Levi can't wait till his cousin Max gets big and strong so they can play! :)

    Always in my prayers!

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  28. Awe Whitney thank you so much for all the pictures. They are indeed priceless. All of them are so good. He is so precious. God continues to perform major miracles in his little life.
    When I saw Hollie touching her baby it just made my heart ache for her. Oh how much you all want to hold him. It won't be long as well as he is doing.
    In continued prayers...Mae

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  29. I am still praying for your family and that little miracle!!

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  30. And since I love your blog so much, i just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award -- check out my blog for details :)

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  31. oh my goodness! what a wonderful blessing! i'm so glad he's doing so well. i used to work with lots of preemies and it was so amazing to see what fighters they are! they're determined little boogers. :)

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  32. Such a sweet baby and he already has a sense of humor! I'm so glad the arm is good and his lungs are still strong. Will continue to pray for little Max : )

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  33. I teared up at those pictures. He's darling (but of course, in a few years, don't tell him anyone called him that!). I'll continue to keep him in my prayers.

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  34. Praise God!!! Thanks for all of the pictures!

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  35. I saw your button on someone elses blog so I clicked on it...oh. my. goodness. he is just precious! I just sent a few prayers up for him and his mommy and daddy!!! So precious!

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