Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ahh...what a sweetie!

Our little Max is doing so much better today! As of last night they switched him off of the C-PAP and onto a high flow oxygen line! He started feedings last night through a feeding tube in his belly...and so far so good! He looks so much better to me! He does have some jaundice so they put him on some Billi lights today.
We got to hold Max last night as he is off of the blood pressure monitor in his umbilical artery. First time Daddy has held Max! I think Max could tell his Daddy was near!
As of this morning they have turned down Max's oxygen to 3 liters instead of 4. He is stable at 21% oxygen which is the same as room air. They still have him on his high flow oxygen because he is still on the Nitric Oxide. But that has been turned down to 2...and will be off shortly! They have increased his feedings from 6 ml to 13 ml and are feeding him every three hours now! We are so excited with his progress!! Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers in Max's behalf. Several nurses are quite surprised at how much of a turn around he has made in such a short time. It is just a pay off of the faith of all of his family and friends in Jesus Christ's healing power. We are so grateful for the knowledge we have of Christ and that we can lean on him in times of struggle for strength!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Hey guys, first of all I want to apologize to you, if you have sent me messages and I have not gotten back to you or texts or comments...I am just running a million miles a minute right now with this whole situation and it's hard for me to slow down long enough to communicate personally with a lot of people! So to the of this morning Max has been taken off of his blood pressure meds. They will be taking him off of his ventilator today. They are not sure if he will go back down to the C-PAP or if he will just go to a high flow oxygen line...but both are better than the ventilator! They will be weaning him off of his Nitric Oxide in the next day. His pulmonary hypertension is looking better but is not completely gone yet, they will probably do another echo cardiogram on Thursday to check again. Overall this is MAJOR in his recovery! Thank you to all of you for your faith and prayers for our son is helping in ways we could never have dreamed!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Little Fighter...

Our little Max is doing a little better today. They turned down his blood pressure medications and have lowered his oxygen parameters (meaning that he is getting better and doesn't need so much help with the oxygen) also he had another echo cardiogram (ultrasound of his heart) this morning, and although we don't have the official report back yet the tech told the nursing staff that it looks like his pulmonary hypertension looked better. So if that's true then they will be able to start weaning him off of the ventilator. Once he is off of the ventilator he will be able to actually start eating!! YAY! He only weighs 5 lbs 4 oz right now so I am hoping that they will start fattening him up soon! We sure do love this little boy. Such a sweet baby!

We are so grateful for your continued prayers for our little guy! We sure can feel the influence from our family and our friends and the love that is being outpoured to our family at this difficult time!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pray for MAX

Hey guys! We are trying to get the word out on our little boy Max William Keddington---We are asking everyone no matter what your faith to pray or fast for our little boy with us on Sunday. He is in the NICU as he was born early. We found out today that Max has Pulmonary Hypertension...meaning that he is working too hard to get oxygen in his blood. It means alot of other things too, but we won't go into it all! Our sweet little boy is going to have to stay at the hospital for an undisclosed amount of time and we are hoping that the faith and prayers from all of you will help! Thank you so much for your consideration for our family at this difficult time!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Well he is here! He was born today at 11:12 am and is just a little peanut! He weighs 5 lbs 9 oz, and he is 19 1/2 inches long. He was born at 36 weeks 3 days so he is a little on the small side, he had to be taken to the NICU and is still there. He is on oxygen and needs to get his blood sugar up, but after that he can come back to his Momma! I am going to go down and see him as soon as my left leg gets some feeling back in it!! I miss him!!! He looks just like Lyla did when she was born but Max has darker hair than Lyla. We will see what the color really is once he gets a bath! We are so excited to have him in our family and his sisters can't wait to meet him today after their naps!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Exciting news!

Abigale's Preschool called and they want her to come three days a week instead of just two. They said that Abby did so good and was a very good listener and sat still and played well with the other kids that she doesn't need to wait till she is 4 to come three days a week! YIPPEE!! Here is to having Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to spend time with my little Lyla Belle all by herself before Max comes! Yay Abby! I am so excited for you!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BYU, Spencer's Birthday, PRESCHOOL

So this post is a compilation of what we have been up to since Saturday. I made the girls these cute BYU shirts for the new season. (It was supposed to be an easy project that my cousin Amanda and I had thought up but we shortly realized it wasn't going to work out the way we planned...) On the front it says Gooo, with a little Y decal at the bottom left (my idea!) And on the back it says Cougars! I think they are so stinkin' cute! And for about $4.00 a shirt, it came in under the cheap $5.00 shirts for the season that I would have had to alter anyway to fit my girlies!!
Here are my sweeties before the game with Cosmo. Lyla was a big talker before we got to him that she wanted to see Cosmo but as it turns out he is a little scarier in person! Abby was pleased with herself!!Here is the B-Day card that the girls and I made for Spencer. His b-day was yesterday!Abby and Lyla put their handprints and then wrote Daddy Birthday wishes! Helping Daddy open his present...
Yum! Candy bars! Spencer is smiling like that because he noticed that the candy bars included his and MY favorites! ( I know this looks like a bad present but Spencer also gets BYU season tickets every year for his birthday from me there! Oh and I also made him a Strawberry Cheesecake!)
Here is my Abigale! She went to Preschool today for the first time! She had so much fun and learned all about the letter A...she can't wait to go back next week!

Abby gets to go to preschool on Mondays and Wednesdays until she turns 4 in December and then she will go Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays!! Yippee for this new step in her life!! My little baby is growing up!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Well folks, I have to say that I am quite ashamed of myself and my ability to keep my blog updated. Since I have been a stay at home mom with the girls time just seems to slip away and I don't know what happens to all of my good intentions...but I guess that's life! Here are some photos for ya. The first is out of order but I couldn't resist! It's College Football season again and today you are supposed to wear your teams colors and here you go. I told the girls to make their "cheese" looks painful to me!! These are from when Lyla and I went to AZ in July for a baby shower for Max. Lyla liked the water for about ten minutes this day...
I am pretty sure she is crying in this pic but I love her little sunglasses!
More recent...just this past Friday (see I am getting better) Abigale got to be a mini cheerleader at Viewmont High School for their season opener in football, here she is before the game all bundled up under the POURED for a good 15 min at the beginning of the game!
Right before half time...waiting to go down to the field
So cute!

"The cookie monster says that the Warriors are, the ITTY BITTY CRUMBS at the bottom of the jar..."
Waiting to go onto the field at half time to do their dance Running off the field. We got a video of the dance but it's on my in laws video camera...
Waiting patiently to find her pom poms
Here is another photo of my girls from today, they really love each other and find so my joy in being together! I am so glad that they are such good friends!!!
Well that's it for photos. Again, I will try to be better! But seriously I am so tired by the time nap time comes around it's a wonder I stay awake! I am so ready for Max to come out and join our family already!!! Someone remind me the next time I want another baby how miserable it is!!!