"A joyful marriage is a bit of heaven on earth..."

"A joyful marriage is a bit of heaven on earth..."

The Mitchells

Welcome! We are so excited to begin blogging! We have family all over the place, and hope this will help keep everyone updated on our life, especially our new addition, Braelyn Elizabeth Mitchell!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Here she is! Braelyn Elizabeth Mitchell! She was born on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:51 a.m.!!

She loves holding Daddy's hand! Watching her with Daniel is the most amazing feeling ever!
She continues to improve daily!! I, Rachel, was allowed to hold her for the first time since delivery last night. It was such an amazing feeling. As of last night, they were continuing to ween her off of her oxygen, and were hoping that by today she would be completely on her own. We will find out later today if she was able to do it...

She is eating approximately 15ml every few hours at this point and tolerating it very well. They are slowly increasing the amount she eats at each feeding. Once she is tolerating around 40ml at each feeding, they will begin to feed her by bottle. For her to go home, she must be able to breathe without oxygen tube, eat by bottle, go to the bathroom, and regulate her body temperature with clothes on. We are hoping that she will only have a few weeks in the NICU, but it is very touch and go at this point. It is all up to her. Let's continue to pray that Braelyn will continue to be strong and will achieve all of these milestones soon...

Thank you all for your prayers. Again, we will keep you posted as soon as we know anything new!! God is amazing!!


Pam Hays said...

Rachel, she's beautiful! Thanks for sharing pictures with us. I hope that you are doing well. We will be praying for you, Daniel and sweet Braelyn!

Mindy said...

Oh my goodness! She is BEAUTIFUL!!! You guys look so natural holding her! I'm seriously crying looking at these pictures. I'm so happy for you guys! Oh, God is so good!!

Her hair! AH! I LOVE her!!!

Jamie Frankum said...

Praying!! Definitely!!! LOVE you guys!!!

Mindy is right...y'all look like naturals!!! ;-)

Erin Howell said...

She is so precious! I am so happy for you guys. :) Love you!