Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gunner Cole Cochran

Gunna
Gunna-Boy

G-Man

G-Dude

Gun-Gun

Big Boy

Big Nasty

Today is Gunner’s special day! One year ago today Gunner (who at the time bore a strong resemblance to Kermit the Frog) came home to Sweet Ole’ Mississippi!! IMG_0322 I remember being nervous, scared, happy and sad!
The van looked full yet overwhelmingly empty!

Within five minutes of him being home reality was sinking in with a vengeance! I needed to feed him, pump for the other three at the NICU, make sure he was wrapped well so he could stay warm, everyone that touched had to be sufficiently Germ-X’d and Lysol’d.

We made sure to keep him on the NICU schedule so it would make a better transition for him and for the other three as they trickled home. 8-11-2-5 repeat 8-11-2-5. I wish I had a nickel for every time I said, we feed at 8-11-2 and 5.
Gunner has, by far, the biggest heart of the group (no pun intended on his size!) His lip sticks out further than his nose when he’s upset. His eyes could make even the toughest soul smile! His size is absolutely astounding, an overweight preemie just doesn’t even sound right! He currently is our only biter! He has 7 teeth so he makes every bite count!
Gunner actually started out as or weakest baby even though he was the largest at 3 pounds, 1 ounce. He was the only one to receive surfactant and have to be intubated! He’s had two hospitalizations since leaving the NICU and no other major health problems!
Gunna-Boy, we Love You VERY VERY much!!!
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11 comments:

Hilary said...

Too sweet!!!

Lauren said...

I'm so glad G-Man is a big strong healthy boy!

King Quads said...

Wow...how fun to look at little G-man a year ago and look at his adorable face today.

I didn't even realize we brought babies home on the same day! I brought Lyss & Trevor home one year ago today.

Keep up the good work. I love the picture of you and your baby boy at the end. So handsome that Gunner...his brother aint so bad himself (says Miss Addison Grace).

Andrea said...

I remember the day he came home too and it was for me like a slap in the face of reality! Thinking -did I really know what I had agreed to do when I moved in with y'all? This has been the best year of my life helping with your babies and helping to make every day count.
Gunner - thank you for making me smile EVERY day. Your PaePae loves you more than life itself! I'm so excited to be a part of helping you grow up and see what a great person you will grow to be!
Love,
PaePae

jag said...

Special day for a special boy! Lots of love Big Nasty!

Love,
JWalk and Bit Nast-ette

Bret and Heather said...

Thank you Sandra, and yes steal all you want my dear!

Jac Tubre said...

Yay G-Man! I can't believe how far behind I am on your blog...I had to click on older posts at the bottom to catch up!!! So sorry I have been a crappy commenter lately!

I love the rub-a-dub post and thank goodness for "play" washcloths :)

Love you woman...kiss kiss!

Jac

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at how much he has grown and changed. And I don't think he resembled Kermit the Frog! He was a very cute little boy! And still is. Glad he is doing so great. Sorry I have not been a good commenter lately, but school is very busy for me this semester!

Holley

Following HIM said...

Those eyes have it for me! He just MELTS my heart :)
~Elyse

tarismarie said...

I remember my first time of solo 'G' lovin! The day you and Matt went to bring Can Man home. I love that sweet little face!! That smile melts me everytime!

Keith and Jamie said...

He is so cute!!! I am loving the pics of you and the "FAM" in the Runabout! I Lovin' it!!!!