Monday, November 14, 2011

He's Here!

We welcomed Thomas Allen Behm at 7:51pm!
He weighed 4lbs 13oz and was 18.5in long.
He is in the NICU, is breathing on his own, and is getting the prostaglandin medication that will keep him stable until surgery.
Labor was not progressing, so they ended up taking me to c-section.
We are so excited that he is here! I got to see him briefly in the OR, and hopefully will get to go to the NICU sometime during the night to see him.
I don't know how to get pictures from the camera to the iPad, so will post some as soon as I can :)
Keep praying! Our sweet boy has a long road ahead of him!

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His love endures forever!

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood. Praying for that sweet baby and for your strength as well.

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  2. Welcome, Baby Thomas! There is no doubt sweet Thomas has inherited your strength, Melissa. You and your sweet family are in our prayers, as are Thomas' doctors. Take care. Love, Middi xoxoxo

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  3. Oh, so excited to hear how he is already holding his own and how God is holding you all in His hands. He is already a testimony to the faithfulness of you and TJ. Oh, how I love him already!! Can't wait to meet him! Love, The Kirby's

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  4. Judy & Rick MonroeNovember 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    So happy to hear the good news of Thomas' arrival! God has blessed him with incredible parents, who He has uniquely equipped for loving their precious son. We know that God has been holding you all in the palm of His hand, and had "good and perfect plans" for Thomas!

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  5. Happy Birthday Thomas! :-) from the Rivers' we love you & your family!

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  6. So glad he's here...and breathing on his own! Both of our girls weighed 4lbs 13oz @ birth. Can't wait to see pics of his precious little self! Hope you get some rest tonight (around hopefully getting to see him). God is good and I'm trusting that He is going to shine through Thomas' healing!

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  7. What a blessing! You have a whole prayer team here in Texas! Ruthe Burton

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  8. Congratulations Melissa and TJ. We are so happy for you! Ya'll rest up tonight, and get ready to be the best parents ever!
    God Bless the THREE of you and thanks for the updates.
    Talk to you soon,
    Love Dudley, Malena, and the boys

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  9. Happy birthday, Thomas! Congratulations, Mommy and Daddy! God is already using that sweet little boy, and I know that will continue through his entire journey. Still praying! -Em DiGi

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  10. Welcome to Parenthood! Thank you for keeping us updated, been praying like crazy and will continue to. For Thomas' healing and your recovery too, Melissa!

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  11. Congratulations! Was just praying for you this morning! So happy that he is here & will continue to pour out prayers for you all!

    All our love!

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  12. Happy Birthday, Thomas! Your family at FBC, Easley love you so much! We can't wait to hold you and pray over you! Your parents are precious! We will continue to pray for all of you!

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  13. John and Barbie LientzNovember 15, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Congratulations Melissa and TJ! You two will make the best parents! We will hold you three in our prayers and know God, the great healer, will take care of the rest. Lots of love to all.

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  14. Yay for Thomas!!! What an amazing little boy! (Not a surprise to all who know his amazing parents!) We will keep praying. Love y'all!

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  15. Congratulations! He sounds like he's a little fighter already! Can not wait to see his sweet pictures!

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  16. Wow, so glad he's here & breathing on his own. I know this is a small step in his long journey, but as a mother I know this gave you at least a moment of relief & a second to take a deep breath before having to move on to whats ahead. I had a NICU nurse tell me this when my 32 wk premie was not doing well & being transferred to another hospital: she said "remember God made YOU the perfect incubator for THIS child, THIS child could have never survived a day without YOU, and now God will give YOUR strength to THIS child and HIS wisdom to us to take the best care of him we possibly can." Not sure why, but even though I knew this, as I know you do, It gave me comfort to hear it. Hope the sun is warming your hospital window this morning & praying for you all.
    ~~~~~~~Stephanie

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  17. Congratulations!!! Praying for u all in the next days ahead-- ROad may be Long BUT WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD!! NANCY

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  18. I've been thinking and praying for you three often since I found your blog on Sunday. I'm thrilled to hear sweet Thomas is here! Just wanted to say a big congratulations and that you're all in my prayers for the road ahead.

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  19. Someone shared your blog with me, my own baby had open heart surgery at 5 days old - I will be praying for your sweet little one!

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  20. Welcome little Thomas and Congratulations Melissa and TJ! May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand as He walks with you through the days and nights ahead. You will be held up in prayer throughout the journey.

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  21. Melissa! Congratulations! I am so glad Thomas is here and doing well. I have been praying for him and the journey ahead. I wanted to let you know that I used to work at Egleston as an anesthetist for 6 years. I left 2 years ago and I am now at Memorial in Savannah. Needless to say, the pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists there are absolutely amazing..as is the staff as well as (of course) surgeons. I can't speak more highly of them. Egleston is a wonderful place. I know Thomas will be in great hands during his journey with them. I happened to be working with Dr Mazo today and had him call Faye Evans (his sister) to let her know to keep an eye out for Thomas's arrival to Egleston. She is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist there and will be ready for your little man! Please rest assured that he will be well taken care of. Congratulations, Melissa! I am so happy for you and your bundle of joy. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers always!
    With love,
    Namcy Young Landry

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  22. Congratulations to you both! Our prayers are with the two of you and especially with Thomas. We know that God is "able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work..." Eph. 3:20

    Kim and Chris Rowland

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