Thursday, July 30, 2009

Please Pray!


TUESDAY IS THE BIG DAY! Ah!!!
So please pray for us ALL! We need peace, strength, healing, comfort, encouragement...the whole package! Anything you can think of!
Also pray for the surgeon, Dr. Mulliken, and his staff.
We leave Sunday morning for Boston...Monday is pre-op, Surgery Tuesday, 2 nights stay in the hospital, stitches get taken out the following Monday, Check up on Tuesday or Wednesday and then we come home. That's a lot of Boston! lol
I am not sure if I will have access to internet but I will sure try to get you an update as soon as I can.
We love and appreciate all of you.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dedication..


The music was beautiful (thanks Jennifer!)..the sermon was beautiful (thanks Brother Castleberry!) and Judah was so handsome! I was so glad to see so many people I love there! I wish I would have taken more pictures but Judah was burning up in his outfit... It's not easy being that cute!


Mom and Dad





Praying over Judah








Judah's very first Bible! I love it!






My BEST Friend! I am so blessed to have you Datha!








Of course we had a little photo shoot when we got home.... Why not?


I couldn't resist.. I love a sleeping baby...especially my sleeping baby!!

To everyone who couldn't make it..my heart is with you! We love you all.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's too hard to believe...

That I was once afraid of how my baby was going to look when I learned he had a cleft... He is so beautiful


That we only have 2 more weeks to gaze at that perfect smile...



....the one that "lights up my world...."


That in just a few hours the smile we fell so in love with will be forever changed...



That the future of my baby boy is going to be in the hands of an imperfect man, a surgeon.... No that's too much to handle...and it's not true. My baby boy is in the hands of the one who created him... so perfect. All his little toes, his chunky cheeks, those big eyes. My baby is in the hands of the Master. That is all that gives me peace... knowing that when he is in that room lying helpless on a table...he is not alone. Judah you are in the hands of the Almighty God.. I couldn't ask for more.



It will be His hands that hold you... comfort you. His hands will make you whole.

He will work the miraculous in you... watch and see the God of wonders mold His masterpiece.


Please remember, nothing in this life is forever...everything can change...all too soon. Take nothing for granted. Love and cherish what God has given you.

The same goes for those of you who are struggling... those that feel trapped in a pit of darkness. God is there. He can show you that there is a "back door" and everything can change in an instant...




Thursday, July 16, 2009

Judah Tidbits


Little tidbits of info on Judah these days:
  • He is consistently eating better! So I have been able to take him out and go to church more than just Sunday mornings!
  • He has a grey hair on the back of his head...hmmm
  • He started squealing ALL THE TIME I guess from the excitement of making a new noise..I have been trying to encourage him to use his voice again so I don't have a head ache everyday!
  • He is exploring new functions he can do with his body... a few examples: grab mom's hair, grab mom's glasses...
  • He smiles all the time, and saves his biggest smiles for Dad :)
  • He is getting so chunky!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I got it on video!!

It's not a very good recording, I was trying to hold the phone with one hand while blowing on his tummy.
videoMy little squeaker. :)

Happy Birthday Dad!

We love you! :)

So things are going well, Judah ate 26 ounces yesterday! He has also cut back to 5 feedings a day...YAY!
He squeals now! When I blow on his belly or kiss his cheek. Too cute..I have been trying to get it on video!
We took the stents off the NAM using....a flash light, nail file, needle nose pliers, soldering iron,pocket knife...those things weren't coming off easy!

I also added some amazing music so turn on your speakers and enjoy! The first song "rescue" I sang it in my head over and over during my c-section..it was the only thing (other than my husband and the epidural) that kept me from running out of there!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NAM Wk 5




I have decided today was our last NAM appt! I am going to keep the NAM in, Judah eats much better with it. I am thinking about bending the nose stents out and not using them because I read, and Dr. Mulliken warned me, that sometimes scar tissue gets built up in the columella from stretching too much. The dentist says he is looking really good! I agree! He has only been in the stents 2 weeks and already looks so different! I am proud of him. Dr Chavarria was really pleased. She said he is such a handsome boy! :) I wanted to get a picture of her and Judah but she left shortly after we got there. I think her arm was hurting.
God is answering prayer!! CCA kids is taking care of ALL 8 NIGHTS for our hotel in Boston! I know that He is our provider and always takes care of us but it is so humbling each time He blesses. I can't help but think "What is man that thou art mindful of him?" (Psalm 8:4) Really, I am just one person in a HUGE world FULL of hurting people. I am sure there are way more important prayers out there but God takes the time to show me His love and mercy..I really don't deserve it but am so grateful. Thank you Jesus.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Too Cute!!

I tried eating dairy again...it was so nice!! But Judah's rash came back and he started getting extremely fussy again so it's confirmed..he is allergic to dairy and egg. I had to throw out 2 days worth of milk!


We have a NAM appointment tomorrow. Dr. Chavarria will be in! She is the one that broke her arm and has been out for weeks.


Other than that we have just been busy getting the Boston trip together.



video

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NAM Wk 4

Judah looks great and apparently ahead of schedule! The dentist added more acrylic to the nose stents and to push the premaxilla back.
He weighs 13 lbs! I am so proud! The pediatrician said he is eating well and looks "beautiful" Judah tested positive for egg allergy. I am still going to continue to cut dairy out and gradually introduce it back to make sure he is ok.


I know..I am slacking. I don't have any pictures to post, but today has been totally insane. I did post some last night! So scroll down and enjoy! :)
Rebekka