Tuesday, September 16, 2014

D-Day is near!

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WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL DISCHARGE DAY, FRIENDS!!!

 

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I’m so grateful for all the sweet nurses that keep sending me pictures of Zachary on their phones!

Our boy is growing by leaps and bounds and currently weighs 6 lbs. 13 oz! He’s eating like a champ and breathing well on his own. The nurses are now using the word, “miracle” to describe Zach.           Of course, we knew that all along. ;)

We serve a mighty and faithful God who loves a good REDEMPTION story!

Zach has a couple of final procedures to complete over the next two days but otherwise, he is scheduled to be discharged this FRIDAY!!

Thank you for your continued prayers as we anxiously await the fulfillment of God’s promise!

Praise Jesus, for this indescribable gift!!

“I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” ~Psalm 139:14

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Unofficial “D” Day Countdown Has Begun!

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Last week, this was Little Mister.

 

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Multi-tasking!

 

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Squeaky clean, after his bath.

Praise the Lord, it’s been another GREAT week of improvement for Zach!

Big things that have happened:

  • His feeding tube was REMOVED yesterday. He’s now taking ALL his feeds by bottle!
  • He currently weighs 6 lbs. 8.6 oz!
  • His oxygen has been weaned down to 23%. Apparently, he really only needs it when he eats (since this takes a lot of energy). We are told his lungs could take a while to heal completely.

In other news… Daddy set up his crib last weekend.

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Good job, Daddy!

 

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We’ve just about completed Zach’s room. Funny, we’re keeping things pretty simple this time around.   I remember with the girls, everything was brand spankin’ new but with this 3rd child, everything is second hand. Sorry, buddy! 

One word… Craigslist. (Or is that two words?)

Anyhow, our generous friends have also let us borrow some of their baby gear so we’re pretty much good to go!

The unofficial “D” day countdown has begun!

“D” is of course for DISCHARGE and if all goes well this weekend, we’re hoping baby boy can come home sometime NEXT WEEK!! 

How awesome is our God?!! To Him be all the glory!!

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.” ~Psalm 27:13

Monday, September 08, 2014

Fantasy Lanes

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Grace gets her first strike!

 

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Sharing her joy with sis.

 

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Scores for their first game. Not bad!

 

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Faith’s first strike!

 

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Ta-dah!

 

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A couple of weeks ago, the girls tried bowling for the first time and boy, did they enjoy themselves!

We recently found out about the summer specials for kids at Fantasy Lanes. Only $2 per game!

Too bad we came on the last day of the special but Lord willing, next summer, we’ll get to come back more often. So nice that Daddy was able to meet us during his lunch and bowl with the girls.

Fun memories!

Golf Lesson with Mr. White

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The girls were up early for their 7AM lesson.

 

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Ride to the Academy.

 

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Derek, the Pro and General Manager at Desert Willow (and most importantly, our good friend!), has all the kids’ attention while he teaches the basics.

 

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Dads came to help out their youngsters.

 

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If you live in the golf capital of the world, it seems totally normal that every kid would play golf once in a while. A few weeks ago, we had the joy of meeting our friends for a fun golf lesson with Derek (a.k.a. Mr. White) at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

It was so nice of Derek to take time out of his busy work day to put on a mini clinic for the kids!

They had a blast and we all survived the extremely HOT and HUMID morning!