23 July 2014

Meeting Our New Son!

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Big sisters, patiently waiting in the NICU.

 

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Normally, you have to be over 18 to enter the NICU but they were able to make an exception for the girls! Such a blessing for them to be able to see their little brother. The one they’ve prayed for, for so long!

 

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Scrubbed and ready to meet him for the first time!

 

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There he is! So little and so very precious!

 

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We are now a family of FIVE!!

I have several pictures of his sweet little face but I’m not sure I’m allowed to post them just yet so to be safe, I will wait and post those later. I can tell you this…

He is a BEAUTIFUL and HANDSOME boy with a full head of BLONDE hair!! 

I have so many thoughts whirling around in my head and several stories I’d love to share about how FAITHFUL and AMAZING God is!!!!

But those will have to wait… all in due time.

Never did we anticipate having a newborn, much less a preemie. However, we couldn’t be more OVERJOYED with a new baby in our family!!

He was born at 28 weeks and weighed only 3 lbs. 1 oz.

At the moment, he’s trying to fight off an infection and having trouble breathing on his own due to the infection. He was transported to UCSF yesterday and we absolutely believe he is in the best place possible for the care he needs right now. We only wish it were closer to home!

Please pray for the continued health and strength of our little one. We are on the roller coaster ride of life with a preemie (lots of ups and downs) and we are learning that this is just another opportunity for us to lean into the Lord and trust Him to work all things out for our good and for His glory.

Our God HEALS! He takes the broken and makes them WHOLE.

He is the God of REDEMPTION and I can’t wait to see how our little guy’s story unfolds.  

More later… 

The Letter 'W' said...

WooHoo!!! So thrilled for you!! Can't wait until we can see photos of his little face! Praying for strength as he heals and grows!! Are you guys staying in SF for a while? Love and hugs to all five of you. :)

Catherine said...

Hi Shannon! Thank you, sweet friend! We are back home now and will have to wait and regroup for our next visit. Love to you all!

lucy said...

Just a follow blogger stranger following your blogs. Happy to hear the beautiful new of your family's new addition. Pray that he will be okay and in good hands!

Genny said...

Had no idea all of this was happening when I saw you ladies today! Congrats on the expansion of your family! Prayers for the journey ahead!

Catherine said...

Thank you so much, Genny! It was great to run into you and your boys! :)

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