Tuesday, January 20, 2009

20 January- For those who wait anxiously for updates, we are very sorry that it has been a week since our last. I have been keeping very busy painting a baby room and other remodeling projects and Kel has been waiting rather patiently for today. Two reasons made today very special. First, it was Kel’s birthday and we had a great celebration this evening. A great birthday present was the growth and measurement ultrasound Kel had earlier. Caroline now weighs approximately 2 lbs 9 oz and is right around the 50th percentile on the growth charts. The tech said she is right on track. More exciting than that was the visible amount of fluid floating in Caroline’s stomach. This is awesome evidence that she has been taking in what little fluid there is. This fluid is essential for lung development and we hope this means she has been getting enough all along. Speaking of lung development, Kel reaches the 28 week mark tomorrow and is already scheduled for her second round of shots to help the lungs mature. This is another huge milestone. This is all great news and helps us stay confident but there are still needs for prayer. I have been ordered to Jefferson City for a week long class starting this coming Sunday. While the timing is awful the class is a necessary step for my military progression. Please pray that Kel and Caroline have the most uneventful week ever so I can focus and not worry about my girls.

4 comments:

Granny Janny said...

Words can't describe my thankfulness and joy. I am in awe of the blessings we have been given.

Maynard and Joy Howell said...

Wow,such awesome news on such a special day. An old friend of ours found us on Facebook and she is praying for baby Caroline. She is going to share this prayer request at her prayer meeting tomorrow. This special little girl is touching alot of hearts! Don't worry about your girls, Jeff, we will take care of them while you are gone. You just have a good trip and be safe.

AshleyScooter said...

So glad to hear another good report! We will pray for an uneventful week. Jeff, it sounds like your girls are in excellent hands!

Hancock Family Happenings said...

This is GREAT news! You are all so strong. Keep it up! :)