Saturday, March 28, 2009

Oatmeal, Applesauce, and Grins!

It's a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest angels,
to go live on earth, and be born. One of the sweetest angels says to Jesus "I don't want to leave,
I like it here, and I will miss you".
He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be okay,
and that she is just going for a visit. She is still not swayed on this idea.
So Jesus kneels down, and says, "How about if you leave half of your heart here with me
and take the other half with you, will that be okay?" The angel smiles and says,
"I guess that will work". But the little angel is still a little scared.
She asks, "Will I be okay with only half of my heart?"
Jesus replies, "Of course you will, I have other angels there that will help out,
and you will be fine." Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan.
He says "When you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong,
and when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your heart."
"Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday."
"And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart whole again.
Always remember that you are not broken, just torn between two loves."
-Author Unknown

Getting Ready for Some First Bites

Mmmmm. This is pretty good!

Waiting for some more!

Interesting! Very Interesting!

I'm having fun with this! Yum!

Celebrating the Feeding with My Big Brother!
We do have a prayer request we would like to put out to you all. Heart babies can have a hard time gaining weight and up until now, Maia has been fine in her progress week by week. But now...Maia is slowing down in her growth. Her weight gain is coming to a standstill as of late. She is right at about 13.4 pounds tonight, which actually is 4 oz. from her last doctor's visit two weeks ago. We are probably going to have to go to caloric supplements in formula as well. We will see what the doctor says we need to do.
I have a feeling that she is just going through sympathy behavior in honor of her Grams who is losing weight left and right from the affects of chemo. We love you Grandma Judy! We are praying for you as well!
We want to continue to praise God through each circumstance! Through the trials of Maia's condition, through the ups and downs of my mother's treatment, through the loss of Grandpa's Ken's job we know that the Lord is Good and He will be glorified! Praise you, heavenly Father!


jfesl said...

That baby needs some ice cream.
I've seen ice cream used in sports for quick weight gain, plus it's good stuff-ha-ha..Treat that baby to ice cream and watch her fill out.

Suth-ern Mama said...

Ha, ha! You are probably right, but I would love to see that face the first time I tried to put that cold stuff in her mouth! Wooo! Plus I am not sure how much sleep we would get with that sugar in her bloodstream! LOL! But Oh! Yummy! She would be hooked!