"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Joy Update

Joy Michelle is doing very well! She is moving into the Progressive Nursery at the shift change this evening. She had her first bottle at 4:15, and she sucked it down. Hopefully, I will get to breastfeed her on Friday (I think I will pray for late tomorrow :) ). They think that she may have just had trouble adjusting to being on the outside. She will not see an ENT unless she starts showing signs of struggling while eating. Her doctor right now said she looks great! :) He said she would probably not get to come home until Monday because of the weekend, but we are going to pray for earlier. We serve a Great and Big God!!!!!

The kids saw her and are so excited. They kissed all over her face and kept feeling her cheeks. Katie Jo told her that she is going to help take care of her when she comes home. KJ has been quite worried that Joy Michelle wouldn't live since she had to go to the NICU, but I believe she is doing much better after seeing her.

I must Praise the Lord that I have gotten to hold Joy Michelle and change a couple diapers and I will get to feed her next time. I am so thankful for all of your prayers!!! I believe that they have everything to do with how quickly she is doing so well! What a Mighty God we serve!!!!!

I ask that you please pray that she will latch on well when we can start breastfeeding and that it will all go smoothly transitioning.

Abba, thank You for Your strength and grace!!!


  1. So glad that Joy Michelle is doing well! Here's to lots and lots of eating! What a tender heart Katie Jo has. I hope you all get to snuggle together at home very soon.

  2. Michelle,

    I missed the labor/delivery posts but congratulations on a beautiful baby girl!