But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Big brother!

Quick prayer requests:

Gracie really needs to gain weight still, although she's gained a tiny bit. She's not even on the charts! I got to hold her for almost 3 hours; so precious.

Seth is not doing well. A pulmonologist should be coming from Children's Medical Center early next week to check him out; please pray for wisdom. Also, they are testing him for a rare disease characterized by failure to be able to make the necessary lung fluid, "surfactant." We pray that's negative, of course, and we ask the Lord to please heal Seth and meet all his little needs in the meantime. 

The other three babies are thriving, praise God. Here are some pictures to prove it! :)

He kept saying to both Will and David, "Hi, little guy!"
This is David, the baby he named.

With Will. Isaac says it felt amazing to hold them.

"Please, no papparazzi" (David) Thanks for the hat, Sarah! SO soft; the nurses loved them.

Two little boy heads over a darling little boy blanket (thanks to Shauna again!)
I'm almost completely better - thanks for praying!

Awww, they're touching! Bald David and Hairy Will. Everyone says David looks like Gavin. Wonder why . . . 


  1. Isaac looks so comfortable and relaxed holding those babies!! He is and will be a wonderful big brother!!! Praying for Seth..... poor little guy.... Praying God will breathe HIS healing breath into those little lungs.

    Hugs, Laurie

  2. Aw, friend!! I love seeing pix of the beautiful wee babes, but it does my heart well to see your smiling eyes- you look amazing, especially for the incredible roller coaster you guys are on!! And the pictures of Isaac with his brother are just precious! (Selena M)

  3. So good to hear from you and glad that you, Carrie, are feeling better. I loved the pictures, especially the one with Isaac. Great news that three of the precicous ones are doing well. Now if we could just get the others in a better state. Prayers continue to go up for that to happen.

    Have a blessed Sunday,

    Gail Boemker

  4. Carrie, so happy to see you are better and you look amazing by the way. I LOVE the pics of Isaac with his brothers! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing those. He is a wonderful big brother. We will pray especially for Gracie to gain weight and as always for baby Seth, poor little guy. As Laurie put it so well, for God to breathe his healing breath into those tiny lungs.

  5. So good to see an update - was really praying hard that no news was good news.
    Lord, adding my prayers again to all of the others and asking for Your healing hand to touch all these sweet babies and bring the individual healing each is in need of. Especially lifting Seth and Gracie before You - please bring healing to Seth's little lungs and weight gain for Gracie - they are great gifts from You, Father, and we know Your Will is perfect and ask only that Your Will be done. Thank you for Carrie's healing. Praise and glory and honor belong to You, Father. Amen. NKL

  6. So happy to hear Carrie is feeling better....stress really lowers our immune systems ability to fight off junk! Prayers continue for all the babies with a few extra for Seth. I pray the new Doctor's are lead to the answers for Seth's problems and that he begins to thrive. Praying that Gracie starts "porking up" and gains daily! Thank you for posting the pictures...they are all just beautiful! Issac looks so happy, I can just imagine him in his "big brother" roll...times 5...he has his new job cut out for him that's for sure!

  7. Seeing Isaac holding his brother...wow, I'm more overwhelmed with gratitude than ever.

  8. Glad Carrie is feeling better and just love the picture of Isaac holding the babes. You will be first on my prayer list at church this morning.

  9. Dear Carrie and Gavin! What a beautiful pictures...thank you for sharing these "captured moments" with us. How you know, English is not my mother language, but I continue to pray for all of you in my language or in Norwegian...it depends. But now it just felt as the right thing to do to read NKL´s prayers loud in English. God is so good and his Will and Plan with us is perfect. God bless you! Gabriella

    1. That is so special to think of Seth being prayed for in 3 languages by you! I agree, praying NKL's prayers out loud is also great. :) I love that we have all these prayers recorded for him, and assurances of prayer from so many people we've never even met in addition to the family of God we already know! I'm sure we'll be talking about this in Heaven with Jesus there, too, and it will be glorious. It's all for Him and by Him, nothing accidental. Praying for you, too! Love, Carrie

  10. Praying for you all ... love seeing pictures of Isaac!

  11. Dear Ones....
    Isaac you look amazing holding your baby brothers. You are a great big brother and have a very precious role to help and teach the babies the way of the Lord. Praying for all and Carrie so good to see you back and feeling better.Thank you Thank you for the wonderful pictures. Much Love from us both....

  12. If I had known Isaac was going to drop by the NICU that day I would have put him in his new orange big brother shirt! Someday soon . . .


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