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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

prayer requests

Hi all!

Thanks for your sweet comments, as always. :)

We would love to figure out what's going on with Seth's profuse vomiting. It does seem somewhat better since he was switched to an elemental formula, and MUCH better since we started venting his tube to let the air out, but he still heaves and loses everything several times a day. Please pray for wisdom for the medical staff. There is often some blood in it, too, as it's damaging to his tummy and esophagus to be vomiting like that. He's not on Prevacid yet, but that's the next step (tomorrow, perhaps).

A news crew is coming on Friday; associated with Children's Medical Center. We're not quite sure what's up, but we're happy to have our babies used as a testimony of God's love and provision of excellent medical care!

All of the babies are starting to nap on a semi-regular schedule, at least in the morning. Hooray! What bliss! And they are starting to go to bed earlier, like 9 or 10 p.m. I realize the parts I was most dreading about their babyhood are over; praise God for His grace in providing all we needed and even a lot of what we wanted (i.e. nights out!) during this time!

Another praise is that the reflux for the four healthier babies seems to be a LOT better. They are all taking at least some breast milk again and tolerating it well.

David is getting a helmet for his little misshapen head. That will be cute - pictures to follow!

Seth is just getting happier and happier and more and more relational. He is SUCH a delight! As are each of his siblings! They have all discovered their hands and how to suck on fists. I swear they would shove the whole thing in if they could. Will and David like to make "razzing" sounds with their lips and tongues. All the babies follow us around the room with their eyes and heads. All enjoy their little dangling toys on their play mat and know how to get the dangling rings on the bouncy seat jumping. They are also grasping and batting at toys. Seth entertained himself for a good half-hour yesterday, just batting the same toys over and over again. He's definitely got less neck strength, so I am eager to get his therapy started. He's doing well as far as sticking things in his mouth, but not so well as far as sucking and swallowing. Still makes him gag.

Wow, I had time to actually WRITE today!! ;)

Love and gratitude,

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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