"This is the day the Lord has made, I will REJOICE and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hunter's 2nd Cardiology appt.

Good Morning Beloved's! Just wanted to send an update on how Hunter's Cardiology appt went. He now weighs 9lbs 6 oz and is 22 inches long at 7 weeks old! GROWING BOY! We went back into our room expecting an ekg and and echocardiogram. Our Dr. said that he did'nt have to get hat done because they knew exactly what he had but he would have to get one to update the next visit. The Dr said that Hunter looks good but will have to be on the lowest form of heart meds: Furosemide(its a diuretic) (brand name:Lasix) His heart is starting to work a little harder and his system needs to flush out all the extra sodium that his body is retaining. The Dr. said that this is all part of the slow effects before surgery. We started Hunter on the Meds yesterday afternoon. I just want to see my little man get better! We also have somewhat of a timeline on our surgery. Next month, Hunter will go back in for the tests and then our Dr. will go to a conference with the surgeons who will be doing the surgery and they will go over all his test results and how he is doing then and they will give us a more accurate timeline. It could be anywhere from the end of december till march. However I'm thinking more along the lines of after new year.Please

Pray that the Lord continues to give Jarrod and I strength and reliance on Him through this! I pray endlessly for my sweet little boy. I know that this is the Lord's perfect will for my son. I am so thankful that The Lord is so gracious and sweet and is taking PERFECT care of my son!

Also a few small updates on new things... Hunter is starting to make more new noises every day, now wearing a size 1 diaper (Huggies Little Snugglers) and is really getting the hang of sitting up on his little arms with his head raised!He is starting to smile a little more when he's awake, I'm not sure that its a responsive smile though. I think its just gas or something. None the less, I am so proud of every new accomplishment he makes! I am Praising the Lord and rejoicing in the Small accomplishments! They are all such a blessing!Thank You guys so much for your prayers! You have been such an encouragment to us and we are so thankful for you all!!

In Christ's Love-Sheena

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Strong Boy!

Look at My Strong Boy Go! My Little Miracle!
Hunter Is only 5 weeks and 4 days old!

Hunter is doing more and more new things everyday and well today we had tummy time like we do every day and his head control is getting so much stronger! It is such an amazing thing to see! It's funny the things you get so excited over when your a mom!

Look at him GO!! woohoo.. Gosh, I just love this kiddo so much! Thank you sweet SAVIOR for my sweet sweet blessing!

"Hey Mom" =D
Just wanted to share my excitement!

In Christ's Love,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Marvelous Monday!

Praise The Lord for another beautiful day!
Well, this morning I got an itch to try and take Hunter's "Wedding Ring" shot! And I was really pleased that It turned out so well! I was just playing around with the camera and photoshop and woohoo, Its really cute!! I know I'm such a dork for getting excited over a picture...
Anywho ,I can't wait for REAL fall weather! According to the News we should have some 70 degree weather this weekend! I can't wait... I am going to take Hunter for a Walk and let him enjoy the wonderful weather!!
We got some really awesome news on friday! Hunter will be getting his RSV shot this week! It is being sent to our Pediatricans office today and should arrive tomorrow sometime! That means wednesday through friday we should be able to go and get it! I want to protect my little guys lungs as much as i can! && if we get the shot earlier in the week we might get to go back to church on Sunday! I am so excited! However, if not we are going to be watching the service online until its A-OK to go back!!
Just wanted to update you!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Words can't describe...

Words can not describe how amazing it has been to have my sweet baby boy in my life!
I have been blessed with 5 weeks and counting of Hunter's sweet life. Not to mention my sweet pregnancy with him! I would like to expound on that a little....
(this may be jumbled up)
I can still remember the first moment I knew I was pregnant! When I looked down at the pregnancy test, and I saw the Words "PREGNANT" I starting shaking, crying and so excited that the Lord would be so sweet to place a PERFECT baby in my womb! I immediately called my Husband and told him that we were expecting a little gift! What better gift could I have asked for; for Christmas!? I couldn't! =D I was such a giddy pregnant woman! I wanted people to see how much I had truly been blessed! I remember my first Dr's appt and seeing my little bean inside me! && The Ultrasound we went to when Hunter has actual Arms and Legs and was wiggling around & had this VERY STRONG heartbeat! Jarrod melted my heart with this BEAUTIFUL smile that he couldn't wipe off his face! What a blessing to have such an awesome Godly Husband! The Time we found out that we indeed were going to be bringing a little boy into the World! Again, Jarrod was smiling ear to ear and literally called everyone in his phone book and told them! We were over the Moon to know that our Little Hunter Michael was going to be meeting us in a few months! I remember the first kicks and rolls I felt and How amazing I thought that I had a Growing baby in my belly! I began to think about what he would look like, who he would resemble, how he would be as a baby, prayed that he would LOVE the Lord with all his heart and for his salvation! The Day I went into labor, It wasn't as I expected I figured i would have these horrible contractions or if my water broke it would be all over the place! However My Labor was just AMAZING! I would do it over again a million times! I think Hunter spoiled me by letting go into natural labor 3 days before his due date & only a 8 hours!! I also praise the Lord for such a sweet Labor and Delivery! I know that After my delivery Hunter was shortly swifted away, but that was the Lord's perfect plan for us! It was a scary first few hours but The Lord has used this experience to strengthen Jarrod and I. We are learning so much through our Perfect little boy! My compassions are so much stronger!

The Lord has also began to place new things on my heart that I am so excited for! We met a BEAUTIFUL family in the NICU that I often think and pray for! They as well as my own experience in the NICU has given me this BIG yearning to give my time to volunteer in the NICU! I saw so many sweet babies that only had the Nurses and Doctors be with them and that Just broke my heart! I couldn't imagine leaving Hunter By himself and not visiting him for days at a time! I would love to go and sit with these sweet babies and just comfort them and be able to witness to the families that I meet! Please Be in prayer for me on this... It wouldn't be for a little while, but something that I desire...

My Sweet Boy

Here are a few new pictures of my little stud from my birthday dinner last night!
I am so blessed!

I just love that wide eyed stare he gives me! Brightens up my day!

This is his "Okay Mommy, I'm done with pictures" look!

This is what my husband say is his "wink" picture!

My Birthday weekend has been just amazing! I got to spend time with MY LOVE, My sweet son, and my Family and friends! Its been such a blessing! Praise God!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My 24th Birthday!

Mommy and Her Sweet Boy!
5 weeks old today and Mommy is 24!
My sweet sweet Love!
How did I get so blessed with an amazingly HANDSOME STUD!!!
Praise God!

My Expressive little boy! such a wiggle worm

Check out that booty! I love the pockets on those jeans!
Notice how he has a little "mullet" in the back! ha ha I LOVE IT!

"Geez Mom you take so many pictures"

Today is my 24th Birthday!
I can't believe that another year has gone by! This past year has been such a sweet sweet blessing! I got Married in '08, shared a sweet honeymoon with the love of my life, found out CHRISTmas morning that we were PREGNANT with our blessing, experienced all the wonderful joys of pregnancy, taught at VBS for the first time, spent time with friends and family, Gave birth to a 7lb8.9oz beautiful baby boy, CELEBRATED our 1 year anniversary and now Jarrod and I are loving and living our wonderful life with our precious son! I'm so excited to see what the years to come have to offer our sweet family!
Thank you Jesus for such an amazing life and Thank you for being my strength when I am weak! I will praise you through it all! Thank You for your loving kindness!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pediatrican appt =D

Well we went today for Hunter's Weight check, they just wanted to be sure he was gaining enough weight and he's doing great! He weighs 8lbs 11.5 oz now! Over 1.5 pounds since birth! I am so excited that the visit went well!
&& Hunter will be 5 weeks old tomorrow! Time is flying so quickly!
Also, tomorrow is my 24th Birthday! woohoo!
I'm having to be on the emlimination diet for a week due to Hunter having alot of gas an some little bumps on his cheeks that come and go... so no Dairy for me for a WHOLE WEEK!! If any of you know me well enough that is HUGE for me! I am a milk freak! I could drink it constantly! But its totally worth it for my sweet baby!
Well hope everyone is having a great week!
Just wanted to update everyone!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just another day of being His Mommy!

Another day of being Hunter's Mommy! What a Joy my sweet handsome boy brings me! He is making more and more new noises every single day! Sometimes, He will sit in my arms or his swing and make a noise just to hear himself I believe! It's so stinking cute!

His newest thing, which makes my heart break is he will be sound asleep and will make this sad face and wake up just sad and crying! I think he is having bad dreams! I immediately pick him up and console him!

We have another pediatrician appt tomorrow, which I love seeing them! we have such a great pediatrician! Praise The Lord! I can't wait to see how much my little guy weighs! I'm thinking about 9 pounds! He is starting to feel a little heavy now, but he could fool me! We'll see!

My Handsome Boy

Hunter and Grampy! He was so in love with Hunter! I loved seeing them together!

My wide eyed stud!

Sleepy kiddo

Mommy and Hunter, We were having tummy time when he decided that he was starving! =D
I just adore being his mom! Thank you my sweet savior for my sweet blessing!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Prayers For A Beloved Sister In Christ!

I have yet to meet this sweet family but they are in great need for all of our prayers! This family is going through the trial of wanting so badly to adopt this sweet baby girl, right now they are unsure of what the outcome will be with the adoption and there sweet baby is being taken to a mental institution in 2 weeks and adopting from there may or may not be possible!
my heart just aches for Elisabeth (the mother to be).. sweet baby Ruslana needs this family and not some institution! I wish that everyone would see how precious ALL babies are!! Thank You So Much in advance!
Here is Elisabeth's blog, send her encouragment if you would like
& her insert that went along with her blog asking for prayers
Our angel. We found out today that she will absolutely be transferred to the mental institution in 2 weeks. They cannot hold her any longer. We can't be there by then. Please, for those of you who don't know the process, don't think this is by our choice. I can't handle negative comments right now. We want nothing more than to be holding our girl in our arms right now.
I'm angry tonight. SO ANGRY!! How have we overcome so much only to be faced with this heartbreaking situation??!! I KNOW THIS IS NOT GOD and the feelings we have been feeling today aren't either.
Beginning tomorrow at noon Eastern time, I am asking for prayers for our girl. Oh, how about 24 hours of prayer? From noon tomorrow (Friday, October 2nd) to noon Saturday (October 3rd). Please, paste her face everywhere you can. Send an email to everyone you can. Post something on Facebook. I don't care how we do it- we have to get hundreds....no, thousands praying!! 24 HOURS OF PRAYER FOR RUSLANA.
Pray while in the car, while washing dishes, during devotion, while mowing the grass. PRAY!! God CAN move mountains!!
And pray that the next photo you see of her sweet face will be of her's next to mine.
In Him,

My Strong Boy Rolling Over Again!

Down Syndrome Awareness

My sister posted this on her facebook page and its raising awareness for Down Syndrome! Praise The Lord! I have been given the biggest blessing to raise a Down Syndrome little boy and I strive everyday for Him to be given every possibility! Hunter is thriving every single day and is amazing me more and more! He is so strong! Our Doctors are in Awe of him!! My sweet savior has blessed us so incredibly much!