Tuesday, February 20, 2007

February 20, 2007

"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him." I Samuel 1:27

Kyle Joseph Kupiec shocked us by making his big debut last night/this morning...He arrived at 12:48 am weighing 1LB. 6 oz, and is 11 inches long. Kyle is a fighter and is doing better than expected. A very positive sign is that he wants to breath on his own and the doctors have been able to take him off the mechanical ventilator for now and are using a less invasive form of breathing treatment. The doctors have warned us that this is the "honeymoon stage", but said he is doing remarkably well considering he is only 25 weeks.

With all of the prayers being offered up to God on Kyle's behalf, he is already safe in His care. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY!!!

I will try and update everyone later on today.

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe and Madison


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer,
What a shock -- even though you have had plenty of obstacles to overcome it seemed as though you were doing better. I will go right now to my quiet, Holy place and pray for each of you. Thank you for that privilege. Laura

Anonymous said...


You and Kyle have continued to surprise and overcome. Keep up the good work. I pray all will be well with you and the family.


Joe Sr. said...

Dear Jennifer:

I spoke with Joe this morning just as he arrived in Orlando. So glad to hear you are both doing as well as can be expected. Thank you for working so hard to keep Kyle with you until he reached the twenty-fifth week. I know in my heart that everything will be fine. All of you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

All our love,

Joe, Angela, and Katie

Karen said...

We have so many questions, yet we are excited to see what God is going to do in the life of this precious child! The reports of his crying immediately at birth, and his breathing, are very encouraging, and we know God will continue to be faithful as ya'll face the challenges of the weeks ahead. Georgians (and beyond) are on their knees on your behalf. I am happy to see from Joe, Sr.'s comment that Joe is now there with you.
We love you so much, and are so proud of you.
Aunt Karen

Dawn said...

Aloha Jen,

I am so proud of you. You have been so strong and protective, caring mother since the moment you found out you were pregnant. Dylan, Rose, Mike and I are all praying for you. Our hearts are with you all.



Anonymous said...


Congratulations Mom and Dad on your precious new son. He is small but a true child of God.
I feel in my heart we will all hold him and smile with him one day soon.
You Jennifer did a great job of keeping him safe for as long as you could. You are a great mother, wife and daughter. I am so proud of you.
You Joe are a great father, husband, and son in law. I am thankful you came into Jennifers' life. I am so proud of you.
You together amaze me. Your strength and grace through HIM shines through for all to see.
Please continue to draw from the Lords faithfulness in the weeks to come.
I am so proud of the family you have become.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day.
I look forward to seeing and holding my new grandson,Kyle. You know how much I love babies, especially my grandbabies.
I love you,


Anonymous said...

Hi Joe and Jennifer,
Madison made it through the night (with a little bribing)! We are going out to dinner at her choice of restaurants and has earned a gift of her choice for being such a trooper these last two weeks. She has told me that I owe her a Nintendo NS game ... what a deal considering all she's been through.

You take care of each other and us grandparents will take care of Madison for you. We are waiting for some more info on Kyle (who does he look like?, etc. etc.)

I will be staying tonight and Mom will be taking care of Madison Wednesday as she is off on Wednesday. We'll coordinate our schedules and involve Dad in them also.

I am sure that you will keep us posted as to your release date, plans to 'visit home', Florida visit, etc.

Much Love,
Pattie, Bill and Jesse

Anonymous said...


Wow! Congratulations! I am in awe of you right now... the phenomenal strength and unwavering faith you have demonstrated over the last two weeks is absolutely inspiring. What a true testiment you have become of what God's mercy means. I am continually praying for God's unending grace for each of you... especially that Kyle can feel the Lord's presence in this ordeal. He is holding each of you in His palm. Keep us posted...

In His Love,

Kelley Segedy

Madison said...

Hi Mom,

I hope Kyle is okay.



I miss you!

Angela Kupiec said...

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle

Know that we are with you in spirit. We are looking forward to meeting Kyle soon as he has already touched our lives in such a special way. You are all so amazing and there are no words to express the admiration we have for all of you.
Angela, Dad and Katie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Joe!! That's fantastic that Kyle is
trying to breathe on his own and that they already took him off the ventilator(unbelievable)!! With all of my NICU years of experience, I have never seen this with 25 wker! We will pray that he stays off but if he does have to be back on it, please know that this is extremely common. He's very small so he may just get tired of having to breathe on his own. We will also pray that he will not experience any complications or setbacks. Please let us know more details (when you are able) as to what happened last night that they had to do the c-section. I'm so glad you made it to 25wks! The Lord is able to do more than we can ever ask or imagine!!

Lynn said...

Dear Jen,

We are overjoyed with the news that Kyle has been born and is making his presence know with a cry. Tears are rolling down as I recount each and every day of your journey. You did well, very, very well!

We will continue to be resolute and vigilant in our prayers. May God continue to Bless your growing family!

Much Love to you four,

Aunt Lynn and Uncle Bob

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for all of you. The girls are also really excited for you and are hoping baby kyle is doing well. We are happy that things look so good for all of you, new baby kyle, mom & dad, and Madison too. Enjoy your precious moments together - God does work in our lives each and every day. You are all in our prayers.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer,
What a special, tiny baby boy Kyle is. He has already touched the hearts of people he does not even know. And, what an amazing miracle it is to even have hope that he might someday be a thriving little boy. He appears to be a fighter with a strong spirit to live and where he cannot fight, hopefully, we all can do it for him by presenting him to the Lord and petitioning on his behalf. I pray that each day with him will be a blessing to you and to your family and that another day will dawn with added blessings. Laura Austin