Sunday, May 27, 2007

May 27, 2007

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from Him." Psalms 127:3

Hooray...Kyle is now a proud member of the 5 pound club!!! After hovering at 4 pounds 15 ounces for the last three days, Kyle finally hit 5 pounds (2280 grams) tonight. His height is 17 1/4 inches. He is getting so big!

The other good news for the day is that Kyle gets to try a bottle tonight. Kyle's doctor did his daily examination on Kyle today at the perfect time...right before a feeding was due! Before feeding time, Kyle is a huge wiggle worm, sucking anything that comes into his path while he is rooting around for a bottle. Which, by the way, is how he ended up pulling his feeding tube out for the past four days! Anyways, this is the first time the doctor ever saw Kyle before a feeding was due. He took one look at him and wrote an order for Kyle to start taking two bottles a day. The first bottle was supposed to be at 8:00 pm, but his nurse was to busy to try it then so she said we'd shoot for his 11:00pm feeding. I can't wait!

"But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep him alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shielded. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you." Psalms 33:18-22

The phrase unfailing love means so much to me and it means so much to God because He used it 27 times in the Psalms alone. I'm so thankful for his unfailing love because mine has gone through periods of fading or divided love, but Gods love toward me has been constant. It is what we all desire and what God desires to give us, his children - his unfailing love. I look at Kyle and Madison with a mothers love and it amazes me that Gods love is so much deeper than our earthly love.

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer, Joe and Madison,
Yeah for Kyle! I am so excited he has grown to 5 pounds! I can tell from the pictures that he is growing so quickly. He is so adorable! I hope the feedings go well for him. It sounds as if he is ready for a bottle. It will be so nice for you to be able to feed him. He has come such a long way and has done so well, despite all the setbacks. Your patience and faith is commendable. Much love to all of you and wishes for another good week.
Aunt Kathie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,

Great news for Kyle! The 5 pound club at last. He is growing more beautiful every day. Praise God!

You know Jennifer, you were 5 pounds 5 ounces and 18 inches long when you were born so, it seems to me that Kyle would have been about the same size had he "stayed put" until his original due date.

It seems like yesterday to me. How thrilled (read scared) and thankful I was to have this little angel entrusted to me. Definitely the best thing that ever happened in my life. Love, in its' purest form.

I love the pictures today, he seems to be moving around a lot more! I can't wait to hold him!
Please give him a cuddle and kiss from Grandma Dottie!

Love and prayers for all of you,


Anonymous said...

So, Jennifer, now you have held us captive --- we are all in suspense. 11 p.m. has come and gone and we want to know how the first bottle feeding went. It is amazing how an activity we all take for granted, a baby cooperating with a breast or bottle feeding, can take on new significance. We are cheering Kyle on in this endeavor! From your reports it does seem he likes to eat! And, the weight gain is an indication of this. Five pounds must seem huge relative to Kyle's tiny newborn weight. With bottle feedings he may soon be plump! Laura

Anonymous said...

Jennifier I am like the rest, can't wait to hear how that first feeding went with Kyle, I feel it went great and know you were so excited to get to finally feed your baby.He is looking so good and cute as can be, sure wish I was there to hold him and love him right good.Any new news on his eyes? When does he get them checked again? Well take care and hurry and let us know how that feeding went when you have a minute to spare. How is the new room going with all the babies in it, have you got used to it yet? Will be waiting to hear from you later. Did Joe and Madison get to come down for the weekend? Waiting for more news and praying all the time.

Love & Prayers, Aunt Sandra

Anonymous said...

That's great that Kyle is doing so, so well!!! God is, indeed, an amazing God & I loved what you wrote about His unfailing love. Soooooo true... despite my wavering. I'm cont. to pray for your family & I look forward to meeting Kyle in person when he comes home.
Nancy Chiles