Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In Mommy's Arms (Miracles)

So Justin went back to work today for the first time since Jimmie was born. He’s 1 week old today! And today Rachael got to hold him. As they situated him on her he got the hiccups and was making a little squeaky noise and Rachael started laughing. So she took him into her arms the first time laughing. This is so beautiful to us! Considering how emotional this whole situation is we don’t want Jimmie to get the wrong idea that we are sad that he’s here. She held him for an hour and a half. Jimmie was very comfortable and peaceful the whole time. She had to put him back for a feeding.

We are involved with and witnessing a miracle here and all of you- our prayer warriors have had a part. Jimmie has the medical staff in awe. He is off CPAP and now just has a high flow nasal cannula providing him some oxygen. I couldn’t believe this when my mom told me and had to wait to hear it from Rachael. Unbelievable!!! They are continuing to bump his feedings up. They need to get him to 12ml at a time. He’s on his way! He goes up 1ml every 12 hours. Right now he’s at 5ml. Rachael got to change a nice big poopy diaper today. Woooohoooo! (-:

He is still struggling a little to gain weight so pray for that. He’s not back up to his birth weight yet. It’ll be great once he can get there and then beyond.

The placing of the new pic line went really well yesterday. The doctor was very happy with it.

Keep praying for the strength and health of his heart and brain and lungs and his entire body.

I am just overcome with joy at how well our little man is doing! Keep praying everybody!!!! I’m excited to see all the ways he’s going to continue to be exceptional!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!



  1. Rachael, I have been thinking of you all day, walking around with the biggest grin on my face because I knew you would be holding Jimmie! I am overjoyed to see pictures of you holding your sweet baby boy! Just think, you are holding a living, breathing MIRACLE! What a dear picture of motherhood you and Jimmie make :) Every time I have read the following verse this past year, I have prayed it for you. Today, WE ARE ALL singing songs of joy!

    Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. [She] who goes out weeping carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with [her]. Psalm 126:5-6

    Rejoicing and praising with your family!
    Jennifer and Hannah

  2. That's awesome!!! I'm so happy that Rachael got to hold him today! Those pictures are amazing :) He is such a perfect little boy.
    Know that you guys are in my thoughts and (more importantly) in my prayers.

  3. lindenvanderbol@sbcglobal.netFebruary 18, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    What a wonderful birthday present! To get to see the smile on your face Rachael is worth everything in the world. I am so grateful God is continuing to bless this little man!
    Love you so much
    Uncle Lin and Aunt Suzy

  4. That first picture of you with Jimmie makes me smile and my heart overflow. I was so glad to read of the joy that came with you getting to hold him today. Praise God! I'll have to show Jessica the pictures tomorrow.


  5. Oh, how beautiful! What a joyous day to be in mommy's arms! Thank you Jesus!

  6. oh rach, i am so very happy for you to finally get to hold him...there is nothing better than that feeling. i love you!

  7. God is SO good, praying for Rachael, Jimmie and Justin and blessings to come from out wonderful Savior!

  8. This is all such great news! He is a beautiful, precious boy!
    ~Deecy Means
    (Ella, Ballet, Tue)

  9. Seeing mommy and baby together, made me so happy


    chris w

  10. See Moomy daddy and baby together made us so happy.

    Shannon and April O'Kelley