Last night was Jimmie's first night to take his feeds by bottle. He took one full feed by mouth. All the others he just sucked a little and clearly did not have enough energy. I think he did good to take one whole feeding though. It'll just take a bit for him to build the stamina for this. After trying so hard all night he was just plain tuckered out today. Poor little man. Father God please make Jimmie's little body strong enough to eat. Give him stamina to suck, swallow and breathe. Thank you for your power and might. We ask that Jimmie would be mighty!
Rachael was very weary of the NICU today. Some seemingly little things caused her tears. Remember back when Rachael first went on bedrest in the hospital and I likened the 3 1/2 weeks to viability to the "Precipice Injury" from the wonderful book- "Hinds Feet On High Places? Well- ever since Jimmie was born his journey in the NICU has definitely been another precipice. The Lord has been so faithful to us. Jimmie, Rachael and Justin have had Hinds Feet from the Lord. The last ascent, the last part of the climb can sometimes be the hardest. Rachael is very weary of this climb. Pray that she would be renewed and refreshed in body and spirit to fight the rest of the way to the top. She needs a second wind. Lord blow your winds of grace on Rachael and Justin. Strengthen them for this last leg of Jimmie's NICU journey. Fill them with peace. And help them to reach the top of this NICU Precipice soon.
Thank you all so much for joining me in these prayers! We have SO MUCH to be thankful for!