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Blessings this Week: 09.29.2017 Edition

I can hardly believe that this week is already over- after last week's craziness, I thought this week would seem much slower. But that hasn't been the case at all. In fact, this week almost seemed quicker somehow.

Our baby is changing every day, and it seems like I'm having trouble keeping up with all the changes- his expressions, adjustments to his care, challenges of being a parent, new things I'm learning daily.

But I'm trying to just stay present in the moment, to enjoy every minute of this new life we have. I still can't believe how blessed we are.

I've been gone less than two weeks, but all of the sudden, the fields are declaring that it's Fall. The leaves are off the soybeans and they're turning golden, and the cornfields are starting to take on that white-ish color that means the stalks won't be standing long.

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Baby got to wear his own clothes this week for the first time- dressing him in adorable outfits makes him look so grown up.

He's still on a feeding tube here in the NICU- it may be a while before he learns how to eat on his own- and has just a little oxygen support. He is getting so much bigger- he puts on two or more ounces a day lately.

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My sister got married this weekend!!!

Trevor and I were able to be there for the ceremony and part of the reception- I was so glad that I felt well enough to go and stand up as her matron of honor.

She was a beautiful bride- it was a lovely day, and I know that their marriage will be filled with adventure and lots of love.

(Her veil was something borrowed and something old-- flowers from my mom's veil, and my wedding veil. Just beautiful.)

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With all the unexpected things that my body has been through - going into labor early, the c-section - I didn't know how I'd respond to pumping breastmilk... but thankfully, it really hasn't been a problem at all. The nurses asked us to bring a cooler this week, since I'd already filled up two bins in the hospital deep freeze! This is the first load of milk that we've taken home.

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We have had so many visitors this week- my sister's wedding meant that there were lots of relatives in town, and several of them came to visit us in the NICU. Trevor and I have been so blessed by all the support and encouragement they brought! We also saw lots of family from Trevor's side, too- bringing gifts and smiles and games along with them.

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Glazed donut burgers. 


Oh my goodness, so good. 

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I also had a doctor's appointment back home this week, so we took some time to go to our house and reorganize a bit while we were in town. And of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity ride along as Trevor took Bear for a run next to the golf cart.

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Even though the NICU has quickly become more comfortable than it was at first, going home just reminded me again how much I love my little homeplace and how eager I am to get back home soon. 

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My guys. I love how quickly and effortlessly Trevor has become a dad. I always thought he'd be a good dad someday... but he's totally exceeded my expectations. He loves our little boy so well, and I love him even more for it.

Have a great week-- count your blessings!

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  1. Oh my goodness!!! What a special blessing!!!! When was he born? Prayers for you to heal and for him to come home totally healthy soon. Love the father/son picture!

  2. That is one blessed baby boy! You two show such love through your eyes. At 46 I married the love of my life after meeting him 2-1/2 years before while he was leading the singing at a church I started going to. Having a true mate is an incredible blessing! I'm so pleased to see your blog in my inbox every time...sometimes I don't get to it for a few days but I so look forward to the window into your walk with God.