Wednesday, August 6, 2014

in the land of the living...


"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13

As any home with a newborn baby operates those first few weeks, ours fits right in line. We're late for everything, sleepy all the time, wonder what we ever did before he arrived, and ultimately feel like the grandparents. But there is a different perspective this go-around...we are more grateful, more at ease, we operate more like a team, and take less for granted. 
Jude is progressing well!  He's had two pediatric appointments so far and is being treated as any normal 6 week old. Our doctors are impressed with his progress and do not anticipate any delays in his growth. In-home-healthcare was unnecessary because Jude is eating like a champion! Where a 3-6 ounce weight gain per week is the average, Jude gained a whopping 10 ounces his first week at home! He has a follow-up appointment in Charlottesville next week with his surgeon including x-rays but we don't expect any issues. He is growing and behaving like any other newborn so we see no reason for concern.
Our family remains filled with wonder over God's amazing grace for us on this journey with Jude. Yes, He is good no matter what He would have chosen regarding Jude's life because Heaven makes all the difference. But our awe is in the way so many people chose to love us during this trial. It is beautiful. It has been life-changing...I can't say we've ever felt so loved in our entire lives.  ~Jen

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