Thursday, January 3, 2013

An Update on Parke Henry

We met with the doctors who will deliver Parke this morning. We are planning to deliver next Thursday, January 10th unless he comes on his own before. He weighs around 6 pounds right now, and he seems like any other growing healthy baby. We are so anxious to hold him, kiss him, and see what he looks like. Below are a few blurry ultrasound pictures from last week...he is just beautiful! The ultrasound tech said his are the biggest baby lips she has ever seen! :) And, his chubby little cheeks are just begging to be kissed!!

I love him so much it hurts, and I know it is going to get harder once he is here...and once he is gone. My emotions are all over the place, and I busted out crying today just because a sales person was rude to me on the phone. 

His life expectancy is still 2 days-2 weeks, but really no one knows until he arrives. We are trying to work out a transfer to hospice so that he can have lots of visitors instead of being limited to few visitors in the NICU. 

I am still believing that Parke could be a miracle baby. Believing and praying for his sweet heart to be healed. I know there is a purpose for his little life. If nothing else, he has changed me. He has softened my heart to emotions that I never knew were there. I have loved my minute by minute conversations with God throughout this process, and I love the way this has brought Micah and I to a new level of closeness. 

In our family Bible reading last night, one of the chapters we read was Psalm 103. I loved the whole Psalm, but especially this part, Psalm 103:2-5a "Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things"

Thank you for your continued prayers! 

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