Monday, September 29, 2008

We give thanks to you, O God,
we give thanks, for your Name is near;
men tell of your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 75:1

I am so thankful for how well Morgan Kate is doing. God is truly watching over her and keeping his hand very close. Morgan Kate is so strong and amazes me each and every day.

Updates for 09.29
1. Tonight Morgan Kate hit two pounds and 14 ounces. We couldn't believe it, nor could her nurse, so we weighed her twice and both times the scale read 2 lb and 14 oz. Way to go, Morgan Kate! I was a little worried about her gaining weight because I knew her temperature was a little warm on Saturday and then a little cool on Sunday. When small babies have to work to get their temps correct they burn more calories. Looks like it didn't phase Morgan Kate...

2. Morgan Kate is still tolerating her new feeding schedule. The only change they have made is the amount of food. Yesterday she was getting 23 ccs for 30 minutes every 3 hours and today they bumped her up to 24. Remember from our earlier lesson - there are 30 ccs in an ounce, therefore, Morgan Kate is getting a little under an ounce every three hours. :)

3. I was able to hold her for almost an hour and a half today. She did really well and only had one heart rate drop (her only one of the day). Of course I feel awful that her one and only heart rate drop was while I was holding her. :( She was really sleepy and still at first, but toward the end she was very alert and looking all around. It was so nice!

Prayer Requests:
- Please pray that Morgan Kate continues to grow.
- Please pray that her eye exam goes well and she is not in any pain.
- Please pray that she will begin to need the oxygen less and less.
- Morgan Kate's Kaky (my mom) has to have surgery on October 8th. Kaky has been having some problems and the surgery will hopefully help with this. She is expected to be in the hospital for at least three to four days and out of work for 6-8 weeks. She has so selflessly been putting this off for sometime now because of my hospitalization and then Morgan Kate's arrival. Please pray that the surgery will go well, that she will get some relief and that she will be up and ready in no time to welcome home Morgan Kate!

I realize there is quite a lot to pray for tonight, but I know firsthand how powerful prayer is and I know you are all so great about praying for us. Thank you so much!


Anonymous said...

Heather, I am glad to hear Morgan Kate is dong so well.. She is truly a miracle & many prayers are being answered. She is very fortunate to have such a loving family with a stong faith to carry them throgh this journey.


Anonymous said...

You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Megan is pulling up big time now and it is just a matter of time before she takes that first step.

Keith, Melinda, and Megan

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to lift Morgan Kate up in a prayer of praise again this morning for her and her weight gain!
Kaky is being prayed for too. Your Mom is the greatest...although you already know this :)
Keep the faith....
Hope all of you have a glorious day, Phala & Family

Betsy Crawford said...

What a joy it is to check each day on Morgan Kate's progress - how exciting to hear she's getting close to three pounds! Her little name is all over my prayer journal and today I'll put Kaky in there too! God is so good.

Kerri Roberts said...

Heath- I couldn't even get through the whole blog, I'm a sobbing mess. You are so strong and right to give thanks to God for what He has blessed you with. Everyone has a story, but I love how you have documented the facts and emotions of the whole journey. Because the day will come when you and MK will be sitting in your house reading stories and looking at pictures. You will be amazed at how He works it out for our little ones!