Saturday, September 26, 2009

Baby Girl in Hospital Again

It is so sad to see little McKenna in the hospital crying in pain. Who knew that acid reflux could cause such severe pain and problems. Looks like surgery will be necessary to fix it but we are praying for a miracle.

McKenna is starting to coo a little bit here and there, and she LOVES to blow bubbles with her mouth. She is a very smiley baby and loves attention. She looks like she is on the verge of laughing out loud most of the time. She loves to be held and cuddled, but this usually causes her to spit up, so we don't get to cuddle as much as we would like. Hoping if she does the surgery she is still a cuddler and we can do that more.

Daddy is bringing Keaton to Kansas City since we haven't seen him since Wednesday (brought McKenna to KC Thursday morning). Can't wait to give him kisses and hugs and love on my son. He is growing up so fast and laughing and cooing like crazy and talking more and more so being away from him has been so hard. So excited to see him. Curious if he is making new noises or if he even notices McKenna and I are gone.

House has been really stressful lately. We are eager for McKenna to get better and for us to be able to play the role of normal parents without continually having to worry about health issues with the babies. If she does have to surgery we are hopeful that this will be the only one she ever has to do and hoping that it will be as easy as doing a surgery and then being healthy from here on out.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


While reading a friend's blog today was reminded to count my blessings rather than concentrate on the difficulties of life. Kyle and I have been struggling because of McKenna's health seems to be deteriating before our eyes. We are heart broken she has the tube in her nose and seems like she is in so much pain, but among it all we need to remember to countour blessings.

Thank you Lord for a roof over our heads, that Kyle has a job, that I am able to stay home with our babies, that we have a good marriage, that we have an amazing support group of friends and family, that we have our health, that we are blessed with two gorgeous children and that they have made it through so much, and for their site, hearing, touch, tastes and all the senses they are blessed with.

Thank you that we have today and the opportunity to bless your name. Thank you for doctors and nurses that are doing their best to help, for food on our plates every night, for all the people that have blessed and helped us or offered to, for your undying love and that today we are able to do the best we can.

Our prayer is that we can continue to see Jesus through these hard times and keep our focus on him.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rolled Over

Woo hoo...Keaton rolled over today on his own. Has been a while since he has done that, so I was super excited when I turned around for a second and looked back only to find that he had rolled over.

Keaton is a delight. He is full of smiles, laughs a lot and talks none stop. He is adorable and interactive. Every time I see him my heart melts at what a little angel Keaton is and how blessed I am to have a son. Can't wait to see what he will do for a living, what he will be like when he grows up, who he will marry, where he will live...the whole works.

McKenna is really improving on tummy time. She is lifting her head more and holding it up for longer periods of time. She is starting to coo a little bit when she sees Keaton, but is still a pretty quiet baby unless you make her mad. Wow does she have a scream then.

She has the most incredible smile and loves it when we say "boop" and touch her nose. She loves to be held and talked to. She stares at Keaton and is eager to get his attention. She is content most of the time and very laid back. What a blessing to have a daughter that is so sweet, loving and wonderful from the start. I love waking her up to see her smile and she makes me laugh all the time. I never knew how funny a baby could be.

Motherhood has been more amazing than I could have ever imagined. Waking up each morning and hearing or seeing the babies makes me smile ear to ear and makes life feel more complete. We are truly blessed.