One Healthy Babe

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Jen · 0 comments
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Just wanted to let you know that my little babe will be 12 weeks this week, and he is doing awesome. After lots of worries, tears, one blood transfusion, iron drops, weekly trips to the doctor, and lots of heel pricks, his hemoglobin is now at a "normal" level for a newborn----yeah!

We are still giving iron/vitamin drops, but we don't have to go back to the doctor until his four month check up--wonderful! It's been a stressful few weeks, something which I think has affected our family dynamic as well, but we are finally getting into a nice routine.

As you parents out there know, there are always issues and concerns with your children. There's always something--it's just part of the package.
On one of the more stressful weeks this summer, I remember praying, "God, please help me focus on my job right now, which is to love this child and to be there to support him while he experiences the pain that is unavoidable as we try to help him get better. Help me control the tears and do the job of being this baby's mom, and the rest is in Your hands." It can still be hard for me to recognize my job and to stop the tears when in the heat of a particular situation, and I am especially worried about the upcoming influenza season, but I'm going to keep trying and keep praying. I love being a mom and feel so humbled that God has entrusted three of His beautiful children in my care.

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