3 Months

Some of my favorite pictures of the new year...






Thank you so much for all of the prayers lifted up for us these past several weeks! We are doing well and staying busy with our two sweet babies, hence the lack of recent posts. Today Faith Clare is 3 months old and overall she has been a great baby. She is super smiley, loves looking at other smiling faces, is fascinated by her brother's play and well, still sleeps quite a bit.

...On the downside however, just the past two weeks, something in her has changed. We can't quite figure out what is wrong but she is clearly VERY uncomfortable and has been crying, often inconsolably. We have been to the doctor several times now, ensuring that it isn't anything obvious, and again today, the exam went well. She has been on several different medications for her reflux and while we continue to adjust the doses, our pediatrician feels that we might need to pursue things a bit further. Tomorrow we have an appointment to get an upper GI test and then we will be referred to a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's. While I continue to pray for God's hand of protection on her and her health and I truly believe that this is "temporary", my mind often wanders... Some days are more challenging than others and today was definitely one of them. If I could ask you to pray for her and the healing of whatever is distressing her, we would so greatly appreciate it!

Also, while I will soon be posting about Maddox's birthday and how we spent the day, I just want to let you know that it was beautiful, tearful and quite simply... thank-filled. We love you all and are so blessed by you!

"Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this"- Psalm 37:5

Comments

Elaine said…
Lifting you all in prayer. Loved all the precious pictures.
Rachel E. said…
What adorable pictures! Their bright blue eyes are so striking. Praying for wisdom for you and Kenzie and Faith Clare's doctors.
zanesmommy said…
Praying for you and for Faith. I can't believe how much Faith and Deacon look alike. Their eyes are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
mrs boo radley said…
You make some beautiful babies, my dear! Wow!
mrs boo radley said…
Praying that you find healing for your newest babe.
Jennifer said…
Her eyes are AMAZING!! She is so beautiful....molded from the best of God's clay :)

I am praying for Miss Faith tonight!
Bethany said…
She is just precious! I'm praying for you all, especially her. I hope whatever is wrong is easily fixed :)
The Liebers said…
What precious pictures! I do have to ask, though...why is her tongue purple!?!
Anonymous said…
My daughter had GERD pretty severally so I can totally relate to what you are feeling. She cried that way from about 15 days old until well over 6 months. We were in and out of the children's hospital, different meds, it was so tough. We ended up having to stop nursing, use Dr. Brown bottles, add enough rice cereal to her bottles to make them sludge like in appearance so that the thickness would help it stay down and not have stomach acid burning her esophagus constantly. All that said, my point is that she is now 7 years old and perfectly fine, no lasting effects. It was a tough period in the short term, but you'll get through. (((((HUGS)))))
Devin said…
Kenz--

The first thing I wanted to tell you was that that first pic of Faith is absolutely striking! It is just a gorgeous pic of her...worthy of framing, in my opinion! She is just so beautiful. :-)

I will certainly be praying for this new situation....we are having a medical issue right now with Ethan too (which I have kept off of my blog for now, but I may talk about it soon once we know more of what is going on) and it is just so hard to watch your child sick or uncomfortable in any way. He had to have blood drawn Tuesday, and I didn't think I was going to make it! It was awful.

I will be steadfastly praying for you all as you face this--praying that God will lead the docs to quickly and efficiently get to the bottom of what is going on, and have the wisdom in knowing exactly what to do to treat her. And, also, for you--that your fears and worries would subside. I understand girl. I do.

Love you Kenz--I got your email and will get back with you soon.
Corie said…
beautiful pics. I have been thinking of you often and your sweet family. What a year you have had. Praying for your sweet little girl. Glad you had a good day on the 23rd. Wow...so much in a year. You have done it beautifully.
Christa Mc said…
she is a girly, feminine version of her beautiful brother.. GORGEOUS GIRL!
boltefamily said…
What amazingly gorgeous children! Love the pictures! We will certainly be praying for all of you, especially Faith Clare! Love you!
mrsrubly said…
pretty pics. absolutely gorgeous~her and deacon look so much alike! praying for lil faith and she endures the uncomfortableness and for the Gastro doc to have some answers. good luck. can't wait to see the pics of mister maddox's birthday!
Brunettekoala said…
Lifting you guys up in prayer, especially wee Faith Clare.

For peace, for wisdom, for healing...

Much love from Scotland,

BrunetteKoala xx
Anonymous said…
Such beautiful babies! Will be praying Miss Faith feels better soon so her family can enjoy her. My sister had a baby with tummy discomfort. She took him to the local chiropractor in desperation one day and it really helped. She said it was like a massage, and he just relaxed and the tummy troubles were much better.
Amazing how much she resembles her brother! No denying they are siblings! Good to hear things are going well for the most part and I hope Faith feels better soon and you all get some definitive answers...sometimes the not knowing is the worst.
Kathy said…
Will definitely be praying for beautiful little Faith and for her wonderful mom! Praying for medical wisdom and a wonderful outcome!

Please keep us "posted" on how you all are doing! Know you are busy but I know we all really appreciate it and helps us to know how to pray.

Love,
Kathy
Carrie said…
I have always thought dark hair with blue eyes was gorgeous. Your kiddos are really cute! Hope you find the answers you need for your girl to feel better very soon!
Chelsea Pang said…
Prayer for your peace and health of your precious baby
Anonymous said…
Saying a prayer for you and Faith Clare! Is that gentian violet I see on her tongue? Been there, done that. :)

Sarah L.
Twinkletoes said…
Keeping you (all) and the medical team in my thoughts and prayers.
Kenzie said…
Okay, so I just wanted to get back to everyone who thinks I am letting my 3 month old lick a purple marker :) It's actually medicine called "gentian violet" and is an antiseptic as well as an antifungal... we used it for her 3rd bout with thrush. I called CVS, Target and finally Walgreens where I was able to find it. 3 days twice a day and it took care of it... only downside, it stains everything it comes in contact with as clearly stated on the label :)- skin and clothing! Yikes!
Erin said…
Faith has the most beautiful blue eyes! What a cutie!
Your children are so gorgeous!! Little Faith's smile is adorable and contagious! I'm sorry she is struggling with reflux. Our preemie daughter has had significant trouble with reflux, so I really sympathize. I'll be praying her tests come out ok.

Thanks for sharing pictures!
-Patty
Rachel said…
Pictures are wonderful. I can not believe how much she has grown.

I am lifting her up in prayer that her uncomfortable feeling goes away quickly.

Love and Prayers from Lee's Summit, MO

Rachel
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