Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Spring days and a family update

We have been waiting to post about Naomi's improvement when we were certain of improvement. It is not quite here yet. The feeding tube helped some... but she still woke up hurting in the night. We went back to the specialist last week explaining our frustration and he sent us to get another test done in her lower GI- we got the test results back and it was negative on a disease he was looking for. We are still waiting on a call back from the doctor explaining exactly what they found. So, we have her on some constipation medicine and still some reflux medicine. We have also started solid food for her again and have seen some improvement at night. She is sleeping a little more sound and is easier to console... but she is still frustrated. So, we don't know. We are trying to be patient with her. She is growing like crazy. She is so big and heavy! She is trying so hard to crawl. It will only be a matter of weeks.

Nathan has been a huge joy! Of course he has the occasional melt down, but for the most part he is much fun. His vocabulary and imagination are huge. It is so fun to watch him develop and grow into a little boy. He is full of life and is soaking everything up. He loves singing his ABC's and counting. He has memorized many books and sits on the floor and reads them to himself.

Eric and I are trying to spend quality time together. I get to go with him on a missions trip scouting trip to NYC next week for 2 days. It will be hard to leave the babes, but it will be so good to share this experience with him. We will be staying in hostels- so it won't be a second honeymoon- but it will be good to be together. God is using him greatly here at FPC and I am so thankful and proud to be his wife. He is such a great friend to me and such a serving and loving husband and father. We are so blessed. God is teaching us so much about the basics ( loving God and putting him first.)

Below are some fun picture from the past weeks. Thanks for caring for us and praying for our sweet family. We miss all our St. Louis Family! God used all of you in such an instrumental way in our sanctification.


Picking Strawberrys
Fireworks at the Cherry Blossom Festival
Naomi's first fireworks- she did not even flinch!

Below is my favorite picture that my friend Kristen took!
Jackson, Catch and Nathan posing beside a tractor when we went to the strawberry patch.