Wednesday, September 20, 2006


~~A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our dear son Noah!!!!!!!~~

Who would have though that we would have come this far and still have so far to go! A year ago we didn't know if Noah would live to see one day. Now it has already been one year. We are so blessed! We have been given this incredible miracle and God has been so gracious to us. We have recieved more time with Noah than many others ever have with their precious angels. When the days are difficult and there seems to be no progress the Lord gently reminds me of how this day could have been a day of grief rather than celebration. And so today we celebrate this beautiful life God has created.
We recieved a huge package in the mail for Noah from a group of ladies I have met over the internet. So this morning Noah had a great time opening the gifts, with some help from Kailyn & Joshua of course! We were so touched that people we've never even met would care so much about our son. So thank you so much my fellow buttercups!! I hope that one day Noah will be able to meet some of his "aunties"!!
Unfortunately Noah has not been well for the past week and has developed pneumonia again. Likely it is because he is aspirating again, since his fundo is coming loose. Fortunately it seems to be a mild case. He started antibiotics yesterday and is already feeling much better today. He weighs in today at 7lbs 8oz, and measures 22 1/2 inches, not much bigger than the average newborn. He is still in newborn diapers and clothes, in fact, the outfit he is wearing today is still a preemie size. He has head control for about 2 minutes at a time now, and is SO close to rolling onto his tummy. He's got 5 teeth, most of which we should be able to keep. We are still waiting to hear about the new tube. We may end up putting in a j-tube rather than the gj-tube. (The difference would be that we would keep the g-tube and actually put in a seperate tube into the intestines). There are less risks longer term, but that would mean another surgery, which of course has it's own set of risks. So right now no one is sure which route to go and we are in limbo.
Noah's party is still on for Sunday from 3:30-6pm at our place in La Salle (hopefully our window of time when Noah won't be eating or sleeping). We are praying for some nice weather! I never got invitations out, but we'd love to have anyone drop by who's grown to love our little man!


Clarissa Jackson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NOAH....I LOVE YOU AND GOD DOES TOO! I just made that up...LOL. Hope you get to feeling better soon buddy. You have BIG plans for Sunday!!! God is so good. You have the most wonderful family. You've come such a long way. Everyone is so proud of you and loves you so much.

Well, take care Noah! I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you so you can enjoy your big day.

Love ya bunches!

~Rissa and family

LauraJ said...

Happy Birthday sweetheart!! And Happy babymama day Mommy!!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Noah!! I can't believe this day has come for you and we are celebrating with you from far away!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Noah! I love those new pictures you posted. What an amazing blessing and miracle Noah is. We will pray that he will get well soon (and that the rest of you stay healthy). I so wish we could be at Noah's party but it won't work for us to come out on Sunday. We will pray for you to all have health and enerjy to enjoy the big party day.
Love Ramona

Kim said...

Noah - Happy 1st Birthday! I'm so thankful for this day of celebration. God has blessed you and your family so richly this past year and I'm so glad you are part of our lives too! We love you so much little guy. Benjamin sends big slobbery birthday kisses!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Noah,
Hope you had a good day,hope you
are feeling better by Sunday .You sure are a special little guy.

Nicole ,sorry I can't be there on
Sunday ,I will be thinking of you
all .
Love ,Auntie Martha

Angiemama said...

Happy Birthday sweet baby!! You are truly a blessing!

Angie Smith

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday, Noah!
I have been following your story and the life of Noah. What a blessing you have been to our family as we celebrate each day with you. Noah is a beautiful creation, wonderful planned by God. His time on earth is precious and we are all better for knowing him... even if it is from far away.
In Christ, our Lord,
the anderson family

Trev & Rebekah said...

Your son is a cutie. I pray that you will have many more years with him.

Camille said...

he's a sweetheart and i love his puffy hair - it's so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Hi Noah,
I'll be there with bells on, come Sunday. I'm hitching a ride with your Uncle Ben and Aunt Sharron.
I claim healing for your pneumonia, in Jesus name.
Say hi to Joshua and nichole for me, and also for your Mom and Dad.
LOve + Prayers,
Auntie Bertha

Anonymous said...

...Continued.Please say Hi to Kailyn and Joshua, as well as your Mom and Dad.( I made a boo boo in my previous message).

Anonymous said...

Nichole and Brad , you have been such an example to us in showing Christ's Love and not complaining when the going gets tough. May God continue to give you strength and joy in caring for your family.

Danielle said...

What an absolute angel!
I spent the evening catching up on Noah's story...

I wish you the happiest birthday, Noah!

Danielle (from the feeding group on Yahoo!)