Friday, November 5, 2010

A Pink Butterfly and News

Juju was a "flutter-bye" for halloween. We made four stops that evening and she came home with way more then enough candy for the rest of the year! Not joking.
I tried to get her to sit still next to the pumpkins but she is constantly on the go...sorry for the blurry pictures. She was so excited!

She told the pumpkin, "I wuve you punkin"

We ended the evening at my Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Ledean's house. Cousin Addy was there and Juju LOVES Addy (and Tresa too!). Thanks for playing with Julia Addy!

Update on Baby Boy Ekeland: Can't believe it's been a month already! Things have started to move way faster then expected. We found out more what they saw in baby boy's heart at the last sonogram. It has to do with his cordinea tendineae in his left ventricle. Cordinea tendineae are what help "operate" the vavle and keep it closed tight after blood passes through. My doctor is sending me to a high risk pregnancy doctor in Wichita who will do the sono. The Wichita office called yesterday after my appointment and scheduled me for next week. We were planning to have to wait for 4-6 weeks yet! We're both nervous for Monday to come but at the same time are a little relieved that we will get to see our babe again and will know sooner what's going on. The two biggest things we'll be finding out at this appointment is:

1. If they see anything, what are the possible long term effects after birth

2. If it's safe for us to deliver here in Newton or if we'll have to go to Wichita.

We're still praying that whatever it is has healed itself by now or will heal itself as he grows and there won't be a need for surgery. My doctor did indicate yesterday that with the other information from my sono he's obtained it's not as "scary" as what we first thought which is a huge relief for us. We're still nervous but know that he is in God's hands and worrying won't change the outcome so we try not to let ourselves (myself mainly) get worked up about it.

Thank you for those of you who have been praying for us. We feel we've been drawn closer to one another and God and both desire to lean on Him to meet all our needs. Not saying leaning is easy, but the fact that we desire Him more and are releasing our "need for control" over our concerns has brought us to a deeper level in our faith.

Ending on a happy note my sister is getting married tomorrow. I'll post pictures next week, it'll be a wild time with an expected 45 kids running around!

1 comment:

Utecht Family said...

I didn't get the chance to catch you in church today- but I wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you! This must be a scary time and I'm sorry that you're going through it. Know that you and baby boy are in many people's prayers!