Interesting article about long term effects of CDH

http://www.ehospitalistnews.com/news/pulmonary-disease/single-article/most-long-term-effects-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-are-mild/cc89541b5f.html

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Baby Dedication

Finley’s Baby Dedication is this Sunday at 9AM at Grace Chapel…  I am so excited for this day to come.

For those of you that are wondering what is a Baby Dedication? (I borrowed this explanation from Real Life Church).

“Baby Dedication is an opportunity to publicly…
Thank God for the amazing and precious gift of your child.
Declare your intentions to raise your child in a Christian home.
A benchmark you can return to time and time again.
A family dedication, where the parents commit themselves to follow biblical principles and to raise their children according to God’s best.
Not only are you dedicating your child to God, you are dedicating yourselves, as parents, to Christ and the church.

What About Baptism?
Baby Dedication does not involve baptism. We believe that baptism is meant to take place at a time when an individual makes a personal decision to follow Christ and is old enough to repent of sin and confess Jesus publicly. Some people think that if a child dies before being baptized he will not go to heaven. We have confidence in a loving God who welcomes the little children. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these…” (Matthew 19:14 NIV).”

We are so excited to share this event with our friends and family that can attend. To thank God for Finley. To thank our friends and church family at Grace for praying so earnestly for her. I appreciate everyone who has walked with us through this journey so much.

Finley had a great 9 month check up with her Pediatrician. Still on track and hanging out in the 50th percentile for weight and on track developmentally. She is getting stronger and stronger every day. She has started doing “pull ups” on the bar in her chair. It is funny to watch. No crawling yet.  As a mother of 2 I am actually ok with that. I know it will come and when it does – more baby proofing will be in order.

We got the call about scheduling her next ultrasound for June 24th.. I am just praying with all my heart that this time the bile duct will have shrunk and that there is no cyst in there.  No reherniation  and no Choledochal cyst.  My bold prayers. I just don’t want her to have to go through any more surgeries. If it comes to that, I know it will be ok- but I am going to pray for intercession that it won’t come to that.  I have seen God do amazing things in this last year. Not just in our lives. That has been such a gift to pray for other families and see how God has responded and worked in other peoples lives as well.  I am not worried about the “alleged” cyst. I think about it from time to time and I pray. I shared this verse with a friend yesterday and it is one of my favorites;

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34