Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Waiting quietly...

Hi everyone,

It's been a couple of days since I've posted an update... Sorry about that, I have this bad habit of falling asleep at night way before I intend to. I usually have the best of intentions and get all excited for what I'm going to get done after Caylee finally goes to bed. But, just like clockwork, I end up passing out right along with her and wake up a couple hours later realizing that I have nothing done and the dog has been wanting outside to go to the bathroom for quite some time...

So... Updates... Levi is doing pretty well, I talked to Steph last night (before and after my narcoleptic episode), and he's been alert and playing. He's spent some time in his bouncy seat and high chair, is reaching for her to pick him up, is sitting up well by himself, and even tried to stand up in his crib. He's also getting up on his hands and knees in his crib, so we are hoping he's wanting to start crawling around soon.

Steph has been able to get him to eat and drink as well. Not a lot yet, but finally something. It seems like he has an affinity for homemade baked goods, so his meals yesterday consisted mostly of chocolate chip cookies (thanks Jen!) and zucchini bread (thanks Grandma Linda!). The doctors told us that whatever he feels like eating is totally fine - as long as he's eating something. I know Steph is looking forward to some out-of-the-hospital time with Amy and Xavier later today - some sunshine and suffocating heat/humidity should do her some good :).

We also learned yesterday that they have found two potential cord blood matches. This is great news. We are praying now that the matches are close enough to use and that the donors are still available when the time comes for us to use them. What an answer of prayer!

Caylee and I are doing pretty well. Some great friends of ours donated a swing-set for our kids, so tonight a crew from work are headed over to our house to help us put it up. Caylee finally realized last night what was in the boxes, so she is beside herself with excitement. Hopefully we don't all pass out from heat stroke while working on it...

Finally, before I sign off, I have to share some scripture with you. I say have to, because it's pretty obvious that I am meant to pay attention to it. It was on the back of a card that we received on Sunday, I read it last night during devotions, and it ended up being the daily passage delivered on the DailyBible app I have on my phone. And you know me, I don't believe in coincidences...

Lamentations 3:22-27

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”

25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

The part about His compassions being renewed every morning is so true. We are still early on in this journey, but there have already been rough days (yesterday was one of them), and I know there are more to come. But each morning we can wake refreshed, knowing that He is good to those who hope in him and wait quietly on His timing.

We love you all.
Michael, Stephanie, Caylee, and little Levi


  1. Great update on little dude!


  2. Linda's cousin k here. Third time I am trying to post so hope it works. We r all praying for Levi here on the west coast and hope it helps to know this! Love Kay

  3. I don't really know you in person, but as a sister in Christ, I am praying for all of you. We serve an awesome God. He will not leave you in your time of need and will bring you the comfort and peace that you need as you travel this journey.
    I use to attend Warsaw Community Church, before moving to Chicago, so know that the body of Christ within that church is powerful. They are pray warriors and God does listen.
    My love and prayers to you, Gayle