27 weeks (corrected age)!

Pierce is officially 27 weeks corrected age tonight! That's a BIG step. Every day he is growing a little bit stronger and a little bit bigger. He's now up to a whopping 820 grams (about 1 lb 13 oz). When he was born he weighed in at 670 grams (1 lb 8 oz). You'd be amazed how much difference 5 ounces makes on someone so tiny.

We spent a good portion of the day with Pierce. He seemed to be having a good day with an occasional desat here and there. Not much change in terms of progress or regress. He does seem to be fighting the ventilator a little more than usual so please pray that until he is strong enough to come off, he will be able to just rest and stop fighting it.

You can pray for Nik and I as we are really feeling the emotional exhaustion of this rollercoaster. We trust that God is using this experience to make us more like Christ and indeed we have seen Him expose so many sins in our hearts. Therefore, we are trusting in His goodness and learning to be joyful as we face this great trial in our lives.

Here is a verse that I (Lindsay) have been meditating on today:
James 1:2-4 "2 Count it all joy, my brothers, [2] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."

Continue also to pray for the results of the brain scan. We should have them in the morning.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers.

Lindsay, Nik and Pierce


  1. I am so happy that little Pierce is doing better. I so happy for you that you will have him here for your first mother's day and many more to come. You, Nik and Pierce are in our prays ever day. We love you all very much.


  2. I have been meditating on II Corinthians 4 this week. We have treasure in jars of clay; we are afflicted, perplexed, struck down leading to death of self and because, manifesting the life of Christ. We are not; crushed, forsaken or destroyed but all leads to the death of self and life is manifested in us of Christ. Death is at work in us, but life in you-irony; death of self, life of Christ. The life is Christ is being manifest in you dear ones, everyday. Fruit is what we are watching before our eyes, lived out before us in you. Thank you. I love you. Lynn