Weight: 7lbs 2oz
I haven't updated in quite a few days because quite honestly, there hasn't been much to update. *Insert yawn* We've had a string of uneventful, boring days. We love those. However, this whole waiting game is getting old. Basically, all we have left is to get Pierce to take all 8 of his bottles. Most days he takes about 4.
I know this shouldn't be discouraging, considering that Pierce could have far worse problems (and has had them in the past), but I think its almost a harder hurdle to get over because we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's like we have NICU senioritis- we are ready to be out of that place!
I try to remind myself that we are still ahead of schedule. Remember, Pierce wasn't even supposed to be born until Aug.4th.
We are so thankful that this weeks brain scan showed stable ventricles and the follow-up eye exam was great! What a blessing both of those things were.
Since we haven't had much going on this week, I've found myself reflecting on what it is that God is doing in my heart. I've bounced around ideas- maybe he's teaching me patience? Or perhaps endurance? The ability to trust in Him in all things? But I think I've got it. Contentment. Whenever I start getting anxious or impatient, I sense God reminding me to be content. Content in my circumstances. Content with the drive to/from the hospital. Content with leaving my baby with strangers. Content with trusting God in all things, including the minor things like bottle feeding.
And so today, I'm learning that lesson. And I hope that you too, will also find that when we are content in our circumstances, God can and will do amazing things in and through us.
Christ is All,