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She Just Keeps On Getting Better

Today, Kaydence is 6 weeks old! Everyday when I walk into the NICU I am amazed at how her weight just jumps up. The last weight I saw was just a little of 5 pounds 10 ounces from Sunday. She will be more than that when I go see her today. Her doctor this week has upped her feeding amount to 55 cc's I believe and she is steadily taking more full feedings by bottle instead of her feeding tube.

Kaydence makes the sweetest sounds...but doesn't cry a whole lot. Yet. She seems to be working up to it. I am thankful she seems to be a happy little girl. There have been other neighbors in the NICU, who have gone home already, who haven't been so happy. It's heart breaking. There are babies there that people don't want, or parents there who don't appreciate the care their babies receive. I just cannot imagine either one! And I am not judging, because I don't know all the circumstances.

The nurses there are angels and probably don't know it. At least that's how I see them. I certainly could not nurse as a profession, but these people have been gifted by God to do this. We all have gifts bestowed by God, but I believe many of us do not realize what they are. I just keep feeling a pull myself, to do something different than what I have been doing. I feel so blessed by God that I want to share it with others so they too, can experience Christ. I keep praying and reading the Bible, and I must add that God and I are talking a lot lately, so we shall see what it is that I need to do...later.

Later is a bittersweet word. Each time I pray, read the Word, or even listen to a sermon, my answer is continuously "be still and wait" or "later." I am getting much better at accepting this answer. I want an answer about how Kaydence will be NOW, but I won't get an answer until LATER. CMV is progressive for a while, but I have faith that later Kaydence will be better. I feel that God is healing her even now as I type. I have hope for her life and I know that God is using her now for His glory. I have hope and faith that "later" things are going to be okay, no matter the outcome, because after all, if God is for us, who can be against us?

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  1. Oh wendy,maybe GOD will tell you LATER what he needs you to do or be but just know that right NOW you are a MOMMY. A caring and loving person. YOU have touched many children's lives. YOU have made a difference. YOU have showN many OF us by example HOW a child of GOD acts and reacts. I am proud of you and I strive to be a better Christian because of KAYDENCE GRACE NEYLAND!

    Love,

    Ms Connie

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