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Small Setbacks

Kaydence is now weighing about 6 pounds 3 ounces. Her feedings have been hit and miss. Her oxygen level dropped a little and wouldn't come back up yesterday, so they put the cannula back on her for a little while. She is also now in a big girl bed! Progress is there, but the oxygen was a small setback. I am still hoping for her to go home this week, but right now I'm not so sure it will happen.

Her little blue eyes were wide open tonight when I finally got to hold her in my arms. It just made me plain sad to not see her until tonight. Tommy beat me to her, of course. He wants to be the "preferred parent" (and we joke about that alot.) That might be why I'm known as "mean momma." One parent always has to take the bad rap and it's me. Haha! But back to Kaydence...she was so awake! She just cuddled and made cute faces and her sweet sighs and then I started to worry cause she just seemed so uncomfortable and kind of cried. And then came the big noise, and the pressure in the diaper, and the smell. It was her first really yucky diaper. I know for sure she is eating enough at least! It went all up her back and almost out of the leg of her diaper too. She was much better after that. A milestone for sure!

Then came the really, really, really good news of the day. Tommy said that her cardiologist had come by today (and I wish I could've been there when she did) and she did another heart echo. I knew it would be soon as she wanted to see Kaydence around 2 months of age and we are getting pretty close to that. After looking at Kaydence she reported that the heart looks even better than it did right after she was born. There is no heart issue to deal with anymore!

Prayers work folks! And that is one less issue for us to worry about now. Now I will focus on prayers for her brain. I will pray for no hearing loss, no vision problems, and no seizures and full development. I will also pray for no mental disability or physical handicaps. Yes, it sounds like a lot to pray for, but God can do anything.

Before December, I was slightly skeptic about people who are called to help heal who are not doctors. But I am no longer a skeptic. Thank you God for gifting people in that way. And thank you God for gifting doctors to heal as well. This is quite the journey for me, and I hope for others too. I am constantly amazed at the miracles I have been blessed enough to witness. I hope everyone will take time to concentrate on the miracles they have witnessed and praise God for them. Life is too short to worry about other things because when we all get to Heaven, will anything else matter but our journey with God?


  1. You still have prayer warriors in the Schwab household! Yay Baby Kaydence!!!!

  2. I am the "mean mamma" too. But, thats ok. I am amazed at her progress. What a miracle she is. Like Julie said, we are all still praying!


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