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Monday, August 22, 2011

Eli is one month old


Eli turned one month old on the 19th! I wanted to write a post but I was sick with a little mastitis and haven't done much of anything other than lay on the couch and be miserable... but I'm feeling better today.

I can hardly believe that we have already made it through the first month!! In some ways it's been really hard, in other ways it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. Eli is growing bigger and stronger by the day! He awake for longer stretches and smiling more - which we all just love!!

This also means that it's time for Eli's follow up appointments at the children's hospital. I wrote a little bit about our journey so far in this post, in case you didn't catch it. In a couple hours we leave to go to the hospital and Eli will have a MAG3 kidney scan. He'll also have another ultrasound and a follow-up appointment with the urologist. It will be a long day and honestly - I'm feeling anxious. Not so much about the results of the test, the very worst outcome of this test would be if Eli has a blockage in his kidney causing the swelling, in which case he would need surgery at one year, however it's common for children with Eli's condition to never require intervention. No, I'm mostly just anxious about the tests themselves and having my little guy poked and prodded and stuck with needles. I anticipate a lot of crying today - maybe not all done by my baby. My consolation is that at least Eli won't remember any of this, so it's better to go ahead and get it over with now.

Than God for grandmothers! My mom is here to keep Josiah company while we're at the hospital with Eli and to be here when the kids get off the bus... I'm so glad she could be here for me!

I appreciate all of your prayers, comments tweets and kind thoughts.

19 comments:

Yvonne said...

Praying for you and little Eli! And so glad your wonderful mom is there for you and your other sweeties! ♥

Dorian Susan said...

Sending warm positive thoughts to you and Eli. Don't forget, tears are healing. I can't believe one month. Time moves so quickly....hey and what's up with that Dad shirt? Hope Mom is getting equal billing.

Kristin said...

Praying for you today Faith! May God surround you and Eli with peace, His presence and His healing.

Blessings,
Kristin

Kelly-Marie said...

He's soo cute! my LO is 4 months this week and already seems so grown up compared .. it goes way too quick, love the pic of him on your phone its brilliant x x x

P.S hope you get better real soon

deb duty said...

I'll be praying for you and Eli today. He's so sweet. Love the pic of his cute little belly!

Erin said...

Praying for both of you! It's never easy to see our children undergo medical tests and treatments. Hopefully everything will be fine and you can put it past you. Hugs!

rachel said...

one month already! such a cutie, and I love this photo...really creative.

Branson said...

Absolutely adorable! We are praying as well! Hugs!

Joni said...

wow the time is going by so quickly already. he is such a cutie!

KittyKat said...

Thank you so much for sharing your journey with this. Alexander's kidney continues to have fluid as well, so it's extremely likely we will be doing the same or very similar testing in the very near future. While I am sorry that you are experiencing the pain of watching Eli get poked and prodded, in some ways I am glad both of us can support each other in prayer as our sons go through this common experience.

I hope one day these 2 cousins will tell each other stories about "When I was a baby, I went to the doctor for my kidneys, but I don't remember it."

Shoni said...

Happy one-month to you both! I will keep you guys in my prayers. Both of my boys developed jaundice pretty badly a few days after they were born and I had to watch them attempt to get IV's inserted, poked numerous times, and then have to spend 48 hours without being able to comfort my 4 day old babies. I definitely know how hard it is to have to watch your babies go through so much.

Just know you are doing what is best for him.

Praying for you.

-Shondra

Tara said...

Hope it goes well for you guys!!

Abi said...

Love you, girl!

Sarah said...

One month already? Eekk. I hate mastitis. Hope you are all better. Praying everything went okay with his test.

Amber said...

Hoping the tests went well and that your anxiety is eased.

He is def. a little cutie.

Tara said...

Happy one month, he is adorable. Sending good thoughts your way..

Ewa said...

praying for your little baby!
one month, how quick it goes :)
my little one will be one month on Friday

mommy of Five said...
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mommy of Five said...

oops just realized that this was posted on Monday...praying for you though =0)