"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day Four

We just gave her some breast milk in a syringe and so far she seems to be taking it well!! We're alternating this with the glucose water. We have heard babies crying all the time. This and so many other reminders are all around us of what life could be and is not. It feels so good and right as a mother to be able to do this one thing for her.


just another note - Rachel is so loved by the nurses here!!! During the last two nights we have had a good amount of rest while she is passed around. Everyone wants to hold our little girl. During a stretch of 4 hours tonight, she wasn't in her bed one time!


We're looking forward to moving to the Hospice later and to being together as a family.

20 comments:

Angela said...

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how Rachel is doing! I look forward to your updates so much. The hospice sounds like it will be a wonderful thing for your family, I'm so glad you'll be able to devote all of your attention to each other. Prayers as always are being said for you all. I hope you feel the Lord's presence among you.

(And I hope you are taking lots of pictures and video! She is beautiful Kendra)

fawne said...

she is just beautiful.
praying....always praying.
love you guys.

fiona said...

dave and kendra, we love you so much and are so blessed to share in your journey through this blog and these pictures!! we pray for you lots and nadia in particular tenderly prays for rachel often! how blessed you are to be able to spend your days at a loving hospice together with your children. we love you! and we read everything although we don't always comment . . .

alaskamommy said...

Thank you for putting updates on your blog. You've been in my thoughts and prayers so much this weekend! I'm glad that your other two can have this special time with Rachel. -much love from Ruth in Alaska

bkneufeld said...

A Message from Great Grandma Kornelsen. Have seen the beautiful pictures of Rachel - I'm thankful that you have strength so far and praying that God will continue to give you strength for each day. Praying for you...with lots of love. Larry and Brenda and family add our love too! Wrapping our arms around you, supporting you in thoughts and prayers...

Laura said...

Kendra,

I have been thinking of you so much and am just now getting caught up on your blog. Sweet baby Rachel...a little fighter and such a precious baby. Praying your time with her in your arms in more than you could ever ask or imagine. I know God is so near to all of you and you are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. You are a courageous family and the impact of your lives will be felt for generations.

Snuggle sweet Rachel for me and whisper in her ear a little, "I love you."

Praying for peace and hope to fill your room even now.
Sending love,
Laura Huene

Carol Taves said...

Dave & Kendra, Ethan and Abigail,
Grace and peace to you all. Praying that your whole family will be blessed beyond measure in the time you have with Rachel. She is lovely. I see that God is daily giving you the courage you asked for before Rachel was born. And when you don't feel strong and courageous, that's okay too - our God is strong enough to carry you through those times
Lots of love, hugs and kisses to you all.
Carol

QueenB said...

Thank you for sharing her life with us, we are strangers but you are in my prayers and thoughts. Be strong and courageous, your labors are not in vain. In Him, Nancy

Martha said...

She is a beautiful baby. My heart aches for you all. Praying God will give you strength for today.

healed01 said...
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healed01 said...

Rachel is such a beautiful blessing.I am thinking of the vessels the doctors saw forming in her tiny body..As our church was praying we felt it was a sign of hope.We know God can do anything...We are praying for the doctors too,But God has the last say..We are praying for the peace of Jesus will be with you all,& that He will give you the comfort you need.
In Christ's love
Janet M

Kathy and Carl said...

She is beautiful. Our hearts are with you guys and we continue to pray for you guys. May you feel comfort and peace right now.

Kathy said...

David and Kendra and family, you are never far from our thoughts and prayers. Randy and Kathy.

lindalew@mts.net said...

My heart goes out to both of you...what a hard/amazing journey you are on...my thoughts and prayers are with all of you....Linda Roy (David's grandma's sister)

mythreesons said...

David and Kendra,
She is so beautiful!!! You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I can't say I know how you feel, but my heart aches for you.

Janet said...

She's very beautiful - God be with you as you and the family spend time with her!

Tricia said...

I love her with you. xo

Sharon said...

Such a wonderchild <3 <3 <3. I am reading every blog post even when I don't comment. Still praying throughout every day - for you and everyone touched by Rachel's life.

Andrea said...

Kendra, I am fighting tears right now reading about your precious little girl. What a sweet blessing she has already been to so many people.
xoxo

Chuck and Laura said...

Dave and Kendra,
She is absolutely beautiful! May you soak up every moment you have with this precious little one!
We will pray for you.
Love Chuck and Laura Thiessen
ps. Kendra, I am so proud of you! You are such an amazing Mom!