Rachel made three weeks yesterday! Thank-you God for the time you are giving us with her and for the Grace for each day. There are no changes that we can tell - Rachel is still doing well. We love the cute grunts she makes when she poops. She cries when she is hungry or has some gas but otherwise she is very content. We have started giving her a combination of breast milk and formula and she is doing well with that. This is great for me, as it gives me some extra sleep at night. During the day we still spend much of it holding her - i figure there will be lots of time later to clean house! We are all really looking forward to having Grandma Plett (my mom) and Great Grandma Kornelsen here for 5 days next week. Two more sleeps in Ethan and Abigail time.
There have been a few times in the last few days where I have felt a sudden rush of anxiety/pain. Sometimes it is hard to be a good parent to my other two children when it hurts. But generally I am still doing fairly well emotionally. I am so amazed (and humbled!) by those of you who are praying for us and checking this blog regularly even while you face great unknowns/difficulties in your own life. Thank-you! Let's keep pressing on together...
"Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ, is calling us." Philipians 3: 14
"Now we live with great expectation and we have a priceless inheritance - an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - though your faith is more precious then mere gold." 1 Peter 1:3-7