"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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back from the Cabin

We are back from our week at Buffalo Lake!  It wasn't exactly beach weather like we had hoped but we still had a good time together.  We spent alot of time trading each other off during the night and for naps.  Rachel smiled alot this past week - she is really responding to us!!.  We had a little birthday party for Abigail with our friends that own the cabin (and some other friends too). Near the end of the week Dave noticed something funny happening with the engine of our van.  So one morning Dave took off to Stettler to get someone to take a look at it.  I felt a little nervous watching him drive off knowing that if something happened we would have no way of contacting each other.  But Rachel is still doing fine.  And the van is fine too - we had to replace an ignition coil.  Thankfully it wasn't more than that.        

Rachel is having a terrible time with gas and pooping - poor girl. Rachel's feeds still go badly sometimes - she cries for a long time, obviously hungry but she doesn't drink.  We're still trying to figure out the right consistency of formula to rice milk* so she doesn't gag when it flows too fast, but it can't be too thick or she has too hard of a time sucking it out of the bottle.  But for some reason, Dave has this knack of getting her to drink when I can't.  It is really remarkable (and annoying;) ).

It's good to be home again!  One more week of holidays. 

*the rice milk is suppossed to help her keep her milk down but she still seems to have alot of reflux.  Hoping a prescription drug will help with that soon.
A blurry picture but a great smile!
Abigail's Third Birthday

Abigail making Rachel smile

6 comments:

Angela said...

Beautiful pictures!

I'm glad you are back, I've missed you and hearing Rachel's updates!

sandrasiemens said...

Thought of you often this week - I'm glad that you had a good time at the lake. I hope that you'll enjoy your last week of holidays (and that it involves a little more sleep!) Praying for Rachel and for relief of her discomfort (and praying for you too, as always...)
Love, Sandi

Brenda Funk said...

So glad you are back and glad that all went well while you were out there! Beautiful pictures.

Kathy and Carl said...

It's great to hear that you had a nice week at the cabin. The pictures are just priceless. Happy Birthday Abigail!

fiona said...

what joy on abigail's face :D and what a lovely smile your little angel rachel has . . . she is so cute! how i wish i could give her a kiss! we continue to pray for you all . . . and will particularly pray for rachel's eating struggles. that must be really hard for you. we love you so much!

Janet said...

Oh Kendra,
Rachel is so beautiful! Seeing her smile and her chubby legs--it's hard to believe she's not a normal cute little growing baby. She looks more and more like Ethan, eh? How blessed is this time you have with her. It probably doesn't feel that way so much when she is gagging and keeping you up at night. I bet the smiles make up for it though!
About once a week, I have a bout of insomnia, and you always come to mind--so I come and catch up on your blog news and I spend some time praying for you guys. Lots of love, Janet Boschmann