Monday, May 7, 2012
An Update on S (May 2012)
Two weeks ago I shared with you the disappointing doctor's visit S last had. Her pediatrician was concerned about her lack of weight gain; instructed us in how to add extra fortifier to her milk, and scheduled us back for yet another weight check (we hadn't had one in ages).
I felt frustrated. Ever since she was out of the hospital, we'd been receiving nothing but good feedback, and I'd almost forgotten about her setbacks as an extreme preemie.
When I think about her early start, however, it is another reminder to thank the Lord for all of His goodness to her. He spared her in so many ways, and taught us so much about Himself and His Church.
I'm reminded to give thanks instead of groan, to count my blessings instead of bemoaning perceived misfortunes, and to trust my tender Father instead of allowing rebellion to boil over in my heart. Perhaps a disappointing doctor's visit was in order for the shepherding of this forgetful mother.
Well, as of Friday's weight check, I am pleased to report that S gained 3 oz. short of a pound in two weeks- boy was the nurse impressed ;)! At nearly ten months she is now weighing in 14 lbs. 10 oz. All glory goes to the Lord, we are very thankful!
Thank you for your prayers for our little darling :). We just love her to pieces!