Where Was God Today Day 31

Today, Jesus was in my memories, reminding me of His goodness and faithfulness in our lives! Today we celebrated it being 2 years since we were able to bring Kobi home from the NICU. We called it Kobi’s coming home day and had donuts for breakfast, and then went and let her pick out some things at Toys R Us with some gift cards she had. We wore matching shirts and just spent time together.

What better way to end my blog challenge than by being reminded of one of the greatest miracles God has given me thus far! Kobi was and is an answer to many prayers and she never ceases to amaze me or anyone she is around for that matter. God speaks through her and works through her to soften hard hearts and bless and brighten the day of those she meets.

I started this challenge in a funk, and I’m ending on a high note, encouraged and very aware of God’s faithfulness in my life and in the lives of those around me. He is moving and working on our behalf even while we sleep, and regardless of what we don’t see He is good and worthy to be praised!

God is a miracle worker!

Y’all God is showing up and showing out!! Monday night Kobi took a whole bottle for the first time, on Tuesday she began exclusively bottle feeding resulting in her feeding tube coming out. Today, at 7 weeks old she’s continued eating from a bottle and has maintained her temperature and everything else and has been moved to a different area of the hospital where we can room in with her, meaning we are the ones that take care of her! Can y’all say sleepover?!?! After a few days we should be able to take Kobi home!! 

Yep, you read that right! We are that much closer to being discharged and bringing our baby home! God is and has been so faithful!! He continues to answer my and your prayers not only concerning Kobi but concerning our every day lives! He is worthy to be praised and you better believe we will be worshipping our King Jesus tonight in her hospital room!!  

Thank you all for your continued prayers, encouragement and support! We wouldn’t have made it this far without you. Many blessings to you always!

  
   
    
    
 

6 hard weeks

This week has been harder than most. Mainly because I had and am still having a mini meltdown about my baby not being home! Oh how I wish I could say that these last six weeks have been hard because of the sleepless nights but those are still to come on top of everything else. I just feel so helpless because there’s nothing I can do to help Kobi get better. It’s a waiting game, pure and simple! It doesn’t help that all she has left in order to go home is to get her feedings under control either! I have to remind myself that God will release her in His timing NOT mine!

I am technically suppose to be 34 weeks pregnant this week and if I were still on bed rest at the hospital they would have made me deliver her this week. However, Kobi is six weeks on this earth as of today! She is breathing on her own, in a bassinet, in her own room, taking her feedings over an hour now instead of two and she weighs a whopping 4 lbs 14 oz!! 

Please continue to pray that her feeding times go down from an hour to 30 minutes and that she will be able to take a bottle without any complications so we can move on to nursing! Thanks for your continued support and enjoy a few pictures of our precious baby girl!
   
 
     
    
    
 

5 weeks down a lifetime to go

Kobi has already been alive for five weeks and I can hardly believe it! She has made such strides since the day she was born. She now weighs 4 lbs and 5 oz and is 15.5 inches long! And today she went from breathing room air in her pod to being moved to a bassinet!

    
 All that is really left is for her to get her feedings under control as in back down to 30 minutes as opposed to over the course of two hours like she is now and for her to start taking a bottle which will lead to me being able to breastfeed!

  
She’s already at the minimum weight she needs to be to go home so we really are one step closer to leaving  oh and she’s also been moved to another pod that is a step down, which means that she was healthy enough to be moved over! 
  
Thank you so much for all of your prayers up until this point. Please be praying that she continues to tolerate her feedings and doesn’t stop breathing when she has to spit up but is able to breathe through it! If she can do that she will be even closer to coming home!

   
   
Thanks again!!

Happy 1-Month Kobi!!

  
Our precious little girl is one month today, that’s four whole weeks old!! William and I still look at her as if she’s brand new and are always reminding each other that we will get to take her home one day cause she’s ours!! 

  
Kobi has made such huge improvements the nurses are telling us to make sure her room is ready at the house! As of right now she is 3 lbs and 13 oz! She has less oxygen going through her nasal cannula and today she got to wear clothes in order for her to be able to regulate her own temperature! 

  
They will do this for a couple of days and then open her pod to see how she does. Once she shows them that she can maintain her temperature and still gain weight they will put her in a crib! After the crib we get to have a few sleep overs with her so the nurses know we can take care of her and then she’ll come home!! All of this is still a couple of weeks away but it’s sooner than expected!! 

  
Thank you all for your continued love support and prayers!! We wouldn’t be where we are without you all!