Kobi is right where she is suppose to be!

Today we had Kobi’s developmental NICU followup appointment in Nashville and I didn’t really know what to expect. But they weighed her and measured her and ran some tests. Now before I tell you what they said I have always thought that besides her weight Kobi was where she was suppose to be development wise. I don’t know if people just agreed with me because I’m her mom or if they really believed it… So technically Kobi is 3 months and 28 days old adjusted age so that’s what they were testing her skills at. 

Kobi was above average for her adjusted age and well within the average range for her chronological age, which means Kobi is exactly where she is suppose to be! The doctor said it had everything to do with how well William and I work with her but I know that our work is only a portion of the answer because the bigger part of why Kobi is doing so well is because God is a miracle worker and has kept and made sure Kobi was good every step of the way! 

He has made this little girl strong and smart and beautiful and kind and patient and joyful! He speaks to her and the Holy Spirit teaches her because we invite Him into our lives and give Him access to the things He needs in order to work and Kobi is no different. Every night we pray for her and ask the Lord to continue to speak to her, teach her and strengthen her and He has done just that and more! 

Kobi won’t have her next appointment for another six months and if she is doing well then her next appointment won’t be until she’s two! We are already praying and believing that Kobi will stay on course and continue to improve at the rate she is suppose to be at! Thank you all for your continued prayers and support! And when I buy more storage (it costs $100) I will upload the pictures we took of her from this visit!

The date that doesn’t really matter…

Today is the date that doesn’t really matter because it doesn’t mark a special event nor is it the anniversary of anything but some how in the big picture it helps fill in a detail so important to Kobi’s life that I don’t think I’ll ever forget it! See today was Kobi’s original due date. Now I know that due dates are at best educated guesses and the baby ultimately comes when it’s ready be that a few weeks early or late give or take. But this is bigger than a few weeks early. We are talking months early!! 

I think I will remember this day because it’s a testament to how great our God is! It’s a testament to the miracles He did on Kobi’s behalf and are still doing. It reminds me of just how far we’ve come and just how strong Kobi, William, and I are as a family and individually. It reminds me of the long road filled with prayers and praise, love and support that got Kobi home and kept us up when we were tired. This is the day I had dreamed about from the moment I found out what it represented and although it’s not at all what I expected it’s become so much more than that! Today’s date is a testimony of what the Lord can do, has done and will do in my family and especially in Kobi’s life!
Thank you to all those that have prayed us to this point… You know where Kobi is at home in my arms as I type this almost weighing eight pounds learning to nurse a little more everyday scooting around on her tummy and always talking to us… Yeah, this point!! Thanks again and may God continue to bless each one of you and grant you the desires of your hearts! 

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!


God is moving!

Y’all when I say God is moving I really mean it! He is performing daily miracles when it comes to our baby Katherine Obadiah (I like how her whole name sounds together)! Technically Kobi is only 32 weeks gestational age however she is going on a whole month outside of my womb, with that being said she continues to breathe on her own, she has a nasal cannula just in case and to help when needed, she gains weight every time she eats and is now 3 lbs and 6 oz! 

 The best part thus far is she was recently moved to the Children’s Hospital NICU at Vanderbilt; which is a step closer to her coming home! There she has a private room that allows us to spend more quiet/quality time with her (as in I can pump next to her and play worship music)! Here they will get her to start bottle feeding (and eventually breastfeeding), will move her from assisted air to regular room air with no assistance and take her from her pod to a crib! 

We are super excited for the continued progress that Kobi is making on a daily basis and we know that Jesus is the One doing the miracles but we also know that He hears each one of the prayers spoken on behalf of our Kobi! William and I can’t say Thank you enough but we will always try to keep you updated with what’s going on with Kobi as a way to say Thank you!! Thank you and enjoy a few recent pictures of our love!!