Friday, March 27, 2009
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 11:56 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A few more of Lucas...
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:18 AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
first of all MASON IS HOME! praise god for healing my nephew. i am so excited for rach, d, and kenley to finally have their new lil man home with them! he will have to meet with a physical therapist and neurologist some but we believe they will see god has healed him 100%!
second of all... i started back to work this week. it has been ok, i'm def. staying busy! i miss my boys but know they are in good hands. i am EXHAUSTED though. i can barely keep my eyes open and find myself nodding off some thru out the day (let's hope noone else finds me doing this! ha.) nate says i will get used to the sleep deprivation and learn to work thru it. oh i hope it gets easier soon.
and last but so not least... don't you LOVE these pics of lucas? meme kept him one day last week and of course had the best time taking these pics of my sweet boy. look how much he has grown! he is getting cuter by the day!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 2:56 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
just wanted to let everyone know that mason's tests came back clear today... everything looks good and he is doing great! i just cried when i heard the news. it is the news we were wanting to hear, hoping to hear, PRAYING to hear, and it's what we heard. PRAISE GOD!!!!! the EEG and MRI both came back clear. we praise god for hearing our prayers and touching mason's little body. rach and d are able to hold him now and i know it's got to be the sweetest feeling in the world! mason is unhooked from everything except a new medicine they have started to help dry his lungs. so we continue to pray for his lungs to clear and for him to keep getting good reports. please keep praying for rach and d as well. they have stayed so strong and i know the lord has helped them thru the past week but they are so exhausted. we pray mason comes home soon and they can all go home as a family. thank you so much to everyone who has prayed for this sweet baby. we appreciate it more than you'll ever know. god has worked so many miracles in mason's life and we continue to ask for more blessings!
now an update on MY BOYS! both have been to the dr this week for well visits... trace went for his 2 yr check up and weighs 24 lbs 2 oz and is 34 1/2 in long. he is only in the 8th% for weight but 40th% for height. so yeah, he's tall and skinny :) but he got a great report! lucas went for his 4 week visit. even though he's almost 6 weeks, he had to wait til his cough and cold went away for his one month well visit. he weighs 10 lbs 5 oz and is 22 in long. growing like a weed! he's close to the 50th% all around and is also very healthy!
we are so thankful for our boys and their good health. god is so good to our family and we give him all praise and glory for the blessings he has given us!
page stopped by for a short visit yesterday and took these pics with her new camera... i think they are so cute!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 2:46 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2009
i can not believe my baby boy is 2.
well first of all, thanks to everyone for the prayers the past few weeks for us. i am FINALLY well, THANK GOD!!!! i have felt so good the past few days. i am so glad to be well again, but at the same time, it makes me sad for the weeks i've been sick and the times i've missed with my boys. but we will not dwell on the past. again, i feel great and i could not be happier.
so back to trace's birthday... i think he had a great birthday weekend!! we had his party at chick-fil-a on saturday with a few family and friends. i was super stressed about planning his party the past few weeks and with me having been so sick, so we had it at chick-fil-a! it went great and i have to say i managed to keep it all together :) but truth is, it's hard being the birthday boy's mom! i was pulled in a million directions but tried to keep smiling. ha. trace had a blast, loved his cars cake that that he has been talking about for weeks, and got tons of great presents. we had birthday pancakes on sunday and let trace blow out his candles again. he has sung happy birthday to himself so many times this weekend, it's so cute! here are some pics from the party and a few from the past few weeks. they posted backwards for some reason but oh well... i'm too tired to try and fix them. i love my trace car, he is so special to us.
"thank you god for the blessing you have given us with our first son. his laughter and joy are contageous and his sweet spirit is like no other. i can not imagine life without him and we thank you father for trusting us to raise him. please help us be godly parents and we pray trace comes to know you at an early age and you watch over him and use him for your glory!"
trace and daddy
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:08 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2009
sorry i have not updated lately... the days have started to run together, and they have been full of ups and downs. the latest news is this: his heart looked GREAT from the test results a few days ago. PTL for that!! mason has been taken off of the cooling blanket and they have warmed him back up. they want to let his body temp stay normal for a little while before putting him under the therapy lights for the fluid on his lungs. please pray the fluid dries up, the lung x-ray today shows more fluid than yesterday... and he now weighs 8 lbs 11 oz. but that's not really good b/c it is b/c of the fluid. (he weighed 8 lb 6 oz at birth AND was 22 in! he's a big boy!!) they have had to give him 2 blood transfusions b/c his BP has dropped... he was taken off the oxygen one day but had to go back on it later that nite b/c he was having trouble breathing on his own. the IV that was in his poor little head collapsed, so they will put in a pick (sp?) line somewhere else. it kinda seems we will get some good news and feel he is moving forward, only then to be followed by a step back, but i know that is the way it will be for a little while. they say he will probably get worse before he gets better. he is supposed to have an EEG on monday and an MRI on tuesday. please pray for these tests to reveal NO brain damage! rach and d seem to be handling everthing well, all things considered. they are staying in the inn by the NICI for a few days so they don't have to drive back and forth from odenville several times a day to see mason. god is def answering prayers, even though there have been a few setbacks we praise him for the baby steps that are being made each day. there are sooo many ppl praying and we are so humbled by the churches and ppl that we don't even know that are praying for sweet mason. god is also moving in rach and d... i know that he is softening d's heart b/c we already see ways that he has changed thru this all. we don't know the purpose or reason that mason is sick, but if one life is changed thru it, we will praise him. he is already being glorified thru baby mason and his story. please please please continue to lift up mason and his parents, as well as the whole family. the grandparents are exhausted, from working everyday, taking kenley up to hospital at nite (visiting hours for them are 8-9 PM, how awful!), then doing it all over again. pray for strength, rest, and peace for everyone. thank you again for the prayers, we know god has a great plan for mason. romans 8:28 oh yeah, doesn't he look soooo good in the pic? sweet boy! god is so good!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 1:15 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Praise God! Mason received a good report from the cardiologist yesterday. His heart
is great, and is not causing the cloudy lungs. They feel like he did breath
in amniotic fluid, and that it will dry up or be drained off.
He has been dropped to only 30% oxygen, and will meet with the neurologist
today sometime. Because of the lethargy he experienced after birth, they are
being very cautious regarding brain injury or damage. They are dropping his body
temp to 92 degrees for the next 3 days to prevent/reduce any damage.
God has already been so faithful. Please pray it continues!
Only parents and grandparents can visit lil Mason in the NICU so I haven't seen him yet, but here is a pic that Meme took. Look at this sweet boy! I can't wait to love on him!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 11:56 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Please pray for Mason Bowling, my nephew (Nate's sister Rachel and Dalton's baby) who was born this morning. He has some health problems and is in the NICU at St. Vincents. Tests are being done right now to try and determine the extent of them. I know that his lungs are cloudy which could mean several different things. The doctors mentioned there could be possible heart and maybe even neurological damage. Rachel and Dalton, Mason's parents, will be meeting with the cardiologist and neurologist later today. The doctors plan to run several more tests, including an echocardiogram. This test needs to come back clear!!!!! Please pray right now for wisdom and guidance for the doctors that are treating Mason. We are asking God for a complete healing for baby Mason, that the Lord will touch his body and make him well. Also pray for peace and understanding for the whole family.
We appreciate your prayers... though we do not understand what is going on or why, we know that God has a great plan and is in control.
Please feel free to re-post or pass this prayer request on to anyone you know that will pray for Mason. I will update as soon as we know something. Thanks
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 12:11 PM