Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WOW

Mel, Austan and Karen just met with the Genetic Counselor. They said she was very sweet and encouraging, yet realistic. While we still don't have many concrete answers, what we do know is that all of Witt's organs are functioning normally! We will have to wait and see what developmental issues he might have...he will be followed by the geneticists at Texas Children's Hospital and they would like to see him again at 4 or 5 months!!! She did say that there have only been 30 case studies on Partial Trisomy 1 in the entire world...but, then we already KNEW Witt was so very special!!!

And now, for the REALLY EXCITING NEWS...Mel gets to try to breastfeed Witt at 3:00pm!!! This is truly remarkable news and we are praising God for all of it!!!

I can't stop SMILING!!!
~Cheryl

14 comments:

trash talk said...

OK, Cheryl-I am shutting everything down at 3:00 for meditation and prayer. Know that you all and this sweet baby are constantly in my mind and heart. Debbie

Raley Family Blog said...

God is so good! I have tears just thinking how special this will be for Mel. My alarm on my phone is set for 3:00. I will be praying.
Love you guys!
Alicia

Kay said...

Family - join in heartfelt prayer at 3PM!!

Kelli said...

I just finished nursing my sweet baby and remembered what it was like to try to nurse for the first time after she was off the feeding tube. I am sending Witt and Mel many prayers at 3. What a great moment for her! :)

Sheryl said...

It is a little after 3:00 and I am so excited for Mel. My prayers are ever-present! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of life and triumph! Glory to God in the Highest!

SJ

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What awesome news. I'm constantly checking on his progress.

Lisha said...

How exciting!! I am praying that everything goes well! I can't wait to get up there tonight to see the little guy!

Jen said...

WOW! Incredible! What great news! We have been thinking of you and praying for you all the time. I remember how special it was to nurse my babies for the first time and I'm excited for you to finally have this opportunity.
Love, Jen and Big Al

WJS said...

This is awesome news. I am continually praying for baby Witt.....

Kara said...

Continually praying for Baby Witt and his entire family!!
Kara

Natalie said...

How amazing! Praying that little Witt latches on & that Mel gets to enjoy some sweet, sweet time with her little boy.

Megan said...

Our God is an amazing God! I am so happy to read this post!

susan said...

Mel, you are such a fantastic mommy!!! Your devotion to your son and your tenacity to nursing are huge!! I know that you are glad that you pumped all those days so that your milk would be ready for your precious baby boy when he was ready for it. Enjoy these sweet, sweet times!

Your Dallas Family said...

what a wonderful day! Not only a bottle feeding but Mel gets to have the special time of nursing as well! Wow! How far he has come since last week when I was there. Enjoy this time Mel!Michael, the boys and I are keeping up daily. We love you guys! Dinah