Tuesday, September 22, 2009

God is good

I won't really count this as a post tonight, because I'm very tired. It's my night to get up with Jonah, so I think I should take advantage of going to bed "early." I love blogging, but I'm so freakishly OCD about it, and pictures take so long to upload, I can easily put an hour into a post.

Jonah weighed 17 lbs, 6 oz today. That means he has gained six ounces between Thursday and today. And I'd say he's having more gushers than he's ever had before. How 'bout them apples? I continue to be amazed at what God is doing, and honestly God is the only explanation for Jonah's continued growth and great health. I'm blown away. And to think we weren't even sure he'd make it out of the hospital. I can't believe we are approaching seven months... without a g-tube, without a trach, without an infection, growing like a weed. I'm in awe.

Did I mention how amazing my God is? It is so evident to us that His hand is on Jonah and that a legion of angels surround him. I'm so thankful.

AND we got to take a walk tonight.

God is good.

38 comments:

mommymeezer said...

the "walk" part of your post put a smile on my face. =)

Rose said...

God is so good.

Anonymous said...

17lbs. 6oz. is good! My 9 month old got weighed today, and he is only 17lbs. 2oz.

I'm glad you got to go on a walk tonight. I hope Jonah enjoyed the nice weather.

Sonja said...

Hooray for growth despite gushers! Way to go Jonah! So thankful with you--God is good.

Laryssa said...

Yay to putting on the pounds!! Even though he's gushing, it probably means his body is retaining the much needed nutrients from the food before he gushes. Yay, God!!

Tricia said...

God is definitely good!

Rochel said...

Praise God! What a special blessing-the weight gain AND the walk :)
We continue to pray for you!

Question...when you load pictures do you have a way to shrink the file size? I started doing that and my pictures load infinitely faster...I shrink the file size as small as possible, and the picture still looks great when I use the 'large' setting on blogger. Just a tip :) I shrink it on photoshop, but I'm sure there's a way to do it without photoshop.

ashpuck said...

I'm am so happy for the wonderful day you have had! We will continue to pray for Jonah everyday. God IS so GOOD!

~Ashley

A faithful follower said...

Yes, our God is SO good! Thanking Him, along with you, for His many blessings. May you continue to feel the light of His face shining upon you and your precious family.

Lauren said...

awww, yay for beautiful walks in the early fall. and growing babies :)

Erin said...

yea for walks and gaining weight...isn't it awesome how God works!! He is soooo good...I think Jonah will be just fine...much love and prayers for less puking and more walks and trips to Target~erin
p.s. ashpuck is my sis...we love ya'll and talk about you often:)

Laura A said...

God is good - I can't believe he's already almost 7 months old!

Yay for walks - I know both of you enjoyed that.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Love from TX!
Laura

Terah722 said...

So happy for you and Baby Jonah. You are in our prayers every night and it is so awesome to be reminded that He answers!!!! Sleep tight!

KK said...

All the time!

Marie said...

I have heard many times that babies who vomit usually do take in more calories than you think. It looks like a lot came out, but it's not as much as you would think. So clearly he's getting what he needs and growing into a cute little chubber!!

chinamoon1420 said...

Amen sista!

Just Breathe said...

Yes He is. My favorite is "My God is an awesome God"

Lorraine-bo said...

Praises to The One who protects Jonah! Glad to read of his weight-gain. Really glad to read of your walk!

Lord, You are Good!

*Mirage* said...

Amen and Praise God! :)

Maile said...

I agree that God has been very good to you and your family. I'm amazed just from reading each day. I'm so happy that you got to take a walk. It means everything to us stay-at-home mommies to get out of the house.
We're still praying for you and your litle man. Glad things are going well.

Erin said...

praise God...i am soooooo glad ya'll got out of the house again! i don't know how you do it...you are amazing..much love and blessings~erin

Toni :O) said...

Yes, God is so, so good as I told MckMama the same thing. He truly has his hands over sweet Jonut and we'll keep praying for your beautiful and amazing boy. It's my pleasure to do so. Hope you were able to get some good sleep and I'm thrilled you were able to get a walk in...YAY for ya'll! His growth amazes me too and just another way of God working his magic. Take care sweet family, sending lots of love and hugs for support.

Nikki said...

Woo hoo! Praise God! :)

Heather said...

Yay God!

Amanda said...

Hooray, God!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the good news.
Prayers always,
2shoes

Anonymous said...

God is so good!

Anonymous said...

God IS good, all the time. Glad you went for the walk! Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Anonymous said...

You are right HE is!! And what blessing to hear it said from YOU!!! Thank you for your living testimony of His Hands at work!
God Bless!!!

dg darling said...

Amen Sista!

Anonymous said...

His weight is fantastic! My boys didn't weigh that until they were 18 months old! And they were both huge pukers and 7lb babies. You are doing a fantastic job! Both of my boys are still little. My 6 year old is only 35lbs! I wouldn't be worring so much about his weight or how much he is or isn't eating. He is doing fantastic. And looking great as well.

Jen Burns said...

God is good! You are such a good and attentive mother keeping Jonah in the best health possible. I can't imagine the challenge. God has blessed Jonah with great parents!

Cori Lynn said...

Amen! God is Good! I am so happy that Jonah is growing like a weed! I pray for continued growth and health for him!

Becca B. said...

Praise God! He is sooo good, and loves us all(especially Mr. JOnah) so much!

Anonymous said...

God is good ! my heart is smiling, when I see how he is working in Jonah's life. So happy you got out and enjoyed your family time.
If we do not talk before. I will be saying extra prayers for a good report on Thursday. and that Jonah travels well without any gushers ! I love Ya
Gina

Karen said...

Thank you thank you thank your LORD!

MarlaW said...

Hi Patrice,

I came across your blog a few days ago and have added Jonah and your family to my prayer list. I've also added his buttons on my blog. I have a 5 month old son and your son reminds me so much of my own. If you get a chance, check out Caleb's blog. God bless you all!

Marla in PA

LB said...

Are you a mac or a PC user? I use a PC and downloaded Windows Live Writer (free!) to write posts for my blog. It makes putting editing and putting pictures on the blog soooo much easier. I think the pictures look a little better too for some reason.