A week has passed since Meagan and I finally got to see and touch the little boy that has changed our lives. We have been so blessed to have so many positive things happen since the arrival of Carter.
God is working in and through Carter everyday. His first surgery, Tuesday (8/24) was a success. The omphalocele was repaired and a colostomy was made. His bladder halves were approximated and put together. The surgeons had told us, many weeks ago, that any extra tissue would be important for reconstructive purposes. Things like the appendix could be used as such. Knowing this, it was great news to hear that God has blessed Carter with two appendices! Now we are awaiting signs of the colostomy properly functioning so we may begin feedings. We are truly blessed to be where we are and we owe all the Glory to God!
One of the biggest discoveries we have made as parents is that Carter recognizes our voices. He doesn't jump up and down but his eyes move back and forth looking for us. He reacts more to his Mama's voice, but tonight (8/27) he wanted his Daddy! The nurses got my attention and said he was moving every time I spoke. So, I talked to him for nearly 30 minutes before it was Mama time again! Daddy was super proud!
We thank You God for our little boy! It is so hard to leave him because he is all we think about! However, we know that is in Your hands. Watch him, heal him and protect. We know all things are possible through You. Amen!