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Elias – More Saga, More Praises

Day 5: Monday: A very eventful day!!! We were privileged to have our first night with a double bed nearby Elias!  This room is quite an upgrade from a recliner most of the night and helped us have much more of a reprieve a night!  (Though awake about every 1-2 hours 🙂 ) ** This is totally a gift from …

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Elias – The Birth Story (Condensed)

Elias James Arnold Birthdate: September 24, 2015 Time: 12:58pm Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. Length: 20.5 inches   I believe we experienced many miracles that left the Dr.’s and medical staff in awe: No medical intervention! Spontaneous delivery – began ON his due date!! Born completely naturally!!! Elias was stable and no other known medical concerns other than isolated spine/brain defect. Due …

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Elias – The Saga Continues

We continue to be blown away by God’s evident graciousness in our stay here.  Elias is responding very well to everything.  We are thankful as all of this continues to be promising for his future!  It’s hard to do much beyond live with helping care for him and all the medical necessities, but we are so thankful for the opportunity …

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Elias – The Saga

Praise! Surgery went as smooth as can be asked for! Prayer: Elias’s brain fluid (hydrocephalus) will stabilize on it’s own without medical intervention (brain surgery/shunts). Wisdom and direction from the Lord for Dr.’s, medical staff, care team, and parents. Elias health journey… First days of his life…. We are continually blessed by God’s graciousness in this situation.  It is hard, …

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Keep Calm And Let’s Have A Baby!

  Photo credit: Brandon Arnold The time is near! We want to express sincere appreciation to all of our loving and kind support during these final days as we countdown Elias’s arrival…whenever that may be  🙂 Praise: Our medical team is complete!  Met our OB ~ loved getting to know her and value her support!  Delivery is now set-up to be …

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The Doctor is: IN!

These big sisters can’t wait to meet their little brother! Photo Credit: Gina Barcus  OK – This week really feels like it has ended with a cherry on top as a gift from the Lord! In a Nutshell: PRAISE: We are scheduled with a new OB on Monday! 🙂 The details… Care Team We have a “care coordinator” due to Elias’s …

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Our Roller Coaster of Love

Labor Day Week: Prayer & Praises!!! Told on Tuesday that Elias had a potential heart defect. Went to Pediatric Cardiologist on Wed., and we were told his heart is fine!!! Told on Tuesday that Elias was now breech (head-up)… Update on Wednesday that he flipped back to head-down! He’s a little flipper! Praying he stays head-down in preparation for natural …

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It Just Keeps Coming

The support throughout the last four months has been amazing! Someone from work anonymously gave the wife and I a gift card to Cheesecake Factory and we couldn’t wait to use it! You all don’t know how much each kind gesture, gift, prayer, etc. really means to us!  So many of you have been so faithful to remind us that …

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We Read To Know We Are Not Alone.

Recently, God has brought so much encouragement to us through loved ones.  A sweet group of family/friends got together to bless us with a time of prayer and loving support.  How special it is to be a part of the body of Christ and people who desire to live it out.  There are many people who have contributed to us …

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We’ll Take “Rejected” For $200, Alex!

Prayer: -New OB team notified us (almost 2 weeks later?!) that they will cancel my appt. and won’t accept me as a patient. -Still in search of new OB team -Wisdom regarding hospital choice between two options for labor/delivery and how to ensure baby is transferred to children’s hospital -That Elias comes naturally before his due date! Praise: -Came back …