Wow! Just WOW!! Since starting this blog we've had over 2000 visitors. To say we're blown away is an understatement. We laid in bed one night in tears knowing that so many people were lifting Kambry up in prayer at that very moment. What an amazing, awesome thought. It gives us so much hope for her and makes us feel so incredibly loved. Please know we are beyond thankful for each and every prayer!
There isn't much to update on Kambry's situation. I continue to have 2 appointments at Sanford every week - one to monitor her heart and one to look at movement, muscle tone, and make sure she is practicing her breathing. She has always passed these tests. And we have growth ultrasounds every 2 weeks. Last week, at 33 weeks, she weighed 4 lbs 10 oz which puts her in the 54th percentile for weight for her age. So they are very happy with her growth. Another thing they measure at those appointments is her lung to head ratio (LHR). This number has gone down at each of the last two appointments but we are trying hard not to dwell on this. They keep telling us our MRI in Colorado next week will give a better measurement. We continue to pray for that lung to keep growing stronger. The other lung is not even measured as it won't develop much until the other organs are moved out of the way during surgery. Keep in mind, her lungs will grow very quickly once they have more space and by age 1 can look like any other 1 year old.
As far as our lives go right now we have been very busy. Trying to get together with friends and family before I take off, trying to squeeze in every appt, preparing to be gone for 3 months, and spending some quality time together as a family. Thankfully the weather has been favorable and we've been able to spend a great deal of time outdoors - even taking in Asher's first baseball game. It's been an emotional last couple of weeks. Mostly because of the numerous acts of kindness from our friends and family. From generous gifts, get togethers, cards, messages, and a freezer full of food. Each one has made our hearts so full and happy. We can't believe what an amazing support system we have! And of course sadness as I prepare to leave for such a long period of time and for our family to be separated. The pregnancy hormones don't help either. Two nights ago I teared up at the mailbox thinking I wouldn't get the mail here for 3 months. I'm not kidding. :) So we continue to pray for strength for our family. I have never experienced faith like I have since we started this journey. It is definitely what gets us through each day and I know that's all part of God's plan.
Thank you again for all of your thoughtfulness, kind words, encouragement, and prayers. My cup runneth over.