Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The black and sticky poo stage has passed

Rachel has graduated to greenish and really wet poo. Just thought you all would like to know that things are progressing. And at this stage, poo color is of interest. She gives new meaning to cheering, "GO GREEN!".

Here are more pictures of RG plus a favorite one of Elijah with Papa Mouser.

See y'all.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I'm officially a Preacher's kid

Yeah, believe the hype. Dan Bowman preached his first sermon on Sunday evening, Father's day at Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He's been on staff with the church for over a year now.

You can download the podcast here.

Another Rachel picture has been published

Well, not on our blog but on a different one.

Our dear friends, Ryan and Missy, are now blogging. They hail from the St. Louis, Missouri area where Ryan is a professor at Southern Illinois University. Most importantly, they are expecting their first child.

You can get a new Rachel pic and the scoop on R&M here.

They are now also linked off to the right of your screen.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Rachel Grace has landed.

Yes. Aimee delivered Rachel on Saturday evening at 6:33pm. She weighed in at 6lbs, 13oz. Length was 20.5 inches. Aimee's delivery was awesome and even the doctors were impressed at how smoothly things went. Rachel is also doing great.

Aimee began having strong contractions on Friday afternoon around 2pm. In the middle of Friday night, the frequency increased to about every 7 minutes. The doctor had told her to come in when they got to 6 minutes. Unfortunately for Aimee, they cooled off that night. But they picked up again big time Saturday morning and we were on our way at lunch time.

We are thrilled to have another healthy little girl in the family. Anna's frequent prayers for a little sister were answered on Saturday night. Anna has been flying high ever since. Elijah has surprised us by how excited and interested he is in the new baby. Today, Aimee realized that she will probably have to start feeding her in a closet somewhere because A & E follow Rachel everywhere. They are so geeked to have a baby sis.

Things went so well that we checked out of the hospital Sunday evening. We are living in Williamston with Nana and Papa Mouser. Aunt Joy and her 3 boys are down the street which is a huge help. We are blessed to have the chance to live there and receive lots of help/support during the day and even nighttime. Unfortunately, work required that I be in Detroit for a 5:30am meeting on Monday so I "missed out" on our first overnight with Rachel. I know I'll get plenty of night time baby "priveledges" soon enough though breast feeding reduces my effectiveness!!

There's more to come on this front so expect the blog to be updated more frequently. Things have been busy here!

Sorry that the blog got updated before you received a phone call or email. Hopefully, we'll be able to introduce you to Rachel soon.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Urgent prayer request

Hey team,

Sorry we have not posted lately. We have been catching up with many of you the last few weeks. It's been great!

Dale Magnusson was one of my campus pastors at Michigan State. He's serving with a campus ministry called The Navigators. One of his sons, Micah, had bleeding on the brain and has been in a coma for 14 days.

Dale shared this on their carepage (search for "MicahMag") today.....Please pray boldly.

"It is hard for me to fathom that it has been 14 days since this all began. I can not begin to express the emotions we have had and how God has been a Rock for us during this time. He has spoken and comforted us through His Word, through your prayers, your emails, phone calls, your visits, your meals, your hugs, your care …..We feel His Love and Strength through your touch. Bless you. Ps 66:16 “Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell of what He has done for my soul.” "

See you soon.