Our Newest Family Pictures

Our Newest Family Pictures

Two days ago we got the first pictures of our whole family together taken, and today we’re proud to show you some of the best! We are grateful for our beautiful, awesome, and zany family!

A Gut-Wrenchingly Hard Day

Today was a gut-wrenchingly hard day. We met with Naomi’s medical team today, and were confronted anew with the severity of her disease. Up until today, we had thought that best-case scenario would be to keep her in the hospital long enough to get all of her...
Some Bad News, But Some Really Good News

Some Bad News, But Some Really Good News

Time for another Naomi Grace update! There is some bad news, but some really good news as well: The bad news (which really isn’t news to us) is that further DNA testing has revealed that Naomi does indeed have “full” Trisomy 18. There are 2 other...

Naomi’s Two Week Update

Everyone, Thank you so much for your continued prayers! Naomi has been doing well overall, so much so that I (Mike) was able to attend a Christian Men’s Retreat this weekend. It was hard being away, but incredibly encouraging and a much-needed recharge....

Poop Is Good!

Great news–one of our prayer requests has been answered in a big way! Yesterday Naomi had some special fluid put into her feeding tube to test and see if her intestines are fully connected. Both Jen and I were feeling some anxiety about the results, since we...

A Hard But Good Day

Everyone, Thanks so much for your prayers! Today we met with Naomi’s medical team to discuss big-picture questions related to her care. To be honest, it was really hard to once again come face-to-face with the reality of her diagnosis, since the likelihood of...

Good News on Naomi’s One Week Birthday

Good news today: Naomi has been fairly stable this weekend, so today she finally had a feeding tube surgically inserted into her tummy (since she can’t swallow anything). Sometimes even a simple surgery like this can be a problem with premature babies, but by...
A Sad Diagnosis for Our Precious Naomi Grace

A Sad Diagnosis for Our Precious Naomi Grace

Our beloved friends and family, After meeting with the doctor today, we have some sad news to share: our precious Naomi has a serious genetic condition called Trisomy 18. Most infants with this condition never make it to live birth, and of those that do, 90% do not...
Naomi’s Surgery Postponed

Naomi’s Surgery Postponed

Thanks for waiting, everyone! Here is the latest on Naomi and Jen: Jen came home from the hospital today! She is obviously tired, and sad to have to be apart from Naomi, but is nevertheless trusting in God’s good care of our dear little daughter. Meanwhile,...
Pictures of Naomi

Pictures of Naomi

Dear little Naomi Grace is in her 3rd day of life. She is stable, but tiny & fragile, and there are still many unknowns. She will be having surgery Friday to place a tube in her stomach. This will help her to receive nourishment and enable the doctors to do...