Skip to comments.Prayer Request for A Tiny Baby (Update in post #12850)
Posted on 08/11/2003 12:57:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
If you will, please remember this tiny baby in your prayers. Hes the grandson of a very dear friend of mine. Logan was born on July 25. His due date was in October, making his mommy 26 weeks along, being born 3 months and 3 days early.
Logan was 1 lb 9.4 oz when he was born and is now weighing, as of this morning, 1 lb. 8.3 oz. The little guy is now 12-1/2 long.
Hes a real trooper and is fighting with all his little body can fight with. His Grandma said that hes starting to recognize his mommy when she comes in the room and hears her voice. She said he tries so hard to open his eyes, and starts kicking his feet.
I asked my friend if there were any specific prayers, other than the obvious and this is her reply A prayer of thanks for the miracle called "Logan.
On a personal note, Ive read the emails daily from my friend. Ive known her for years, Ive heard her talking about her family for years but Ive got to tell you that Im SO impressed with how her children have all banded together in support. What an incredibly wonderful and loving family.
Father God, we lift up Logans little body to you. We pray that you can strengthen him hourly, daily, weekly, until hes grown enough to go home with his precious family. We ask for guidance for the doctors and nurses who are caring for him. We ask for strength for his parents and extended family. Thank you so much for the gift of life. In Jesus Name, Amen
Fellow Freepers .I bring you Logan!!!
Well, then I have THIS to say....since you're SO BENT ON DEFENDING YOURSELF...it makes a person sit back and wonder. Hmmm....why? Why would someone jump to the conclusion that it was the Marines a certain BG was talking about when she said it was a conspiracy that the dog was shrinking? Huh?
Unless, of course, you're guilty of something. The shrinking of the doggy for instance. Guilt DOES do strange things to a person.
The Tonk, my Daddy, the USN and I await your answer.
I'm wondering now if there may be some TRUTH to your supposed guilt-ridden statement earlier. After all, someone who doesn't have the GUTS to put their last name on here, and has to use an X does tend to make someone suspicious.
You'll notice my last name. Gramma.
With sadness I sign off for the night. The dog has been such a protecter through all of this and someone is out to get him.
Sigh. The USN is sad tonight, very very sad.
Joe, that took some careful planning on your part!
This is indeed our first, Brad's Gramma, and while we would have preferred the excitement surrounding a "regular" childbirth, Little Peanut (and the Good Lord) had other plans. S/he has been breech for quite some time necessitating the need for a c-section. The only positive aspect about this is knowing exactly when the baby is coming and having the opportunity to choose the birthday. I, being a patriotic American, originally wanted Veteran's Day but we were unable to get the doctor we desired on that day. I had no idea Monday was The Marine Corps Birthday. Thank you so much letting me know!
What kinda example are you setting for our little guy?!
"Well, then I have THIS to say....since you're SO BENT ON DEFENDING YOURSELF...it makes a person sit back and wonder. Hmmm....why? Why would someone jump to the conclusion that it was the Marines a certain BG was talking about when she said it was a conspiracy that the dog was shrinking? Huh?"
"A" - CALM DOWN!!
Sheesh - typical hysterical Navy brat, are ya?
You presented a dire problem, suggesting there was foul play afoot, the little dog 'shrinking.'
Kept demanding an answer, so as usual, a Marine had to respond to a potential disaster right in front of Our Boy!
When the going gets tough - the tough get going, so naturally I stepped in with a perfectly logical and innocuous reason to 'splain why the Doggone Dog might be shrinking.
In typical Navy fashion, you were making a mountain out of a molehill...we Marines simply keep our cool and get the investigation going and solved, while you Navy and Coast Guard types sit around and polish polish those silly BIG GUNS.
Marines, of course, use their heads and sometimes bare hands to solve 'problems.'
Moving along to "B" here -
"Well, Missy, it's been one hour. I've given you enough time to come up with a story respond. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
LOL- you CA types think the world revolves around ya - it was after 0100 here in the South, and I had retired to be in top form and able to fight another day..:))
Which brings me to "C" -
"I'm wondering now if there may be some TRUTH to your supposed guilt-ridden statement earlier. After all, someone who doesn't have the GUTS to put their last name on here, and has to use an X does tend to make someone suspicious.
You'll notice my last name. Gramma."
LadyX pauses to yawn over this...it is a matter of there being insufficient room to put "Lady Gramma of Eight; GREAT-Gramma of One," that no one ever would be able to remember and type in an address.
Even little Navy children can spell "X" - - ..|:>))
I leave you, laughing !!!
Our Angel on Earth, Little Logan, shall have the best of us all, is the bottom line...
You are most welcome, MrCMan..:))
Couldn't let the opportunity pass to point this out.
Please add me to your Ping! List when you post a thread to properly welcome that child.
May God bless each of you, as you receive His beautiful Gift...
P.S. - Dare I suggest "Parris" as a name for a girl?
Not too sure about "Island" as one for a boy..|:>))
Oh, no. Every time I'd say her name I'd think of France. Sorry, can't do that. I'm sure you understand. :)
Even THOUGH the child won't be born on a day honoring the Navy or Coast Guard. Sigh. But, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. BIG sigh.
We're COUNTING on you coming back here to announce the arrival, right????
Not having the time on my hands that you Marine-types do, I shant (shan't?) answer your whole
rant comment to me....but know this. I'm teaching the boy how to be a man. My Daddy's a REAL man. A man's man. You know, one of them. (why that has anything to do with anything I don't know but hey.)
I shall return in a few hours. CALIFORNIA TIME. The Real Time. Not The East Coast Time. THE REAL TIME. We, after all, DUMPED DAVIS!!!
(Lord - forgive me for what I am about to do. Thank You in advance.)
Surely you knew that would generate a Swoop In Opening for the following:
We here in the Deep South would never have ELECTED a Davis, and have to go to all that trouble and expense to get rid of him!!
Hahahahaha - look at it this way.
The sun rises in the East.
I am on the East Coast.
I, therefore, am always a whole step ahead of you in this life!!
Logan is safely tucked in Texas, with lots of Real Men there like TC to guide him - a good Marine, of course. That boy will call cadence before he sings, "Mary had a little lamb," I wager..:))
"Oh, no. Every time I'd say her name I'd think of France."
Let me help you out there.
Let "Pendleton" roll off your tongue!
Now....that name would be so appropriate for either a boy OR a girl!
(Or we could go with, "Twenty-Nine Palms"...)
Alas, BG, I have to agree with you about that....
That's the reason the Marines have to have a water taxi service to get to the action.
YAWN...typical CA/Navy logic.
FACT: Today's Terrorists/Uglies of the World do not reside on the water.
(Marines, of course, have been known to walk on water, if necessary.)
True, the Navy is sometimes necessary to drive us to the action, but you cannot get one of those huge ships to cruise over the deserts of Iraq or up the mountains in Afghanistan!!
That requires sand-eating, non-complaining determined types like our Devil Dogs to do the hard parts, alongside the Army.
The Navy lazes out there on the Big Water, polishing those Big Guns and weaving baskets or sumpin'..:))
Don't you worry - betcha Uncle TC croons The Marine Corps Hymn to Little Logan already, instead of Anchors Aweigh.....that little guy is in good hands!
Actually, Logan already hums the Marine Corps Hymn in his sleep.
I've been working on his cadence calling.
I don't know any of the new "politically correct" ones, so I've been teaching him the old, "Hey, little Jodie boy", verses.
I have to wait until his mommy and grandmommy are out of the room, though.
BRAVO, TC !!
Perhaps as a middle name, Joe??
You know this huge campaign she has to SAVE THE DOG in Logan's crib?
Checked out her Profile Page, and there in great big letters is THIS:
The whale? The dolphin? Durned if I know! Check my tag line.......it's CERTAINLY not that bird....
As to your CHILDISH behavior regarding the Marines, I'm at a loss for words.
And THAT took some doing.
I VIL BE BACH!
Actually, I told my wife that if it's a girl I wanted dibs on the middle name. Primarily because of my brain tumor diagnosis over two years ago, if it's a girl the middle name is going to be either Hope, Faith or Grace. And yes, BG, I will put up an announcement as soon as I'm able, complete with a pictures. For various reasons it might not be until Friday, though.
I don't have the big Ping list that TC, TT and BG have, but please visit my "New baby prayer" thread.
Please click on the button to visit my prayer thread.
I'M ASHAMED OF YOU!!
AND ONLY THREE DAYS BEFORE THE MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY!!!
Actually, my daughter's first name is "Chesty", but when she became amply endowed in that area, she dropped it and started going by "Faith".
- if it is true you made your three children fall outside every day for Roll Call in their diapers/scivvies at 0500 and respond loudly, "PRESENT, SIR !!" ??
- They had special sets of toothbrushes with which to perform some of the details of readiness for White Glove Inspections?
- The Ceremony of "Junk on The Bunk" was regarded as sacred in your household?
Should there be any questions, yes - I adhered to all the tried and true methods of rearing of children of military..:))
Yes, they did all those things, and double-timed five miles every morning before chow, although I had to slow the cadence down until they got out of diapers.
I always had to go with them to the first day of school to explain to the teachers that when they said they needed to go to the head, it meant they needed to use the restroom, when they referred to a stair it was going to be ladder, when they mentioned a wall it was going to be bulkhead and pogey bait was something they weren't allowed to have.
I just had a note from Nana!
Logan passed his eye exam today!
The doctor said his eyes are 90% improved!
This has been a big concern since preemies, and, especially, micropreemies, have a tendency to have problems with their eyes.
The blessings just keep pouring in!
Thank you, God!
Thank you, FReepers!
Thank you, Caregivers!
AND NOW FOR THE POOP REPORT!
Little Logan has been having problems going potty.....not Number One, but Number Two.
The doctor took some x-rays yesterday, and the results came back this morning that there were no obstructions in his bowels.
THANK YOU, GOD!
The doctor put him on one ounce of prune juice twice a day which Beth says he likes as much as his apple juice.
Wellll...........about one o'clock this morning our Little Termite presented his mommy with a present which necessitated a bath for him, his bed and all the instrument probes!
I mean this boy does everything BIG !!
Well, heck, he's typical Texan!!
AND HERE'S LITTLE BABY BLUE EYES!!
YOU GO, TERMITE!!!!
Could y'all ping everyone, please?
In regards to my prayer request this a.m.
A bouncing 9lb 3oz boy was delivered at about 16:00 CST. viz C-sect to my sister.
At this point:
All tests appear normal!
He's still in my daily prayers.
Shore looks like it, Johnny!
Oh, man! A red headed Texas Termite!!
In about eighteen years daddys better hide their whiskey and their daughters!