Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Good News and Prayers

Ryan & I had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday. WE are having TWO BOYS! We are very excited about that news.
However, we were informed that "Twin B" has a heart problem. The left side of his heart is not growing & operating like it should. He does have a good heart beat & is growing as expected, like his brother. But due to the type of heart problem, we are having to meet with Pediatric Cardiologists to discuss the problem & options going forward. At this time it looks like if all goes well with the rest of my pregnancy that he will need several heart surgeries after he is born. I think that he will need 3 surgeries done from infant to toddler. The Dr. said we have every reason to hope that this will be his only issue and with surgery he will be ok.
We ask that you pray for both babies & me during the next several months. I also ask that you join us in praying that our sons heart can be healed or that his heart does not get any worse and continues to be the size that it is. The power of prayer is amazing and we believe that God will guide us throug this.
We thank you in advance for your love & prayers. God is good.
Feel free to spread the news to people who will join us in prayer.
Faith in Him-
Keeley & Ryan

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Keeley! I have been wondering what you would have, and I am so excited that it is 2 boys! We were so set on a boy and a girl that I was a little "let down" at first. I must say, I cannot imagine life any other way now than with my two precious boys. They are so sweet and make each day like waking up on Christmas! I will be praying for you and those 2 miracles. God has already answered prayers by blessing you twice, and He will again and again. Please let me know if you ever have any questions or need anything! (I know I appreciated help from others who had been in my shoes!)
Laura Lindsay Peebles
peebleslaura@hotmail.com

Michael and Hannah said...

Congratulations on your TWO boys! So exciting! We'll definitely be praying for your son's heart to be strong. Isn't modern technology amazing?? I know it's scary to think of your baby boy having to endure multiple surgeries, but what a blessing that doctors will be able to fix his condition if necessary! There is nothing in the world like a son... except maybe TWO! So excited for you.

Candie Bowen said...

Congrats on 2 boys! What fun! Craig & I will be praying for a healthy, healed heart!

The Parker Family said...

Yeah! Two boys is awesome. Jackson and Drew will be thrilled to meet their new friends. You and your precious boys will be in my prayers.

Abigail & Ansley said...

We will be praying for all of you! We are witnesses to the amazing power of prayer. Please let us know if you need anything. You do need to post some more "belly" shots. I bet you look adorable! :)
Rebecca

Natalie said...

Yay! Congratulations! Easton can't wait to meet his new buddies!
You and those sweet babies are definately in our prayers. If there is anything you need, please let us know.

Deanna said...

Hey girl! I found your blog from Amanda. She was telling about you having 2 boys! I am excited for you since you were buying boy outfits at The Little Cottage. I just also want you to know that me and my family will be praying for the heart of Baby B. Keep me updated!

Deanna Sarver Nelson

www.thenelsonteam.blogspot.com

Josh & Lori Beth said...

Hi Keeley, my name is Lori...I am an old friend of Ryan's from Pensacola. I got his email about your two boys...first, congratulations! I am very happy for you two. I will certainly be praying for both babies, you, doctors, and little Reed's heart. May God give both you and Ryan peace and trust throughout this experience and may He grant the doctors wisdom.

By the way, I love all of the little signs that you paint with children's names on them....super cute and chic.

You guys take care and maybe we will meet one day.

Julie said...

I was so excited to hear about your 2 boys! You will be such a awesome mom. What lucky boys to get such a fun mom! You and Ryan will be in our thoughts and prayers for 2 healthy little boys!

kma said...

Boys are so much fun & you will have 2! Very busy you will be...what a blessing! Our prayers are with them as they grow!
Kelly Austin
kmamomx2@yahoo.com

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Keeley. I am Stephanie Poole's cousin. Just wanted to let you know that you and those sweet babies will be in my prayers. God is faithful and he has promised to be with us!

The Adcocks said...

We will be praying for your baby boy!

Kelly said...

Keeley,
I know everyone has said this, but boys really are the most wonderful thing!!! You will love having 2! What a blessing that Twin A is healthy and that Twin B has a good heartbeat and is growing like he should. We will definitely be praying for COMPLETE healing! My specific prayer is that God will choose to heal his heart so that when you get another ultrasound everything looks perfect, just like his brother's. It is absolutely amazing to me that God is capable of that and it gives me comfort knowing that He is in control.

Romans 9:20-21
"But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?' Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?

I am sure that Twin B is being made for a noble purpose - hopefully as an opportunity for us to praise God for the healing that will come! And obviously, Twin A is too, as we can and should praise God that he is healthy!

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurbly more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Phil. 4: 5b-7
The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Two of my favorites:
Jeremiah 33:3
Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Isaish 43:1-3
But now, this is what the Lord says - 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.'

Read Psalms 145. It is wonderful.

Oh, Keeley, there are so many more I want to share with you, but there isn't enough space. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Kelly

Kelly said...

Wow, sorry for writing a book. I'll email next time!

ashley said...

i got to your blog through kelly's and will be praying for you and you boys! i work with many babies with this heart condition and they can do some amazing things!! but most importantly i too will be praying for the next ultrasound to be normal!

ashley (hodge) kink

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amber said...

Keeley & Ryan, first of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!! I was in Pensacola last month and several people at Gateway asked me if I had heard the news. SO happy for you two. I'll definitely be praying for your son's heart and for you and Ryan at this time. God is the ultimate healer. I can't help but think of the ways He worked in little Max's life. I'll be sure to spread the word for more prayers.

thesemanchiks said...

Congratulations on TWO boys! Wonderful and so exciting! We will be praying for a miracle and that his little heart will be healed.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your twins and you and the rest of your family. I learned of the heart ailment through Kelly. I am Max's "Nannee," John's Mother.
God Bless
Diana Julian

andrea said...

Kelley,

I saw your link on Deanna's blog...and congratulations on the 2 boys! I'm sure you have a multitude of people praying for you and your little ones, and please know that my family will also be praying for you to have a safe pregnancy.

Andrea Seaborn Fox

Anonymous said...

Hi Keely, This is Kelly's mom, Max's GranGran. I read about your sweet babies on Kelly's blog.Congratulations! I will be praying for your babies and you and your husband. We were so blessed when Max was sick to receive so many prayers. Barbara Stewart

Kimberly said...

First of all Congratulations on 2 boys! How exciting!
We will keep you guys in our prayers!

Missy said...

Hope all is going well. We will be praying you and your sweet baby boys!
Congrats!
missy oglesby guthrie

Kristen said...

Hey Keeley! I found your blog through Andrea (Seaborn). I am excited for you! We are expecting baby #3 in October. Hope you are feeling well! Praying for you.

Kristen Webster Demaree

Courtney said...

Hey Keeley! Congrats on the boys! So exciting... :) Little boys are the best! I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you, and you and your family are in my prayers. Good to see you on here!