He is here.
6 weeks early.
Born January 9th, 2013 at 9:26am 5.46lbs and 18.5".
He is in the NICU and is termed a "preemie".
He is doing so good though and we are in love with him!
We have a long road ahead of us and we don't know how long we will be at the hospital but we are praying and working on his strength daily.
Friends and Family have been asking what we need right now. Mostly what we need is prayer and if you would like to help with gift cards or meals or anything else you can contact my Mom, Jeanie Rhoades. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pray for:
-Malakai to eat well on the bottle, to keep his temperature by himself and for his little brain to develop normally!
-Dave and I to have moments of great communication and to enjoy this crazy time. Our sleep!!
-The adoption papers to all go through smoothly and for financial stability during this time so we can pay what needs to be paid medically and just for our normal bills.
-Hunter as a big brother to love this time (he is SO excited) and to have peace while his Mom and Dad are busy and while we have to be away from home for awhile.
-The birth mom, Nicole and her family. This is a very hard time for her and she is our hero. Please pray over her emotions. Pray that Jesus would love on her like He has never loved on her before!
***I'm working on writing his birth story and my last 52 hours here at the hospital. You will get to hear all the fun and wonderful stories very soon.
Right now we invite you to "Kai" with us.
Kai means REJOICE.