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Oh goodness, I don't know where to start. I guess I will rewind the past 3 weeks. They have been the most amazing, wonderful, beautiful, tiring and stressful weeks of our life. I am trying to take in every single second with Kate. We can't get enough of her. She is the most perfect and precious gift we have ever received. Words really can't even describe how amazing it is being her mom. Life as we knew it before with just the two of us seems like it was so long ago. It seems as if Kate has been in our life forever. We can't imagine life without her now. The minute she was born all of my wants and needs disappeared. I am in full on momma mode, all I want is for her to be happy and healthy. Chris and I are so amazed at how much we love this little girl. We hardly know her yet we would lay down our life for her. Never have I been so in love. I have fallen in love all over again with my husband. Seeing him with our precious Kate is the most beautiful sight in the world. He is the best daddy!! She has truly knit us together even more. You always hear people talk about this love but I never realized how true it was until October 7th, 2009. Kate is our greatest blessing and every minute I have with her is precious. I don't want to miss a second. She is one tough peanut. When she was born we were told that she had a birthmark on her little lady part down south. 4 days later we realized that it was not a birthmark, it was a wound. We took her to the doctor when she was 5 days old and the doctor we saw that day had no clue what her wound was. When she was 9 days old we took her to our pediatrician and he wasn't really sure what it was (should have been a red flag to us). Last week when we took her for her 2 week check up, we had him check the wound again and the doctor prescribed an antibiotic to help treat the infection from the inside out. We started the medication and after 5 days there was no change, except it was getting worse. I put a call into that Dr. yesterday morning to see if there was something else he could prescribe or if there was another Dr. he could refer us to who might know what she is fighting. In the meantime our dear friend put a call into her pediatrician on our behalf and got us in to see her. Right away the new Dr. knew that what Kate is fighting is very serious and she did not mess around. She gave her a shot of rocephin and prescribed two new medications. We showed her what the previous Dr. had prescribed and she said to throw it away (it was not going to work for the infection that she has). Needless to say, we are never going back to that doctor! Come to find out that Kate has a very serious staph infection and we got her into the doctor just in time. Had we waited any longer the infection would have gone into her bloodstream and become septicemia. Praise the Lord for guidance and wisdom from our friends and this new doctor! My mom and I took her in this morning for another shot of rocephin and have our last one tomorrow. Kate is so strong and such a trooper! This has been extremely hard on us. There is nothing worse than seeing your precious little one in pain and feeling so helpless. Sleep seems like a distant memory around here but whatever it takes to bring Kate comfort and peace, we will do. Please be praying for our little one. We have a peace about the situation and can't tell you how thankful we are for God's protection over her. It is so evident that He has His hand on her. This has been a rough start but we are on our way to feeling so much better! Chris and I are so thankful for all of the love and support that has been shown to us. It is so overwhelming. We have been so blessed with friends bringing dinner every night for the past 3 weeks! Can't tell you what a lift it has been to us. We are loving every minute of parenthood and wouldn't change a thing about our life.
I do have one more prayer request....we just found out that my precious grandpa has cancer. It's a melanoma on his back-stage 3. He is going in for surgery this friday. PLEASE say a prayer for him. I so desperately want to have a peace about this. He has to go off his blood thinner for the surgery which is a huge risk with his congestive heart failure. It kills me to think of him having to go through this but we know that God is in control.
So with a heavy heart, tired eyes and many hugs.....we thank you for praying for us and our family during this time. I hope to have many great updates soon!!!

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