Thursday, November 22, 2007


Mm'mmm yum yum..well almost. This past week we introduced Faith to food. Her occupational therapist suggested this because often babies have a more a difficult time swallowing liquids then dealing with baby food. Of course Faith did not like this- she does not like anything in or near her mouth (she doesn't even want her pacifier anymore) but she will put her fingers in her mouth (hmm possibly teething?) So we let her play with her food!We are slowly introducing foods to her and letting her explore them- usually the second it gets close to her mouth she freaks out- but we are taking baby steps. The fact that there is a baby food jar in our room is a big step! Today's food to play with; green beans. Next year she'll be eating them in a casserole!

Although we are spending Thanksgiving day in the hospital we have a lot to be thankful for this year. A year ago at this time we were unsure if we would even have a baby. About a week before Thanksgiving we took another trip to the ER and were told that we had miscarried. The doctors gave us a choice; they could terminate the pregnancy there or we could wait it out and allow the miscarriage the happen naturally. Of course we didn't take either of these for an answer. And right then and there we decided that if we were going to have a girl her name would be Faith because we had faith that our baby was going to make it. Wow- and make it she did! She's beaten incredible odds- been to the grave and back and is now a smiling, bright beautiful child. We have A LOT to be thankful for. In addition to being thankful for our precious little girl we are thankful for all of you- our friends and family who have supported us every step of the way. We've said this before but cannot say it enough- thank you for sharing this journey with us- thank you for holding our umbrellas when it is raining, and pulling it back when there is sun and reminding us to see the rainbows. We wish you a bountiful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, love and laughter. We hope in the near future we are celebrating this day with you while Faith stuffs her cheeks full of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie!

Brian and Jen :)


Anonymous said...

Good evening y'all:


Does she look great or what! I predict next Thanksgiving Faith will eating all the Thanksgiving yummies at your table! ;)

THANK YOU for taking care of "my baby"...if it wasnt for GOD and you as her parents, I dotn know if we woudl have made it this far BUT GOD , as I have said from day one, GOD HAS A PLAN FOR FAITH! And let me tell you..its a beautiful story she has already started!

I am thankful for the three of you and LOVE All you dearly!

Aunt Susan, Uncle Mike, Steve and Michelle

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the "news release" from your own private public relations firm, aka Susan Wright!

We were so delighted to see Faith looking so happy and healthy. Thank YOU, Brian and Jen, for sharing your daughter's story with us.

At Thanksgiving, and always, we are especially thankful from friends afar,

love to all of you,

from both of us, Hadi and Kathleen :):)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanna say that i hope she well get better!! And that my name is Edona to :D