"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:13-16

Monday, February 25, 2008

To the Anonymous Comment

We got an anonymous comment today from someone who just found out (via ultrasound) that their child will have a cleft lip and palate. We know this time is hard, but know that God has us in his hands and He will take care of us as long as we let Him. If this family returns to read our blog, please email us at pjenson05@hotmail.com if you need anything. At least email us so we can keep in contact. For the time being we will be praying for you!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

God is Working!

In one of my, if not the first, blogs I wrote about wanting to reach out and connect with other people. When I would talk to God, I would ask Him to use Abigail's cleft as a positive in our lives. I find it easy to focus on the negatives of everything that has already happened and is going to happen. So, trying to focus my energy and prayer on positive things has already started to work. I have asked God to use us as comfort for other's that would be touched by birth defects. I think God heard that and said, "Wait a second, I understand that you want to comfort others, but let's stand back and let me have others comfort you first." So, not only has God answered the prayers of connecting with other people, but He has thrown my own prayer right back on us and allowed us to be comforted by other families that are going through, or have already gone through, the process of raising a child with a cleft. This is just one simple example of how God works. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, and mostly Heather and I thank God for answering those prayers. I am just so excited.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

She's Gonna Blow!!!

Is it time to freak out yet? Every day gets a little more exciting. Heather told me this morning that, as of next week, we are within the time frame of Abigail coming at any time. Of course, if whe were to come right now, that wouldn't be the best thing, but she is developed enough that she would be ok. Big Sigh, heart pounding, what am I going to do? I can't wait. She is going to be such a blessing to us. She has already touch our lives so much, I can not even imagine what she is going to do when she is actually outside the oven. The only stressing part about her right now is getting her room ready. The to do list:
  1. Buy Wife Flowers
  2. Finish cleaning the downstairs ceiling and walls from the concrete dust
  3. Touch up downstairs paint
  4. Paint downstairs doors
  5. Hang downstairs doors
  6. Seal concrete bar-top
  7. Install bar sink
  8. Install downstairs lights
  9. Have carpet installed downstairs
  10. Move HUGE desk out of Abby's room and downstairs.
  11. Move all Computer equipment out of Abby's room and downstairs
  12. This list has gotten too long, I think I will just stick to #1

Oh my goodness. There is a lot to do. For whatever reason, I don't think Abigail is going to wait around for me, so I had better get on with it. As far as right now, Abby is enjoying herself, practicing her jumping jacks and taking after Colton with practing karate!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Blogs to the Right

I have started to put links of other families that we are meeting through the experience of Abigail's cleft. Like I said from the beginning, I want to use this as a possitive, and so far, meeting all of these families from across the US is a blessing. With out this experience, I would have never reached out to meet these people. I am amazed at the information, the comfort, the prayers, and just their ears that these total strangers are willing to give. I have tried to pick out words that describe each of these little ones. I have tried to pick out words from either their own website or from how they describe them. For the parents of the little ones that I am describing: if you don't like the word or want a different one please let me know! Please take the time to read these others and give a special little prayer for each of them. They are truly special people.

Friday, February 1, 2008

It's A ...

Well I am not going to reveal right now what we know. I think I would rather more of you wonder exactly what we are having. All I will say right now is that we will call our new precious baby, Abigail Ann Jenson. So, to all of you that thought we were having a boy, "HA." When you will you all learn that I am always right**. We are extremely excited and I am prepairing myself for the Pink. Heather is one of the best at decorating so I am not worried about how Abby's room will look. I AM SO EXCITED!!! I REALLY CAN NOT WAIT.

**Only when Heather is not around.

First the Not So good.

Alright well, there is good and their is bad and I would rather walk out of any room on a high note so the bad first. We found out that the palate "may" be involved in the cleft. The sonographer said she was 85% sure. All we can do right now is pray. Our little one is going to fine and I feel blessed to be near such an awesome hospital for repairing clefts. I will keep you all updated as we know more, but at this point, there really isn't more to find out about the cleft part, so now read above.