Saturday, August 2, 2008

Isaac Ross Morgan


Genesis 17:19, 18:14:
God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac...Is anything to hard for the Lord?"

i never knew if i could get pregnant.  i never knew if i could STAY pregnant.  and now i face the very deepest fears of, "will my baby survive..." (probably a bit extreme to be afraid for his very survival -- but those fears are still undeniable when you see your child wrapped in cords, tape, IVs, etc....)

but there is nothing impossible, nothing too hard for the Lord.

so his name is Isaac -- a reminder that though the road is sometimes so hard, and though the Lord takes us through twists and turns that we could never foresee -- nothing is beyond His power and He deserves nothing short of our full devotion.

Lord, give me faith like Abraham.  Faith enough to know that You love us all more than what our definition of love can even contain.  Faith enough to look at my son and trust you fully, even when the path is painful.  Even when i'm full of unbelief.  Remind me of your promises -- remind me of your faithfulness -- remind me of your covenant to me, each time I look into my little boy's eyes.....

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hello everybody...
i cannot express how much your words of encouragement have carried us through this ordeal.
God is certainly good -- though these last few days have been so scary.  i will try to respond to everybody's emails!!  they have been SO GOOD for me!!!

Isaac Ross Morgan was born on August 1st, at 1240PM!
he weighed 5lbs 3oz and was 18 in. long! we couldn't be more thrilled with his size, however, his lungs are under-developed for a 34 weeker.  

they whisked him away to NICU to put some oxygen tubes down his throat, and to feed him through IVs, as he's too young to breastfeed or bottlefeed.

it's hard to really put into words the relief that washed over us when he started crying the second his head emerged!!  and to see his face...to know he was breathing...to have those prayers answered!!  but it's equally difficult to express how hard it is to have only seen him once since his birth yesterday.  between the c-section and still being unable to walk (epidural is still in for pain control)...it's been too complicated to make it to the NICU.   thankfully we've taken lots of pictures and i can flip through them when i sit here in this bed, staring at my stomach, missing him.

he's beautiful.
truly adorable.
i wish i could upload pics, but when you think you're SIMPLY going to the doctor for a visit and get admitted -- you typically don't have camera cords on you :) he's got dark hair...and perfect skin...and i just wish i could hold him...

but God is so faithful in how he's provided for us through friends and family and His bountiful grace...

AHHHH, chad just got back from the nursery and they're taking one of the tubes out of nose today and are going to try to feed him!!!!!!!!  AAAAAHH!  

thank you Lord.

at the very least, i wanted to let you know Isaac's status.  and to let you know we've made it through yesterday.  family and friends are in town b/c my baby shower was supposed to be today, so the timing has been totally God b/c both sets of parents are here and we're surrounded by people who came to town to celebrate Isaac, but it now seems they get to celebrate his birth (and assist me with all sorts of plans, etc) in just a slightly different way than expected!!

i must go now -- but i'll try to post more soon....
again, saying thank you just seems so inadequate....but i am simply so thankful for you all.

23 comments:

These Three Kings said...

wow.. my dear my sister.. please know you have a family of believers whom you have never seen and may never see interceding on your behalf.. God's grace is so sufficient for you..you are giving all of us so much hope, peace and faith as we witness you walk with the Father through this.. all of us here in the blog world love you.. Welcome to the world baby Issaac!! Just as your mom God created your inmost being; HE knit YOU together in YOUR mother's womb. and we all will praise HIM because YOU ARE fearfully and wonderfully made; you shall say the GOD you will grow to know works are wonderful!!
YOUR frame was NOT HIDDEN from HIM when YOU was made in the secret place. When YOU were woven together in the depths of the earth, HIS eyes saw YOUR unformed body.. and for that alone.. WE SHALL PRAISE GOD over your life! What a miracle you are!

Nicole King

Glenna Marshall said...

Praising God with you guys today!!!! Can't wait to see pics of baby Isaac. Love, love.

heather said...

wow - what a big boy! Welcome baby Isaac!

Praying for you and your family...

Annette B. said...

Praise God! What a huge blessing that so many people are in town to help you work out all those details that you weren't ready for yet!! I love hearing how He works everything out.

I love Isaac's name, and the meaning. Beautiful. Blessings to you all!!! Can't wait to see some pics of the little guy eventually :).

the*4*of*us said...

congratulations!!! A beautiful name! I will be praying for Isaac and you both! Get some rest--i'm sure he'll be going home soon and you'll need lots of energy!

Heath & Brook said...

We are praying for Isaac, you and Chad! Love You Guys! Heath and Brook

meet joelle said...

allison and chad we are with you with our love and prayers. i just need to let out a big YYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

so so so so so so excited as you can see God's promises living and breathing in front of your eyes.......his name is beautiful and perfect.
much much love to all three of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mmmmmwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaa

danabrown said...

Allison - I don't really know you but I read your blog through a link on Christin's. I went to Liberty too, and I remember you :) I just want to send my prayers and support - God will be faithful and bring all three of you through. Rest in His strength.

Becky Barber said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!! So happy for you and Chad.

ckuretich said...

sending some love (and gifts!) your way today...they DO make preemie clothes, I answered my own question. shows what I know! :) Anyhoo - I am thinking of you all weekend and am DYING FOR PICTURES...hope the girls can help me out, they better be snapping like crazy!!!!!!

love you guys.

BECKY LYNN said...

What an answer to prayer (and I, as well as many others have been doing just that!) I love the story of the name. It is beautiful and I am sure that he is as well. I simply can't WAIT to see pictures! Praise the Lord that he weighed that much at so early on! How amazing!
-BECKY LYNN

getnhealthy4babies said...

praise the Lord he is ok! Trustingdaily let us know on xanga about your status so I was praying and then came over and saw he was born and screamed coming out and I was so happy! I am sure he is going to be just fine and how awesome it is how GOd did work that out for your families to be in town! I will pray for healing for you so you can get to your baby boy and hold him soon and I will pray for him to get off all the help/machines or whatever he is on so that he can just "be" in your arms! Love, April

getnhealthy4babies said...

love the name btw...its always been a fav of mine to name if I ever have a son! Cant wait to see pics!

Julie Nickerson said...

YAY!!!

So happy we could celebrate with you and Chad!

He is gorgeous and such a GIFT from GOD!!!!

Chrissy said...

i'm so glad i could be there. that meant so much to ME! he is beyond adorable and i could cry just thinking about all of this. can't wait to see all THREE of you again! :)

love,
auntie chrissy haha

Katie (baby4ztarx3) said...

I know that it is hard to see him hooked up with all the tubes and wires. He will be home in no time though! Kaiden and Briella were only in the hospital for 17 days, and she wasn't even 5 lbs 3 oz when she left. I pray that Isaac will quickly learn to eat on his own (I have a double electric hospital grade breast pump if you want to buy one)and that he will maintain his temperature and be able to breathe on his own with no apnea spells. I know that it is hard to have him in the hospital, but at least you will have some time to heal from your c-section before you have to take care of him at home. I pray for healing for you both. Love, Katie

Misty said...

I'm onw of your blog stalkers :-) I have been following your story for awhile and I am so thrilled for you! I was crazy busy all weekend and finally got a chance to sit down and was SHOCKED to see your blog.

Its great that he is doing so well. I had twins at 35w3d and they were 5.6 and 5.9 and did great, it sounds like little Issaac is doing great too!! I pray he will continue to increase his strength and he will be able to come home with you very soon!!

PS did you get all the stuff you need yet??

I hope your recovery is going well, please let us know how you are feeling soon!

Glenna Marshall said...

I am DYING for pictures!!!

Praying for you daily!

Julie Nickerson said...

FOR PICTURES: Check my blog at nicknews.sethnick.com

Shannon said...

Julie's blog sent me here and I just wanted to say that you and baby Isaac are in my prayers. We prayed for you on Monday in my women's group. The photos that Julie took are so sweet. He is so precious and such a gift from God.

JimandApril said...

hi girl! hope your baby boy is doing great! I try to remember to follow the link from your xanga site every so often and catch up on this one .. i made a family blog for my husband and I finally on here so I am going to try and keep it up and figure out this blogger thing! btw ... its april (Godstimingisalwaysbest) from xanga!

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Anonymous said...

amazing stuff thanx :)