|photo credit: Kristy Owens of Owens' Originals Photography
After several months of praying, we found out I was pregnant on May 1, 2010. Excited would be an understatment. We couldn't wait to meet this guy (and yes, I had a gut feeling it was a boy from day one).
|how we told our families|
On July 22, 2010 we found out that we were indeed expecting a little boy and that his heart was broken. Devastated would be an understatement. The rest of my pregnancy would prove to be a rough roller coaster ride. In the end it was all completely worth it when Preston was born on 01.04.11 and then underwent open heart surgery at 48 hours of life to fix his heart. Here's more about Preston's heart condition.
|the surgeon's recap of the surgery. it hung on his crib post-op. it's now in his baby book.|
We can not praise Him enough for answered prayers and this precious life. We know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord (Romans 8:28). We were blessed to have some of the best physicians and medical staff at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston helping us fix Preston's broken heart. I like to say that I believed in the power of prayer before the birth of Preston, but I now live a testimony that proves there certainly is power in prayer.
We are specifically praying for 1) stability and continued improvement of Preston's heart function 2) knowledge and wisdom for the medical teams and physicians and 3) a good quality of life with a happy and healthy childhood for our little man.
Thank you for your prayers for Preston.
All posts related to Preston's story can be found here.