27th November 12
Little man is loving his cool new gown!
1st November 12
It’s October 31st which means it’s Halloween, but more importantly in our house it means we are celebrating a 3 month old birthday! Our sweet boy was born exactly 3 months ago and boy has the time flown by. With grateful hearts we share that he is doing AMAZING, better than we could have ever imagined. Especially after all the anxiety and unknowns we have faced since March 9th, God has been beyond faithful in this journey.
I’m going to go back a moment here and share the email I sent out to our dear family and friends soon after we received life-changing news. Here is what we shared that day:
Dear family and friends,
Yesterday morning Josh and I woke up early with anticipation of what the day held for us as a family. We were scheduled to have an ultrasound that morning of our sweet baby, and knew that it would entail finding out the gender. This pregnancy has been an easy one for us thus far, and we knew that day would bring even more excitement.
We were so lucky that we were able to have a very-detailed, thorough examination of our baby and were able to see every little part of its being, even the chambers of the heart in great degree. But as the ultrasound continued, I noticed that our nurse was looking at the heart very thoroughly, many times over. Something started to come over me, knowing that something was possibly not okay. After finding out that we were having a sweet boy (yay!), we were asked to wait while she went to go look at a few things. It’s then I knew that something was not right. After 20 LONG minutes, our doctor (who is also a dear friend) came in to let us know that our sweet boy did have a heart defect. I cannot tell you what it feels like to hear those words. Your heart just drops and tears inevitably start flowing. We were not given exact details of what is going on with his heart because it is just too small to tell at this point. But we are so thankful that we are already at a hospital that provides this care, and that we will be surrounded by knowledgeable doctors who deal with this often. Our next appointment with a pediatric cardiologist is scheduled for March 30th, and we will receive an echocardiogram to decipher exactly what is wrong. We will have a diagnosis, and be told exactly where we’ll go from here and when we can expect him to have surgery.
I cannot tell you how hard yesterday was, and the fear and uncertainty we are facing. But what we do know is that our sweet boy is God’s hands and we would not trust it anywhere else. Thank you God for a family legacy of Christ-believers because prayer is what we yearn for right now for our boy and for our family. We know He knows every little hair on his head and He knows every little part of his heart, and that is a peace that I am clinging to so dearly right now. Josh and I care for each one of you, and know that someday you will know our sweet boy, Fischer. And to know he’s been prayed for and thought about before his life even begins on this earth means the world to us and will to him.
We have hope that Gavin will get to share so many fun, joy-filled memories with his brother. And we are excited and wait with anticipation of what he will bring to our family. Thank you for caring for our family, and your thoughts and prayers that will follow us and Fischer through the next few months and years.
We love you all :)
-Katie, Josh and Gavin
7th August 12
My whole world in one chair.
31st July 12
William Fischer is here! 7lbs 10ozs & 21 inches long. He’s doing great in the NICU
31st July 12
Here we go! We’re all ready to meet you Fischer!
24th July 12
This guy will be a big brother any day now.
21st July 12
Donuts, fishing and Springsteen. That’s a Saturday morning with Dad.
9th July 12
Katie is 37 weeks tomorrow! We are excited and nervous for the arrival of William Fischer. More to come on his story up to this point. We’ll be leaning, praying and learning our way through the next few weeks.