Monday, December 29, 2008

Mark is here!

Mark was born on 12/19. He weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz, and was 20 1/2" long. We went home at 1 o'clock the next day because another ice and snow storm was on its way. :-) Our area had a giant weather system of ice and snow, and were iced in for almost a week. Church had to be canceled for 2 Sundays in a row, because of the ice, so I got lots of good snuggle time with baby!

Mark is quite the tough little guy! He was born with the card wrapped around his neck, not once, but 3 times. As an added bonus, there was a true knot in the cord. Praise God for his grace in allowing Mark a safe birth!

Mark also has another challenge to overcome. He was born with bilateral (both sides) clubfoot. Basically, his feet are turned in, and he will need either surgery or braces and casting to walk. Thankfully this is something that is usually successful, and he shouldn't have too much trouble after the first year of foot therapy/casting/braces.We are hoping to meet with the specialist ASAP, and would covet your prayers that we could get the casting and brace process started soon, and that the insurance we have would cover the right doctor.

Mark is such a sweet boy! He sleeps well, barely cries, and is eating like a pro. :-) Oh! And he makes the cutest "bitter beer" face ever!

Thanks for all your prayers!


  1. Lord, I ask that You provide Mark with the proper medical care he needs. May whatever approach they use be effective, and may the meeting with the specialist be soon and a good experience. Amen.

    Hilarious picture. Love it [smile].


  2. Congratulations and God's blessings to you all! We will be praying for Mark (and all of you) :-)

  3. Hi Lana,
    I'm first time on your blog. Looks great!
    Congratulations on the birth of your little one!
    Mark is a sweetie!
    We are praying for him and for you guys!
    I have to go, Owen is up.

  4. Wow-that is the saddest little look!
    What a provision of God's care. We'll pray for God's continued provision for you guys! :)

  5. He is so sweet! Can't wait to see him (and try to pry him from you arms so I can get a baby fix).

  6. Hi Lana,
    Great to read your blog. I love that great expression on your baby's face - priceless!

    My son Jett has LCF, is 6 months and in brace 23/7 for about another week. I'm looking forward to wearing him without his brace on.

    Charndra and Jett in Australia

  7. Hi Lana

    I found your blog through Jocelyn's blog, my daughter Riley was born in January 2009 with BCF also. I was reading up on Mark's progress and saw that he was born on December 19 just like my son, Jacob (except he was born in 2011). Riley's 3 1/2 now so we don't have much clubfoot in our lives other than check-ups (thank God!), which are now down to every 6 months but stop by my blog if you get a chance! It's always great to read about how well other clubfoot babies are doing!