Three times each day, we see your precious face. While we pray for you constantly throughout the day, three times a day we pray with you. In the morning, it's Daddy's turn to go. He brings you your milk and usually gets to see the doctor and ask how you are doing. The past couple of days, you had a rough time and they had to stop feeding you. One night, you stopped breathing several times, but last night, they told us you were doing much better. They gave you some medicine to calm your tummy and then they give you caffine to help keep you breathing. Isn't it funny how carefully I tried to avoid caffine when you were inside me? :) I'm so thankful that God has given the doctors wisdom and they are able to help little babies like you. Daddy is up visiting you right now. He took Isaiah with him today. Isaiah is so excited to finally meet you...he combed his hair, tucked in his shirt, and wore his church shoes. I'll be coming to see you this afternoon...in the afternoons it is mommy's turn. I'm going to bring Josiah up today. I haven't told him yet, so he'll be so surprised. While I'm still too tired to do school full time, I have your brothers/sisters do something each day. Do you know what they are doing right now? They are all writing you letters/coloring you pictures. I'll bring them with me this afternoon and hang them by your bed. You are so very loved sweet Samuel. Tonight, mommy and daddy will come visit you together. Isn't it so thoughtful to have had so many people offer to watch the children here at home so we can see you each night? Last night, I got to hold you for over an hour. They gave me a rocking chair and I rocked and sang to you and you just slept in my arms. All too soon, it was time to go. I took your temperature and changed your diaper. Daddy and I both think you have the littlest, cutest bottom ever. I think we are tied now for the number of diapers we have changed for you. It's so fun to take care of you. I've never seen Daddy want to change a diaper as much on the other children as he does on you. :) Do you like the song I made up for you? Your brothers and sisters said it is the best song yet. I think I must get better with practice. :)
I can't wait to see you today...just 2 more hours to wait! Even though we can only be with you three times a day, Jesus is with you every moment. Oh, I'm so glad He gave you to us and that we can rest in knowing He cares for you so well. I love you.