Monday, June 2, 2014

Busy week

Miss Lily has been busy and has had a lot of visitors. Last week Gpa and Gma Schwarck, Aunt Abbie and Michael, and Great Grandpa Schwarck came over for lunch. Miss Lily also got a new pool so we got to try it out! Of course, we had to fill it with super warm water, so it was more like a bath outside-can't beat that. Lily seemed to enjoy her pool; I think this girl loves being outside in the fresh air.

                                            No biggie, just reading some books in my pool!



Lily is now a big cousin to my sister's kiddo Maddox, who was born on May 21st. He is such a sweet lil' bundle of joy. Lily had a special big cousin outfit to wear to go meet Maddox when he was home.

Lily looked so huge next to Mr. Maddox!

 Wide awake!

Love those sweet cheeks

Sorry for the picture overload this time- this girl is just too cute and mom is just too proud!

 Sweet cheeks :)

Holding hands with my dad!

We head to Iowa City for Lily's g-tube placement and a surgical procedure called nissen fundoplication which will help prevent aspiration and reflux in the future, especially if Lily requires more respiratory support. It will be a long stay in the hospital but we're praying for a successful surgery and quick recovery for Lily. Your prayers would be appreciated! Pray that she will tolerate surgery well, recover quickly, and will be more comfortable after the g-tube is placed, and be able to sleep better. Pray that mom and dad have strength as Lily undergoes surgery and that we can have peace and not be super stressed during her hospital stay. This mom and nurse will be watching over her every second of the day. :-) We know our Lily girl is a strong little girl and we have no doubts she will do great!

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid of them! The Lord your God will go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13


  1. I'm definitely going to keep you and your sweet family in my prayers! You're a great person Jill. Lily will do great. Good bless you guys!

  2. Beautiful pictures, beautiful words and absolutely beautiful baby girl!!! Love you guys. Will say extra prayers for you guys this week. And congrats on baby Maddox! ! He's a cutie pie and love his cheeks as well!

  3. There is no such thing as a picture overload when they are of a cute baby!

    -Nate and Lindsey

  4. I found your blog through Jess oldest daughter (now 10 yrs old) had a fundo done when she was 6 months old. It saved her life! My prayers are with you.....

  5. I used to work with your sister Kris, praying for your family!

  6. There are no words really to say how precious Lily is; love watching her grow; sending you extra prayers for surgery; she will do great! thinking of you always!! Big Hugs l :)

  7. Thank you all for your comments!