Madison's Birthday:

June 8, 2010

From the Word:

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's Official...June 8th will be Madison's Birthday!

So, if you've been reading this blog on a semi-regular basis you might have read that there was a possibility that Madison's birthday was going to be moved up if any significant or concerning changes were observed in her development. Well, we had a great report from drs. yesterday at our last Vanderbilt appointment and Madison is doing great! No need to move up her delivery unless Mandy goes into labor. Our prayer has been that she would weigh at least 6 pounds by the time she's born and yesterday she weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. She just had to gain that extra ounce to show us she's a fighter! It would be awesome if she could get to 6 1/2 pounds by the 8th! Dr. said that her ventricle dilation has remained the same, which is great news, and that at this point they can't determine if she'll need to have drainage shunts put in. Please join us in prayer that once Madison has her surgery to close up her little spine, those ventricles will return to normal size and the drs will be astonished that she will not need the shunts. We serve a big God and we know it is within his power to heal Madison- we're not finished praying for a miracle of healing in her little body. Mandy received her pre-op instructions for the c-section and everything is set so now all we do is wait for the 8th. Hopefully we can both get some rest before the big day and prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of our daughter that is going to change our lives forever. We can hardly wait! Several people have asked us whether or not we can update our blog from the hospital and the answer is yes. So, check back after the 8th to get updates on Madison's delivery, her surgery, and how mom and dad are doing. We'll post pictures as we get them but she'll be in the NICU and we're not sure how many photo ops we'll get from there. Lastly, thank you so much for the continued prayers and encouragement we've received over these past several months leading up to Madison's arrival. Madison is a very loved little girl and through loving her, you've demonstrated love toward us. "I thank my God every time I remember you." Phil. 1:3


  1. Dustin, you and Mandy may want to "assign" a friend or close family member to do blog updates for the first few days. It's pretty crazy right off the bat, and it was very helpful to have a friend of mine do blog updates right at first. Also, if you'd like a photographer who will come take pics at the hospital, I have a wonderful photographer friend who I know would do it for you. Just let me know. She took great pics for us at the hospital right after Liam was born.


  2. I just linked to your blog off mine and requested my blog followers to pray for Madison. If that's not ok, let me know. In case you don't have it anymore, Liam's blog is


  3. I am a facebook friend of Amanda Campbell and an old friend of Barbara Gardner and had read Amanda's updates on your baby. I read through the blog and saw Dr. Tulipan's name. He is truly a God sent man. My mother had to have emergency brain surgery 11 years ago and he was her surgeon. My heart jumped when I saw his name as your daughter's neurosurgeon because I know God is working through him. I will be praying for yall in the next few days!