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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{40 days for life} day 8 ~ Braxten Lorien

Today is Day 8 of the 40 Days for Life campaign. 75 babies have been saved!  Click here to see what these posts are all about.

Braxten's Mommy Natalie (my awesome friend!!) says: "Braxten Lorien was born on January 25, 2006. He was a scheduled c-section due to his bottom being wedged in the birth canal. It took a whole 13 minutes once surgery started for the doctor to deliver us our 7 lb 6 oz little guy. Before the nurse took him to the nursery, I got to see him wrapped up in a blanket. So all I really saw was his head. :-) Because his temperature was low, he spent the first hour in the nursery where Josh, my husband, was allowed to go in and feed him and bathe him for the first time. While back in recovery, Josh brought me the camera that he had taken a picture of Braxten and the picture showed Braxten laying on his back and his legs bent in such a way that his feet were by his ears!!!!! (like he was folded in half) Since his bottom had been wedged in the birth canal and he was stuck in that position so long, it took a few hours for his legs to come down. But as a first time mom, who hasn't actually been able to hold her baby yet because of his temperature, seeing the picture kind of freaked me out a little!!

Today Braxten is 6 years old and in Kindergarten. He loves school, basketball, racing BMX, any books with facts about animals, frogs, drawing, swimming, and anything that will get him dirty!! He is adored by his little brother and they enjoy building forts togethter in their rooms. He is a pretty laid back kid who is very confident, intelligent, outgoing, and always wants to be on the go. I love his curiosity about how things work. All his questions make you think about things that we take for granted. I am excited to see how God is going to use him as he grows."

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I am pleading that you pray with me for the Lord to end abortion.  He loves the babies.  He loves the mothers.  He loves the fathers.  He loves the doctors.  He loves those who have already made the choice and are now living each day with the after-effects of that decision.  He's waiting with open arms...run to Him!

Proverbs 31:8 "Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed."


Keetha Broyles said...

Braxten is one of the CUTEST little "chub" babies I've seen in a while!

Natalie said...

Thanks Keetha! He's def not chubby anymore!! When Keri asked me to do this, it was fun to go back and look at all the baby pictures with him and hear him say 'Man mom, I was chubby!' Haha!! :)

Keetha Broyles said...

Thanks for the response, Natalie!!

Our first son was also a CHUB at that age - - - but he is skinny as a rail now too!