Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Riley's going to have a brother!

Monday we went to have our sonogram to see if we were having a baby boy or a baby girl, and instead we were told we have a big problem.  As they continued to press on my belly and tell us the details of the problem, they casually mentioned that we were having a boy.  That was an encouraging thing to hear!  We didn't leave the room with pictures, just very discouraging news.  So, I am writing this because I want anyone who has faith in Jesus to stand with us to believe Him for the impossible for our baby boy - Andrew!

He was given the diagnosis of skeletal displacia (not sure if I even spelled that correctly.) This, they said was a very broad category and further sonograms would help them better diagnosis it.  Andrew's limbs were all measuring at 15 weeks, and I am 19 weeks pregnant.  They also saw a 90 degree curve in his spine and swelling in his tiny feet.  Basically, they said he would either not survive after delivery, or be a dwarf. They told us that they would support us no matter what we decided to do - abort him, or let him go full term.  Of course we are giving our son a chance to life! We were told to come back in two weeks (October 24th) for further diagnosis and also to talk with a genetic counselor.

Kenten and I have already been so encouraged by our family and the body of Christ (which is our family too!) Our pastor gathered friends around at 2:00 in the afternoon to pray for us on Monday. It was a very powerful time and I felt Andrew moving a lot!  I believe his limbs started growing right them, and his spine started to straighten.  Last night my elevate class gathered around us to pray for Andrew's healing.  We left so encouraged and full of FAITH! We really don't feel alone in this journey at all, we have people fighting for us in prayer.  It makes all the difference! There is no way we could handle this on our own.  Tonight our lifegroup is going to pray with us! Thank you everyone for believing our God for the impossible for our son!  Please feel free to share this with anyone who will pray!

We are finding God's word to be living and active - a powerful weapon in speaking life and healing over Andrew, as well as being an encouragement to our souls.  I am also reading a short book by Susan Peter's called God of the Impossible.   She writes about her own daughter's healing in this book, as well as countless other testimonies.  We have gotten emails daily by people who have waited on the Lord on our behalf - thank you, and keep them coming!

Thank you for believing with us that in two weeks we will have a healing report!


  1. So encouraging to hear that Andrew was moving a lot during prayer!!! We will continue to pray and believe!!!

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and Kenten and little Andrew. :-)

  3. my sister was told that her daughter had severe down syndrom and would not survive out of utero. the amnio proved them wrong. my niece was born healthy and the only issue was clubbed feet for which she had surgery for and is doing perfect.
    miracles exist.
    i will be praying.

  4. I will be happy to lift Baby
    Andrew up in prayer.
    I must say that your little daughter is super the chubbiness.
    I am going to follow you and will keep all of you in prayer.

  5. So excited to hear his name!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Believing for you today and for God's hand on Baby Andrew.

    Love you so much.

  6. Praying for y'all, Karis! Looking forward to the post 2 weeks from now when you report going back and the sono shows nothing abnormal. God has a perfect plan :)

  7. Oh sweet girl, my heart breaks for you guys. We are agreeing with you in prayer and SO expectant to see what God will do! Love you so much!

  8. Hey, I just found your blog today. I have a 14 month old daughter who was diagnosed with a skeletal dysplasia when I was pregnant with her. At 20 weeks, her limbs were measuring 15 weeks - similar to your "stats". She has a form of dwarfism called "diastrophic dysplasia" which is the same form that Matt Roloff from Little People Big World has. She is happy and healthy, and we are so blessed to have her in our lives.

    Praying for you - please check out my blog if you're interested: