On Monday we thought everything would be fine and all I needed to do was maintain the pregnancy for at least 6 more weeks. The ultrasound showed that my son was way below birth weight and that I had little fluid left, now it became a matter of as long as there was proper blood flow I would be ok but the minute the blood flow fell below 1 they would have to take the baby (not to mention he was breeched). I was put on complete bed rest, couldn't even leave the bed to use the restroom which weighed very heavy on my heart. Late that night I cried out to God and told Him that this was too much for me that I couldn't do it anymore and that I trusted Him with my life and my son's. At that very moment I gave Kaidyn back to God and told Him that the rest of this journey was on Him not me. See, there wasn't anything more for me to do, God promised me this child 6 1/2 years ago in a vision. He didn't say when but I knew this was the right time. I told God that I was at peace with the thought of having to deliver my son 2 months early and that it was going to be up to Him to take care of him.
When I awoke at 4:30 am Tuesday, August 10th I knew in my heart that it was time, about 5 minutes later the nurse came in with the doctor and said they needed to check me and I knew for sure this would be the day. I told my husband it was time for him to let go and let God and that everything was going to be fine. Kaidyn Terrell Lewis was born August 10, 2010 at 6:18 am weighing 1LB 5OZ and 12" Long. Kaidyn stayed in the hospital for 66 days and we know that all of this was for the purpose he has to fill in the earth, for his relationship with God, and part of his destiny.
Leaving my son in the hospital was the hardest thing I've ever done, and if you knew me you would know that I have had some very hard trials and tribulations, but I had a peace that surpassed all understanding that he would be fine because I knew God had him covered. Kaidyn was quickly chosen as the Children's Miracle Network baby for Hurley Hospital. They had never had a baby born as small as Kaidyn to beat the odds. When Kaidyn was born he was placed on a ventilator but out breathed it in the first 4 hours of life. He was then placed on a C-Pap machine which he didn't like and was pulling it out after his 1st day of life.
I had to have a talk with my son who had now been labeled by the doctors and the nurses as feisty. I told him "if you and God decide that you don't need the C-Pap then prove to them that you don't need it but you will not continue to pull it out". I went back later that evening and it was gone......LOL!(and Crying) cause God is just that good and just that Faithful! The doctors kept telling me to be prepared for good days and bad days. Needless to say over the course of his 66 days in the NICU at Hurley Kaidyn kept beating the odds. His ultrasounds were turning out good, the scans of his brain.........good, his eye exams............good, his bowels...........good, his appetite.........good. See there's a pattern here, when you turn things totally over to God all they can be is Good! Nothing about Kaidyn or his journey has been ordinary or what we would think as normal. When God is involved it can't be ordinary or normal I don't serve an ordinary or normal God, you can't put Him in a box! Kaidyn was due to come once he reached 4Lbs, was able to take all his feedings either by breast or bottle, and keep his food down. So we were guessing he would come home somewhere around October 18, 2010 or a few days later.
I went on October 14th to give him his 10 am feeding and while the doctors were doing rounds I asked when did they really think he could come home. To my surprise the doctors talked and said tomorrow....LOL! My response was but he's only 3LBs and 14OZ but they knew we were capable of taking great care of him. On October 15, 2010 my child, my blessing, my miracle was able to come home after 6 years of waiting, anticipating, praying, and fasting God had given me my hearts desire. Now, I Samuel 1:27 (For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him) really meant something. Now I understood what real Faith, that unshakable, unwavering Faith was all about. Now, I could say I knew what Hebrews 11:1 (Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen) meant cause everything in the natural said I wouldn't have a baby and even when I got pregnant and went into labor that he wouldn't survive or even be normal.
As we entered Hurley's NICU on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 9:45 am we were greeted by The Flint Journal, Channel 5, Channel 12, and Channel 6 doing a story about my Miracle Kaidyn Terrell Lewis or Kaidyn The Conqueror as he was named by his Godmother. The Miracle baby was finally coming home!
Here are the links to our journey. Kaidyn and I was also in the Jet magazine with Janet on the cover, God is good and greatly to be praised. I often wondered why the other babies didn't make it but it was for a time like this when times are hard, people living paycheck to paycheck, homes in foreclosure, crime rate on the rise, and people loosing their jobs when peoples Faith would really be tested and shaken that God had to let people know that Miracles do still happen and that if God can do this He can do anything!
Kaidyn today at 3 months and 10 days old!
December 19, 2010
Family Worship Center Church Intl.
This had to be the most special day ever. Even though giving birth to My Miracle was as amazing as it was, nothing could compare to my spiritual Father giving the prophecy over my sons life and the rest of my extended family celebrating us giving Kaidyn back to the Father that created the heavens and the earth and everything in between. There wasn't a dry eye in the church and words could never express the joy, love, honor, Faith, trust, adoration, and thankfulness I have for my Heavenly Father for allowing me this privilege. I wouldn't trade any part of my journey for anything in the world!
Kaidyn's prophecy was that God had stored generations of strength in him....Uncommon strength! That Kaidyn would be known as one who was strong in the Lord and people would look to him (Kaidyn) for strength, hope, and believe that all things were possible because of him (Kaidyn). That even though he was born small he was strong in stature!
|Kaidyn and Pastor Timothy R. Stokes|
|Kaidyn being lifted before God!|
|Thanking God for Kaidyn!|
|Pastor Stokes presenting Kaidyn to God!|
|Tears of Joy!|
|Pastor Stokes praying over Kaidyn!|
|Pastor Stokes prophesying over Kaidyn!|
|The Leonard and Lewis Family!|
|Kaidyn posing for the camera!|
|Our Big Miracle!|