The kids and I are in New York this week visiting my new nephew, Henry James. We thought that I'd be spending every day helping my sister get used to being at home with her sweet boy (Clara and Luke have a babysitter!), but unfortunately little Henry is still in the hospital because his bilirubin is too high.
If you get a chance, please say a prayer that his level is low enough tomorrow morning that he can go home. My sister was discharged on Sunday, but he has had to stay a couple more days (she and her husband are staying with him, and she's doing an awesome job with nursing). They're just so eager to bring him home, of course, that we hope and pray tomorrow is the day!
He's doing great otherwise, despite being four weeks and a couple days early. He's nursing, pooping, and is, of course, super sweet and adorable. He's just perfect!
Here he is in the bili-bed...
He looks like a little model with this deep stare into the camera...
His hair is gorgeous!
Even though this is a common problem and he'll be fine, we still hope little Henry can come home soon. Any prayers you can offer are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
O Most Blessed Trinity, I your unworthy creature, thank you for all the gifts and privileges which you have granted to Saint Gerard, especially for those virtues with which you have adorned him on earth and the glory which you impart to him in heaven.
Accomplish your work, O Lord, for the greater glory of the Holy Church.
Glorify him before men and women and through his merits, in union with those of Jesus and Mary, grant me the grace for which I ask for Henry James' full healing
And you, my powerful intercessor St. Gerard, always so ready to help those who have recourse to you, pray also for me.
Prostrate yourself before the throne of Divine Mercy and please do not leave it without being heard.
To you I confide this important and urgent affair.
Graciously take my cause in hand and let me not end this novena without having experienced in some way the effects of your intercession.