My Story

This is the story of one amazing little man. It's the story of God's intervention and of the miracle of prayer. This is Elijah's story, as told through the eyes of his mom. Welcome to Elijah's Site.

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We were ecstatic the morning we discovered we were going to have a baby. We were tired, but ecstatic. It's pretty similar to how we're feeling now.

Elijah was a stubborn little guy, not wanting to come out of his mommy's tummy well past his due date. On Sunday, August 12th Lisa suspected her water broke. Lisa called the clinic and talked to her midwife. Since it wasn't certain that her water broke, she was advised to wait until her scheduled prenatal appointment the next day. On Monday, August 13th, Lisa and Andy went to the clinic and discovered that Lisa's water had broken. To avoid an infection, we decided that we had to succomb to being induced.

That evening Lisa went into labor. It was exciting since we knew that soon we would be meeting the little person we had been talking to and feeling in Lisa's belly. The next day came (Tuesday, the 14th) and still no baby. The labor was progressing slowly. Eventually Lisa got to push. It was a lot of work, but so incredibly exciting. Meeting our baby was no longer a foreign concept...it was happening and happening soon. After an hour and a half of pushing, it became clear that the baby was not coming out. The fetal monitor suggested that he might be in distress and the decision was quickly made to have an emergency c-section.

On Tuesday, August 14th, Elijah James Wagner was born at 10:58 pm. He weighed a whopping 9 lbs 3 oz and was 21.5 inches long. He is already such a blessing and a joy in our lives and we can't imagine this world without him.

Unfortunately, Elijah experienced some oxygen deprivation in the birth process and he spent his first 21 days in this world in the hospital.

Elijah was discharged from Children's Hospital in Minneapolis on September 4th. At his 3 week check up Elijah weighed 10 lbs 10 oz and was 23 inches long. We are happy to be home with our son!

Update: At Elijah's 2 month check-up he weighed 14 lbs. 6 oz.

Update: At Elijah's 4 month check-up he weighed 16 lbs. 10 oz.

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Last JournalHi everyone! This will be my last post on Caringbridge. It’s kind of bittersweet as this site has sustained us through our toughest times. Caringbridge is a ... Read more

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Last JournalHi everyone! This will be my last post on Caringbridge. It’s kind of bittersweet as this site has sustained us through our toughest times. Caringbridge is a ... Read more

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!I learned something from Andy’s late grandpa Lester. Whether he was receiving a plate of food or opening a gift, Lester always responded ... Read more

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Who Can Resist a Little Boy in Glasses?Last night we went out to dinner at the Old Country Buffet with a couple from church. We were amazed at how many people took note of ... Read more

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Where Did Our Baby Go?How did our little guy get to be so big? Tonight Elijah is seventeen months old and I find myself wondering… Where oh where has our baby gone? I ... Read more

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Amazing!Elijah never ceases to amaze us. Tonight, Elijah conquered another milestone. This time, both Andy and I were able to witness it and we looked at each other with ... Read more

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Changes A-brewin’Where is Elijah?Today, for the first time, I came out of the bathroom and I didn’t know where Elijah was. He wasn’t right outside of the door where ... Read more

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The Drowning GymnastI can’t help but feel like I am drowning at times. It’s like the laundry, the dishes, my overflowing email inbox, the therapy and doctor ... Read more

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I Didn’t Know…I didn’t know how much joy watching Elijah crawl would bring me. I could speculate, but I just couldn’t imagine it. He cruises around exploring his ... Read more

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Famous Boy – Elijah is Featured in Another Newspaper Article!Today Elijah was featured in the Leader Telegram, a newspaper published close to our hometown. We’re so ... Read more

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WordsI love words…well, most of the time.I don’t watch TV all that often anymore and it seems whenever I do someone says something that gets my blood boiling. I’m ... Read more

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