Sunday, August 07, 2016

Healing Place Marriage & Family Podacst

Episode #29  of The Healing Place Marriage & Family Podcast is available!  Al & Lisa Robertson from the Duck Commander Crew recently joined us on to talk about their book, "A New Season: A Robertson Love Story of Brokenness & Redemption. Check out this short clip of what we talked about.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pics from last couple days

This is what it's all about for me. These 2 precious girls and 1 boy.

This is what I'm Thankful for this Holiday season.

God is good. God is Faithful.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Josiah Myles Lambert is here!

We were due this coming Wednesday November 25, 2009. Brandi was having decent contractions and later her water broke at 3:30am Sunday morning, but it was subtle so we were not sure. We called Dr. Lisa Gautreau, our OBGYN at 9am and left a message to get confirmation. We got a call back at 2pm, explained what was going on and Dr. Gautreau confirmed that our water did break at 3:30am, 8+ hours earlier.

Dr. Gautreau let us walk at home for a couple hours, but informed us she wanted us in the hospital come 4pm. Above is Brandi at the pond at Healing Place Church. We walked the pond 4-5 times until 4pm and made way to the hospital.

Above, we are checking in. We had been to Lamaze classes and were hoping to give birth using Lamaze techniques. Our nursing staff was Lamaze trained, Dr. Gautreau was VERY supportive of Lamaze methods so we were excited to get things moving.

Because so much time had passed since the water broke, we were entering into some risk areas of infections. We were 15 hours after water breaking and no strong contractions or dilation. So, we got started on Pitocin. Despite the gallant effort of my AMAZING wife, we got the epidural a couple hours later. We approached 24 hours after water breaking with little progress. There was an even greater risk at 24 hours, therefore we had to do a C-Section Delivery.

So here is baby boy Josiah Myles Lambert. Born 11/23/09, 6lb 8oz, 20.5in. Doctors had struggle to get him out. But, all ended well.

No alerts or alarms for Josiah's evaluation. Strong young man.

Mom and baby united. Or is it reunited?

After poking, prodding and handling, Josiah settled in for his first nap.

Jada came by and was pretty excited. Had a room full and she was lil distracted. She REALLY wanted a sister and had plans to "share" a boy with Nanny Chantelle (Brandi's Sister). But, she decided we'd keep JoJo around with us.

Jada's gonna be a GREAT big sister! She's gonna help out, she's gonna take good care of JoJo.... in Jesus' Name...

Above is Dr. Bobby Webster, our fertility specialist. Amazing man! He is a true gift to families in this battle. Really gave us practical, detailed, Godly advice and really helped us move through IUIs and IVF. We highly recommend him. He truly cared for our physical, emotional and spiritual well being. We were blessed to have him.

Above is Dr. Ashli West, our Pediatrician. Ashli was a great friend of mine from high school. I've blogged about her here before.

We haven't slept much. We are both tired. It's still pretty surreal. I'm looking forward to getting home and settling down and looking back at this 9+ year journey and see all the God has brought us through.

The journey with Jada helps us recognize how special she is and the responsibility we have to bring her up in a way that she is able to experience ALL that God has for her.

The situation is the same with Josiah. With all we've been through and really all God has brought us through, we just have a definite understanding that these two precious children CANNOT be normal children. Normal is not an option, average is failure. To take these precious gifts and not raise them, prepare them, instruct and discipline them according to their Kingdom Destiny is poor stewardship on our part. They will know Jesus and make Jesus known within their context and callings.

So, we look back at the faithfulness of The Lord and know He has been with us and will be with us. More to come.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Days Away from Delivery

Mom at 37 week sonogram.

If you haven't figured it out I'm not as hot on the blog as I used to be. We roll lots more with Twitter and Facebook.

We've been doing weekly sonograms and everything is going great. Good growth, heart rate, fluid levels. No red flags on any of the sonograms. God is good.

3D Image of Baby Lambert (aka 'Pat' Lambert)

Momma at about 34 weeks

Momma and Baby Lambert at 33 weeks

So we will be posting details on Twitter and I have automatic Twitter update on my Facebook accounts.

Just ask for continued prayers. We really want to enjoy this birthing process. Unless God says otherwise, we are thinking this will be our only birthed child, so we are going Lamaze and want to experience fully this childbirth as God intended.

Thanks for all the prayers and support.

Love you all.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


So we were ready to begin our second adoption. Looking into the country of Nepal. Then, Brandi mentions she feels we should try to conceive again. So we set up a meeting with the wonderful Dr. Webster. We went forward cautiously. He said everything looked good for IVF.

Everything went along great and we went in as scheduled to take the pregnancy test. It wouldn't be ready right away and they said they'd call us later that day. I was driving westbound on Hwy 74 going over the I-10 overpass and Brandi called me bawling! All I heard was, "......pregnant......." WHAT? Are we? Are we not? Huh? I was scared crazy. What did she say? Then she pulled herself together a bit and said, "We are pregnant!"

Wow. 19+ years together, 15+ years of marriage & 8+ years of trying and:

Wow. God is incredible. Can't wait to see why He waited until now. Can't wait to see how He proves Himself faithful and He reveals to us why THIS is the perfect time for Baby Lambert.

We are not finding out gender until birthday. One thing we've always agreed on since we were dating. The baby is developing on schedule and every checkup brings good news that all is OK.

Even though we talked about waiting to let everybody know, there was no way to keep it a secret. We had to let all those faithful friends who were praying with us know the good news and the joy and excitement was too much to keep quiet in the halls of Healing Place Church offices.

Morning sickness began about week 7-8 and continued until week 12. Below is the last sonogram we got at our last visit. That was the first visit with Dr. Lisa Gautreau, M.D. Dr. Lisa married David Gautreau, friend of mine since Kindergarten at St. Theresa Elementary School.

Jada is very excited about the baby in mommies belly. She wants a baby sister cause a brother will beat her up. Thanks Bully in mommy's day out program. HAHA! She's gonna be a great big sister.

So we are week 14 this week. We are at <1% chance of miscarriage according to Dr. Lisa. We are excited.

Thanks to all of you who walked with us. We couldn't have imagined doing this alone! Your support, encouragement and prayers have truly helped.

Monday, March 23, 2009

WE ARE PREGNANT!! Details to come!! Can't type in text field with iPhone.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Jada pics. She's getting SO BIG!!

Song Bird!

Eve of Chinese New Years. At a Japanese restaurant with a bunch of round eyes. Best we could do at last minute.

We found this cool group from Li, former coworker and good friend of Brandi's from her days at Blue Cross/Blue Shield. They are a Chinese community that meet at Episcopal High School on Sundays and celebrate their Chinese Culture. We went to their Chinese New Year's Celebration.

Jada "The Dragon" Lambert. That will be her UFC name.

Yes, cheezy, she is the only one dressed in traditional Chinese dress. Holding her Chinese paper art.

Can't remember, but I think I told her "no" about something and she walked off mumbling, "I can't wait to get my own place." or something like that.

Confession: You know you watch too much "COPS" when she wants to get out and run in front the truck yelling, "HOOTIE-HOO. Here come the Poe-Poe! HOOTIE-HOO!!"

At a birthday party with friends from Healing Place Church daycare.

Me & Jada at the HPC playground.

Jada experiences her first comforter straight out da dryer!

Jada at Home Depot with me. She has her 2nd balloon. Can you find the first one?

We went to False River to Aunt Linda's fishing camp where we lived for several months after selling the house. She wanted to go fishing using her "Princess Fishing Pole." Of course she didn't catch nuttin'!

I take her to school one morning and turn around to buckle her up and she says, "Look daddy! A flower for mommy and a STICK for you!" .....thanks sweetie.....

Treat her to Sonic after school one day and "Oh Mickey your so fine, your so find you blow my mind, HEY MICKEY!!" blares on the speakers. Like a 35 yr old she jumps off the bench and cuts a rug for the whole song! Like its an oldie but a goodie she hasn't heard since high school. Hilarious!!

Progress. Slow but steady!

Mr. Glen, father in law, has been doing a great job for being by himself. Things are looking excellent. We're really excited about wrapping this thing up. Check it out:

Pantry shelves

Acadian Florring istalled flooring couple weeks ago and finished off the stairs last week. Came out great.

Jada's closet. We were scared of the brass. But, it turned out GREAT.

Tight quarters = poor pics, our closet.

Kitchen cabinets. We used pine lumber and we stained it with "Early American" stain and coated it with polyurethane.

Father in Law built these from scratch by hand. We kept it simple and it turned out really good.

Father in Law built these bath cabinets too, we painted them and got the counters from Home Depot. This is Brandi's vanity area.

This is me and Jada's vanity area..... nuff said....

Some final trim work to finish with kitchen cabinets then we can pour concrete countertops in kitchen.

Then, we just found out we need refrig & dishwasher before plumber can come finish out.

We also need to pour a small pad for the outside A/C compressor/condenser and the HVAC guys can come wrap up.

Gettin' close.


15+ years and 40+lbs ago....

September 3, 1993