This blog is about Melissa, Craig, Connor, Rudy the dog and our new adventures in Milwaukee.  We’ve been here since August of 2009.  We’ve been blessed with the birth of our son, Connor Nathaniel on June 2nd, 2010.  He has what is known as Prune Belly Syndrome.  The health challenges are many and the road will be long, but Connor is in wonderful hands at the Children’s Hospital here in Milwaukee.

This blog is intended to keep family and friends up to date on our lives and Connor’s progress, as well as (we hope) act as a point of reflection about life, relationships, love and God so that others might reflect about these things in their own lives.



  1. Looking forward to reading updates!

  2. Welcome to the world baby Connor!!

  3. Welcome baby Connor.

  4. Good luck Melissa and Craig. We wish you all the best with your little baby Connor! Congrats!!!

  5. Love you Melissa and Craig!!! And beautiful baby Connor!! Our prayers and love are with you all.
    Hugs & Kisses, Shelly, Curt, Lindsay and Mark

  6. Looking forward to reading the updates on the Gottschalk Family! Love ya!

  7. Hello baby Connor!! Welcome to this crazy world and crazy family! We love you!

  8. Welcome to the family lil man! Very excited to meet you baby Connor! Sending lots of love & prayers your way!

  9. Welcom Baby Connor! What a blessing!

  10. Bill and I are praying for all of you. You have your family and friends surrounding you. Connor will have a great story to tell when this all settles down! He came in with quite a splash!

  11. welcome to the world, connor! xoxo

  12. Yay, baby Connor, you’re here!! Everyone is so excited! Praying for all of you everyday! Congrats Mommy & Daddy!

  13. Thinking about your guys daily!

  14. Welcome to the world Connor!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Can’t wait to meet you.

  15. Thinking and praying for you!

  16. Thinking and praying for you, Connor!

  17. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers Conner!

  18. Welcome to baby Connor! Congratulations to you Melissa and Craig – he is beautiful!

  19. Congratulations Melissa and Craig ~ God has given you a beautiful and precious gift and a challenge at the same time, rest in his word that he will see you through this.

  20. Thinking of you all.

  21. Thinking of you all and hope Connor continues to do well!

  22. Prayers comming your way! May God bless your beautiful family!

  23. Sending prayers & best wishes your way!

  24. Congradulations! You have been blessed with the birth of Conner. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  25. Please ignore that previous comment!
    Ha! Connor – we are so excited you are here & thriving! What a strong little guy. We are praying for you everyday!
    Love, Carol & Stu

  26. Hi Connor welcome aboard. Congratulations Craig and Melissa. The Messner’s are praying for you.

  27. Myrtle Beach is praying for all of you, especially precious, little Connor.

  28. What a special child has entrusted to your care, with our love and prayers

  29. Hello Melissa, Craig and Connor!
    I am so blessed and humbled to have the honor of meeting you prenatally and after Connor’s delivery.
    Connor is a lucky young man to have such phenomenal parents and supportive family members.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily.
    God is shining his light brightly upon you all as you move forward daily.

  30. Best wishes to baby Connor!

  31. Connor! It’s fun to see you growing up and having fun with us!

  32. I am hoping you can provide contact information for “Steve in Racine.” My son will be getting his band this Friday. Thanks!

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