Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Every time I begin a post, I never really know where to start. My feelings, thoughts and emotions are all over the board. They tell you that the NICU is a roller coaster, they aren't lying. Every time you take 3 steps forward, you take 2 steps back. She is back on high flow oxygen, after she was having a difficult time breathing. But other than that she is doing well. She has become so much more alert and is starting to smile and follow us with her eyes, every time she smiles Brad and I start yelling and snapping pictures, the nurses probably think that we are crazy! I like to think she's going to be such a happy baby, a happy little girl. She is now 2lb 7oz and about 16 inches long. She is starting to look like such a big girl and not so much like a preemie anymore. Every time I walk in to the NICU and they have Abby all dressed up, I want everybody around to come see her and how pretty she looks, so I must share with you too.

I could just eat her up!!!

When my girlfriend Jane's five year old was looking at Abby's pictures with her mom she wanted to know why Abby gets to wear a bra and she doesn't...
I have laughed about this for over a week now and shared this with all the nurses, she thought the monitor leads were a bra.

This week I have vowed to myself to get out and go for a walk at least once a day and to do something I enjoy for a least an hour a day, so given my love for crafting, I'm going to start making headbands and sewing again, making things for Abby, it will give me some time to clear my head and time to do something I enjoy. It's hard to find things preppy and monogrammed for such a small baby, so I'm going to make them. So what for my crafts to come!

The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.


  1. E- She is just so precious. I too could eat her up! I can't wait till the day that you can hold her when ever your heart desires and she will be running around in all of those sweet beautiful dresses! I love you guys and can't wait to hold Abby spoil Abby as well!!

  2. Your daughter is beautiful!!! Praying for you!

  3. She is a beautiful baby! Thank you for sharing the pictures! She is in my prayers as well as you and your husband.
    Too funny about the bra!

  4. She's beautiful. . .you are in my prayers.

  5. She is so precious! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I hope and wish the best for her and you.

    Keep us posted.


  6. She's beautiful - and how heartwarming that she follows your with her eyes! Thanks for all the updates!!!

  7. What a precious little girl you have! Yes the NICU is indeed a roller coaster ride but your little one needs time to grow and there may be set backs but hang in there, she seems like a fighter for sure. I'll keep your sweet girl in my prayers!

  8. She is beautiful!! I love her hat and headbands!! Hang in there. I wish I had better advice. Friends who have been in your shoes say its good to make yourself leave the hospital, even if just to go get a coke at Mc.Donalds, at least once a day. You need a break too. Keeping y'all in my prayers!

  9. She is precious!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I will lift you and your family in prayer. She is a child of God and she will have a testimony where the Lord will use in a mighty way! May the Lord bless you!!!
    Denise Nering

  11. I'm new here and wanted to tell you congrats and she's adorable. I'll be praying for you and your family. I just had a baby one month ago and she was in the NICU for a little while.

    Good Luck!

  12. god is truly amazing! she is so tiny and perfect. i pray for her to keep growing healthy and happy! i can't wait to see the pictures of you loving on her till you can't take it anymore!