Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Shoulda coulda Birthday, Abby!

Some time in the last day or two or next day or two, I should have been walking the halls of Boca Community Hospital...waiting. And then pushing and screaming til my little buddle of joy arrived. I have to be honest, I couldn't have imagined pushing a baby out... the thought still scares me. Guess I'll never have to worry about that.
But instead...I spent the days loving on this little lady.

On Sunday she was 6lbs and 19 in, exactly what I was when I was born.

And as of
Saturday we are completely off the oxygen and only the monitor at night.

I'm so amazed, she would let me put the cannula in and out of her nose and never cry or pull away, she takes the medication so well and loves the nebulizer, I think it was harder on me than her. She "took one for the team".
And tonight we put our first "newborn" outfit on!

I really think that God gives us children to better understand his love for us. There is nothing in this world that could have prepared me for the love that I feel. We are so blessed, I think more than we will ever know. We said a special prayer for the other babies in the NICU tonight and those waiting to become mothers.

Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I knew you and had a purpose for your beautiful lives ~ Jeremiah 1:5


  1. She is getting so big!! And beautiful.

  2. What a beautiful baby girl!! I have triplets who were 10 weeks early. I haven't read her birth story yet, but I am amazed at how wonderful and beautiful she looks!!!

  3. I have been following your blog for a couple months now! Little Abby is so adorable, and I love that cake too cute!

  4. Yeah Abby! Before your Momma knows it, you'll be running around the house! That NICU alumni shirt is too cute!

  5. Wow! She is so big...and beautiful :) Thank you for sharing your amazing journey with us!

  6. She is too precious. I can only imagine she is looking at you with her adoring eyes in that last pic. :)

  7. I just came across your blog and wanted to say hello. My son was born 9 weeks premature, so I know what a scary time it can be. I'm glad your little one's doing so well...and yay for her coming off oxygen!

  8. Oh, my! She is so precious and perfect! Praise God! :)

  9. Okay, I'm catching up on old posts and this is REALLY noisy, but why are you never going to have to worry? Were y'all planning on Abby being the only one or you'll just need another section if there is another one or what? Sorry I'm being so noisy...just curious!