From birth with purplish skin and spending the first night away from mommy hooked up to machines. Having mommy and daddy praying and scared, scared to death.
To one week later, the day we got to leave the NICU! What a relief that day was but also what another feeling of fear and worry for mommy and daddy. We were taking you home but with oxygen and machines and WITHOUT ANY NURSES to tell us everything was alright.
Then we reach 4 weeks of age. Starting to coo, smiling more and more, and starting to stay awake longer during the day. Still on oxygen...didnt think it would last this long :/ But you were one happy baby and for what we knew, perfectly healthy. Thank God!
Finally at two months of age, we are off oxygen during the day, only to be used at night! What a relief this was to us all and you just seemed all smiles about it as well :)
Fast forward to today....NO MORE OXYGEN!!! We have been oxygen-free for 2 weeks now and are loving it!! You just rolled over TODAY for the first time and are starting to try and sit up on your own! You are growing so big so fast....mommy just wishes God would pause time so you would stay like this for just a bit longer.
You have been through so much my baby girl but God has been with you and us through it all. Please never forget that. I am so thankful that God gave me you, with all the trials, because it brought me closer to you and to Him. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you princess, because I know God has BIG plans for you. Now just to get you off the pesky heart monitor and we will be 100% wire free :D
"You'll never know what faith is until you don't understand"- Building 429
"What if your blessings come through raindrops,
What if your healing comes through tears,
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know you're near
And what if the trials of this life are your mercies in disguise." - Laura Story
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding"- Proverbs 3:5