Psalm 139:13-16

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 3

We are celebrating Grace's 3rd day birthday today!  Grace is doing so much better than expected, and is a true miracle!  We are so thankful.  She is very feisty, and we love her personality!  She has dark hair, and lots of it.  Her eyes are dark blue, and she looks around a lot.  Her fingers and toes are long and skinny.  She loves to have her hands by her face.  She makes the sweetest sounds unless she is mad!  It takes a while for her to get happy again once she is mad.  Everyone comments on her pretty color. 

Grace eats 55ml by mouth/NG tube every 3 hours, and is very content after she eats.  We have to change her diapers after we feed her because she gets so mad during diaper changes.  She doesn't like clothes very much either.  She is scheduled to have an MRI today, and we will go from there with her plan of care.

We are very much in love with our sweet girl!  Thank you so much for your prayers.

24 comments:

  1. She looks perfect! What a full face! Will keep checking in for updates. I hope you are feeling okay Karen! C-sections are no joke. I hope you get some rest these next few nights while you have nurses taking care of you and Grace. We love you and continue to pray.

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  2. She is just beautiful! She continues to be in my prayers.

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  3. She is a beautiful girl! I hope you are all healing well and will continue to pray for your sweet Grace and any decisions you have to make regarding her care.

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  4. She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Continuing to pray for you and your precious family!!!

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  5. Welcome to the world baby Grace..she's beautiful. Give her a kiss from all of us. Praying for all of you..
    Nancy

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  6. She is lovely! Congratulations!

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  7. She is perfect! And the family picture is simply the best!!!

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  8. You may be in a difficult season right now, but God is breathing new life into your spirit. Shake off discouragement and get a fresh vision. God has armed you with strength for every battle. You are closer than you think, and your victory is already on the way. (quoted from Joel Osteen on facebook). She is beautiful! Thanks for the update.

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  9. Oh she is so beautiful! all the best tomorrow with the MRI --- it's loud, by the way. Joshua fell asleep in his though. I fed him, settled him, and if I remember right they put ear plugs in his ears. They did let me sit in the room. It's head-ache inducing, but I felt better knowing I was with him. LOVE from the Sams family

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  10. She is precious! Glad to hear she is doing good. I am faithful to pray for Grace everytime she crosses my mind. Praying you mommy & daddy too, you medical care decisions, and team. God already knows the decision that you will make. He will guide you and take care of your every need!
    Lisa Freeman, McComb, MS

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  11. She is beautiful Karen. Happy 3 day birthday to Grace! Your whole family is in my prayers!

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  12. God is so good! What a sweet baby!

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  13. Welcome sweet little baby Grace Elizabeth!

    Congratulations Grace's Mommy and Daddy!

    I was so excited to see a blog post introducing your lovely little baby girl and seeing her adorable picture.

    You are all in my prayers.

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  14. We are praying for Grace and for you! She is so precious. I know you will cherish each moment as you get to know your baby girl.

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  15. Praise God. Isn't God good? She is beautiful and she is a fighter. She means that she is going to prove everyone wrong. I have been praying for her and I have had my church praying too. Also I am praying for you and your husband that God will give you the strength to be strong for her. Keep the FAITH!!!
    Love in Christ,
    Crystal

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  16. We are praying for you guys! You have a beautiful girl!

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  17. She is beautiful!! Praying for good results on the MRI.

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  18. She is beautiful....Praying for everyone..Thanks for the update.
    allison

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  19. Oh, she is so beautiful! I'm so thankful and happy that she is here and you're too busy with your daughter to blog! Thanks for updating us all. I'm keeping you all in my prayers. Happy, happy 3rd day birthday precious Grace!

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  20. Karen, Sam and I have kept up with you through your blog and you are constantly in our prayers. Little Grace is absolutely beautiful and has blessed so many hearts. Your faithfulness and dependence on God is a testimony to all that know you and your family. We pray that God continues to bless you, Chad, the grandparents, and especially Grace in mighty ways. I check your post almost every day and feel so fortunate to know you. I knew when you were in the eighth grade you were special. God bless and our prayers will continue.
    Love, Sam and Linda Dowdy

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  21. Oh gracious!!! She is beautiful. What a precious little face! No wonder you're just in love with her!!!! I've been praying for you guys and for healing for Grace. May the Lord give your doctor's wisdom!! Praying for positive results on the MRI!!

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  22. A sweetheart! You made me laugh when you said she does NOT like to have her diaper changed! I remember having to stop in the middle of a feeding because the diaper was full. Changed it, then continued nursing. That was a long time ago, but not funny at the time.

    Blessings to you all! ♥♫

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  23. Praying with and for you.

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