Nora – 19 Days Old

Sweet pictures of sweet Nora moments throughout today:





Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

30 thoughts on “Nora – 19 Days Old

  1. I love her tiny toes..and the picture of her big sister reading to her- priceless. Always, always praying for Nora and for your family. xoxo

  2. I’m reminded of the early days with Maddy everytime I read about Nora. It’s 1:30 in the morning and I want to go wake up my now 4 year old baby and just hold her. Looking at sweet little Nora’s feet, eyes, nose, and those little legs I just want to squeeze her, she is precious. I hope someday soon Nora will get to go to her big brother’s baseball game and I can get a look at her. May the prayers continue to surround you and your family.
    The McKenzie Family
    Ian, Kimberly, Max, and Maddy

  3. I can hardly stand the one of her, stretched out, almost naked… I want to just scoop her up! Lots of prayers for you all. Thanks for the pictures… LOVE!!

  4. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Nora with the world. She is truly a miracle. Off topic but in case it helps you mentioned Breastfeeding and low weight gain in previous entries. You may want to speak to your doctor about double creaming your milk to increase weight gain. Let the cream rise to the top of one bottle then add to second bottle of pumped milk. Gently swirl to incorporate the fats. Discard the remaining milk from the bottle that had it’s cream removed. Like I said talk to your doctor before attempting but it may help. Sorry for using your reply section for this but I wanted to share this info in case it could help Nora.

  5. She gets more gorgeous each day! I love, love the pictures of her toes, but the shot that melts me would be her big sister reading Nora a story. You have taught your family well. Sending love and prayers!

  6. Oh how I love this MIRACLE OF HEALING happening for the world to see.
    John 4:40-50
    New International Version (NIV)
    40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.

    42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

    Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

    43 After the two days he left for Galilee. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, for they also had been there.

    46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.

    48 “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”

    49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

    50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”

    The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

  7. I was reading your blog before bed one night. I am a true believer in God, and although I know scripture, I seem to find comfort in song. Maybe it is God’s way of showing me he’s there. Anyway as I was saying I was reading your blog about your sweet baby girl right before I fell asleep. I too have a baby and had been woken up a few times trough the night. Every time I woke up I had a song playing over over in my head but just one line

  8. I was reading your blog before bed the other night. I too have a baby and he had woken me up a few times during the night and one line of a song kept replaying in my head and all I could think about was you and your baby girl….it goes-‘If I lay here, if I just lay here would you lie with me and just forget the world’. God Bless you all!

  9. your entries continue to bless me and I praise God for His work in your lives and for NoraRose. I love the picture of sister reading to Nora Rose. Your ministry to others through your hardships are truly inspired. Thank you – Jackie

  10. each day is another chance to click on my Nora bookmark. loving every picture and update. we continue to pray and thank Jesus for His love and healing hand.

  11. Your amazing story and blog was shared on Pinterest. This is where I found it. I’ve spent the last several hours reading through, day by day, uplifting word by uplifting word. I am a woman of God but never have I felt such a pull towards him, such an unyielding love…until now. Your story is truly remarkable. Simply amazing. Never have I felt such love for a child I have never met. She is beautiful.

    I will pray for you, your family, and most of all, for precious baby Nora. I can not wait to follow her progress and watch as God works His miracles everyday.

  12. Soo sweet!! Love to see you being able to get some rest!! Continued prayers daily!!! Thanks for your post!!!

  13. I discovered you through your photographer’s blog when your story made it onto my Facebook page. It was so beautiful I had to keep checking in with you and praying for you. Also because I have a little girl named Nora too. Thank you for showing the world where beauty and love can be found.

  14. 19 days old….she is so beautiful! I love how she looks at you and seems to be saying ” I love you Momma and I always will”. I wrote to you earlier about my grandson. It’s getting close…the baby is due July 7. How can a baby be alive and kicking in there and doing everything they are supposed to do and the Drs tell us that “Harrison” can be stillborn or just live a few hours? I pray for your family alot. I pray that our grandbaby will live through the birth, even longer if God intends. We long to meet him, but yet he seems safe and alive in the womb. You guys are amazing people and we are def learning from you! You are our inspiration at this point in our lives. Thank you for your blog!

  15. I too have been following little Nora since she was born. I think the picture of her with her hands up is so incredibly, absolutely perfect. I love baby bellies. They are so wonderful. I also pray and think of your family often. I admire your faith and strength throughout this journey, it is so inspiring.

  16. I just finished reading your blog and looking at all the pictures on the Beautiful Beginning Website. Nora Rose is beautiful and a true gift from God. Hearing and seeing your written words with scripture has made me wonder if I would be as faithful. I truly love your unending faith in HIM and just reading it has touched me. Prayers are coming your way from South Carolina. Nora Rose has a look of strength about her….she is a fighter and I can tell her siblings just ADORE her! Thank you for sharing this story. Keep the faith! So many people are cheering her on!

  17. I love checking your blog right before I turn in for the night. Sweet, sweet Nora… I love her baby toes. May you all rest well tonight… God bless.

  18. 🙂 This was one of my favorite Bible verses to “call upon” as I was going through treatments for breast cancer 4 years ago… Continuing to pray for Nora and your family.

  19. AMAZED by God’s goodness……thank you for being vulnerable enough to be used to show His GREATNESS! Praying for you all as your journey continues….

  20. Amazing pictures. I love seeing this little blessing blend so well into the home you prepared for her. God makes no mistakes… she is right where she needs to be.

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