Nora – 22 Days Old

Nora had a busy day today! This morning she combined her regular sun bath with with her first tub bath. We figured it was time to wash the 3 weeks of kiss build-up off of her sweet little head. She didn’t do too well with some previous sponge baths, so I was nervous about how she’d react to being immersed. All for naught, she loved it! She did express some dismay when I had to remove her in order to get the cap off of the bath gel bottle. (She’s too little to lay in the tub unsupported.) I’ll have to make sure I remove the cap beforehand for her next session!

Nora also went on another walk today up to the mailbox. We were provided with some smaller and much more portable O2 tanks which made things so much easier! Nora got to meet lots of neighbors while we were out.

Here are some pictures from today:

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Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. (Isaiah 12:5 NIV)

33 thoughts on “Nora – 22 Days Old

  1. Aleisa – you are such an inspiration. This little girl and the way you are raising her is unbelievable. You are both in God’s palm and being protected. You are both miracles!

  2. Precious! I think that answers my question…she loves her bath! Please give that precious little doll baby a big kiss for me. Have a good night! You are in my prayers.

  3. My little Sophie loves her bath, too! Love Nora’s onesie:) We prayed a rosary for her today. God Bless.

  4. Aleisa, you are truly an amazing woman. The choices you have made are ones of true faith and your love for life. Nora Rose is just so darn cute. Loved hearing her enjoy her bath. Sweet dreams to all of you.

  5. I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW, I JUST WATCHED LITTLE NORA HAVING HER BATH. SHE REALLY LIKED IT, AND MOMMY DID SOOOO GOOD GIVING HER THAT SPECIAL ATTENTION THAT YOU ALWAYS GIVE HER. ALEISA, YOU ARE SO AMAZING THE WAY YOU TAKE CARE OF NORA. I COULD JUST FEEL THE LOVE BY JUST WATCHING THE VIDEO. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD NIGHT’S REST. GOD BLESS.

  6. Hi Alesia,

    My name is Jenny and I’ve been following your story since Nora was 6 days old. This is my first comment…sitting here at 2 am (can’t sleep) cup of tea in hand and all teary watching you bathe your tiny little miss. Oh these sweet, simple little moments…witnessing the absolute joy that you find in every minute with your beautiful girl is both touching and inspiring. What a family you all are and you…such and amazing woman and mama. I too chose adoption for my firstborn and only daughter nearly 23 years ago and I have two sweet boys with me now. The strength, courage and love that you have inside of you is something else, lady! You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day and I love checking in on your sweet Nora from over here in MA. Sending warm, good, positive thoughts your way.

    Jenny V

  7. Hello…I am a friend of a friend of your sister:) I just wanted to let you know that I, along with my family, have simply fallen in love with your baby girl, Nora! Thank you for sharing her life with us and so many others. You, Nora and your family are such an inspiration. Please know that you have one more family praying for Nora and you every day:)
    Love and prayers,
    Jill Gerwel

  8. Hi there I have been following your babys blog everyday since I found it a couple weeks ago although I don’t have the same genetic disorder that your baby has I was also told as a baby I was not going to live and now I am 18 years old

  9. I am so glad you had to take her out to get the cap off because hearing her sweet voice for the first time made my day. I am invested in this little missionary of hope! Thanks for sharing her first splash!

  10. Oh my goodness! I just love her little self! Thanks for sharing this sweet video. She is the sweetest miracle. GO NORA GO!!!!!!

  11. Those extra chromosomes can do some amazing things! Nora is wonderful. We’ve never met but I think of your family daily.

  12. I so enjoyed watching this video and listening to little Nora Rose’s little squeeks, cooing, etc. She enjoyed her bath so much. Thanks for sharing this sweet time with the rest of us. Prayers continue daily for you and all.

  13. I wanted to tell you that I found your blog today and it was just what I needed. I was feeling depressed about how much evil there is on Earth and scared for the future, wondering why Christ doesn’t come back now. But your blog reminded me that for all the evil, there is so so SO much good! God never forsakes his people, and He has blessed us all so much. I should not question God and his merciful plan. Your daughter is one of His blessings, and your beautiful words give me hope. Your love for your daughter is amazing and so inspiring, and I marvel at the strength God has given you. Nora and you and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless! And thank you!!

  14. Alesia – I have been following your blog since the day Nora Rose came into this world. I am blessed daily by the sharing of your story and your precious family…..especially this little punkin’ head. Thank you so much for carrying her and for sharing her with us all. I am so enamored with your little one!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers daily. Like so many others, I look forward to your daily posts! God Bless!

  15. Absolutely love the onsie! She is so adorable you just want to kiss her all over. I can’t wait for my daily updates. God bless to all.

  16. I am inspired each and every day by little Nora and your family. I am amazed that despite all the challenges each day brings and your sleep-deprived state, you are still able to compose such well composed, faith-filled messages filled with wonderful pictures of your sweet little miss! I pray each day for all of you and the little miracle that has been entrusted to you by God.

  17. I think those little legs are filling out too! It was so much fun watching the bath…thanks so much for sharing it πŸ™‚

  18. What a beautiful little girl! She just loved that bath. It was so sweet when she cried when you took her out! She wanted to be back in. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi….I have been reading your blog since nora was a week old….just wanted to tell you how adorable the two of you are…separately AND together! Praying for your sweet, precious girl!

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