Nora – 27 Days Old

Mommy and Daddy love to snuggle with this sweet cuddle bug. She absorbs the love like a little sponge. Soak it up, sweet girl!

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Nora is such a part of our family. It feels like she’s always been here. It’s so hard to imagine there was a time that we were so fearful that we’d never get to experience any of this. A couple of days ago she received her Social Security card in the mail. I cried and laughed thanks and praise. She’s OFFICIAL!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, GOD!!! I hope someday she gets to scrawl her rudimentary little signature across it that she will laugh at in years to come.

Nora missed her morning sun bathing opportunity on account of the loitering cloud coverage. However, the afternoon sun paid a visit through the skylight, providing a perfectly-sized sun spot for the little Miss in the middle of the living room floor. She was able to reschedule her appointment after all!

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I will give thanks to you, Lord , with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 9:1 NIV)

26 thoughts on “Nora – 27 Days Old

  1. Aleisa, because you constantly reference a Bible verse I felt a tug through you by our Lord to more earnestly read my Bible. Unbeknown to you, you are my accountability partner joining Shauna and another dear friend. I guess what I want you to know that in addition to Little Miss, you have been and continue to be a blessing and inspiration in my life.

  2. Happy 27 days, Nora !! I love the pillow in the last picture, and that picture of her snuggling the doll is PRICELESS. Praying for you as always.

  3. HAPPY 27 DAYS OLD NORA. LOVE THE PICTURE OF WILLIAM AND NORA. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A PICTURE OF DADDY AND BABY. SHE LOOKS SO SWEET WITH HER DOLL. AND THE PILLOW IS BEAUTIFUL. LOVE THE WAY SHE IS LAYING ON YOUR CHEST. SHE LOOKS SO COMPHY. LOVE HER LITTLE CHUBBY CHEEKS. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST. NOW I WILL GO TO BED THANKING GOD FOR BEING WITH NORA AND HER VERY LOVING FAMILY. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  4. Haha, the snug bug is becoming chubby. Begin to see a small Buddha belly. Love reading how was her day every morning when I get up and watch her growth. Thanks for sharing!!. Tons of kisses from Spain 🙂

  5. She is so beautiful. Your family is so beautiful. Thought about you on Mother’s Day and again thanked God for His miracles. God bless!

  6. Beautiful Nora ! Your family is such a blessing . I cant wait to find out what Miss Nora is up to each day. It is a joy to see her pics each day. Thank you for sharing your precious daughter with the world. It would have been easy to just keep her to yourself but, clearly she was meant to be shared with all of us. She is a bright light in a dark world who needed her shining glow .

  7. It’s funny how the small things, like the Social Security Card, made me smile as well. 🙂 Although I didn’t need the government to validate Alexandria, just like you didn’t for Nora, I understand how the timing was good. 🙂 It’s funny the things we think of like that, for instance I wish I’d gotten Alexandria a passport. Not that she was going to use it, but I’d have probably stamped it “Gone to Heaven”. You’re a wonderful mother and father, and those nights and days of snuggle are worth more than anything you imagine, aren’t they? It is a wonderful blessing when you share those moments with everyone.

      • I was in the post office the week before she passed and saw the “get a passport here” advertisements… I asked the postmaster how old you had to be to get one and he said, “any age, immediately after birth.” She was too weak to take out of the house at that point, but I’d wished I’d seen it earlier. Thank you for your kind words.

        Aleisa’s sharing even helps me during my grief, she’s blessing more people then she knows.

    • Doug, so sorry for your loss. Glad you find comfort, as well all are with Nora’s story. Prayers for you as well.

  8. She’s so adorable and I thank you for sharing your journey with us. I read up on Nora every single day, and praise God that she is part of your family and lives.

  9. Every morning I get my Nora fix, I love reading the Yusko family journey. Its the little things like getting a SS card that I wouldnt even think about, (I dont have any children) but what a milestone for sweet little Nora! I hope when she “scrawl her rudimentary little signature” that she will realize just how many lives she has touched since birth, how many people love & pray for her daily. I was AMAZED when I saw how far her story has spread. Amazing how that works, long ago you were given a talent with words & an ability to tell your story, now its through blogging. God gave you Nora so her story could be told, shared with the world & change lives. You are the perfect Mommy for her. Sending big hugs, lots of love & prayers from Calettsburg, Ky.

  10. I wanted to let you know how much your posts brighten my day. I cannot remember at this point how I came across your blog, but I have followed since the day sweet Nora was born. Your story is so uplifting. You remind me to love on my kids daily and to let go a little when I might get frustrated with them. I look so forward to your daily posts and pictures. I can only imagine how sweet little Miss Nora is in person- it really shines through in her photos. Please know that there are complete strangers out there loving and praying for your girl and your family!

  11. A friend of mine told me about your Journey about three weeks ago, she had heard from someone else. I have been glued to your post since starting at the very first one. I feel like I have known you and Nora personally. Your story is amazing and your strength beyond words. Following your post for the last few weeks I had to laugh to myself when I noticed that Nora’s little cheeks are becoming a little more pudgy! So glad to see her thriving like she is! You and Nora are an inspiration to us all! May god continue to bless you!

  12. Yesterday, I introduced my daughter Kate, age 20, to Nora. I showed her the blog, the birth pictures and I cried again.

  13. oh my, i just watched the slideshow of nora’s birth and was drawn in to your story. what a beautiful gift nora has been given, in being born to you. your massive bravery, grace, and strength in the face of all this is so inspiring to me. nora seems like the sweetest babe. thanks for sharing your story.

  14. Love the pictures – as usual they show me the great amt. of love that you as her earthly parents and God as her heavenly father loves her. I thank God for these blessings you are receiving and the blessings I receive daily when I read your blog. It was so good that Nora had her daily sun on her today. But also she daily has her HEAVENLY SON OF GOD WATCHING OVER HER DAILY – MINUTE BY MINUTE. JACKIE

  15. Thanks for sharing and opening your soul to us and sharing sweet Nora. I know it keeps me grounded, remembering daily what to focus on and what not to…

  16. I love the picture of you holding Nora close to your heart. This is complete Mommy and baby joy!!! I can’t wait until Nora smiles at you. It won’t be long now! 🙂

  17. Today I stumbled upon your blog. It was a particularly hard day for me. Our daughter was born in February. She has a clubbed foot and has been getting casted every week to correct it. Today she “graduated” to braces. Because her foot has been in a cast all 10 weeks of her life, her foot is so sensitive and her leg weak. She has been in agony all afternoon. As I sat on the couch sobbing listening to my girl scream and unable to console her, I decided to brouse the Internet to find some tips about making these braces more bareable. A mini miracle happened, my girl fell asleep and I somehow found your blog. Thank you! Reading about the strength you and your family have had in such an uncertain time renewed me and gave me a sense of peace. May god continue to bless your family and may your story continue to touch the lives of others like it has touched mine!

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