Nora – 29 Days Old

Nora had another outing today. She got “shown and told” at Gavin and Greta’s school. I had my Mom along with me to help me and we pulled it off without a glitch! (Of course I stayed away from the bleachers this time…) The kids did not know we were coming, as it was kind of a last minute decision. They were excited to see us there and so proud to show off their little sister!  I was so tickled by all of the teachers that came streaming out of their classrooms as they saw Nora’s stroller roll past! It was so cute that everyone knew who she was right away. I’m sorry for those of you who missed Nora! We were on limited time with the smaller oxygen tank. When I first found out I was pregnant one of the things I imagined was how cool it will be to bring the new baby up to the kids’ classrooms for “show and tell”. After the T18 diagnosis, that was something I mourned. I needlessly grieved that purported “missed opportunity”. And then there we were TODAY!!!! That was so wonderful to be able to do that! Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our visit to the school. I was too preoccupied with the O2  tank and making sure Nora was cozy and comfortable. But I do have some sweet pictures from throughout the day!

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Loving this morning's bath time!

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Just like in Mommy's belly!

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Nora was awake LOTS today, but for some reason I only got pictures of her when she was sleeping!

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Everyone comments on how tiny Nora is in person. The pictures definitely make her look bigger! These are a pair of American Girl doll shoes - to put her in perspective!

Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord , have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10 NIV)

24 thoughts on “Nora – 29 Days Old

  1. Love the little shoes! My sister was a micro preemie weighing only 1 pound 8 ounces and we had beanie baby clothing and doll clothing for her too 🙂 Praying for your precious girl and family always!

  2. Just logged on to look for Nora’s update and it immediately popped up. Do I have great timing or what? I look forward to watching for this post 6 years from now when you have pictures of Nora’s kindergarten graduation. Thanks so much for sharing your family’s life with the world! May God bless your family and everyone who reads your blog and hears Nora’s story!

  3. What a blessing that you got to take her to school!!!! I just had my daughter get out a pair of American Girl Doll shoes- wow!! That is precious. Praying for you all.

  4. oh my gosh- MELT MY HEART- that picture of Nora with her legs folded up, sooo sweet ! Just want you to know we prayed for Nora at church tonight- we have prayed for her every church service since I first read your blog, right after she was born. And we have church 3x a week, so that’s a lot of praying 😉 So happy you got to take her to your children’s school- I can just imagine everyone coming out to see the little star !

  5. Oh my, you are right about Nora looking “bigger” in the pictures, because I know what size American Girl Doll shoes are! She is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I have 11 children and and I have been showing some of them Nora’s blog–we are praying for her and your family.

  6. the mommy’s belly picture is so precious….they all are but I especially love that one. praying for you and your sweet family as always in NKY.

  7. She is SO adorable. She does look small to me but it is a gift from the Lord that she is doing as well as she is. Praise God, and praise God for opportunities like taking her to school.

  8. Hi, you obvioulsy do not know me, but I am one of the thousands of random followers of this blog. Several weeks ago I saw a link to your birthing pictures on a friend’s facebook page ( I dont even think that “friend” actually knew your family) When I saw the picture of you pleading with the Lord for the life of your precious Nora…I was hooked. I have kept abreast of your family every day since.

    I know may people on here leave you comments and thoughts, but I wanted to let you know your story has helped me so very much. I have a two year old little girl. She was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at 8 months and has since had two surgeries was in a complete body cast from 10-13 months of age. She is doing well now, but we will most likely face another surgery and another cast in her future. This diagnosis pales in comparisson to what your precious Nora is facing…I realize this.

    About five months ago my family and I faced another dilema. I had to have a double mastectomy and I am only 28. Both the hip dysplasia and the cancer are strong genetic factors. If I were to have another baby which I so desperately want to do, that child will have a 50% of getting the cancer gene and a 17% chance of having the hip dysplasia. Because of this, my husband and I decided we should not try and have another baby…until we read your story.

    Nora’s experience did not scare me, or make me fear yet another possible setback, but instead it acted as a clear message from the Lord that no matter what problem my unborn child may have…they will be my child and I will love him/her endlessly…no matter what the ailment. Many may think that hearing a story like yours would have put further fear in my heart. But because I am a child of God I know that Nora’s story is about hope, strength and courage. Nora is an angel on this Earth and has touched my life so greatly. I credit her and your family with hopefully one day bringing another Christian life into this world.

    Thank you and God Bless…

  9. Another milestone for little Miss Nora. I LOVE the pic of her curled up like she was in utero, so sweet! Praying for y’all always.

  10. This is my 1st comment but I had read every post. I just wanted to officially congratulate your family on this miracle girl. She certainly has captured my heart and your words pictures and hope are guiding me through a difficult pregnancy myself. You and that tiny girl are helping me out everyday in ways I cannot find the right words to express. Enjoy your sweet bundle….I know I have been. 🙂 warmest wishes, Mama Nic http://www.embracingalifeunexpected.blogspot.com

  11. While I was praying for Nora today I got a strong reminder to pray for my own girls. We’ve been dealing with some difficult behaviors from one of our girls and I’ve been struggling to pray about it. It just seems like every time I sit down to pray for my own kids something else pops up that I “need” to be doing. So after I prayed for Nora I prayed for my Rowan. Just wanted to let you know one more way you are impacting the world…regular prayer time. Thanks!

  12. GOOD AFTERNOON, AND IT IS BECAUSE I GOT TO SEE LITTLE NORA’S PICTURES. HER LITTLE FEET IS ADORABLE IN THOSE BABY DOLL SHOES. LOVE THE PICTURE WHERE SHE IS ALL CURLED UP. SO GLAD SHE GOT TO GO TO GAVIN AND GRETA’S SCHOOL. I AM SURE THEY WERE SO HAPPY GETTING TO SHOW HER OFF TO ALL THEIR CLASSMATES. SHE IS SOOOOO BEALUTIFUL. I PROBABLY SAY THAT EVERY DAY, BUT WHEN I LOOK AT THE PICTURES, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THINK. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, AND REMEMBER WE ARE ALL PRAYING EVERY DAY (SEVERAL TIMES A DAY) FOR LITTLE NORA AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS.

  13. I have 22 year old twins, when they were six months old we flew from Maryland to Seattle to visit my sister and her family. One of her sons was in second grade, and he took the twins to school for show and tell. My wife was quite nervous as these little kids passed around my twins. It was quite a scene. I love reading your blog, and look forward to new updates each day. God Bless

  14. The photo of Nora Rose with her legs crossed is just too precious. I’m sure that Gavin and Greta were so proud to show Nora off at school. Thankful that you all got to experience that with her. Oh, and of course, I can’t forget to mention the shoes. Too cute…

  15. I love her “in-utero” pose! I think that’s a framer. A little prophet such as Nora has to go make her rounds! So glad you got the moments of showing and telling her at G & G’s school. She’s such a little gem, she needs to be shown. Love you guys!!! Luh me dem espadrilles!

  16. If you look at the shadow on Nora’s chest in the picture of her in the tub…. You can see the outline of a face. No doubt it’s God watching over her. Amazing!

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