Nora – TEN WEEKS OLD!!

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Wha? *smack smack smack* mmeh? Oh! Good morning... *yawn*

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Can I have my milkies first? I'm like a zzzommbiiee without my milkies.

Okay… Um, hi? It’s me. Nora. I think I’m ready to start the day now! I wasn’t particularly happy this morning. I may or may not have swallowed a LOT of air while I was devouring my milkies. That pretty much may or may not hurt my belly and may or may not make me very, very angry. Mommy had the good sense to take me on a little walk this morning.

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How's this for a beautiful day? It was 71º at this point. Perfect!

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We only walked about a mile today.

Daddy left for Texas Saturday morning. Mommy got a text that he was on his way home with Gavin and Greta. They were at a layover in Atlanta, I think?

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Travelling looks like lots of fun!

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Mommy and I had to stay close to home so we could leave to pick them up at the airport when they got in.

Around 1:00 we got the call and headed out. I needed loves and kisses while we waited in the cell phone lot. Mommy had that dang Baby Einstein wailing again. I don’t particularly care for her taste in music.

So now the rest of the family is home and things are back to being loud again! As my shirt says today – I AM “Daddy’s Sweetie”, but I sure the heck missed the heck out of my sister!!!!!!

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Now I can rest easy. In my turtle wrap from Aunt Sarah. {Oh, and… HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT SARAH!!!!}

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Thank you, Nora! Yes, she was a tad bit gassy this morning and wanted nothin to do with nothin!!!! I hurried up and got dressed so we could get outside into the perfect weather that was going on out there. Nora did much better once she was in her stroller. As we were walking along, dodging sprinklers, I noticed a big bumble bee that came to hover over Nora for a few seconds as if though he were checking her out. I recalled how it was once surmised that bumble bees ought not be capable of flight based on supposed laws of aerodynamics. Their wings “should” be larger. Their bodies “should” be smaller. This theory of uncertain origins has since been debunked, but fortunately the bumble bee never knew the theory existed in the first place. (There were never any bumble bees on long hikes talking about how they were told they can’t fly, so they’d better not even try.) At one point in time someone(s) determined that babies born with chromosomal “defects” shouldn’t be able to do a lot of things, but they do anyway. Someone(s) concluded that babies like Nora with trisomy 18 are “incompatible with life” thereby implying that they’re not even worthy of being given a CHANCE. Unlike the bumble bee, we all decided to let someone(s) theoretical guesswork become the widely accepted practice. What importance is this life if it’s just going to die anyway… and *snuff*. Thereby ending a whole world of what “could have been”. I suppose it is indeed hard to be compatible with life when you aren’t even given a chance at it. (?)

I watched as the bumble bee took off and disappeared into the cerulean sky. It seemed to be pretty capable of flight to me!

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27 NIV)

22 thoughts on “Nora – TEN WEEKS OLD!!

  1. ”ย I suppose it is indeed hard to be compatible with life when you arenโ€™t even given a chance at it. (?)” All I have to say to that us a big ol’ hearty Amen.

    Nora, I’m so glad (as I’m sure you are as well ๐Ÿ™‚ ) that your Mom and Dad thought you were worth the chance, despite any pain, uncertainties, or ‘inconveniences’ they might have to endure. You sure have changed my life as well as many others. God has good plans for you girlfriend and it will be so cool to watch them unfold.

    • I second that. A beautifully written testament to life! Thank you. Have you thought of publishing a book with some of these little essays you have written?

  2. Aleisa, does she usually become fussy after having her milkies?. Does she drink in a lying position?. Does she spit up afterwards?. In that case, check with your peditrician if it could be acid reflux.
    Love this chubby girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. She just gets more beautiful by the day….and so big…and apparently a cute little personality also! Prayers always coming her way.

  4. Nora, thank you for sharing your day with us!!! Hope today is bellyache, gassy free!!!!:) You are the shining example that all things are possible with God at your side!!

  5. What a beautiful analogy! Have a blessed day today, and keep cool this weekend! Glad to hear the whole family will be together again, although I’m sure they had fun!

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL post and so so so true! Give this little girl a chance, and look how high she is flying!! Do you know what is so weird? I gave Nora the turtle blanket you know? While I was upstairs getting it, I contemplated on whether to give her the turtle one or the BUMBLE BEE one!!!! I figured it’d be sweet to have GG’s turtles watching over her, and decided to give her the turtles instead of the bumble bees. Well now she’s getting them both!!!!

  7. So very true! The world determines a lot of things that God determines otherwise. Last week our church had VBS. I helped out all week and was able to see over 200 kids come through our doors. One of the songs for the week fits this perfectly! I shall post it on Nora’s prayer page since I don’t know how to here. Hope you love it!

  8. I love reading about your live with the lovely Miss Nora!! What an encouragement!!
    I love the thoughts on the bumblebee. Science says it can not fly, BUT God says otherwise! man tells us things are not possible, BUT God says otherwise!! No matter what others tell you about your precious daughter God will have the final word!

  9. I began following your blog after sweet Nora was born. I am in awe of your strength and admire your courage to share your thoughts with all of us that don’t know you! I love reading your updates and hope they continue.

    Jenni
    New Iberia, La

  10. Hi Aleisa,
    I am a college friend of Maggie’s. I just wanted to let you know that your blog and story have crossed my path and I am praying for you and your family every day. May that sweet Nora live a life of wonderful example for any doctors who tell their patients not to give their babies a chance at life. May God continue to bless you!
    Julie

  11. WHEN NORA WAS A COUPLE OR THREE WEEKS OLD, I SAID THAT GOD HAD GREAT PLANS FOR OUR LITTLE NORA ROSE. THE WAY YOU EXPRESSED YOUR BLOG TODAY SUMMED UP MUCH BETTER THAN I COULD EVER DO. I DO KNOW THAT LITTLE GIRL HAS TOUCHED AND BLESSED SOOOO MANY MORE LIVES THAN WE CAN IMAGINE. BUT GOD KNOWS ABOUT EACH LIFE SHE HAS TOUCHED AND BLESSED. I AM GLAD THAT THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE, BESIDES ME, THAT WANT YOU TO CONSIDER WRITING THAT BOOK. I JUST WANT TO SAY, “THANK YOU ALEISA FOR CARRYING THE MOST AMAZING BABY.” SHE GETS MORE BEAUTIFUL EVERY DAY. I DO BELIEVE THAT MANY MORE MIRACLES WILL BE SEEN WHEN IT COMES TO NORA. THE DOCTORS DO NOT KNOW EVERYTHING, AND WHEN THEY ARE READY TO GIVE UP, GOD TAKES OVER. HI LITTLE MISS NORA. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. BET YOU ARE SO HAPPY YOUR BIG SISTER, AND BIG BROTHER AND DADDY ARE BACK HOME. YEA!!!! EVERYONE IS HOME SAFE AND SOUND. LOVE THE PICTURE OF GRETA AND YOU. IT SURE LOOKS LIKE GRETA MISSED YOU A LOT. YOU AND YOUR MILKIES REMIND ME OF MY HUSBAND AND HIS COFFEE. WHEN HE FIRST GETS UP, HE WANTS HIS COFFEE, AND YOU WANT YOUR MILKIES. I LOVE YOU NORA AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED SO MANY TIMES BY YOU AND YOUR AMAZING FAMILY. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

  12. I have been trying so hard not to hope, but how can I not when reading a post like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love this quote, โ€œWhat is impossible with man is possible with God.โ€ (Luke 18:27 NIV)

    All of your pictures are amazing, but the one with Nora and her big sister is unbelievably beautiful!! Blessings to you all.. glad you are reunited. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Such true and inspirational words. Aleisa, you amaze me everyday with your strength and faith in God. We continue to pray for you guys!!! Nora, you are growing so much. I love the picture of your little toesies on yesterdays post. Bless you all.

  14. I just started reading ALL of these blogs. Inspirational. Truly. But anyways, I have a plaque that has that Bumblebee theory on it. I know that every time I look at it from here on out, I will be thinking of yall.

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