I have so much to write about and so little time to sit down and complete a blog post. I will hopefully have more time to write everything out once we get home to Alabama and settle back into our lives. Just wanted to update everybody on our little Nora. She spent less than 24 hours in the NICU and was released to come stay in our hospital room the second day we were there. I cannot express the joy that I felt when they rolled her little bassinet into my hospital room and left her with me. All the wires had been removed and she was so healthy looking. She truly is a miracle. All of the doctors (besides Dr. Moise) were surprised that Nora did not need ANY intervention…no blood transfusion, no bill lights and no IVIG. She wasn’t anemic and she didn’t develop jaundice. On Tuesday I was able to leave the hospital with Nora in my arms!
I’m starting to fall asleep as I type this (while simultaneously breastfeeding Nora) so I need to finish up. Tomorrow we are leaving Houston and moving back to Alabama for good! We are SO excited about going home but also sad to leave Houston and the Ronald McDonald House. We have loved our time here in Texas and feel like the RMH is our second home. Nora has follow-up appointments scheduled with our pediatrician back home and a pediatric hematologist in Birmingham. They will monitor her closely for anemia and jaundice over the next few weeks. Oh yeah, and we finally found out her length at birth- 20 inches long. She is such a joy to have in our lives. We still don’t feel like any of this is real yet. We are trying to absorb the beautiful reality that our rainbow baby is here and she is alive and she is all ours. Thank you all for your kind comments and prayers for Nora. I will write more later. Here are a few more pictures of our girl:
She’s absolutely beautiful!
Oh I love her! She is so perfect! I am so excited that everything went so smoothly. No intervention is just awesome! You are amazing, Lord! And I’m so happy you get to go home now. WITH your new baby girl. Woo hoo! The blessings are finally pouring in. Such an awe-inspiring miracle she is. I think God has plans for your stories. So happy for you, friend!
She is amazing! God is so good!
Savor every moment. We give thanks with you!
Praising God with you for this beautiful girl, and for this miraculous story.
Praising God with you for this beautiful girl, and for this miraculous story!
Love everything about this! Congrats!
Congrats on your beautiful baby girl. She is just so precious and she will know how much you went through to make sure she came safely into this world. I couldn’t even imagine how much love you have for that little girl. Congrats on your happy and healthy little girl!
I have been keeping up with you for so long….ever since I lost my sweet Deeton and got pregnant again with is little brother-who is here by the way. SOOO Happy for you and your family, it’s like a relief has been let off of me because I have been hoping and praying for the best for your family! Yeah NORA
It will take a while before it stops being so surreal, but the magic never truly goes away. 🙂 My rainbow baby is almost 10 months old, and I still find myself watching him occasionally going, “wow. I have a tiny human in my house!”
So, so happy for you and your family. Soak it in, beautiful mama. You did good and the healing has only just begun! ❤