Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Pics of Gwyneth Rose! (and a question answered)







My Nephew (NO, he did NOT fall into an aquarium)

I will post pics of Tricia once she is fully awake (she was very sleepy all day today) and feeling up for it.

For those who are interested, I asked my Dad to post at some point about How To Pray For An Organ Donor. (my brain is fried today and I wanted to get that answer out there ASAP)

Good Night!

Nate

160 comments:

My2Girls said...

What a precious little ANGEL! Love those pictures of your sweet little Rose!

Amy Pullen
Virginia Beach, VA

Carrie said...

After some exceptional writing today no wonder your "brain is fried" as you say.
My prayers are still with you and your family. Thanks for stopping by my blogspot today.

Stunning pictures of your tiniest miracle. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Rick Lawrenson said...

I'm amazed at her hair! Wow!
1 Corinthians 11:15! It's glorious.

TN Tyke Momma said...

Oh Nate she so adorable!!! She a precious little vessal for God's glory. Thanks for giving us a front seat view of God's handiwork in your lives. Praying for you often!

higgie07 said...

She is so beautiful! The pictures took my breath away. What a tiny, perfect, precious, sweet angel.

What's the scoop on the poop? (hee)

This reminds me that a family at our church gave birth to a preemie recently. If we could add her to our prayers--her name is Savanna. Thanks.

Thank you again, Nate and Tricia, for allowing us all to share in this experience with you. You are all an inspiration and I'm sure you're touching countless lives. I have been blessed by following your story.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics!!! She is SOOO sweet...BEAUTIFUL!!! I know ya'll are so proud!!! Keeping you in my prayers.....

Marla Taviano said...

Those pics are A-MAZING. Her hair is so stinkin' cute!

Woohoo!!

terri c said...

I think she's growing! What's the mask she is wearing in the one photo? I can't believe they make masks so tiny but there's proof. Hope the whole family gets a good night's sleep, for even more strength tomorrow.

Julie said...

Is it just me, or does it look like she's filled out a bit? She's so sweet - I bet she feels like a peach, all soft and fuzzy.

Court said...

Jesus loves the little children....they are precious in His sight...and in ours! May you all have a good night tonight.

Melissa said...

What amazing photos, such beautiful hair. I am blown away every time you post a picture of Gwyneth. Thank you for sharing those with us. Praying every day for you!
Love,
Melissa
Florida

M said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

beachbug said...

Uhhh, that's my great-niece. The one with the hair.
We told Ty he that he gets to see the aquarium tomorrow.

See ya tomorrow around 5ish!

Gwenyth's Great Uncle Andy

Rich and Lauren said...

she is so beautiful!!!!

Heather said...

Look at all that strawberry blonde hair. What a little sweetheart. I know you are a proud Papa. I'm praying Tricia gets to meet her daughter very soon. Someone HAS to video tape that moment Nate.

nicole said...

she is just perfect! she has the most beautiful hair color ever!

don't feel like you need to post photos of tricia until she's okay with it...we're all just happy she's doing well.

Barb said...

What a precious baby girl. You must be so proud to be her daddy. Praying tonight for strength for both Tricia and Gwyneth and rest for Dad.

Heather said...

Wait until Tricia see's how small the diaper's are that they put on micro-preemie's. They make panty liner's bigger than those diapers. It's amazing. My sister wants to send you a care pkg. If you could please email me your addy. Thanks Heather http://www.ricetrio.blogspot.com

Christy said...

Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. Psalm 47:6

So, at viewing this little beauties newest pictures, this was the first thing (or verse) that popped into my head. She (along with all babies) being pure and innocent, is the closest existence to God that we will ever know here on Earth. It's just amazing and beautiful! She's just amazing and beautiful. Her hair is awesome! Wow! Can you imagine how much she'll have at the point that she was actually due to be born? Thanks for posting! I'm going to bed with visions of Gods little miracle (and proof to a lost world that He does exist). Praying that tomorrow will be a lovely and blessed day for you all.

jalcorn33 said...

What a precious little sweet pea! Ever since my friend sent me your blog a couple of weeks ago, I have been glued to it. Thanks for all your updates. It has been awesome to see God's mighty hand at work! Praise the Lord!

Jessica
Moses Lake, WA

Marcia said...

Isn't she just the most beautiful little girl! That hair is amazing! Is the mask from the CPAP trial the other day? That's an impressive get-up...but I can't blame her for not liking it! :) Get some sleep, Daddy!

Beth Anne said...

She is looking great! Such a beautiful girl. :-) Continuing to pray for each of you.

Katie said...

Beautiful girl!

I have an organ transplant question...please forgive me if it's answered somewhere else. Is it possible for Tricia to have a double lung transplant from _two_ live donors?

Several years ago, our 16yo friend w/ CF, J, received a double lung transplant this way. My dad donated one lobe of his lung, and J's mom donated the other lobe. (I guess we all have 5 lobes on our lungs, so the donors are just fine). I remember that J was a petite 16 year old, so the two larger adult lobes filled her chest pretty well.

Sadly, J has since passed away, but the transplant gave her a year of a really full life, able to do things she'd never been able to do before.

Anyway, I just thought I'd ask since I'd only really seen discussion on cadaver donors. (And kudos to you by the way for convincing so many to become organ donors! My hubby and I already are).

Princess Talana said...

That hair is gorgeous!

Kellars Mommy said...

In the last pic I noticed that she is not longer *vented*, the cpap that she is wearing is totally different looking that what Kellar wore..She is adorable, so many memories come back to me when I look at Gwyneth, it makes it seem like yesterday that I was looking at my lil man laying there hooked up to all those machines, but look where we are now..Get well girls!!!

yatesriverside said...

She is beautiful...WHAT A GIFT! Congrats. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Blessings.

Baby Leino said...

Oh, she's just so beautiful! I love the hair!

Laurie said...

She is just the sweetest and most precious little miracle. I love the hair on this girl. Praying for her and for Tricia tonight that they both rest and continue to heal and to grow. Any poop yet from the wee one?
You get good rest too Nate. This has been a non stop ride for you this week also.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

The Outlaw Family said...

What a sweet doll. I love her adorable blond hair!! Our family is praying for yours....
Amanda
Arkansas

Becky said...

What a beautiful baby girl you have there!! My 2 year old son came and sat on my lap while I watched the slideshows of your precious baby and he just kept saying "awwww baby" I asked him if she was pretty and he nodded his head yes to me :)

Anonymous said...

I've been following this blog for a couple of weeks now and getting the word out to others to add you all to their prayers.

I wanted to let people know that if they are in California they can register their wishes re: organ donation at donatelifecalifornia.org.

This can be accessed by hospital personnel even if they cannot find your next of kin quickly. More importantly, your next of kin will be presented with documentation of your donor status, but will not be asked to make a decision when they are likely very stressed and unable to think clearly.

Other states may have something similar and if they don't, get busy writing those letters to your legislators!

Amber said...

How beautiful! I pray that rest comes to you tonight and that your girls are stronger than ever tomorrow. God works in the miracle business!

Megan said...

Aww, she's gorgeous!! :)

Amber said...

I forgot to tell you that you are on the prayer list here at Houghton College. We are praying for you and your girls! There are roughly 1200 students here and then faculty and staff who are all aware of your situation! What a great prayer team you have!

Anonymous said...

so precious!!!! she is getting bigger already! I will be thinking of you and your family and most of all Gwyneth tomorrow as you get the CF results back. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Jane-Jane said...

we must know Nate...
what's the deal with the BM's...I think I saw the feeding tube in one of the photos.
is your White Rose back on the c-pap?

You know we are all just so excited to see her grow and move forward.

Last night at our small group Bible study one of the guys prayed for your girls...I couldn't hold back my tears...as if they were my daughter and grand-daughter.

God is moving.

Still praying in SC!

Emily said...

Just when I didn't think she could be any more gorgeous.... ;)

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! I love her hair, it is so cute!

You must be a very proud dad!

Crystal said...

Nate

Hello --I thought I would say hi--I have been reading your story the past week and I wanted to Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.

When I found your blog I sat and read the whole story with tears streaming down my eyes.

Nate you have AMAZING FAITH!!!! God is going to be soo glorified!!!

You, Tricia, and Gwyneth are such a little love story that God is working thru and it has touched us all. You are inspiring soo many people!!! Your faith is INCREDIBLE!!!

Nate your story hit so close to home my husband and I are both born again, saved, in love with Jesus, Christians. We are in the process of adopting our third child from Guatemala. (We have a biological sweet prince and a little sweet princess from Guatemala:)

Our little guy (Samuel) who we are waiting on is premature. We are not sure what week he was born in but the foster mother told us somewhere the seventh month. We are not even sure if he was born in a hospital. HIs birthmom did try to keep him for six weeks. It is honestly a miracle he even survived.

We are waiting to pick him up and we hope to be leaving for Guatemala within the next two weeks.

It has been so amazing to follow your journey and have a little glimpse into little Gwyneth's life-- somehow it has made me feel closer to my baby boy as we wait for the call to go get him. He is now eight months old. I have a public blog for Caleb and Sophie but for now (several reasons I just can't say right here so sorry) my blog of Samuel is private. I will send you an invite if you like you can take a look at some pictures of him.

Again Thank you for sharing your love story of you and your girls with all of us!

Kindest regards
Crystal

RealityGap said...

What wonderful news on Tricia over the past few days, your Girls both have such stregnth - simply amazing. May the progress continue :)

you have such a talent for photography the photos of Gwyneth are stunning!

take care

Oreo said...

What a beautiful "little" girl! Thanks for sharing with us. May God bless all three of you. Have been praying since we got the e-mail from a friend before the birth. Will keep checking the site for updates.

sarah. said...

I'm an ICU nurse but have never worked in pediatrics or neonatal... I see lots of BIPAPs and CPAPs but never one so tiny!! Little Gwyneth has such a sweet look of peacefulness in her precious face... I think of your family throughout the day and check your blog often. Personally I don't have a very big blogging audience but I've posted your link there and on my facebook page... can't have too many prayers eh? Love in Christ to you all from Lynchburg, VA.

sarah. said...

I'm an ICU nurse but have never worked in pediatrics or neonatal... I see lots of BIPAPs and CPAPs but never one so tiny!! Little Gwyneth has such a sweet look of peacefulness in her precious face... I think of your family throughout the day and check your blog often. Personally I don't have a very big blogging audience but I've posted your link there and on my facebook page... can't have too many prayers eh? Love in Christ to you all from Lynchburg, VA.

Julie said...

I love the picture of the back of her head. Such incredible blonde hair! She is amazing.

lonely said...
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lonely said...

Your rose is growing, and getting more beautiful day by day! So glad that Tricia is waking, hoping you hear good transplant news soon.

Debra said...

Wow, I can't believe how she's grown already! Unless my eyes deceived me, your hand has gotten smaller! haha! Her coloring has gone from red to pink and her hair is just amazing! So much of it!

Thanks for the updates pics!
Debbi/Aspiemom

AmyRobynne said...

Wow, Gwyneth is so beautiful! I love her hair! Amazing how perfect such a tiny little thing can be.

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful--love that hair. I see that she is trying to pull the vent tube. My daughter has pulled her vent tube before when they were weaning her off of sedation. I know that you guys are members of cysticfibrosis.com & Garran from there just recently extubated himself also. I know that she is probably not big enough yet to pull it out but it just reminded me of that story & how she is maturing so quickly. I can't believe that they make CPAP mask that small, it's amazing the technology they have these days.

Tricia & Gwyneth are still in my prayers. I am glad to hear that Tricia is awake now & able to communicate with you better. God heard all the prayers that were being sent world wide for the help of communication. Thank you Nate for taking the time out of your day to share your story with all of us here.

-Bobbi

Kylie S said...

Gweneth is lovely !!

I must confess, it breaks my heart to see what she is going through but then I read your words and I am put at ease. I have a 3 year old son and think 'what if this was him'. Both you and Tricia are very brave and courageous and make someone like myself very grateful for what I have. Thank you !!

I'm sure you are so relieved that Tricia is awake and is doing well.

My older brother had CF (sadly, he passed away when I was 2). I vividly remember the day he died but I also have memories (only a couple) of us playing and going outside to greet our dad when he returned home from work. My DH and I even called our son after my brother (well, his middle name, BRETT). My parents were so pleased. I'm sure if I was with them I would have seen a tear in the eyes.

Take care,
K.

Anonymous said...

The new pics of Gwyneth are beautiful! I am so thankful that Tricia is waking up and Gwyneth is doing so well. Our family continues to pray for yours.

Scott said...

I'm with Rick, I was shocked at her hair, beautiful, could be a blondie. I hope you rested well and Tricia and Gwyneth have an awesome day.

Scott

Alison said...

Good morning!!! So thrilled to see pictures of Gwenyth! Looking forward to pics of Tricia as she feels up for a photo shoot!

Praying today is another good day for all!

Adam & Mommy said...

She is beautiful! I am surprised to read that some may question what you choose to write - you have been a wonderful light shining for God through some exceptional circumstances. Shine bright Lawrenson family!!!!

Tom & Sandra Lee said...

Hey, I like the hair! We continue to pray every day. Tom and Sandra

Janet said...

Tricia's hair was jet black as a baby, so its funny to see her baby have blonde! What a little beach bum she will be someday with golden hair all full of sand and sun.

shelly said...

what cute cousins they make! beautiful pictures of gwyneth and one of the cutest i've ever seen of josh--he's precious!

Ashley said...

Your daughter and nephew are absolutely beautiful/handsome!! They have the prettiest color hair! You guys sure do make some pretty babies!! :)

I cannot believe how small Gwyn is compared to your hand! That is amazing! I cannot wait to see pics of Tricia! I bet she is so excited to finally see pictures of her miracle baby! How long will it be before she is actually able to see her in person? Any stats on the lung transplant people? What about Gwyn's CF test?

I am praying constantly for you guys and for the organ donors! Keep up the good recruiting work!! I'm not sure if I have said it before but I have been an organ donor since I was 18 and received my drivers license. I think it is a wonderful thing. I have also had many conversations with different people about it. A lot don't want to do it but I say whats the point of keeping them when you no longer need them?

Anyways, I hope today is a wonderful day for all of you!!

Ashley
Raleigh, NC

Anonymous said...

Nate- I love the newest pictures of Gwyneth! She is simply beautiful. All of that hair. Looking at how tiny she is, it boggles my mind that they have legalized the killing of babies that tiny if they are still in the womb! Seeing pictures of her makes me want to do more for the pro-life cause. She is truly fearfully and wonderfully made!!! Looking forward to seeing pictues of Tricia when she is fully awake. May you have a great Friday! Love The Hagers in Michigan.

Soltana said...

So very cute!!!
Thinking of you and your family :)

Emmie said...

Wow! She has definitely got her Daddy's hair!!! :o)What a gorgeous little thing she is, no wonder you are so proud! Can't wait for the day that Trisha finally gets to touch the little princess who she has given so much to already. Thanks for these updates and photos Nate, we really appreciate them, but please make sure you are looking after you too and not just thinking of everyone else xxxx

viclmbrt said...

She's gonna have her Dad's or her Aunt Donna's Hair color....then again look at Cheryl and Amy....God's choice! I just know she is a beautiful little doll baby! God is so good to have blessed everyone with this sweet angel.

ajc4ever said...

I love that hand on the cheek picture. She is such a beautiful little miracle. Just amazing. Still praying.

Angela in central Ohio

melissa said...

She's so beautiful! I love the hair!!!! I can't wait til Tricia is able to see her in person! That is one of my most major prayers for her!
Some of us in the blogosphere are taking Sunday through Saturday to fast for you, Tricia, and Gwyneth as well as another couple. :-) Just thought you'd like to know!

Lady Bird said...

Just letting you know that every morning I come here and check up on you guys. Your daughter is amazingly strong and beautiful.

Aunt T said...

She is a beautiful little blessing. ... and look at the hair! I'm continuing to send prayers up for all of you.

Teresa

Thad & Ann said...

Hi Nate,
I've been following your story for a couple weeks now. You & Tricia are so inspiring, I have cried so many times reading your blog, what a great God we have! Gwyneth is so adorable, all that hair! My boys(4 & 23m) love seeing her pictures & we pray for you guys everyday.
Blessings-
Ann

Laurie said...

Thank you for enabling us to be a part of this amazing story of God's work. I stand in awe of His handiwork as I see these pictures of your dear baby.

It is a privilege to participate in prayer for your family; we continually do so as God constantly brings you all to mind.

Elizabeth said...

I loved you new pictures of Gwenyth- She looks somehow like she has grown, Look at headful of beautiful hair :)

The Myers Family said...

What a PRECIOUS PERCIOUS little girl you have! I'm praying for your family daily.

The Adoption Of William Alan said...

You guys are a blessing to me. I don't even know you.....stumbled upon your blog, but my heart has been blessed by you and your beautiful family. Thank you!


Praying..........

With Love,

William's Mama

Auntie G said...

Gwyneth is a beautiful baby. I am praying for all of you.
Gail

Brenda Boitson said...

Updated: 11 of your friends joined the group Praying for Tricia, Nathan and their Baby.
KatelynAdamLaurenChristineJenelleKateLisaMeganRyanMeghan

I just thought I'd pass this along. I sent an email out to my close friends to join the facebook blog update, and already 11 of my friends have joined to support you and your family. I will be reading over how to pray for an organ donor and including that in my prayers, as well as asking those friends of mine who joined your blog to do the same. Much love!

Hutch & Meg said...

I love the 2nd one with all the hair. What a beautiful color it is!

Any poo yet?

Anonymous said...

Where does she get all that gorgeous blonde hair???

Sarah & Bradley said...

wow!! It's obvious that Gwenyth is already growing and changing. Getting healthier and stronger by the day. Praise Jesus!!! My prayers are continually with baby, Tricia and you. May God continue to give you strength. I was looking at another blog earlier of a small child that has a need. It's so apparent that the family doesn't have the hope of Jesus, like we all do. And it breaks my heart they choose to walk alone. However, I'm so thankful that you and Tricia know the Lord and trust Him to walk by your side. I pray the Lawrensons have a wonderful day!

Mary Ann said...

I just cannot get over how beautiful Gwyneth is. That hair is just adorable. The pictures of that sweet angel just make my day. Thanks for taking time out to share with us all. I am praying for you and your sweet girls.

the*4*of*us said...

beautiful hair!!!! I'm so glad to hear that Tricia is awake!! Still Praying!!!

beachbug said...

I went and checked out the blog of "the adoption of William Alan". William's mom commented on this post. God bless this family #1 for adoption and #2 having such compassion on a special needs child. Jesus said religion was taking care of widows and orphans. Check out their blog if you want to see "religion" Jesus' words in action. Plus they need financial help to get William to the US from Africa.


I'm 9 hours from "the hole". Woo hoo!
Gwenyth's Great Uncle Andy

Mama Grizzly said...

I just found your blog from another blog and have read the entire blog now and I am in such awe of your amazing faith and strength. Your story has touched me so immensely and you are all a part of my daily prayers. May Tricia and Gwyneth continue to gain strength and be healthy and may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Anonymous said...

She' s so precious! We are praying for all of you. Thanks for the updates and pictures.
Blessings,
Lori and family

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful little girl. I know you are excited about the day she can see her Mommy.

Thinking and praying in GA
Mandy
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

gmomof7 said...

She's adorable! I'm so happy things are going so well. I come to check a couple times a day, I'm a mom to 7 wonderful kids and have been lucky not to have many problems. I commend your guys strength and trust in God, mine has been lacking the past few years but with reading your blog it's starting to grow again. Thank you! Prayers and many hugs...

Mary said...

Good morning Nate. Gwyneth is looking great! Can't wait to see pics of Tricia soon. I'm going to say my morning prayer for you and your family right now! I hope you all have a blessed day full of miracles.

Mary Rogers
Trenton FL

kidsworld said...

Please remind me, if you mentioned before...what time was the lovely Gwyneth Rose born on January 8th?

She is beautiful! We continue to kneel in prayer!

Karen said...

What a beautiful baby!! And your nephew, he is absolutely adorable!! Still praying here in Shelbyville, Tn.

Anonymous said...

Nate

Get some rest. You must be exhausted. She is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

She is amazing...yesterday I shared that very first day video of Gwyneth with a friend. I commented to her that I really think she has grown in a week or so! Can you give us an up date on her weight, heart rate, O2 saturation?!

Tricia is just as amazing - two days off of the sedation meds...get going on those ankle pumps and glute sets! 3 sets of 10with lots of rest in between ;)

from "S. Jersey" (PT!!!)

Tanya said...

PRECIOUS!! What more can I say??

Praising God for this miracle!

the brown's said...

precious pictures. she is truly so beautiful!
praying for you in GA...

jenc said...

Found your blog thru a friend of a friend... we're at calvaneseangels.blogspot.com if you want to see any pics/blogs on our 25 weeker's NICU journey and our everyday now that we're home.

God bless - donors are a gift to us all!

Kate said...

I still can't believe how tiny and perfect she is! Congratulations on your blessed white rose!

Hummel Family said...

It's offical, I now have you added to our blog. And trust me, we have a ton of prayer warriors who will gladly become your prayer warriors too.

Still praying...

JoEllen Hummel

Anonymous said...

Nathan, Tricia and baby Gwyneth,

I found you site via a link from another blog. I check in often and pray for you guys daily. The pictures are gorgeous and I love her blonde hair!

God Bless,
Lauren
Southfield, MI

The Sinks said...

I was referred to your blog from a friend who is friends with a friend of yours (confusing!). Just wanted to let you know that I have been and will continue to be praying for Tricia, Gwyneth, and you. What an amazing miracle that beautiful Gwyneth is!

Anonymous said...

She is getting even more beautiful every day! Can't wait to see pictures of you holding, hope it won't be too much longer.

Keeping you in our prayers in Huntsville Al

Michelle in MO said...

WOW! She is awesome! What a beautiful thing God has done for you and your family!

BTW, on the "hair issue", when the baby's are in utero, they have hair on them that disappears before birth. . .I'm thinking all that hair may actually go away after a while.

We have 5 beautiful children and go figure, my one daughter has more hair on her legs (age 7) then my boys do!

THANKS BE TO GOD FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL MIRACLE!

jullylaw said...

Nate,
Her hair reminds me of your cousin Carly's when she was born...but we always said she looked alot like your sisters. She is beautiful.
love,
Aunt Julie

Julie Nickerson said...

Look at that blonde beauty. She looks so precious! And I love that little head of hers. So sweet!

That is awesome about the Ecards and donation. PRAISE GOD!!!
-Julie & Seth Nickerson

Momnnashville said...

Every picture of your little princess moves her further into my heart and reminds me to pray harder for her and her mommy. She is so beautiful. What an amazing little work of God...I'd say God has some big things in store for Gwyneth!

vb2000rn said...

She looks soooo good!! Look at the blonde hair, oh my gosh!! Your new camera is amazing, as I look at Gwyneth alone she seems so much bigger, but when you put it in perspective with your hand, wow... amazing how detailed picture comes out!

If someone is seriously saying negative comments, Well I am not going to give it the time of day. Satan is not going to pull down such an awesome occation! You are an amazing Godly husband and Father! You have done a phenomenal job with this site and with sharing your God, your beliefs, your family, your life! People can make rude negative comments but just remember you are a rock, you have planted sooo many seeds and you will reap the rewards in heaven! Think of how Jesus feels for something negative to be said about his miracles, he must be so hurt. I will be praying for them too!

When commenting back to the people who have something negative to say just remember: "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1

Yes what's going on with the poop?

Ok, turn the computer to Trisha.
:0) Good morning beautiful Mommy!! I've missed you just like soo many in this world! Nathan has done such a great job. If emails are sent he responds soo quickly. He has kept us up to date on how you are doing and how Gwyneth is. I would be going crazy if he didn't do this, for us medical personel that are usually on the other side, it is a reality check when we have to be on the patients side of things. Just another way for God to strengthen my bedside manner for my patient & the family. Your strength and testimony have been soo inspirational to me! I have so much more to say but I will save it for another time! I am soo glad you are awake, I know you have hours to spend reading all these comments.

Praise God for everyone who is praying, encouraging and loving you and your family.

Wendy said...

The first thing I always notice is her beautiful hair:) Those photos are stunning!!

Anonymous said...

She is so precious! and what beautiful blonde hair :-)
Jennifer
- from Ohio...

Slade said...

wow

Sarah said...

Thanks for the pictures! She is really changing (= Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sarah Rutallie
Marysville, Michigan

Anonymous said...

Gwenyth is beautiful! We are praying for you today.

Leah Courtney

Thia said...

Thank you for posting more pictures of Gwen. It is going to be awsome to watch her grow!

Kerri said...

Oh my gosh, she is such a gorgeous angel. Just looking at her makes me want to scoop her up and kiss away any hurts or fears she has, so can only imagine what it does to her daddy. You all pop in my head many times a day and you're constantly in my prayers.

diaduit said...

Your daughter is just precious! Thanks for sharing the new pictures. :)

Risha said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you for continuing to share!

Tamara said...

Your story has captivated me since I read the blog start to finish yesterday. I stumbled across your page and have caught myself thinking and praying for your family often throughout my day. What a beautiful baby. Love the sweet blond hair! While I know there are tough things ahead for you and your family, I pray that the days ahead would be filled with joy. I love that in the midst of all of this, you are bringing people to the feet of Jesus. Praying that Trisha will feel more energy today.

Anonymous said...

Nate and Tricia,

The blessings for Gwyneth are piling up - I'm sure you are keeping track of them.
Amazing that, as a 24-weeker,
- she has avoided the high frequency ventilator
- her PDA closed without surgery
- she had NO brain bleed!
My 26-weeker had a grade-2 brain bleed and had PDA surgery when she was under two pounds. And we spent most of our 3 1/2 months between a 24-weeker and a 25-weeker who both spent weeks on the high frequency vent.
We are so happy for you all!

Dirkey said...

What an incredibly gorgious little baby girl you have, still praying.

Anonymous said...

Your baby's beauty is obvious in these pictures. May you and your family continue to love each other together for many years to come.

barb michelen said...

Hi again, see tthis is the site i told you i signed up to. It has some nice information about how to make money using OPP, i think you might find it interesting. here it is. bye!

Rick Lawrenson said...

Nathan was a blonde as a little boy. Her hair is about the same as was his at birth.

Tracy said...

She is gorgeous :-) What a proud daddy you must be! I know this is a tough time for all of you...but don't forget to enjoy her while she is tiny...it goes by fast! You are still in our prayers every day.

JuJu - said...

The JuJu Crew in fayetteville NC is so humbled to be able to watch and witness the miracle of BOTH of your girls - each day - we are EXPECTING with GREAT faith to see the double Lung transplant go through with success and to see a beautiful little girl home in her parents arms uncathed by her early entrance into this world:)

You Rcok Dude:)

www.thejujucrew.blogspot.com:)

Kristi from NY said...

I happened upon your blog from a mention on another blog. I was "bad" and read the entire thing yesterday while I should have been working. Wow! The testimony that you offer through these circumstances is just awesome.

My family was able to take our first-ever vacation in the Outer Banks about a year ago. I had been there prior to my marriage, and it was something I really wanted my husband and children to experience. My husband felt so at peace while we were there, and it will be a time we will all look back on with happy memories. It is a beautiful area and I will pray that GOD will continue to work in and through you so that you all can return there.

Your precious family will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers as I keep up with your blog. Thank you for the specific prayer requests.
Blessings!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Thanks for the updated pictures of your sweet tiny daughter! I am so praying for Trina to get better.
"return to me" is one of my all time favorite movies too..What a good movie.
Hang in there. Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hi Nate,

I sent an update to our prayer partners today. See below...

The latest update on Tricia and baby Gwen can be found here: http://cfhusband.blogspot.com/. Please join our family in continuing to pray that Tricia will be strong enough to be listed for lung transplantation. The pics of baby Gwen are awesome! God's miraculous grace and glory shines through this tiny baby!

Froggymama said...

What a gorgeous girl. My family sends love and prayers to you. We have a 2 year old daughter with CF. I think it's wonderful and amazing that you are creating this blog and for making it possible for others to pray for your family! I too will spread the word on our blog, so that our family and friends will keep you in their prayers and thoughts.

Kim said...

Amazing pictures! A definite miracle to pray for!

MadMaude53 said...

Death is an inevitable fact of life and people die everyday. When you pray for an organ donor to be found for someone on a transplant list, you aren't praying that someone will die--rather you are praying that of all the people who will die that day, that one of them will be a matched donor for your loved one.

Emergency departments have a designated staff member (trained to do this) who ask family members of people who die if they will consider organ donation, even if there is no donor designation on the person's license. It is a much easier task--and decision for the family--if people make this designation themselves. Everyone needs to do this simple, life giving thing!

Katie said...

What beautiful new pictures!!!!!! She has quite a head of blonde hair!!! She's gorgeous!

jojoechoochoo said...

She is so precious.
We lost our daugther 23 years ago to CF there at Duke. I was plesantly supprised to find out that there are still LOTS of friends still working there. A lot of them you may know. Bill Taub,is one. My angel's name is Beth, (Charity Elizabeth). Beth would have been 33. I would like to believe that had she would have found someone like you had she lived.
You all are in my prayers. JoJo

Dave Carrol said...

hey guys... My name is Dave Carrol from Brantford Ontario.

I'm a young adult leader at Freedom House church.

I stumbled upon the facebook group about your story and just wanted to tell you that I'm another voice that praying for you.

Blessings friends
Dave

Ashley Hester said...

This blog bring me to tears everytime I check up on you and the girls. I have a hard time answering the phones (yes I'm at WORK :) ) and keeping my voice steady! God is truly great! I see this everytime I read/see your updates. Keeping up the faith!

zoee said...

i came across your blog through "pug possessed"

your inspiring wife and gorgeous daugher are in my thoughts and prayers

Deb said...

She is beautiful! Our little guy kept thinking it was our baby since she was like that for a while too. And I LOVE her hair!
The top pictures- is she off the CPAP already?
~Debbie (Roberts)

Anonymous said...

Nate,

You and Tricia are such special people. It's amazing how God can use two people to spread his word to so many people..thank you for making my relationship with God even stronger. I stumbled across your blog and have been reading it daily and I don't think it happened accidently...God always has a plan.

Please don't make one negative comment frustrate you! Remember Satan is always trying to creep in when we least expect it.

Stay strong and know the world is praying for all three of you. God Bless.

Mrs. Breezy said...

Nate and Tricia-
I just wanted to let you know that our family is praying for you. We are curretnly stationed in Illesheim, Germany. Our Protestan Women of the Chapel European Region are all praying for you as well (that is around 500-600 ladies). I can see from your post that your faith is growing stronger everyday and that my friend will in turn carry you through!
Blessings

Mrs. Breezy said...

Nate and Tricia-
I just wanted to let you know that our family is praying for you. We are curretnly stationed in Illesheim, Germany. Our Protestan Women of the Chapel European Region are all praying for you as well (that is around 500-600 ladies). I can see from your post that your faith is growing stronger everyday and that my friend will in turn carry you through!
Blessings

Meredith said...

Amazing pictures of the Little Princess! She is so sweet!!!! It's so awesome to see God's fingerprints all over her!! She was sent down from Heaven with such beautiful sun kissed color! I know your all so very proud. Continuing our constant prayers for all of you. Many Blessings, Meredith/Orlando FL

Anonymous said...

I came across you guys through some friends on faceboook. I went to church with Tricia and think I might have even taught her in sunday school at HHBC!! I played field hockey with Megan at BHS and of course Janet was our coach . . .I'm in Chicago now and will be praying for you all. Only God can provide for each need, and I can see that he has surrounded you both with amazing community and committed prayers. Blessings to you - Christy Jackson

Kristine McKowen said...

Sending many prayers for both your beautiful girls!

Teri said...

Does she have a touch of redhair?????

If so she is extra blessed. Women pay for red hair you know!!

I have a redhead son and ladies come up and ask can I take you to my stylist because I want your color of hair!

She is a beauty...

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with BEACHBUG's comment. Y'all have to check out this blog:
http://specialneedsbaby.blogspot.com/
It is amazing...what a story that is about to unfold!

Sonia and Jong said...

Precious little Gwen is beautiful. I am continuing to pray for your girls and you from Japan.

I am going to link your blog to ours as well - there can't be too many people praying for your girls!

Sonia
Mom to twins born at 23 week 0 day, one in heaven and one on earth
www.soniaandjong.blogspot.com

Steph said...

Many prayers being lifted up to heaven from here in South Florida for you and your girls.

Nate, your faith and Tricia's faith - well, heck, the faith of your whole darn family (I think I've read all their blogs! LOL!) has just really blessed me. It's not often that you get to see, firsthand, God moving in such a big way to bring people together in prayer.

Thank you for allowing all of us in the "blogosphere" to tag along on this amazing journey with you. God bless!

terri c said...

Echoing the comment above about registering as an organ donor. As a chaplain I am a "designated requestor" and those are very hard conversations to have with a family in shock and grief. It is *much* easier if their loved one has expressed this wish via registry, and can be very helpful in giving some sense of meaning and hope to what often seems nothing more than tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! I, too, had a baby girl in the NICU. And while our situation was not nearly as serious as yours, I know a little bit of what you are experiencing. When I read of your tears of joy at being able to touch your daughter for the first time, I too cried, remembering my own experience. Remember that there are many "NICU" parents out there who know a bit of what you are going through and are praying that God will give you the strength you need to make it through this season of your life. May God bless you, Tricia, and little Gwyneth.

Patty said...

Such a precious little girl! And I agree with the posters that said she looks like she is filling out a little bit. You are truely blessed.

foytix said...

Beautiful pics of Gwyneth! I am so jealous she has more hair than my 9month old little girl. LOL. Gwyneth is absoultely beautiful!

Tami Foytik
Powells Point, NC

Julie said...

OMG! Just look at all of Gwyn's blond hair on her perfect little head. What a miracle! I follow your blog daily, and just keep getting more and more amazed! God bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for allowing us to share in your miracle journey. We pray for Tricia to gain strength in such a way that the doctors are amazed! We pray for sweet Gwyneth to get stronger and bigger each day. It's truly amazing to see how the "family of God" extends to those we've never met.
--Kernersville, NC

Melody said...

I think she will be ready for a hairbow soon!. She really is just precious.

Thanks again for keeping us updated!.

Pam said...

She's so precious and your Story is AMAZING!
I just learned of a website where you can make beautiful, professional quality books (hard or softcover) very reasonably. Someday, when things settle down a bit, you may want to create a "blog book" to have a permanent keepsake of this remarkable journey... and share as a testimony to others of God's incredible, tender mercy.
Keeping you in prayer!
Pam in Florida

The book website is http://www.blurb.com/home/1/

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth is simply gorgeous! We are praising GOD at how well she is doing and how well Tricia is doing, too! And, WOW, your dad did an excellent job at answering a very tough question! You all are in our prayers!

Christy Lockstein said...

Gwyneth is beautiful, and she's in my prayers every night. I wrote an article about organ & tissue donation awhile back on my blog, here's the link: http://christysbookblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/organ-tissue-donation.html

It includes info about myths and how various religions view donation. Take care!

The Ski's said...

What a beautiful family you all are. We have a ten week old son with some medical issues and just are amazed at the power of prayer. Please know that you are blanketed under prayer from our family to yours. We wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead for you all. Many, many blessings. What a beautiful little angel you have. OUr pryaers are with you all.

Janeen

http://www.littleski.blogspot.com/

Christy H said...

Two precious miracles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

I found your story through a friend of mine. Your faith in this time of struggle is such an inspiration. And Gwyneth is beautiful! I will be praying for your whole family, and checking back often to hear updates. God bless!

walkingbyfaith said...

Gwyneth is beautiful! She looks like she's actually getting bigger. Definitely need a kleenex now!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a precious, precious little angel. Love that pic of your nephew!

Anonymous said...

What a precious gift from God! I continue to pray for all of you, and the mighty work that you are doing for God. The seeds that you are sowing will bring a great harvest! May God continue to give you strength for the day!
Hugs from Maryland

Anonymous said...

Nate and Trish. I have finally figured out how to send you a message. Thank you Nate for guiding me through your blog. I am not as computer literate as other people. Gwyneth is truly a miracle from God and she is beautiful. Trish truly looks amazing after all she has been through. All 3 of you are in my prayers constantly. Love, Sheri and family

lilaussieprem said...

What a precious little girl! She is just beautiful. My son was born at 27 weeks and is now a happy and healthy almost 2 year old. I wish you and your family all the best and look forward to reading the updates.

Julia - www.lilaussieprems.com.au

Mamma_of _five said...

your baby is so beautiful!

Leanne said...

She is so beautiful. Simply amazing! And so much hair! I'm finally getting back to your blog after a few days away. I can't believe all that I've missed! Now on to read everything from over the weekend!