Thursday, January 10, 2008

Only God

I spent about 20 minutes with Gwythen this morning after seeing Tricia (my dad describes in the last post). She is still as perfect as can be, although they are watching many things. It is amazing to see the bond that is somehow mysteriously forming between my tow girls, separated by three floors.

During the night, Gwyneth's vent pressure was reduced from 32 to 30.
During the night, Tricia's vent pressure was reduced from 32 to 30.

Both girls are responding to my voice.

It's amazing to see...Tricia's heart-rate drops 5 points whenever I enter the room. Just a few minutes ago, Janet and Megan were with her having a contest to see who's voice could drop it the most. I walked in, and immediately put them to shame.

I've spent several minutes talking with Tricia. She'll squeeze my hand, slow her breathing, and even smile for me (once) when I ask. She's seen me twice now this morning, although I doubt she'll remember it later. They're working on helping her digestion at the moment, so I've stepped out for a few minutes.

Here are a few pics of me with Gwyneth last night (with ultra violet light).




Here are a few pictures of things hanging on Tricia's wall.



My parents shot several minutes of Gwyneth video, but I'm waiting to watch it with Tricia and will post it after we have celebrated together.

BTW, people have asked about the 65Roses4PattySue address in KDH. It will be checked daily by the trust fund administrator.

Nate

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is just perfect Nate!

I love the little note to Tricia too.

beachbug said...

My goodness gracious glory be. I guess I have to start packing kleenex with me everywhere I go.
I'm glad to hear Tricia is responding and the note from Gwenyth to mommy with the footprint is killin me!

Love you guys.
Gwenyth's Great Uncle Andy

Florida_Mom said...

What a wonderful update. Our God is so great! Many prayers continue for you all.

In Christ
Myra

ZazFamily said...

nathan, sorry i got gwyneths name wrong on your dad's post. your posts are an inspiration to our family right now, going through my mom's declining health, you cause us to look up to God for all he has done, all the miracles he is doing and our hope for the future. continue to pour out your heart and mind on your blogs, many people that you'll probably never know(like my employees) are reading and being touched.

richard zazuetta

Marjolein said...

You're still in my thoughts all day

Lots of Love

Rich and Lauren said...

that's so great to hear and the pics and things are so precious! as always, we're still praying!

Full of JOY said...

tricia is heavy on my heart. i am praying MUCH for her and your baby girl. tricia was one of my very best friends when we were kids- all my love to her...

walkingbyfaith said...

I agree with Andy..tissues w/me everywhere! I'm so happy to hear that both Tricia's and Gwyneth's vent levels were lowered. Another answer to prayer! I love the little board on Tricia's wall with all the info about Gwyneth! Too cute!

Still praying...

Anonymous said...

amazing to see God's hand at work...truly awesome!

still praying in Jesus' Holy name (from Michigan)

Bobby J

Scott said...

Nate, seeing you looking into the incubator (that is what they called them in my day, may have a new name by now) brought back memories of our first born premie! We looked at her like that and wanted to hold her so much. She just turned 34 Jan 7th. I'm praying you have the same opportunity to celebrate with her for many, many years. Praying hard for Trish.

♥PugPosse♥ said...

Love Gwenyths hand made message for her Mommy..So precious! fingers crossed and I wished for you and your beautiful girls today at 11:11 am this morning! I hear it is a time to make a wish when it is 11:11 o'clock...
you have so many people praying for you~

Nicole said...

amazing amazing!

Ramon said...

Its just so amazing how great our Lord is. I couldnt help but to just break down in cry in my little office as i read that Tricia was responding as well as baby gwyneth. Dude you and Tricia have strenghthen my Faith so much...I love you Bro

Jessica said...

What a great update on Tricia. I'm so glad she is responding to you. It was so sweet of the NICU nurses to send down that note for Tricia. I'm sure that the note and the pictures of Gwenyth will be the first thing she wants to see when she wakes up. God bless you all for your "ministry mindedness" through this stressful time. What amazing fruit is already being seen! All my co-workers here at Atlantic Shores keep stopping by my office asking for updates and joining in the prayer.
You all are never far from my thoughts and prayers!
~Jessica in Virginia Beach

Lissa Lane said...

Gwyneth looks like she's doing as wonderful as she can. I always loved seeing Calypso under the lights and they had her little sunglasses on. lol

I'm glad Tricia is responding to you. I posted a special blog on my blog in your guys' honour

Jessica said...

What wonderful news! I pray the good news continues to flow as the day, week, etc... goes by! Your girls are fighters, that is for sure! We will continue praying for them.
Love, The Gallop's

Anonymous said...

I AM SITLL IN AWE THAT WE ARE WITNESSING A MIRACLE UNFOLD BEFORE OUR EYES. I'M NOT SURPRISED THOUGH, GOD IS COOL LIKE THAT:)
JENN

Becky said...

Love the handprint and footprint!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

YOU GO CRAFTY SISTERS! I am sure Janet and Megan had a hand in that great wall!! What a great set of pictures! Those foot and hand prints are just incredible.
Becky

Lisa Collinsworth said...

I have to agree with your uncle...I need a box of tissues here beside me at work! The note with the tiny handprint and footprint and itty bitty diaper is just so precious! I have all my co-workers reading your blog throughout the day here in Conyers, GA. God is granting miracles daily and it's just sooo amazing to see!!!

Debra said...

There you go, making me cry again! I love the bond that you have with Tricia and what a comfort you are to her!!!

I like the note w/ Gwyneth's prints & diaper that you have waiting for Tricia. She will really savor that!

You're always in my prayers! Debbi a/k/a Aspiemom

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to sing 'er a round of "Jesus Loves Me" if you have'nt already!

Sent with warm wishes and a lot of prayer.

Amy said...

I had to be away from the computer today and was thrilled to see such good news when I returned!

Still praying in Nashville.

Anonymous said...

You and your families faith is such an encouragement to others. Congratulations on the birth of your baby, she is precious. Praying for your family.

Laurie said...

Competitive are we Nate?? I love that. Just goes to show that what God has joined together is connected together forever in His Love. I am so thrilled for you I can't sit still:)
"He who has begun a good work will be faithful to complete it". Isn't amazing how present God is with you all in that hospital right now, in each room with each person and all of you there. And yet, He is big enough to hear all of the thousands of prayers being lifted up to Him from down here. He just keeps getting bigger and bigger in my heart as I continue checking here. I am going to wear out my mouse!:)
Continue resting in His loving arms and grace, He has this so covered in His Plan for you. I am so humbled and honored to be praying for you with soooooooooooo many others. May He continue to bless your socks off as Tricia becomes fully awake and fully joyful and alive. The baby card is so precious.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

The Dalgo Family said...
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Anonymous said...

I've never met you before, but I'm shedding tears of joy for you right now, as I read about your sweet daughter doing well, and seeing her foot & hand prints, and imagining the sheer joy that you must have felt to get that smile from your sweet wife!! Praying for you all!! - Joni in Ohio

The Dalgo Family said...

Hey Nate

We are friends of Jesse and Whitneys, just wanted to let you know that we have our family in Raleigh and in Lynchburg Va. praying for you and your family. I continue to pray for you and your girls!

Kym and Ron Dalgo

Rebecca said...

"Only God" is right...

Just amazing...

The Walsh's said...

I love the pictures of your little one. Looks just like Lincoln at birth. Praying for you today...

pipsylou said...

You are clearly being led by an unseen hand. You will look back on this time and wonder how you made it through - superhuman strength you are receiving, my friend!

Gwyneth is beautiful. Perfect in EVERY way!

My kids are running wild in my house while I refresh your blog. :)

Jayne said...

I keep checking back. Sending my warmest thoughts.

TruePraise said...

love the pic of her little foot in the blue light....

Good grief i am like Andy, I cry everytime I read a new posting...

BusyLizzyMom said...

It must be such a scary time for you. Worrying and praying for both of the most important women in your life must be so difficult. It will be a long rough journey for you and your wife as your daughter grows and gets stronger. It will be a journey filled with angst but also some wonderful memories. Wishing you and your family health and that you can all be home together in time.

Giovana Smith said...

Your baby is precious. I will keep her and Tricia in my prayers.
God is amazing and I believe in his hands everything is possible.
God bless you
Giovana