Wednesday, March 19, 2008

White Rose Blooming (10 Weeks)

Every Tuesday while you're in the hospital, we'll take a picture with your pug so that everyone can see how much you are growing!

You are still a little bit bigger than 12 inches long, and you reached a big milestone by finally making it to 2lbs!!!

Your tenth week was very interesting. You started off by deciding that you need a break from breathing on your own, so they put you back on the vent. But, just within a few days, you moved to the CPAP and then back to the nasal cannula! And, you really love sucking on your pacifier.

You spent all week in the same room, out of contact isolation. Your daddy was able to hold and touch you, and you even made you first live internet debut while some of your family looked on! Your mommy was able to visit with you a few more times as well, although she's a little sick now and hasn't been able to see you the past few days.

In the next week, we're praying that you'll continue to grow and and experience more new things!

We love you!





Compare our Blessed White Rose at:

2 Weeks
3 Weeks
4 Weeks
5 Weeks
6 Weeks
7 Weeks
8 Weeks
9 Weeks

31 comments:

marcia said...

I love her little hand reaching out as if to touch her puppy! Thanks for the weekly update!

Florida_Mom said...

Happy 10 week birthday! Way to go on reaching the 2lb mark.

Gwyneth is adorable as always.

Myra

andreawilliams said...

Precious!
I look forward to reading your blog everyday. Your family is so beautiful :)
Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!!
Blessings,
Andrea

samsk8angel said...

Great job Gwyneth! You are getting so big! Praying for you!

Kristina said...

Wow, another Tuesday already! I so enjoy thses updates. She looks precious as always.

Courtnie said...

She is getting so big!

Slade said...

That's like 2 baked potatos!!! YAY!

Katelyn said...

She is getting so big! I compared her to her two week birthday and either she's really a bigger or she's just taking advantage of the space by her dog. She's looking great!

Erin said...

She's totally waving to us! Hi baby! Keep up that growing!

walkingbyfaith said...

She's looking more beautiful and healthy than ever! =]

The Adoption Of William said...

W-0-W!!!! She looks huge and beautiful!!

Blessings,

Jen-William's Mom

www.specialneedsbaby.blogspot.com

amangoprincess said...

YAY for Gywneth reaching her 2 lb milestone! The extra weight looks wonderful on her! She has really filled out since birth and looks much more baby-like now, rather than fetus-like..is that even a word? hehe. Looks like she is responding very well to the great care in the NICU and growing as she should! How many ounces does Gywneth eat now? Has she been able to start the bottle yet? I see she has already mastered the pacifier ! Hope Tricia can get to visit her baby again soon! She must miss her terribly!

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

Kind of wierd to think that 8 1/2 sticks of butter weighs more than Gwynie.

Schoggie said...

Nate & Tricia-
Your beautiful White Rose is growing so big :) She looks beautiful! I had my first baby 7 weeks ago and I can relate to that love for your daughter that you never knew exsisted its one of God's great blessing's. I know Gwyneth is gonna be bigger than you and Tricia before you know it. Enjoy this time now of her not walking and talking. It will take you 2 years to teach her how to walk and talk and then you and Trcia will spend the rest of your lives telling her to sit down and be quiet! LOL I keep you all in my prayers daily. Thank you for sharing your story of Faith, Love, and Life with me.

Megan

Mayhem And Miracles said...

It is astounding looking at precious Gwyneth that she should would "normally" still be in the womb! She looks amazing and healthy and like a great BIG blessing!

Jill Pagels said...

Wow, I'm really able to tell this week that she's gotten bigger. The pug doesn't look quite so overwhelming beside her anymore. Congrats on making 2 pounds Gwyneth, Before long I'm sure we'll be reading you've made it up to 3!

Linda said...

What a beautiful doll! I can just see it now......she has stolen the nurses hearts, and they will want to keep her! God is so good all the time! God bless Gwyneth, Tricia and Nate. Praying in Rome, GA.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

2 lbs... way to go!!! Just wait til the day when you post that photo of her with the drool-encased, chocolate-milk stained, worn-from-so-much-lovin' pug tucked under her arm as she toddles across the beach holding her Mommy's hand. (And of course, inside that Mommy are two shiny new (well... slightly used...) lungs!

Pam said...

She's getting so big - two pounds! Yay! Does her taking to the pacifier mean a bottle isn't too far off?

twokiss77 said...

Gwyneth,
You are getting so big, pretty girl! Your mommy and daddy must be so proud of you! Keep geting bigger and gaining weight!

Ginger said...

Amazing!

Songbird From Shadows said...

It seems to me that she looks a lot bigger than when she was born even though she hasn't even gained a pound yet. Is it just because she is so small that we can really tell a difference with each ounce?

She is so precious.

Julie Nickerson said...

Look at that cute tummy! Way to go, Gwyneth on 2lbs!!!

terri c said...

Will you look at that GREAT BIG TWO POUND BABY!!! She is looking terrific, such a joy to see. Prayers continuing.

Kate said...

I want to ask a question but am afraid that it will offend you. Please know I'm not asking this to be rude in any way. My question is sincere.

Is there any reason that Gwyneth isn't gaining weight/growing in length faster than she is? At 10 weeks old, she'd be around 35 weeks gestation.... is it unreasonable to think she would be about the same size as a baby who remained in-utero? Even if slower growth is expected, is it unusual for a micropreemie to gain just over a half-pound and not really grow in length in 10 weeks?

Again, I am NOT trying to be hurtful or rude in the slightest by asking this question. I am asking out of a genuine wish to know.

Your daughter is precious & I'm so happy that she continues to do so well in NICU.

Scott said...

Gwyneth is now noticeably getting bigger. Thank the Lord for her growth and development. You guys are in our prayers.

Sara said...

You Grow Girl!!!!

Heather Paulsen said...

That's great news!!!

Mrs. Breezy said...

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Nate and Tricia,
Check out my list of "I Can't Wait For's"!!!
Praying for you always!

clara said...

Greetings from Chile!
Gwyneth looks so good and we are thinking about her and praying for both of your ladies.