Wednesday, March 5, 2008

White Rose Blooming (8 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 gained some weight this week and you are now a little bit more 1lb 13oz.

Your eighth week was even better than your seventh! You were taken off of any kind of breathing machine and you're now breathing completely on your own with a little bit of extra oxygen! And, you're eating more almost every day!

You mommy came down to see you several times, and, for the first time ever, on your eight week birthday, she was able to hold you! You also had another negative MRSA swab, which means you should be out of contact isolation by next week, which means your daddy can touch you again without gloves on!

In the next week, we're praying that you'll continue to do breathe well on your own, and that you'll gain some more weight. We're still praying that your mommy will get her new lungs soon, and that maybe we'll get to feed you with a bottle for the first time.

We love you!






Compare our Blessed White Rose at:

2 Weeks
3 Weeks
4 Weeks
5 Weeks
6 Weeks
7 Weeks

41 comments:

Adrienne said...

White Rose is dominating Mr. Pug! :D

Beverly said...

Your dear Gwyneth is such an answer to prayer. She's absolutely gorgeous.

Shawna in Oklahoma said...

I just love her so much! She is the cutest little girl I have ever seen! What a blessing..... and it will only get better!

Kristina said...

She looks like she wants to reach out and get him. She is beautiful, good job on the breathing and the eating!

TruePraise said...

Is she longer than her pug now??

beth robertson said...

WOW!!!! She is almost a professional model:) The girls looked so beautiful together. They were the piece the other needed. They are so perfect together.!!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family!! God is awesome!
By the way I agree with your dad about the kleenex...dads are so smart:)
Looking forward to seeing a family pic with no tubes, masks, or covers.
love, beth from HH

Christy H said...

She is looking so different and growing so much!!! The change is amazing. She is absolutely beautiful and *yah* for mommy for being able to hold her sweet little girl. I'm so excited to read that!!!!!

Destini said...

She is closing in on that 2lb mark...how amazing is she...You can really see that she has grown over past few weeks, filling out and beginning to take on a different look! Our God is so good! Just praying she continues on the path of healing and for another negative swab!

Kate said...

Oh Nate and Tricia--

She is getting so big, and gets more and more beautiful every time I see new pictures of her!

Alicia said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tracy P. said...

That little pug's name is Caitlyn at our house, so we know exactly how big Gwyneth is. Amazing. Just the right size for Mom to manage. Except for the hat thing...little girls just have minds of their own! May you thank God for every wardrobe battle (and let her wear what she wants!).

Praying for new lungs in Minnesota

Sara said...

We love the pictures! We are still praying. Thanks for all your great updates!

~Sara in MD

Em said...

It's so amazing to watch babies grow like this. I'm very happy that Tricia has been able to hold her beautiful girl.

Gila said...

Happy 8 week birthday to yoooouuuuu! Happy 8 week birthday to yoooooouuuuu! Happy 8 week biiirthday! Happy 8 week birthday! Happy 8 week birthday toooooooooooo
YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

marcia said...

Way to go, Little Rose...you gained three ounces this week. That's quite a bit for a tiny little girl like you that only weighs 29 ounces all together! I'm cheering for you to hit 2# by next week!

Stacemoe said...

Still praying for all 3 of you from Dallas! Gwyneth is amazing!!! What a miracle. So happy Tricia got to hold her. Gwyneth's expressions were priceless. I am sure this will help Tricia's strength and recovery. Thank you again for sharing your lives with us!

Ann said...

She is so pretty I am relly glad her mommy got to hold her

twokiss77 said...

What a blessing that she's doing so well! She's just as beautiful as ever, if not more so :-) The pug, on the other hand, is beginning to look a bit scrawny. May I also just speak to how organized you are with managing your website..? You are very consistant -- and you do a great job managing it. Just something that I noticed...just wanted to point that out! I'm so glad that Tricia got to hold her precious rose. I bet it was a surreal experience for her! Will this be something that can happen on a regular basis now...?

Irene said...

She is definately filling out! And so precious! I am so happy the 3 of you got to spend some time together with mommy holding Gwyneth! You are a beautiful family.
Irene

Family by Love said...

What awesome pictures and awesome news that Tricia finally got to hold her. It is so difficult when you cannot hold your child. Praising God with you for this wonderful time.

Anji said...

Amazing where has 8 weeks gone!!!

So pleased to read that your little poppet is doing so amazingly well

Hoping Mamma gets her new lungs soon

x

Deb said...

She's looking so great these days! She looks so much more comfy without all the extra stuff on her, too!
I just watched the video too... so many tears- I'm so happy that Mommy got to hold her itty bitty. I would not be suprised if she starts growing a lot faster now that Tricia has held her!- and even more so once they can actually have a little bit of skin contact. Oh my goodness- what an answer to prayer.

Christy said...

She's getting bigger! Yay! She's so beautiful.

The Adoption Of William said...

I cannot believe it has been 8 weeks already! Boy is she ever growing. Mr. Pug is looking smaller and smaller. How wonderful it is to watch her grow each week!

Blessings,

Jen-William's Mom

www.specialneedsbaby.blogspot.com

Beaupre said...

More beautiful every day! I think the visit from her Mommy helped her to grow even stronger!! I think it helped her Mommy grow stronger too!

LisaP said...

Amazing what medicine can do. Even more amazing is what GOD can do!

Prayerfully,
Lisa in NC/C3

Shannon said...

Your baby is such a miracle and a blessing, thanks for sharing.

Mof2 said...

Looking back over the weeks, she is really growing! She is beautiful. God Bless You All!

cochran_ja said...

What beauty God has created! It is amazing that she is so small and weighs so little; yet, she is breathing on her own! Praise God for His Plan for your family. Always praying in GA.
Jaime

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Just passed a million and a half visitors.....!

Robin said...

What a blessing!

petebon5 said...

nate thanks for posting this. i so look forward to days that you post your beautiful baby girl and get to see how much she has grown.

Sallie said...

Hey - you are almost to 1.5 millions hits! WOW! The ladies in your life sure are popular.

Praying for you all.
God bless.

Zac and Jenny said...

Each week as Gwyneth is getting bigger but I'm having a harder and harder time telling how big she is in relation to something we know. I can compare her with the pug... but I have no idea how big the pug really is.

Maybe one day (not necessarily on her "weekly" update) you could put a dollar bill next to Gwyneth so we can tell how big she is REALLY getting. Most of us can relate to the size of a dollar bill or something similar.

Gweneth continues to grow more beautiful each day (which is pretty hard since she's already so darn cute!). Congratulations proud parents!

Mary said...

Wow. You can really see a big difference in Gwyneth this week. What a glorious blessing from God. I'm so happy that Tricia was able to hold her finally. There's nothing like that feeling you get. (Well, you know!) I pray that you all have a blessed day and that God will deliver the perfect set of lungs for Tricia.

Mary
Florida

Steel Magnolia said...

she is beautiful and amazing...

Ree said...

What a TINY precious precious MIRACLE!!

Shelleyrae33 said...

It's amazing how much one week can do for us! God bless you and your family!

JennyMarie said...

As mom of a baby born at 27 1/2 weeks (we lost his twin), I know how very important that first hold is. There is nothing like it, especially after waiting so long.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your strength amazes me.

Holladay Family said...

She is looking healthier every week. Are the doctors concerned about her weight or do they think she is right on track? She has a fighter spirit and will do miraculous things with her life. Her mom is a miracle and she is too. I hope you have a great week!