Tuesday, April 29, 2008

White Rose Blooming (16 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 now 16 inches long, and you weigh 4lbs 2oz!

Your sixteenth week was another good week! You grew a few more ounces, and you're moving closer and closer to the day you'll be coming home with us! You continue to eat a little more from the bottle everyday, and the nurses and doctors are very happy with how well you're growing.

Your mommy and daddy we able to spend a lot of time with you this week, as were your Grandma K. and your Aunt Janet! You love being in your crib, continuing to maintain your own body temp and breathe on your own. And, this past week, we celebrated the fact that you are now completely full-term at 40 weeks gestation! You're just like any other newborn baby, except that you're small.

In the next week, we're praying that your eyes continue to grow and become more healthy and that you make it all the way to the 4lbs and 6oz that you need to come home!

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
10 Weeks
11 Weeks
12 Weeks
13 Weeks
14 Weeks
15 Weeks

56 comments:

Katie said...

She's so beautiful!

-Katie in Texas

Blessings From Above said...

I love the pictures. She looks like a little porker. Which of course I mean as a compliment! :)

Once she hits 4 lbs. 6 oz., will she be able to go home? Or, does she still need to drink a little more from the bottle before her discharge? Either way, it won't be long now!

WWW.ClayCleanse.Com said...

Homeward bound, so wonderful:)

jamie said...

Woohoo-She's looking so much bigger! she'll squash Webkinz Pug!!! Thanks for the pics Nate.
Y'all have a wonderful night. I'll keep prayers going for all of you. (Wonder what Tricia decided on for bedtime snack heh)
God Bless you all
Jamie in Texas

Nicole said...

so sweet! :)

KAL071203 said...

Amazing! She is so beautiful!!!

mjdav said...

Go Gwyneth...you'll be home before you know it!

Brenda Wilson said...

Just beautiful... absolutely beautiful.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

my tulip was 4lbs 14oz at birth (38 wk gestation...induced labor due to a placenta problem)...and when we left the hosp a few days after her birth she was 4lbs 6oz...it's unbelievable how small that really is, isn't it! And they are WHOLE HUMAN BEINGS from the LORD! your Gwenyth is such a blessing...and I know you 2 will never-ever forget that. :-) Blessings to you!!!

*elizabeth

Brad & Karen said...

Grow Gwyneth Grow!
Thank you for the update!
Karen et al
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Jaimie said...

wow, pretty darn amazing!

Jaimie, an avid reader from Ohio

Linda said...

And all God's people said....."Praise the Lord"!

She's beautiful!

twin power mommy said...

It truly is amazing to see how big she is growing. What's the time frame for her homecoming?

Emilee said...
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Emilee said...

My baby girl was 4 lbs 16 inches at birth. I can't imagine how tiny Gwyneth really was when she looks so big now and I know how truly small she still is. That syringe on the bed looks awfully big in comparison to her as well. She is beautiful and will only continue to grow! I am so glad to hear that Tricia is doing so well and can now be the mom she always wanted to be.

Adrienne said...

Way to grow, little Gwyneth! Happy 40 weeks gestation! You are such a big little girl! It is our honor to continue to lift you and your mommy and daddy in prayer. Only 4 more ounces...you can do it! Thinking of you and praying a lot. Jason and Adrienne in CO xoxox

Kellars Mommy said...

She'll be home before you know it!!!

Patti said...

Wow, she is getting so big. My little preemie was 5 pounds when he came home (born weighing 3lbs 5oz) and it was an amazing day when it happened! I'm sure that you two will be in 7th Heaven when Gwyneth gets to leave that hospital with you!

Scott said...

Thank the Lord for the two ounces. Our first born was a month premature. Back in those days they didn't have the same level of technology. Every ounce was progress! We are praying for you all.

Andy Lawrenson said...

Baby Rose is getting so big. Is she talking yet? Ty likes to look at her pics and we can't wait for her (and you two) to come home. We want to hold Gwyneth, hug Tricia and eat at Rita's with all three of you!

Gwyneth's Great Uncle Andy

Shannon said...

She has grown so much in the past few weeks. Hard to believe she'll be going home soon.

The Farrell Family said...

Nate and Tricia, Gwyneth is so precious! We cannot believe how big she is getting, in comparison to her pug! We pray for the day that she will get to come home with you both, which seems to be right around the corner. Take care and God bless you!

Love,
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

sara said...

Awesome update!! Almost there!! She looks absolutely beautiful and is filling out so well.

April said...

Just think one day soon you will be hauling Gwyneth to all of these appointments!! Tricia can get added exercise by pushing Gwyneth in the stroller!!
Praising God that things are looking so great for you all!

Angela R. said...

She is beautiful and looks soo good!! She will be home in no time. Praying!!

Hugs
-Angela

Dawn Redd said...

We will pray for the 4oz weight gain.
Yippeeee for Trisha and the food situation, that's great.

In His Love.

erin said...

can you believe she is 16 weeks? amazing! such a sweet girl. happy for you guys :)

Caroline said...

Gwyneth, you are too precious. Keep growing so you and mommy and daddy can be together all the time. We're praying for you!

Two blessings from above said...

Joining you in prayer for Gwyenth.

Soltana said...

She is getting cuter everyday:)

Erika and Matt said...

Way to go Gwyneth!!! So proud of your weight, you little fatty (said with love, of course!)! Your Mommy and Daddy must be so proud of you! Hoping you will be ready to go home soon! Congrats!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Almost time to come home!!!!!

Lesley said...

Praying for 4lb 6oz! She's so beautiful.
Blessings,
Lesley

Emily said...

What a sweet baby. This has been such a great week for your whole family & I pray for continued growth for baby Gwyneth. Only 4 more ounces! YAY! At the rate she's been growing she will be home with you guys soon! What a blessed day that will be for all of you. Our Father in Heaven is THE miracle worker & it has blessed my heart to watch these miracles in your family unfold. I hope you have a wonderful week & are able to spend wonderful time both together & with Gwyneth!
Emily

Becky in VA said...

Dear Gwyneth,

For 16 weeks we've watched you grow. You've captured the hearts of thousands and thousands of people. Your Daddy has taken hundreds of pictures of you so we could watch you grow. You're strong and beautiful, just like your Mommy, and I'm sure you're going to grow up to be caring and funny and wonderful - just like your Daddy!

Soon, you'll be coming home and then the fun will really start and we hope Daddy continues to show us your picture as you grow up. You are precious.

Love to all.

Melissa said...

Happy bday Gwyneth!

Shannon and Carey said...

I cant believe its already been 16 weeks! Shes gaining on the pug! Watch out pug.
-Shannon in Austin
Kisses to both Tricia and Gwennie and hugs to you Nate. Ok a kiss to you too Nate!

Anna Marie Hinnant said...

That child has grown so much just in the last couple of weeks! I went back to 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks...the pug was still like Godzilla next to a little Japanese girl. Then suddenly around 14 weeks it was like "Gwyneth on steroids" and the pug was all whoa - I'm not messin' with that kid!

AM
Wilmington NC

walkingbyfaith said...

So precious! :)

joyfulmom said...

Praying for the next 4 oz. to hurry and stick on your tiny precious baby body. :0)

Hugs from El Paso,
Karla

Brian and Rachel said...

Haven't been here in a few. So excited to see all God's been doing. You are all in my prayers still and always will be. Blessings from Florida.

Joshua said...

She is just precious! We are all praying that she can go home soon.

tripleblessings said...

Terrific milestones - thank God! Gwyneth's news just keeps getting better, how wonderful. I'm praying Gwyneth will be discharged soon, it looks like she is really close now.

Jenn said...

Gwyneth is beautiful. She's almost there, 4 more oz. :) I'm giving her until next week. By the end of next week, she should be able to go home with you. Get a family portrait done when she gets home. :)

Thank you again for keeping us up-to-date. You are a beautiful family.

Jenni said...

Oh wow! She is so close!!

She is just gorgeous!

Kristie said...

I have been following your blog for awhile but this is my first post. I am so glad Gwyneth is doing so well. My daughter was born at 28 weeks. I can't image going have a wife that needed a transplant and having a preemie. You have an amazing family. I love seeing all the pictures. I am a photographer, however I was horrible at taking Leah's picture while she was in the hospital. I am so mad at my self now.

Patty said...

WOW, she is getting so big! :) So close to coming home!!!

Twinkletoes said...

4 more ounces! Grow Gwyneth! Grow! We are all rooting for you!!!

theragan3 said...

4 more oz is NOTHING!! she can do that in a week! Be ready for the day they say she is all yours!! It scared me to death but once we got my son home it was absolute heaven!
Erinn

The Curtis Crew said...

4 more ounces! You can do it, little one!
What a miracle you are.

Herb of Grace said...

Wow, so she'll only be a little over 4lbs when you bring her home? That's amazing... Are you a little scared when you hold her that you'll hurt her, or break her? I can't imagine comfortably functioning in my own home with a baby that small! My own were 8lbs 8oz and9lbs at birth, so you can see where I'm coming from here. Wow, that means she's about half the size my son was at birth! Geez..

Joanna said...

She's growing like a weed! She's so beautiful.

Momnnashville said...

We serve an awesome God.

Jennifer said...

hi nathan and tricia! my name is Grace and I am 8 years old. I got a webkinz pug and named it gwyneth because of your baby and your stuffed webkinz pug. thank you for posting pictures of her with her pug, i think she is cute! i cant believe gwyneth is bigger than her pug now! Only half a pound left and she might get to go home. i hope i get to see her someday. i am praying for you!

love
grace

johnyzgurl said...

What a miracle! I'm so happy for your family that you'll all be together soon! Praise God!

missantithesis said...

Good gravy in the morning -- she's HUGE! =-D Good job Gwyneth, keep on growing!