Thursday, May 8, 2008

48 Hours

Lots of good things have happened in the past 48 hours....

First, Tricia and Gwyneth got lots of hang time together...Gwyneth enjoys it more than she appears to in this first picture.



Tricia's bronch on Tuesday went well, although it took longer than we had anticipated (about 4 hours altogether with blood labs, x-rays, etc.). The doctor said the initial results (from what he could see through the bronchioscope) looked good. We learned on Wednesday that she is showing no signs of infection or rejection at this point, which is really good news!

And, Tricia talked her doc into removing her trach! She has had the trach since Jan 8, so she is very excited as it will help her breathe a little more easily, help keep her gag reflex under control and possibly allow her to eat and drink more (after another swallow study). It should take a few weeks to heal up, and then she'll be dressing free! Needless to say, she's very happy!


Because we got the blood work and x-rays done on Tuesday, we didn't have to be at clinic all day on Wednesday. Instead, we slept in, I got some cleaning and laundry done, and Tricia was able to go to PT and then her clinic appointment in the late afternoon. At clinic, they removed her pic line from her arm, which makes her pic/IV free for the first time since late December, which, of course, also made her happy.


Gwyneth continues to do well. She is definitely eating more from her bottle. We haven't been given a date for discharge yet, but we know it is getting closer. Tricia should hopefully be released to go home in early June, so we're praying that Gwyneth will be discharged by then as well so we won't have to wait up here for her.


And, I've been told that the next part of our ABC11 story should be airing this Monday! I'll let you know for sure and give you the link when it becomes available. From what I can tell, this should be the best part yet!

Anyway, that's about most of what I can remember that I wanted to tell you.

Thanks!

Nate

144 comments:

lae said...

this post just brings a smile to my face. Wishing your family many more blessings

lae

jenray said...

I'm so happy for you! So glad all of Tricia's tests have gone well and she was able to get the trach removed! Praying for Gwyneth to keep growing strong and be able to go home soon!

Jennifer
steadfastministry.com

Out on a Limb said...

I'm overwhelmed with emotion as I look at those pictures of Gwyneth. I'm in awe of what God can do.

Congrats to Tricia on the removal of the trach and pic line! It has to be so freeing. One step closer....

kyle said...

Your sweet baby is getting such cute chubby cheeks!

I had 2 premmies (ages 10 and 6 now!) so I know we take what little chub we get with those tiny ones!

It is a pleasure reading all your updates. God Bless!

Jolly

AnnaB said...

I am in awe (again!)of how beautiful and content your girls look. That Tricia is just gorgeous!!! So glad that everything is going so well. I am sure the thought of 'home' must be heaven!

Janet said...

TRIC!!! You are trach-free!!!! I'm so excited for you! What a bday present!!!

Amanda said...

Great positive strides made by all! I have never know anyone who has had such invasive surgery as Tricia has had. I am amazed at how fast and well she is recovering.
You have a srtong set of girls Nathan!!

petebon5 said...

thanks for sharing this Nate! you guys ROCK and JESUS is so wonderful and glorious! i love the pics. GO GWENYTH and TRICIA!!! happy early mother's day sweetie

anita said...

SO SO SO HAPPY! Praise the Lord!

Love y'all!

Paige said...

Wonderful news! Love the last two pictures of Tricia. She's just beautiful and I so want to squeeze Gwyneth! Praying you all get to go home soon!

Steph said...

Such awesome news, like lae said, i just smiled when I read the post!!!
Steph/Stl mo

Shari said...

What wonderful pictures. Tricia is looking great and obviously getting much stronger as well as your little one. Gwyneth has some kissable cheeks!! both the girls look wonderful. Our God is an Awesome God...

Shari NC

Becky in VA said...

You are all awesome! Thanks for sharing all the good news. Your little Princess is beautiful.

Love to all.

Amy said...

What wonderful news! Keep it coming. The pics of Tricia and baby are precious!

Sincerely,

Amy

Rebecca said...

Most-excellent news all the way around. Yay!

asplashofsunshine said...

OH my goodness, Gwyneth's cheeks are incredibly sqeezable and adorable! WHOAAA! Two ladies in your life seem to be doing so well. I know the road will continue and will have countless twists and turns, but life seems splendid right now. Congratulations on all of the hurdles you all have overcome and congratulations on the many days, weeks, and years of memories to come.

The Gang's All Here! said...

What a bundle of very good news for you all! Just the cheer and perspective my heart needed on a gloomy stressful day here - like a V8 moment in the Spirit!

And I'm LOVING those chubby baby cheeks - You could just munch on them all day long, I'll bet :)

Carol Jackson said...

All good news!

I love the cheeks on this girl--Gwyneth, I mean.

Love and prayers,

Carol

Renee said...

Oh my word, those CHEEKS! You and Tricia are so lucky to have that little peanut to love, hug, kiss, spoil! And wow, things are rolling right along for Tricia, great news!

Jessica said...

Tricia looks great and look at Gwyneth! She's getting some chubby cheeks! Congrats and stay strong

Kori said...

Gwyneth is just a doll. Love to see those chubby cheeks. And let me just say Congratulations to Tricia for finally getting rid of that Trach. Way to go. You guys will be homeward bound before you know it.

Ginger said...

Hurray for Tricia!!! Cheers and applause went up in Louisiana this morning, as well as praises and thanks to our awesome God.

Lyndsay said...

Tricia - glad you are shedding all those "medical things"
Gwyneth - love those chubby cheeks!!!
Nate - thanks for continuing to keep all of us updated.

Continuing to pray for your beautiful family...

Lisa and family said...

Great updates all around!

Angela R. said...

That is all GREAT news!!! I am so HAPPY for all of you, reading all that brought such a big smile to my face, I can only imagine how you are feeling. Miracles just keep unfolding. Tricia much feel great being free from the picc and trach!!

The pictures are great, both of your girls are looking so beautiful and healthy. Praying you will all be HOME as a family soon!!!

-Angela

mat2820b said...

Oh! Look at those adorable chubby cheeks! On Gwyneth, of course *wink* She looks absolutely amazing. And yay for Tricia!

I have been meaning to ask... how has it been for you not to be in the hospital 'with' Gwynweth all the time now? Was/is it difficult to go back to the hotel without her? Is that a really stupid question?

Praying for a speedy discharge date.

Kim said...

Gwenyth has chubby cheeks! Awesome.

Zia Anna said...

She is absolutely beautiful - such a God given miracle.

Oceangoddess said...

Tricia looks so happy and healthy! Wooohooo!! I'm so happy for you, Nate, and your beautiful family. Be well, and Happy (finally) Spring!!
Love and Light, Kimberly

~j~ said...

Praise God for all the incredible updates... Tricia, you look absolutely radiant, and no wonder, you are stepping closer to returning home with your husband and daughter! We are all sooo happy and excited for you.
Have another great day today.

Adrienne said...

WAHOOTY!!!!!! Go Tricia! This is so good to hear! :D

And a word on the WR's expression in pic 1... it's called "enough with the pictures already, I'm busy!" ;)

Paul and Christy said...

Wow, what a post. I have never had any doubt that things would go well for Tricia and Gwyneth. It is just so amazing to actually see this post and know how real it is. What a great way to start a morning. Nate, your doing a great job too. I can see it in the faces of your awesome wife and daughter. Those smiles and cheeks say it all.
HUGS to YOU all!!!
Christy

Baby Leino said...

CONGRATS ON THE TRACH REMOVAL!!!!!

Tricia, you are SO beautiful!

cf3695 said...

wow, you've got two babes there. gwyneth is getting to be a little potato like my potato. before you know it gwyneth will be knocking on a year and tricia will have her new lungs for a year. my prayers are still with you guys each and everyday:)

walkingbyfaith said...

What an awesome update! :)

No trach? No PIC line? Praise the Lord!

I'm so excited both of your girls are doing so well Nate. God has answered so many prayers and it's amazing to watch it all unfold.

Lots of love...

Emily said...

Such a great feeling, Tricia...NO IV and No trach!! I am so happy for you!

Praise the Lord for all this good news, thanks for keeping us updated :)
love,
emily haager (CA)

Cathy said...

Amazing news! Gwen's cheeks are gorgeous and look very kissable!!

KT said...

Congratulations Tricia! You are making your own great strides in your recovery.

As for Gwyneth--those cheeks are adorable!

Katie
NC

Dana said...

oh my gosh they are both such gorgeous girls :) they both look so happy and HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!! i cannot get over the cheeks on gwyneth SOOOOO SQUISHABLE :)

i hope the girls keep on doing what they are doing and that you are all able to be home together very very very soon! :)

God bless you all
dana

ann said...

oh gosh, have been following your story for a while now, and you all just look SO GOOD! praise the lord!

Preemie Twins' Nanny said...

Look at how BEAUTIFUL your girls look! And by beautiful I mean HEALTHY and HAPPY. What a perfect Mother's Day for your family, I can only imagine how perfect Father's Day will be as well.

ann said...

oh gosh, have been following your story for a while now and you all just look SO GOOD! Praise the Lord!

Tonia said...

Wow...Tricia you are beautiful!!! God Bless you all, I'm so glad this journey in your life is having a happy ending....

The Tranas said...

YAY!!! Tricia got decannulated!! That's awesome news! I'm so happy for your family!!
Happy, twirly hugs,
Robin

Blessings From Above said...

Wow, all great news!

Both of your girls look so beautiful in the pictures. I am especially loving the black and white photo of Tricia. She looks stunning!

Continuing to pray for you in Ohio

Bethy said...

I just love the third pic! Tricia looks so happy and healthy!! God is so faithful and we thank Him for blessing your family! May He continue to pour out those blessings! AMAZING!

Katrina said...

Look at those chubby cheeks! =) So exciting for all of you!

Jenna said...

Everything about this post is beautiful--rhe lovely ladies featured AND all the good news!! :) Continuing to pray for y'all! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Love, Jenna

Holly said...

The pictures are beautiful! Tricia looks so refreshed and happy. And Gwyneth...those cheeks! What a sweetie. Thanks for sharing these and for sharing the amazing work God is doing in your guys' lives!

Eliza said...

The girls look great! I especially love Gwyneth's CHUBBY CHEEKS! Pretty soon they'll hang down past her chin--I call this the "bulldog phase" and enjoyed it immensely with my three. I can't believe how alert and expressive Gwyneth is getting--it really is amazing how well she has grown and developed considering all that she's been through. You have two amazing ladies, although I'm sure I don't need to tell YOU that!

amy said...

Ok, those cheeks are just awesome. Definitely getting lots of sugar huh? What an awesome post. You are still prayed for and I am soo thankful for your openess

Karis said...

Gwyneth has the cutest cheeks!!! So happy for all of this good news -- you all are SO FUN!

Catherine said...

Oh my!! Check out your beautiful girls!! Yeah for Trish having such good results and for having her trach removed too. GREAT day!

Gwyneth is just too adorable! Check out those healthy, chubby cheeks!!

DESJ and Company said...

Nate-
I have been following your, Tricia, and Gwyneth's story for a few months now, and I just want to say how happy I am for you guys! I'm praying for all of you.
ALso, that picture of Gwyneth in the green-look at those chubby cheeks! Delish!

Aimee said...

You guys have been through so much, and the end is definitely drawing near. I'm so thankful that Tricia is doing well, not to mention how WONDERFUL Gwyneth has done this entire time! How awesome God is!!!

tea4two321 said...

oh, those chubby cheeks!! Gwyneth looks amazing!! Congrats to Tricia for all her wonderful news.

Kristine McKowen said...

Awesome update!

Two blessings from above said...

What a beautiful picture of Tricia looking so happy.
That last picture of Gwyneth took my breath away, she is adorable.

What a great update!
Praising God,
for the past "48 Hours"!

Emily said...

Congratulations on the Trach removal. I bet you feel free!!! I love the pictures. They really are beautiful ladies you have there!
Emily

AEM said...

aww, those chubby little baby cheeks. :-D

Lesley said...

This is all so exciting! I love the last picture of Gwyneth...she is soooo cute! God is so awesome and I pray that the discharge dates come soon and continued healing for both of your girls.
Blessings,
Lesley

ttulizzy said...

What great news. Thanks for that wonderful update! I'm so excited for Tricia and her continued recovery and loving Gwynth's chubby cheeks! Yay!

The Farrell Family said...

We are so happy to read that Tricia got her trach and pic line removed! She looks wonderful and so happy!

We are so thankful for continued answered prayers!!! God bless!

Love,
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

Amber said...

i can't stop looking at baby g's chubby cheeks!! :) what a beauty!! it's SO great that things are going so well with both of your girls! praise the LORD!

joyfulmom said...

I've never seen Tricia look more beautiful! And Gwyneth doesn't even look one bit preemie anymore. Simply sweet!

Hugs from El Paso,
Karla

JOHNNY G and MAISY C said...

Gwyneth is getting chubby cheeks and she looks so much like Tricia! Tricia made a mini me!!

jamie said...

WOOT!!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!!
Smiling and doing the happy dance for you Tricia!!!
God Bless you all
Jamie in Texas

Marsmile said...

YAY!!!!! So glad that you, Tricia, got rid of the trach and PICC line!! It must be sooo wonderful to be gadget and line-free so you can be more comfortable with normal everyday living! :-D Also, glad all the test results are normal. Love the photos of you as you look so pretty! :-)

Also, so glad for Gwyn with how well she is doing with her feedings and gaining weight. I love the last pix of her-- her cutie chubby cheeks! What a sweetie pie! She's beautiful, too!

Nate, it sounds like you are doing well, too! Y'all continue to rest and have fun!

Marissa :-)

Amy Lynn said...

What great news!!! Thanks so much for keeping us updated.

Once again, your pictures are wonderful! Tricia looks like a model in the black & white one. She is just beautiful! Gwyneth looks like a little doll! :) She is such a precious baby!

I will be praying for Gwyneth to be ready to go home the same time as Tricia is.

Blessings!
Amy in Oregon

The Mom said...

I think these are my most favorite pictures! I LOVE happy news, continued love and strength to the 3 of you!

Erika said...

What wonderful news! Praise the Lord!
-Erika

Thoughts and Things said...

The picture of Tricia, the black and white, of her just grinning as big as she can, just shows her jubilation in having a free neck!!

And the picture of Gwyneth, what chubby cheeks! She's soo soo cute!

Sabrina said...

yeah!!!! i am so excited for you guys. gwyneth looks like she is putting weight on well. you can tell by their faces in the pictures that they are both very happy. seeing this made my day

Jennifer Burgett said...

You have a beautiful wife (and daughter too).

Larissa said...

yay for the wonderful news! happy trica!

Carey said...

Your girls are beautiful! I LOVE the b&w of Tricia, just stunning!

Shannon said...

You bring such great news! God is so great and He will continue to be. Tricia is so beautiful and well...Gwyneth is too. I wish I could pinch those cheeks!

Katrina said...

I am so excited for all of you! And the pics are so wonderful as always!!! Congrats on getting the trach out Trisha!!!!!

The VW's said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! You guys are on your way!! I'm so happy for you! Great pictures! Gwyneth is getting cuter every day!

terri c said...

They both look just wonderful! Hooray for such good news! Prayers, of course, continuing.

Ellen said...

What an awesome update! Gwyneth looks so BIG and Tricia looks just wonderful! Even though you have LOTS of other things going on (and even more when Gwyneth gets discharged - please know that any post you manage to sneak up here is greatly appreciated! I continue to pray for you daily and am so excited at all the good news!

Alice said...

Wow, this is SO cool to hear everything!!! Yay for having the trach removed!!!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad God is blessing you.

My husband says if he were a billionaire that would not be enough to support all the causes I would like to support.

Continuing to pray!

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...
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Carmen said...

Tricia looks great, I'm so happy for her and I hope you all get to go home soon...... I love Ggwyneth's cheeks...

Diana said...

Wonderful news!

miamore said...

Ohhhh she's so cute!! She's getting chubbier each picture i see!! SOO CUTE! I'm very happy to read all the good news about both Gwyneth and Tricia.

Susan said...

All such wonderful news!! So happy for all of you. Gyneth is such a cutie - she is no longer looking like a premie and like a little girl!!

siscaboo said...

I am so happy things are going so well for you all now. You have continually been in my prayers and thoughts. That last picture is just precious. All of them are but, that one made me giggle and I really need a giggle right now. Thanks!

Catherine said...

What wonderful news :) Both of your girls are looking so healthy and happy!! You must all be OVER THE MOON!!!!

JoythruHisGrace said...

The most beautiful pictures this week! Thank you so much for sharing and keeping us all up to date. Rejoicing with you for how well Tricia and Gwyneth continue to heal and get closer to going home to the OBX. Congratulations! Praying you continue to be blessed with God's miracles. Tricia, Happy 1st Mother's Day! You have so much to celebrate! God is awesome!!!

Michelle said...

Tricia looks stunning in her pictures! Great news all around.

Sun said...

OH MY WORD! Nate - seriously - your girls are BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE these pictures of Tricia and Gwyneth - I just stand in awe of the work God has done in your sweet family! Sunshine

John and Michelle said...

What wonderful news!!! Your girls look great!

Jenna said...

Tricia, these pictures of you took my breath away! You are absolutly beautiful and I see such a sparkle in you.
Always praying for you in seattle
Jenna

Em said...

WOW!!!! Alot of good news is happening!!!! Keep up the good work. Tricia...you looke VERY HAPPY

Elaine said...

You have a very beautiful wife and daughter. The pictures are so precious and just love Gwenyth's chubby little cheeks. Will always pray that Tricia and Gwenyth continue to do well and are able to come home soon. Tricia's beautiful smile would melt anyone's heart and her determination is absolutely astounding.
God Bless you and your family.
Elaine from MT

Justine said...

Wow! You're girls are so amazing!

gwsas4 said...

Aww, Nate, Tricia & Gwyneth look so great! I'm so happy for you guys!

:o)
~Stephanie S.

Fire Hunt said...

Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing all the good news.

antonia said...

wow, Gwyneth has grown so much these last few weeks! Look at her chubby little cheeks!

and I am also so happy for Tricia that everything is going soo well!
xxx

Our Family said...

Its hard to believe how much she has grown! She is adorable....
I am so glad that Tricia was able to take of the trach collar! Yay God!

Candy said...

Fantastic! Such wonderful news on all aspects.

Sylvie said...

We rejoice with you!
Lots of love from France

Raelyn said...

Hi - I do not comment too often because of the large amount that you have to go through all the time. But I am always thinking and praying for you guys.
And I just have to tell you how great Gwyneth looks in these photos. You can really tell she is gaining some good weight. I love seeing a bit of chubbiness in her cheeks. So cute!
Congrats on all the miracles.

bome62 said...

What a glorious update. Thanks for sharing with us. That is so awesome that Tricia is doing so well & was able to have the trach removed.Gwyneth is so beautiful is really filling out.Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Bonnie Meyer
Washington, Missouri

Raelyn said...

:) ok - so I see, know that I am reading some of the other comments, that I am not the only one loving her chubby cheeks!

The Beaver Bunch said...

Wow, that last pic of Tricia is breathtaking. The last one of Gwyneth is fabulous, love those chubby cheeks! Singing praises to the one who has nurtured your whole family so much these past few days (and weeks, and months). Praying for you all.

Laurie said...

Amazing, simply amazing. What a wonderful update and to know that Tricia is tube and vent free is a blessing!! Gwyneth looks like she just keeps working on getting out of there once and for all, such a beautiful baby. Nate, you have been doing such a great job of posting things as they happen and I want to thank you for sharing all that you have. This true story is such a miracle of Gods Love and His Grace. I am blessed by Him and the three of you!!

Laurie in Ca.

Andrew and Brooks said...

Every time I check your blog, I am reminded that God actively works in our lives.

Can anyone who reads this comment please join me in praying for dear friends of mine; Bridget and Steve Slotemaker. She is 20weeks pregnant and this week they discovered Stage IV cancer on her liver and some other organs. They have given her a few weeks to live and are hoping it will be long enough for the baby to survive outside the womb. They also have a 2yr. daughter named Grace. There are people gathering at Park Street Church in Boston and around the country tonight to pray for them at 7pm Eastern. They love the Lord dearly!!

Their blog is: http://www.graceslotemaker.blogspot.com/ There is no mention on there yet of Bridget and the cancer, but it is a way to put faces with the names and have a window into who they are.

Thank you dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Brooks

candidchatter said...

Such joyful news! Tricia looks beautiful and sooo happy. Gwyneth is just as doll baby gorgeous as she could be. You are my favorite family online. Hugs!

Heidi Reed

Cat said...

Oh My Gosh!!!!! Lets just cook her up now shes WAYYYYYY TO CUTE!!!!! Those cute chubby cheeks and little hands and big B-E-A-UTIFUL eyes!!! I'm soo happy for you guys, and sooo excited to hear about Tricia!! luv ya guys, Catt

the*4*of*us said...

yay for all of that! I love G's chubby cheeks in that last picture!!!

Nycole said...

I wanted to thank you for your story. My husband has CF, and will most likely need a transplant in the next couple of years. I have been so scared, but have been given so much hope hearing your story, as well as some others. I wish you and your family well. Thanks for sharing.

Court said...

What great news! So glad to hear how well both Tricia & Gwyneth are going. We continue to pray for more better days ahead. Love the pics of both girls :) Just beautiful...true miracles!

jmgarnet76 said...

I love that Tricia talked the doctors into it. :) You go girl.

I am happy that everything is going so well. Prayers are still being said for your girls and you.

Rene said...

Congratulations on getting out the trach!!!! Woo-Hoo! Praying that you will all be home together as a family soon!

Rene

Amy said...

Wow, so glad to hear everyone is doing great and looking great as well. Congrats for Tricia on getting the trach removed, I know that is a big step. Gwyneth is adorable and growing so fast!!!

amy smith said...

they absolutely get more beautiful, and by beautiful, i mean breath-takingly stunning, every day. incredible.

TruePraise said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful!

Our Family of Four said...

Wonderful post! Seriously now, is there anything more you could ask for in life. So happy everyone is healthy and, before you know it, on their way home!!!!

Julie Nickerson said...

Wow! Look at those checks! She is looking so big.

So excited that Tricia's body is healing.

God is good.

We'll be praying June is your month!

Meg said...

The last picture of Tricia is especially beautiful. :) (That should be a new header photo it's so pretty). Gwyneth's chubby little cheeks are to die for!! God Bless!

Mandy said...

These are such huge blessings in your life! Gwyneth is looking SO good - and so absolutely healthy! God is a good God.

Renee said...

WOO HOO! go Tricia! & go Gwyneth! you girls rock! this is all such good news! wow! & so exciting to hear.. i am very happy for you all :) God is Great & God is Good! I pray further blessings for you to come in Jesus mighty name i pray
AMEN!

Julie said...

Your story amazes me. I love reading your blog and I hope after you go home you still keep it up.

Vic said...

YAY TRICIA! I know exactly how you feel with the freedom of no IV's and everything that's pretty awesome. :)

Gwyn looks so healthy! It's amazing to see her progress. Congratulations guys!

thank you Nate.

Victoria

L&DRNKY said...

All of that is just phenomenal--I'm so happy for you all. Not much longer until you all are home together as a family. YEAH!!!!!

Pauline said...

they both look happy and healthy and you are so upbeat ... may you continue to have success on this journey!

Christy said...

Wow, this is such awesome, awesome news!!!!! IV free... how super! So happy about the no in infection, no rejection results!

I was at Duke today for ENT appt. I would have loved to have seen you guys, but assumed you weren't at clinic, but at CFL most of the day. I have to go back next Thurs for tx clinic. I'm hoping to run into you guys at clinic soon.

Do you know when Tricia is getting her stomach wrap, or is that still the plan? I might have missed an update about that. I don't remember seeing one since the first time you mentioned it though.

Gwyneth is so big now. She is such a beautiful, miraculous little girl. I'm praying that she gets to go home soon.

Amy said...

Ooooh I love her lil cheeks!

lizcannon said...

chubby baby!
yeah for no lines!!!!
you are so pretty!
(no not you nate)

danielle said...

hey. i come to you from tracie loux's blog. i love reading your blogs and check it just about every day. i love your pictures and the stories you share. i pray that God will bless you as much as you've blessed the people that visit your blog. i am also an amateur photography but im trying to go prof.

ps. i love the chubby cheeks on gwyneth.

danielle.
bardenphotography.com

Emilio said...

Gwyenth looks great...loving those chubby cheeks!

Marge Sexton said...

Wonderful pictures, as I look at these, I see how far God has carried all of you....how very blessed you are. Thanks for sharing that blessing with all of us!

Graham said...

WOO-HOOO! Now Nathan can nibble all over Tricia's neck! :) It was great to read of all the news, and my heart is full of joy for all of you!!! Praise God!
~ becky b

Cindy said...

OMGosh!!! This post is one of the best ever!!! Congratulations!

Tricia looks just radiantly happy, and Gwyneth is DARLING!!!

Raving Mom said...

Those beautiful baby cheeks...oh boy! Just made for stealing sugar!
How incredibly wonderful! So glad everybody is on their way home to the OBX...catch some of those ocean breezes.

mrsnan said...

Geez, Tricia, you are SO BEAUTIFUL. I'm thrilled for the news (and I second the motion to add that last Tricia picture as a new header!).

Much love,

Sarah T

Mandy Farris said...

man, she is getting some cheeks on her. She is so cute. It is hard to believe how far she has come in 4 months. Beautiful family!!

Mandy Farris said...

man, she is getting some cheeks on her. She is so cute. It is hard to believe how far she has come in 4 months. Beautiful family!!

Scott said...

What an awesome update. Things are progressing nicely! We are praying for you each day.

Joyful Heart said...

What JOY in having that trach out and getting into a routine of any kind other than in one room - and look at those cheeks on your precious daughter!

blessings from Iowa!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Congrats on getting your trach out Tricia!!! I'm betting you won't miss that "accessory"...they should make them in fashion colors or bedazzle them.
Yea Gwyneth---2 KG! So BIG.