Monday, May 19, 2008

Daddy Time!

Not that there's anything wrong with Mommy...



These next few should answer the questions about her eye color and eyelashes...






Even I can see the resemblance in this picture.



I tried to tell her that I do a good job of picking my own nose...

Nate

PS. My email is back up and running, and I've responded to everyone who had emailed me over the past week...if you haven't heard back from me, try again. Thanks!

100 comments:

Sharon Harrison said...

What a beauty (Gwyneth, of course!!) You guys just brighten my day every day!! Still praying for you in Memphis.

April said...

awww!

Pauline said...

She is so darn cute ... you two did GOOD ...

:)

Lockwoods said...

The older she gets, the more I see her mommy in her...especially in these last pics! She is a beauty! Of our 11 children, only 3 look anything like me...it's okay though cuz my hubby is so handsome :)
We will be praying for you in a little bit at family devotions.
love,
The Lockwoods

Patty said...

Those made me smile!

Adrienne said...

Ahhhh... Daddy's girls are such fun, not to mention a blessing for Mommy!

sandra said...

Awww i wanna hold her too! :)

jamie said...

She has beautiful eyes, Nate!!! Y'all do look ALOT alike. Except for that beard part! :) (lucky for her!! ;)

(((((HUGS))))) to the miracle baby.
God Bless you all
Jamie in Texas

Vic said...

What a beautiful baby!
My blessings and prayers from NY

Shannon said...

She is beautiful, and you can definiately see the resemblance. Complete bliss,isn't it? :)

Susan said...

She is absolutely precious and definitely looks like her Daddy...

My Goodness said...

She's so beautiful!!

Cindy said...

Just in time for Father's Day!!

How beautiful she is NATE!!! Congrats on having your two girls at your temporary home. It won't be long--you will be home for good!! Praying for you guys daily,
Cindy O from NC

Marci said...

She is SO incredibly beautiful and alert. She is truly a treasure.

Kim said...

What a beauty she is - and such a talent at nose picking. Wait until she's two - she'll be a pro with her own...in public...at just the right moment...and will then announce, "look, a booger" so that all within a couple of miles can hear. Ah, how proud you'll be then!

Weaver Girl said...

SO cute!! :D Thank you very much for sharing them with us! :) Praying daily for you guys!

I always love looking at pictures. :)

I hope that you will continue to update this blog when you guys are back home. :)

David, Ashley and Noah said...

I thought of you today while using picnik.com. I just found them last week from another blogger. Anyways, they have free photo editing and cool special effects etc. Check them out if you ever have time. Awesome pics btw!

Angela R. said...

Look and Daddy and his little girl!! Sooo Cute!!!

Hugs!
-Angela

Brad & Karen said...

Oh My Sweetness! This is so wonderful to see! No hooks, tubes, wires, monitors, just Daddy n Me!
Thanks for the joyful moment brought to us by Gwyneth Rose!
Karen et al
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Destini said...

What a bright-eyed little beauty! She is just amazing. I love the pics of you and your wife interacting with her! What a switch from the tubes and wires!

Brooks Family said...

I've always thought she looked like her daddy, but now I think she looks more like her mommy - she certainly has her mother's mouth! BEAUTIFUL!

joyfulmom said...

She's a beautiful girl! Love those pics! You certainly have earned lots of bragging rights after all you've been through. Keep those cute pics coming...

Hugs from El Paso,
Karla

Jill in Raleigh said...

She is sooo sweet, and obviously very much in love with her Daddy!

grey like snuffie said...

I love her tongue out picture!

TheRagan3 said...

I have always thought she favored your looks. She is adorable for sure!! Good job guys! :)

Blessings From Above said...

Awww...beautiful blue eyes!

Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Ahhh...

So cute...

As is the baby.

(KIDDING. You know what I mean.)

:)

Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

I don't think I ever love my hubby more than when I watch him with our girls - daddy time is precious!!!!

Sara Cohen said...

She's beautiful! I am so happy that you are a complete family now! How does she like the keiki cloths? Have fun with her...the time will fly!

John and Michelle said...

I wonder which one of you three are having more fun?

I also bet Gwyneth is wondering where the normal people went who have taken care of her up til now. hee hee

Looks like you're having a blast! I hope she gets to feel the warm OBX sun on her face soon!

Christy said...

You sure know how to capture your girl's eyes in pictures!! WOW! Just beautiful..

Steph said...

What a beautiful little girl!!!
Looking at her now it's hard to believe she was ever as premature as she was!

Tracey said...

Praise God for how much she has grown! I am still praying for you and passing on the word about your story. Lots of people around here are praying for you and your two ladies.

the schirano triplets said...

those pictures are priceless...so beautiful!

Sabrina said...

i see she has your reddish hair. she is soo beautiful. still praying that your girls health continues to get better

chopstix said...

kodak is so lamenting the invention of digital. i'm thinkin you would have emptyied the warehouses of film, dude!! absolutely amazing photos . . . of course your model is pretty adorable! i particularly like the pffft looking tongue photo.
yeah. adorable.

Raving Mom said...

Isn't she just the CUTEST????

She's getting so big...I can't believe it! Cherish these moments, they are over all too soon...

Deb said...

She is looking so great! I'm glad you guys are having so much fun!
I'll be praying that you can stay out of the hospital! We had our preemie back in for a few days about 3 weeks after we had her home.
Do you have to set an alarm at all at night (I gave up on that way before I was really supposed to)? Or do your ad lib feedings mean you just get to go with when and how much she lets you know?

CBK said...

just to let you know that I was homeschooled as well, and I think in the same biology class by Mrs.D, although maybe a year or two after you? That's what I heard from my sister anyway.
Glad to have found your story of God's grace to you and Tricia.
Charissa

e_susan94 said...

Just precious. She looks so much older now that she's out of the hosptial. You can tell she is growing every day and gaining weight too. I hope Momma Tricia is feeling well and keeping her weight up too. You must feel so blessed and thankful to have your two girls with you and no nurses or doctors around like you have been used to. I'm thinking and praying for you. thanks for sharing those precious photos of Daddy time.

Brian and Rachel said...

She is so incredibly beautiful, what amazing pictures. Blessings from Florida.

Beth Johnson said...

Nate,
I don't know you, never seen you in person, nor I have seen Gwyneth but boy does she look like you from the pictures! You have some strong genes.

Beth
Montgomery, Al

Carol said...

I'm loving these. I see both of you guys in her so easily - and yet she is more and more her own self. She is just adorable - love how she fixes her eyes on yours!

Em said...

What a beautiful girl you have. Look how responsive she is to you. This is what being a parent is all about.


God Bless You

Kerry said...

Oh, Nate! She's so beautiful!!!

the*4*of*us said...

how cute! Most of the time I see more of you in her, but in these pics I see alot of Tricia! Such a beautiful little girl you have been blessed with!

Fire Hunt said...

I love the photos!

asplashofsunshine said...

Adorable Daddy and baby pictures! Just wait until she can pose with a smooch on your cheek for a picture. Those days will be here before you know it. AND HOLY COW, over 4,000,000 hits... perhaps 50 percent are me checking in. :) Take care of yourself and your girls!

Sara said...

Oh, she is BEAUTIFUL! What a sweet angel. Thanks for sharing!

Andy Lawrenson said...

Gwyneth has the Lawrenson no upper lip.

Darlene said...

Bless you Daddy!

Great photos. Thanks for sharing. My favorite in the B/W.

Bre said...

How sweet! My little one loves Daddy time too... sometimes Mommy gets a little green around the edges because she loves her Daddy so much!! :) You two are adorable together. Your family is so amazing!

AlaneM said...

Oh she is just the sweetest thing. She looks like she's having a blast being with her mom & dad 24/7.

JoythruHisGrace said...

As always, beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing all these precious blessings with the rest of us. Continuing to pray for you three and for the future of all affected by cystic fibrosis. God's love and peace!

♥PugPosse♥ said...

She is just changing everyday! I wish I could reach through my laptop and Love her sweet face~ She is just so Happy!

Heidi said...

CUTE!!!!!! she is already getting so big!! She's a doll! You're cute too of course!

Danielle in MO said...

too cute!!! you look like your having fun.... you'll have to check out my new blog!! :)
http://voss4.blogspot.com/

Anthony's Mommy said...

I'm so happy for you guys. My Micro- preemie Anthony had/has CLD. He was on oxygen for a few months after he left the NICU but he is amazing now. The lung dr say his lungs sound fantastic. Amazing what a difference a few months can make. Have the drs warned you about RSV season? As November we will be going under "house arrest" as we call it till April. But that will be our last season of RSV that we have to be super careful. Anyway just wanted to let you know if you have any questions about CLD with a preemie you can look at our blog or send me a comment.

terri c said...

Beautiful baby!! I bet she is as happy to be home as you are to have her home!

The Curtis Crew said...

She is beautiful! And, she looks like she might be a Daddy's girl. :-)

Carol said...

She's getting better and better at making faces and can even stick her tongue out now! It looks like she's gonna skip the newborn acne period which is a VERY good thing to be able to skip! She gets cuter day by day.

RHEA said...

Too cute! Thanks for opening up your lives to us, and sharing so many awesome pics with the world :-)

Kim said...

These are great! What a doll baby!
(And gifted picker).

~j~ said...

Each time you post pictures of you and your girls I am overwhelmed that you have allowed us into this incredible love story and I feel so very grateful to you for doing so. These posts have become something that I treasure and look forward to as an opportunity to be reminded of how good and powerful our God is.
j

kaylee114 said...

Aww such pretty blue eyes, but will her eyelashes grow back after the surgery? I bet you are just loving having her home with you fulltime! You must be exhausted though, I know how new babies deprive our sleep! hehe

amangoprincess said...

Hi Nate!
Love the photos! I see Gywneth has such a resemblance to you! Would you mind posting one of your baby pics side by side with hers? I bet they would be identical!

Scott said...

The Pic where Gwyneth has her mouth open looks like some of your pics Nate! What a wonderful gift, enjoy each moment they fly by so quickly. It was just yesterday you and Trisha were babies!

Dawn Redd said...

There is nothing more precious (and attractive) to a wife/mom than moments like these.
In His Love,
Dawn

Lisa said...

She is getting so "Big" and filling out so nicely...its amazing how far she and mama have come in the last few months.

Kimberly said...

She is precious...enjoy!

Shannon said...

It does look like she is going to get her Daddy's hair color, lol. Cute pics.

Theresa9599 said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Her features are stunning and you are so good at capturing them on the camera. She is the perfect combination of both of her parents. Thanks for the smile to start my day at work!

Cindy said...

Nate I saw this article and thought of you - I remember you saying at one point that you didn't think they did lung transplantation on babies...

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=92046

Aimee said...

She is so stinkin' cute!! Her eyes are gorgeous! You guys should be proud! (I'm sure you are!:) )

Valerie said...

You guys have an amazing story of God's graciousness and blessing. It's just been a spiritual wonderland of watching God at work through your story. Gwyneth is beautiful!!!

elizabeth engelhardt creations said...

She looks so big, yet so small in those pictures. Absolutely precious!!

Mindy said...

Looks like Gwyneth Rose likes being at home with her mommy and daddy!

Hope things continue to go well!

Amy said...

Awww Nate! I am so happy for you guys!! Gwyneth is so CUTE and such precious time you get to spend together as a family now...Congratulations and keep the updates coming (When you get a chance)...but don't feel bad if you have to SLEEP once in a while:)

Momnnashville said...

Perfect in every way! She is one amazing little miracle.

brandy said...

she is so beautiful! i love being able to watch her grow!

Mandy said...

She's SO precious!
How did you guys finish out at the massive garage sale? I don't know if I missed that in a past update or not!

Emily said...

What a sweet little angel! Those eyes are so big & I can only imagine how much she is loving getting to spend all this time with you! I know you both are loving every minute....She really looks like a sweet, content little girl & I know she's very loved, even by people she'll never meet this side of Heaven!
Emily

Lee said...

She is just simply beautiful.

Lora Md. said...

She is beautiful, she is a child of God !! He truely knew her life will be a blessing to all !! We never know His plan for our lives, but she will definately have a testimony in her future to share with others !! Great is thy Faithfullness !! Jesus is sooooo awesome !!

The Farrell Family said...

She is just the sweetest!!!! We continue to keep you all in our thuoghts and prayers!!

~ Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

Misi said...

stunning! God Bless you!!!!

speckledpup said...

Okay so I see "DADDY TIME!" and I hear the M.C. Hammer bass line running..
dunt duh duh dunt...Daddy Time!

so happy for you brother, so happy.

Shannon said...

Ok, she looks like her daddy, but those are definitely her mommy's lips!

Bird On A Wire said...

Totally blissed out! That's what I see from all of you. What a beautiful blessing ! Truly God IS in Control!

daralala said...

She has beautiful eyes!

L&DRNKY said...

Precious--just precious

Dottie said...

I don't even know any of you, but these pictures brought tears to my eyes. She is so beautiful. I saw a resemblance to mommy in a couple of those photos as well.

I can tell how much pride you have in her and how much you love her. She is a very blessed little girl to have such a wonderful daddy.

I was never too close to my dad because he was into drugs and all that...despite my prayers, he never found God. So I think that's why I got so teary eyed.

God Bless and have a wonderful evening.

Adrienne said...

It's so fun to look back and see how much G has grown! Continuing to pray for you three in this new life you are living.
Love,
Jason, Adrienne, and Emily in CO xoxox

Steph said...

Gwyneth is ssssoooo beautiful!

Q's NEWS said...

Your baby takes my breath away! And yes, there is clearly just a slight resemblance!

I still can't believe the way everything has worked out perfectly. I am so happy for and for Tricia! Praise God for the several thousand tiny miracles all wrapped up in the biggest miracle I will ever have the privilege of witnessing.

And thank YOU for sharing it all with us!

Love from WV,
Susan

Debs said...

Incredibly beautiful, dear little brave baby, shes like a little pixie... everytime you put more pics of her, I cry, she is so adorable and so are her parents! And yes, Nate, she does look like you!

Wookies Mama said...

Such a cute lil girlie! Her eye color looks just like my baby boys eye color right now.

If only I knew how to capture them like you have.

Alisa said...

Sooooo sweet! I see both of you in her....a great combination!

Randi said...

She's gorgeous and looks so big and healthy now!

cuteinnocence said...

I'm SO happy for you & your family! I bet it's great all being "home" together! I'll continue to pray for your family. God bless!
~Kim in Ohio