daily blessings

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Thursday, August 23, 2007


Happy Birthday Ella and Mattie!
What a blessing (and surprise) just one month after the wedding!
Pastor Sally on the right (my niece that helped Ben perform Katherine's wedding) had the twins this morning after being in premature labor since Monday. Ella only weighs 3.2 pounds and Mattie only weighs 2.6 pounds because they were born at 29 weeks. They are all doing great considering the low birth weight and your prayers would be appreciated. They have a long road ahead of them in the neonatal unit for the next several months. This has really been a stressful summer and it's not over yet! But the best is yet to come...


Blogger Tammy said...

Oh, bless their hearts! I will say a prayer for them...I'm sure for the parents this is both scary and exciting!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

What wonderful additions to your family. I've said a prayer that they will thrive and be home soon.

11:28 AM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Boy they are tiny...Do they have a good survival rate? Being born that young and that small I just wondered. Our CURVES manager just had twin grandkids..one a boy and one at girl at 32 weeks i think. They were 4 lbs. 2 oz and 4 lbs 6 oz. They are good. The little girl has some defect in her brain though. but through prayers she is going to be okay I just bet!! Sandy

2:19 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Twins are popping up all over! Wow, neonatal unit - sounds kinda intense!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks Tammy and Susie for your prayers. It is scary because they are so small.

Sandy- They are tiny and it will be a rough couple of months. I am thankful that they are in a big teaching hospital with specialized care.

Dawn - I agree what's up with twins. I think that is the neat thing about blogging- we can connect on so many levels. My prayers continue for your twin grandbabies.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Twins - a special blessing. I'll be praying they do well. They must look so very tiny.

8:51 PM  
Blogger gail@more than a song said...

How fun! I hope they will do well in the next couple of months.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Linda- They do look so tiny and with all of the tubes... it is scary!

Gail- Thanks! The next few weeks are very important in their development.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Cris said...

Oh my, that can certainly be scary indeed. But thank God for the advances in modern medicine that He has given us to where even those who are born prematurely have a great chance of becoming strong and healthy. I will certainly keep them in my prayers and congratulations on the two new little blessings.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Chris- You are right it is such a blessing that technology has advanced to the point that babies this small can live. Gifted Doctors! The babies are about the size of two adult hands side by side. Thanks for the prayers.

1:50 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

I will include Sally,the father, and the twins in my prayers. I am confident that with our advanced technology and plenty of prayers, the twins will thrive.

Congratulations to everyone on their births.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

SusieQ - Thanks for your encouraging thoughts. "Congratulations" is the word they want to hear... last night my nephew told me it sounded so good to hear that word from others because it sounded so "normal" and I think right now they want a big dose of "normal"! Have a great weekend.

12:37 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

How sweet...a boy and a girl...what wonderful blessing, indeed! Congratulations to everyone and I'll pray that Mattie and Ella will grow strong and healthy every day until they can go home with their loving Mommy and Daddy. God Bless!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Leslie- Actually two girls but the same blessings. They were moved to step down incubators today and will remain in NICU for several more months. Blessings to you!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Hi Nancy! Just as I was reading your post I received the noticed that you were just at mine!
I'm finally able to get back to blogging a bit.
You have truly had a lot going on this summer!
I will be praying for these precious babies and parents!
Blessings to you! Claudia O.

8:23 PM  
Blogger NanAZ said...

The twins will be in my prayers. How exciting and a bit scary, but it's awesome to know that God is in control of every moment of their lives.

I love the names too! Keep us posted on their progress.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Just wondering about the teeny tiny twins!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dawn- Thanks for checking on the twins... they are growing and making progress. Still a long way to go but every small milestone is encouraging. Good news... they are digesting the breast milk which they receive through a feeding tube.

12:14 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

What good news. One of my math teachers had a baby on the same day. She is doing fine. Her husband came by to show us all pictures on Monday.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tom- Thanks for stopping by... I'm loving your new chapter and looking forward to more. I'm glad the new babies don't live it my house (they can come visit anytime). I think we are both in better places with an empty nest.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Aw, that's wonderful...! Two for the price of one:-) Please give them my blessings.

11:39 PM  

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