Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Ten Week Birthday, Elise!

Today Elise turned 10 weeks. It's hard to believe we have a 2-1/2 month old. We're amazed to see how far she's come in these weeks and excited to see how far she will go in her life. In the past couple of days, I've gone back and looked at some of the early pictures of her and am amazed at the difference.

I talked with the doctor this morning about Elise's spell yesterday. She agreed that she's glad it happened in the hospital and not at home. She said we'll see how this week goes and then re-evaluate at the end of the week. So we've got at least another week in the NICU.

While it's hard not to have our baby girl home with us, we are so thankful that the Lord is providing for us through the NICU and that He has made it so abundantly clear that she's not ready to come home. Yesterday I was praying during her car seat challenge that He would have her pass if she was ready but that she would fail if it wasn't time for her to come home. While that prayer wasn't answered in quite the way I had expected, it was answered in that we know it's not time for her to come home.

Please pray for strength for this next week and for Elise to continue to grow so that she can overcome the apnea.


Stephanie said...

Praying that in her own time she is ready to come and grow by leaps and bounds :) Happy 10 weeks Elise!!!!!!

Melissa Nickerson said...

Congrats on 10 weeks! Continuing to pray!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday precious girl. Praying for peace and patience as you anticipate bringing your sweet girl home. (I am also patiently awaiting bringing home my sweet girl, as I am 36 weeks pregnant.)
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

melissa said...

I can't wait for you to bring your little one home! Since you said we can ask questions...why is she starting the apnea spells now? Or has she been doing them all along?

I'm praying you get to bring her home soon. 10 weeks of leaving your baby at the hospital is long enough!

Krista said...

Happy 10 weeks, Elise! Praying for you, Emily as well as for Kit during this time. And of course, praying especially for Elise! God does have great timing, despite how hard it is sometimes!
Please keep us up to date!

Claire said...

Happy ten weeks Elise, you are a wee star!


Anonymous said...

Continuing prayers for your precious baby daughter and you. Hoping the breathing will correct itself soon and she can be home. Happy 10 weeks Elise!

Anonymous said...

I hope all of you are doing well. You haven't posted in a few days.