Saturday, July 27, 2013

Is Your Back Sore? 'Cause You've Been Carrying Me All Week

Well.  THAT was not the plan.  You can’t believe the craziness of the last few days.  The crazy MESSY chaos and fear and love and kindness and blessings of July 22, 2013 to present.   It is only just settling in for me that our Avery Hope was born July 24th at 11:19am, at 32 weeks gestation, weighing in at 4 lbs 4oz. 

She is in the NICU and they are happy with how she’s doing so I am trusting them and being happy with how she’s doing as well.  I will write her birth story soon, but right now I am a jumble of thoughts and emotions (worse than normal).  The Cliff's Notes are pretty simple.  Remember all of that mourning and releasing I was doing?  It all seems very silly in light of the last few days.  I’d like to say that I've learned my lesson about plans and analysis and predictions but I’m beginning to see that at least at this point in my spiritual maturity, that is a promise I’m not capable of keeping.  I can promise this, I will keep trying.  

Thank you for your prayers and comments and support.  You will never know how tangibly those blessings have lifted me up this week, but I can sincerely tell you that if you offered a prayer for me this week you were carrying me through as truly as if you had stormed through the doors of the hospital and physically put your arms around me and lifted with your legs, NOT YOUR BACK!  Are you nuts?  Talk soon.


  1. She is precious! Now I can say congrats! I honestly can not tell she is only 32 weeks in the pic...ignoring the tubes...she looks incredibly healthy. More prayers are for you and your lovely family. God bless you!

  2. Oh Nella, She is a beautiful angel. Praying for you and yours daily.

  3. Nella-
    She is beautiful just like the rest of your babies ! Can't wait to meet her and hear all about it! Hope U r doing well

  4. What a beautiful little girl! I just stumbled on your blog on the recommendation of Kendra from Catholic All Year, and I wanted to thank you for sharing your story and to know that our family will be praying for you!


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