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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Big day for Little Ella!





I am so excited to report another great day for Ella. She is now off of the ventilator and doing very well. Amy finally got to hold her little girl yesterday and she said it was wonderful! Ella cuddled up next to her and held her finger and they loved every minute of their time together. She was very alert yesterday. She is still on a little oxygen and has her feeding tube still. The nurses will start her bottle feedings sometime in the next day or so, so please be praying that Ella will continue her progress and that her little digestive tract will work perfectly. She had two poopy diapers which thrilled everyone. (One day I'll apologize to Ella for broadcasting her bowel movements! She'll learn quickly that her Aunt Ann frequently says too much! :) So, praise God for another good day and may He continue to bless her healing.

Amy had a good day yesterday as well. Her blood pressure is staying much lower and she sounded good. They are enjoying being in the comfort of home and back to the play-time and bed-time routines with sweet Eva. They got to see Ella twice yesterday so that is good and hard I know, but they are handling it as best as they can. Thank you for your words of encouragement, love, and prayers. I know it does their hearts good to know that you are all standing with them.

20 comments:

Jen said...

Awwww! She's so beautiful! Amy (and Rick too), you look great! Wow! Can't wait to see you guys in person! XXOO

Ginny Fowler said...

You guys all look so great - and Ella is such a little trooper! Rick, I'm glad you're exposing her to Auburn paraphernalia at this young age. Never too young to grasp the importance of college football. We love you guys and wish we could be there to help out!

On a totally random note, I know you guys have just a few things going on right now, but if you need some comic relief you should check out Cake Wrecks. Funniest stuff ever. Amy, you'll love it.

Calista said...

I'm so glad to hear that Ella is doing so well. God is so good!! She is just too precious!! I'm also happy to read that you are feeling better too. Amy, you look so great! You would never know by looking at your picture that you just gave birth and have been through so much the last couple of weeks. I love you and pray things continue to get better.

Summer and Jason said...

Amy, you are glowing and look amazing! We are so thankful and praise God that Ella is continuing to make wonderful progress. What a cutie pie! Love you!

Nancy Giurlanda said...

ELLA IS BEAUTIFUL (and so his her mom and dad)I love your hair shorter you look beautiful!! I am so glad Ella is doing so well, what a baby doll she is. Aunt Ann you are doing a great job with all of the details please keep up the good work :) !! I love you all and I am very happy with all of the good news today.

Chesley said...

Rick- I think Ella looks like you! ...at least in the first picture she does. :)
She is just precious and I am thrilled everyone is doing well. Amy -you just don't look like you have had such a tough week! (and girl I know you have).
You are just beautiful!!!
Looking forward to more pictures and updates.
Love you all!

Karen said...

We're so excited for baby Ella to be doing so well. Amy, you continue to look like Malibu Barbie Mom. How do you look so good a week after having a baby? We're so proud of all of you and continue to lift you up in prayer.

Love,
Jess

Kristen said...

You guys look great! I am so happy that Ella is doing well and you get to hold and snuggle her!

Amanda said...

Ella is so beautiful! Amy, you look awesome! We're so excited that God has made each day better and better for you guys and Ella! I love that you're getting to snuggle her! Love you all!

Jodi said...

Y'all, she is GORGEOUS! So tiny and so beautiful! And you guys don't even look phased by all this drama... you look great. And quite proud. :) I am so glad for the great reports and so thankful for the WONDERFUL answers to our prayers. God is just so good. :)

kate m. said...

Ella is precious! I love all her hair. I have been praying for you guys and will continue to do so! Amy, I agree with everyone else that you look amazing!

mindy said...

Continuing to praise God for the sweet gift of Ella Hope, for the doctors and nurses and for the guidance they have been given by God, for Amy's continued improvement and for more and more good days to come! What blessings He is pouring out and what a testimony your faith is to each of us!
Hugs!

leslie said...

Oh my word, Ella is so sweet! I love her hair! I haven't read all the other comments, so I'm sure I'm not the first to say that Amy -you look absolutely beautiful! You are just glowing! I'm so glad that you are feeling better. We are keeping you in our prayers as Ella continues to heal and grow and as you transition to being at home without her for awhile. We love you!

Mayos

DCVol said...

These pics just made my day! Praising God that she is off the vent and doing so awesome...what a true little angel she is. Rick and Amy, your smiles say it all~ there is nothing like holding a little miracle in your arms. We love you guys~ Kelly & Travis

daughteroftheking said...

So exciting!! Praise God!!! Wonderful pictures it is great to see you guys holding her.

LYN said...

Praises, praises, praises!! LYN

angela said...

Oh such good news! I loved every bit of it! She looks so adorable, I could just eat her up!

I bet it's hard not seeing her all the time, but with God's grace, you guys can do this! I bet you just can't wait to be on the other side of all of this! God is faithful and this too shall pass.

Jen said...

I just can't stop looking at these pictures. Ella is so precious. You're all constantly on our hearts. Love you!

Monica said...

What sweet sweet pictures of Ella in the arms of mom and dad!! No better place to be I am sure. Praise God for good reports. I pray it continues. I will be praying for those little organs to WORK!!! Go Ella Go!!!! So glad to hear Amy is doing good also. I pray that continues for you. That H.B.P. is no fun!!!!

Katherine said...

Wow - you all are so precious. What a special time to finally get to hold your little one. We love you and are praying those organs work properly.