Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lord, Thanks (for) Giving us Nayeli

Princess Nayeli gets a modeling lesson from mommy.

Princess Nayeli is tired from the lesson and falls asleep next to mommy.

Nayeli's Southern CA Grandma Victoria and Grandpa Telly.

This whole journey up until this point has felt like ions for us. From the day we went to UCSF, the whole labor process, and intensive care stay, and OUR home....with our beautiful, blessed daughter.

Thirty six thankful days we have had with our daughter now! We continue to be thankful for each of these days that passes and do not take one minute for granted. Nayeli is a lesson to us all in our daily life battles....babies like Nayeli make the world and it's problems seem so small and unimportant. I think if Nayeli could talk right now, she would ask us to remember to be thankful for great friends and family, for whatever we have in our lives in general. We are all fortunate to be here, alive......breathing itself a blessing. We thank Nayeli and all these other beautiful CDH WARRIORS for their life lessons to us, as parents.

These days with Nayeli home have been wonderful, memorable, and ofcourse, trying at times as is with any newborn moody gassy baby. Each day, we think we get closer to pin pointing Nayeli's SOP (standard operating procedures) and she then throws a curve ball and changes things up. Last night, she kept us up most of the night with gas issues. Poor thing, we could hear her tummy rumbling. She of course answered this up with several straight diaper changes. Overall, she seems to be eating better day by day, she latches onto Liz better each day, and she gets more and more interested in the world around her. She is amazing and fun to watch grow, in such a short period of time. Friends and family were not joking when they said these munchins grow fast! We are enjoying everyday, regardless of screams and poops in the wee hours of the morning!

We thank you all for your support through all of this. Through your support and Gods guiding strength we have gotten where we are now. We pray you and your wonderful families have a blessed thanksgiving day. Take a moment to be thankful for your ability just to breath, let alone walk this wonderful earth each day.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Megan Larson said...

Thank you so much for your post. It is so right that we should be thankful for every second. I had something similar on John's Care Page but you said it best!!

I'm glad the ER visit was nothing and that things are back to "normal" at your home. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!

-Megan, Nik, and baby John

Megan Larson said...

Oh, and I LOVE Nayeli's modeling picture. It's gorgeous!!!

Sonya Wilson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! What a wonderful celebration I'm sure for your family!

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

It's amazing to see how fast your little beauty is growing!!!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love, Amy & Family