Friday, March 13, 2009

Quiet, Hospital Zone-Not Quite 24 Weeks

Yesterday afternoon a brand new presence made herself known to the world. Bella Marie was delivered by C-Section to Jennifer and Roby through God's unfailing grace. She is barely one pound, but came into this world doing high kicks like a true Texas Rangerette. I'll give more details this weekend, but she and her mother are both doing all right. Jenn is still in L&D recovery and Bella is in the NICU. Thank y'all for your prayers and all the love you have been sending us. Bella will be in NICU for some time, possible 4-5 months, so please continue for her to grow and be healthy. I really want her to be home with her new mommy soon! Love to all of you and would someone wipe that silly smile off Cat Daddy's face! Debbie

42 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Debbie: I am so glad that everyone came through okay and will continue to pray for each one of you! I love the name Bella, it is beautiful. God is good! I will keep each of you in my heart and prayers every day!

Lou Cinda :)

bella shabby said...

Hi Debbie, A Bella! I just know she is beautiful as her Mama and Grandma. Five months is a long time to not have her home but God has giiven us amazing doctors and medicine. 21 years ago a friend had a 1 pound baby ( have you ever seen anything so tiny?!)and that baby is now a beautiful young woman. Sue

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

What a beautiful name, I've been waiting for an upday but was surprised at this one. There will be lots of bonding going on in that hospital, congratulations and my prayers are with you all
Cheryl

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Can you hear me shouting for joy for you and Jenn, yipee!! I'm so excited for you all. CD deserves to have that smile on his face, let him keep it for a while!!

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful name! And I am sure she is a beautiful baby! Can't wait for updates and pics, my prayers are with you. Angie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS, Debbie, Jenn and Bella! I have a feeling you guys might end up being quite the threesome - watch out! Lots of hugs and prayers for everyone. We want pictures of the precious little sweetie pie!!!

Unique Unique Design said...

How exciting!! Am so thankful mother and daughter came through and both are doing all right. Love the name Bella! You all will continue to be in my prayers. Congrats to everyone!
marcie

Linda said...

Congratulations! God is good. Love the name, too!

Cher said...

Yowzer! Get that lady in the bathtub gone and put baby Bella there! Chant it in unison, ladies - We want Bella pictures! We want Bella pictures! We want Bella pictures!

The Texas Woman

donna baker said...

Oh Deb, A Bella! How wonderful! Love and kisses to you and the rest of the gang. Will continue to pray that she grows in leaps and bounds and that she'll be home much sooner than 4-5 months. Can't wait to see pics.

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Welcome Bella Marie! And we want Bella pictures! Bet Cat Daddy's smile might not be anything compared to yours! Oh, my goodness, I know you sighed a big sign of relief! We all know that the baby is beautiful and are anxious for you to compete with me on showing those grandbaby pics!

Jenn is healing now and will be back to normal health soon...that will take one huge weight off your shoulders. Little Bella is in the hands of God's physicians and will grow to be healthy and strong soon! Just think of all the joy she has added to your life in the last 24 hours and all the life she will add to your family for years to come! When Bella comes home, your life will be complete!

Lurch and I will continue to pray for Bella's safe keeping while she is growing. We will continue to pray for serenity and strength for the family. We are so proud for you!

Malisa

frippery said...

Prayers and thanksgiving for little Bella and her parents and grandparents. I will pray for her to grow strong and beautiful like her Grandma. When you get a free moment we need a little Bella beauty cause I think the lady in the tub is a bit waterlogged. Pam

lorhen82 said...

Congratulations to all! It's amazing how well babies do who are born so prematurely. They're such little fighters! May God's grace continue to shine down on your family. ~Lori

Rosemary said...

Congrads grandma! What a pretty name!

The English Cottage Collection said...

Congratulations Grandma TNT!! Doesn't that sound great ...music to your ears! My prayers are with you and your family for baby Bella (gorgeous name) to continue to grow and get stonger each day. I'll be checking each day for the first shapshots Grandma! Hugs
Debra

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Oh, precious Bella- what a beautiful name. I will keep you and your wonderful family in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are thrilled to death and I can't wait to see pics!

Jena

Maison Douce said...

Debbie, congratulations!! What a pretty name... I truly hope she will continue to thrive, seems to me like she is a fighter already!! Send my congrats to the proud parents!!!
Isabel

sepiadreams said...

Beautiful Bella!!! Prayers and love are sent to you and your family...Can't wait to see pics of this little lady...Love Tiina...

THE VERANDA said...

Congrats to the happy parents! And the proud grandparents!! Bella is such a pretty name. Can't wait to see pictures... Maggie

ajunkqueen said...

Hope all is going well, it is amazing how well those litle ones do. we had a 1 pound 6 ouncer as a neighbor, he is doing great in the first grade.

The Green Pea said...

Debbie, God's gifts are so wonderful. Little Bella is in God's hands. My prayers are for you and your family. God's Blessings Sandi

Scrappy Doo said...

What a joy and a beautiful name! May God continue his blessings upon your family.
Scrappy

Margo said...

Congrats Gramma, and we will continue to pray as she continues to grow stronger and gets ready to come home.
Margo

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

There's no eraser for that kind of smile! Congrats! I'll continue to pray for everyone! So happy for y'all!

Amy

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Oh, Debbie, tell Jenn congratulations! Bella is a BEAUTIFUL name! I love it! I will continue to keep Jenn and Bella in my prayers. God has her in His hands! Can't wait to see pictures.

Shannon

Barn House said...

Congrats! We are so happy everything worked out well!!

vintagesue said...

all i can say is congrats!!! i want to keep it positive and say hello bella...welcome to this world. debbie...you and jenn take care. you have tons and tons of support out there with folks keeping you on their minds.
take it easy....happy days ahead.
sue

Jodie LeJeune said...

Congratulations Gran Maw & Paw Paw Cat!!!!!!
Prayers from Louisiana are certainly coming your way!!!!!!
Jodie
everything vintage

Bonnie said...

Wonderful news, congratulations.

misselaineous said...

Hey!! Congratulations Grandma Deb & Grandpa Cat Daddy!!! Bella...what a beautiful name...5 months is a long time, but when that little girl does finally get to come home what a day that will be!!! Prayers & best wishes to all! *elaine*

JUST ME said...

Congrats to the new addition to your family.

YAY!

Angelica

Antiques and More Blog said...

Hi Debbie,

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all! You're still in my thoughts and prayers.

Welcome Miss Bella Marie!!!

Blessings~
Lisa

thedomesticfringe said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so glad mommy & baby are doing well!!

Many prayers that your new grandbaby will thrive and come home quickly.

Congrats! I agree with Cher, we need pictures.

-FringeGirl

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

My prayers are with you & your family. So glad to hear Bella Marie and your daughter are doing well.
BIG HUG...
Cathleen

BlissfulDayDreams said...

I'm so thrilled!!
Thank you Lord!
Huge Texas Hugs comin' your way and Prayers continue.
Melissa

Anita said...

Congrats GRANDMA! And best wishes for a speedy homecoming!

time-worn interiors said...

Like your not smiling too??!!! I can't wait to see picture of that wonderful blessing to your family! Give a big hug to mommy and make sure to tell her she's doing a damn good job! Please don't start spoiling Bella Marie right away! Love you girl!
Theresa

Artsy Fartsy said...

AMEN, so glad to hear the good news!! God is good!! Can't wait to see pictures of the itty bitty little one and Mom!! Many Blessings, Janna

summersundays-jw said...

Congratulations! There's just nothing much better then being a grandmother. We'll say our prayers. Jan

Barbara said...

Debbie, What a wonderful blessing from God. Praying that Bella will be held in God's hand and will grow and be healthy. I know grandmother is proud...congratulations.

Lisa B. said...

Oh my goodness! How did I miss so much over here!!
Well congratulations grandma!! I've got a lot of reading to catch up....

Bella Dreams said...

As I sit here crying...AND PRAYING that all will turn out well for you all and that precious baby! I had a baby boy 13 years ago, just about the same size at about the same time! It brings back so many memories! My God watch over your family and sweet baby Bella!

XOXOXO
Heather
www.luckypeachdesigns.blogspot.com
www.bella-dreams.blogspot.com