Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Three + Three

This is a post where I just get to talk about people I love. These girls are in no particular order, but just in the order of the way the photos downloaded! Now don't get me wrong...this doesn't mean I don't love y''s just I can only do so many multi-tasks without getting really confused, so it's all baby steps with me. I'll be talking about y'all soon, you just wait and see! That is the one thing you can always depend on me to do...TALK!First up is Sue at Bella Shabby. Sue is having a giveaway at her blog ending May 7th and I told her I would do a shout out and let y'all in on all the 411. She is giving away the most darling apron that really is a one size fits all! Wait until you see it...cutest fabric...cutest sash...cutest bow in the back! I'll be ordering one of these because I really don't expect to win! Sue is special to me. She has been so like a long lost friend to me from the beginning. She has one of the biggest hearts that it's a wonder it doesn't just pop out of her chest. Do you know that I don't think I have ever done a post where she hasn't left a comment or if she hasn't, it's because she has been busy with a show or her family. When you are not getting any comments, getting that one means everything. It means someone is listening. Sue has always been there listening and sharing her thoughts with me. When you go over for her giveaway (and you know you will!), leave her a comment of course for the giveaway, but take the time to leave one later in the week just because. Comments are our heartbeats!
Second up is Donna at Gather. Donna is pretty new to blogging (but then, aren't most of us?) and she held a giveaway just recently. I saw her artwork and fell in love with it. She recently sent me this lovely pendant that she had painted. I nearly fell over when I saw how beautiful it was. I have to believe beauty comes from beauty and Donna is beautiful all the way to the inside.
I am so fortunate to get to talk to such gifted people as I do through this little blog. Donna is just one of these artists. There are so many of you that it just boggles this chubby girl's mind! Again, comments are talking. Drop her a line and let her know you think her work is special.
Is this not the most precious little work of art? Speaking of precious, that brings me to my third love, Precious Bella!(See how I managed to work that in oh so carefully?) Jenn has been doing updates on her, but I thought I would add to hers.
Jenn has more photos on her blog, but I had to post this one...get a load of that bow! One of the NICU nurses made it for her. When Jenn came in that day, the nurse had it in one hand and a glue gun in the other. Jenn asked how she planned on attaching the bow to Bella....tape of course! WHEW!!!
Sassy Bella back in her bikini, but with matching bow this time. They took the high powered ventilator off her this past Saturday and Jenn got to hold her for the first time! Praise the Lord!!! Now you would think that holding her would be just that, right? No, it's a little more difficult than just having a baby placed on your lap. She has to be basically taped to Jenn with the lines being placed just so so and taped on. Does that make sense? Then she is placed on Jenn's chest under her shirt, skin to skin. Bella has been in a glass castle with humidity pumped in, kind of like a hothouse...this is the environment she is used to. Adapting to the outside air can be difficult, but she is doing super. She snuggles down on her mommy and goes sound asleep with just a little cat dancing for good measure. They like for her to be with her mother for at least an hour or longer...which is just fine with Jenn. She only wakes up when they place her back in her glass castle.
Last night Bella reached 3 pounds. The nurse weighed her three times to be sure. Can I get a hallelujah? There are still some obstacles to overcome, but for the meantime, everything is amazing. I think the doctors have just thrown the textbook away and are just flying by the seat of their pants when it comes to her progress! We know the secret, don't we? You bet we do...our God is good!
Bella is giving all you Junk Sistas a wink and telling you in her own sleepy little way, thank you. She looks forward to the day she gets to meet all her aunties and angels out there! She also said to tell you you can see her video on her mommy's blog. Her first televised appearance! Law, I love my grandchildren more than it should be allowed and man, I am one blessed woman!
Two of my beautiful girls!


Cher said...

Hallelujah from here!

The Texas Woman

Lou Cinda said...

A BIG HALLELUJAH from me too! She is SO beautiful and I cannot believe how much she has grown! AMAZING!! I am so happy for you and Jenn and the whole family! So much to be thankful for this Mother's Day!!

Bless you Debbie! Such a sweet post!

Lou Cinda :)

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Hallelujah....hallelujah...hallelujah, hallelujah..HALL-E-LU-JAH! I'm singing it loud and proud! I know you have already noticed, but this is the first time I see the STRONG family resemblance! A little Trashette! Hope you get to hold her soon! Aunt Malisa is waiting patiently for her turn!


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

3 pounds!!! She continues to remind us of God's blessings, doesn't she? Woo hoo! ~Mindy

Anonymous said...

Oh, that sweet Bella is getting So big! Look at her - she is going to get to be 5 lbs and going home before you know it! She is such a cutie. Hallelujah! Thank you for the most kind words , Debbie. I'm so thankful for the day I stumbled upon your blog. Have a wonderful Mothers Day!! XOXO Sue

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Woohoo! When can Bella go home? She is just growing like crazy, isn't she?!! Can't wait to meet her in Texas! Will she be going to Round Top/Warrenton this fall?

Tootsie said...

those little miracles.... what else is there to say!!!! she is gorgeous!

Maison Douce said...

Wow... 3 pounds??!! What a beautiful thing!! And I am very proud to call Sue a friend, too! I don't think I have ever seen her without a big smile on her face!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hallelujah - 3 pounds!
Thanks for all the links too, Debbie.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh I love love love the last picture of Jenn & Bella! Frame quality!!!! So glad to hear good news and that it keeps on coming and coming!
I already hit Sue's comment board while keeping my fingers crossed but I have never been to Donna's blog so if you don't mind, I'll run over there and visit.
Thanks for the update & the links!!!
everything vintage

Dixie said...

I love that Bella is now a "bow head"... LOL

that necklace is just beautiful...

Happy mom's day to you and to Jenn... and a hug to baby Bella!

God Bless.. Dixie

Tootsie said...

I don't sell my flowers...I am a self taught gardener...who has in the past been called nuts...I plant all from seed...and usually keep it all in my gardens. What is left over I give away

Trailer Trash said...

Oh, that sweet girl will be home before you know it. I was so happy to hear about Bella and Jenn's weekend.
I am keeping her in my prayers!

donna baker said...

I am so happy for all of you - Jenn and Bella look so precious. I know your heart just bursts with pride. And, I am so glad I have gotten to 'know' you and yours. Thank you for the kind words.

delighted heart said...

Halleluia! Praise the Lord! She is such a doll! 3 go girl!

June said...

What a wonderful miracle that has taken place in your family. She continues to be in my prayers. Love the bow in her hair too.
Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving a comment. Oh how I love meeting people. I want to check out your other loves posted here as well.

Anonymous said...

3 pounds!!!! That's just great. I'm so glad she gets to be close to her momma now. Her bow is adorable, but she's much more adorable.

I'm so happy she's doing so well. God is good!

Anonymous said...

aww she is precious. Amen to her gaining weight and being able to have some things removed! before ya know it she will be at home and playing with her cute little girlie toys! god is good and he is extra good to babies! I pray for her every night and her mommie and family! Keep your head up and be strong! BIG BIG hugs


French Vanilla said...

Thank you Jesus!!! Bella is a miracle from our Lord. She's so beautiful. Peg


Hallelujah! Amen! This is wonderful news. She is a real miracle. Thank you for sharing.


Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Love that bow! I'm so glad Jenn is finally being able to hold her!


Shelley said...

Hallelujah! The best news I've heard all week! Kisses to Bella and hugs to you and Jen! What a landmark to get to hold her baby girl! Bella obviously comes from strong stock!

Love Ya Girl!

The Green Pea said...

Bella is just amazing, what a blessing that she is doing so well. Happy Mother's Day to you and all the mother's in your family. God Bless, Sandi

sparkled*life said...

God is SO GOOD!!!!!

I am so happy for you guys! The Lord is so good! Like I tell the Chiks at Family Life Church and anywhere I go preach His word is either true or it isn't! She is a living testimony that God's word is true!!!

I posted a blog about her hopefully it will get some more tickets sold ;D I love you Deb you are one rocking grandma!