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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Introducing Ava Gabrielle Harms

Our girls names all have meanings or connections to people who are especially important to us. This little princess is no different. We've chosen Ava from the Hebrew word for "Life" and Gabrielle, which means "God is my strength". We're not sure if we're going to call her Ava or Gabby yet...we'll see what she grows into! I can't email them out, but have posted a few pictures on our blog from yesterday. She's under the Bili (blue UV) Lights (which isn't a surprise for our kiddos...they tend to be a bit jaundice no matter when the arrive). She's doing great...already getting some breast milk through her OG Tube (a tube that goes in her mouth and down into her belly, saving her the trouble of swallowing at this point). Yesterday I got to hold her for the first time...pure heaven. I'm ready to go try it again!
Love you all,
Sara

3 comments:

Misha Leigh. said...

Sara - she is pure beauty and I LOVE her name! I love these photos. I feel such a connection to this little girl. Kiss her toes for me, too.

Heather said...

Hi Sara and Matt

We've never met, but I've followed your blog for years. My oldest also has Turners and I have had 2 preemies, a 30 weeker and 33 weeker; and I was on bedrest with my last baby for over 4 months.

If you ever need someone to talk to I am here, I've been in your shoes and I know how hard these next months will be.

I know how hard the bedrest has been Sara, and I know how your heart is going to be torn until Ava comes home. You won't really feel like you are a "good" mom to any of your kids, no matter where you go and who you are with you will be thinking of the littles not with you.

The hospital stay will end and things will get better. Hold on to your littles and they will make it out ok too.

As a NICU mom I have to say to see Ava with only nasal oxygen and her being so early is amazing!

Good job keeping her in as long as you did!

Sending you lots of love and peace
Heather

Sara said...

@misha - thanks misha...toes will definitely be kissed!
@heather- wow...thanks for the comment. I poked around your blog and so appreciate you sharing your story. We definitely have lots in common! Thanks so much for the encouragement.