Monday, December 29, 2014

Hurry Home Soon

I've enjoyed all the moments of Christmas
with everyone else's little ones. 

Now, I'm ready for mine.

They will be here in a few days,
and we will open the presents under the tree.

Santa left a bundle.

I intend to head back to Nashville with them 
to enjoy our newest bundle of joy.

She is growing and progressing everyday.
Each step is a step closer to home. 

Mommy and Daddy time is important 
for many reasons. 

Studies show that the more a child is touched 
the more rapid the recovery.

It's also important for bonding. 
Before this photo, there was skin-to-skin
bonding with both parents.

She was put in her own clothes and in a different kind of crib.
The covered crib along with swaddling helps her to hold her own temperature. 

She was prayed for and loved by so many
long before she was conceived.

These two she will call, "Uncle Chad" and "Aunt Tina."

The NICU has been wonderful.
Christy and Troy have received hands-on coaching.
Taking a bottle was one of the steps.
She is no longer getting fed through a tube.
She is now completely bottle-fed milk from mommy.
Today Christy will try to breast-feed for the first time. 

Yesterday Harper got her first bath.

Mommy and Daddy did a good job!
I am so proud of them!

Believe it or not,
sticking out her tongue is another good sign.

The doctor said that if everything continues to go well, 
she may make it home by New Year's Day.


Uncle Chad, Connor Man and Cora Bug say, 
"Please hurry home soon."

"We're ready to play."

(Linda from Simply Linda made this for me.
I am just now figuring out how to download it.
Anyway, it's still Christmas here.
Thanks, Linda, my friend.)


  1. This post really tugged at my heartstrings. Harper is absolutely beautiful and I'm so happy that she is making progress. The pictures are precious. I know this has taken a toll on your family and nerves, but it looks like the sun is shining a bit more everyday.

    I want to thank you for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better!

    Love to you and your sweet family!

    Jane xx

  2. She is seriously adorable! Glad she's doing so good!
    That Linda is so talented. :)

  3. Oh my goodness...I can't believe how she has grown already...looking so alert too! My prayers are for all to be reunited to ring in 2015! What a precious update :)

  4. How special!!! Prayers for you and yours! The NICU is a wonderful place. My grandquadruplets spent 2 months in the NICU when they were born.
    Safe travels and enjoy your special bundle of blessing!!!!

  5. What a precious bundle! My child was adopted so when he was in NICU for 28 days he didn't have that skin on skin bonding with anyone other than medical staff and his foster mom to be. He is a very huggy young man, and I always saying "I love you." He can't hear it enough! I think that is just part of it. So, I hope you enjoy your tiny but oh so cute granddaughter and have a wonderful visit!

  6. Bonnie, All of this is really good news. She is looking great...I know you are all excited to have her home soon. Sending you wishes for a wonderful new year! Bonnie

  7. Oh Bonne...what good news and what precious pictures. I know your heart is about to burst with joy and love. What a sweet and beautiful little face.

    BTW wanted to tell you how much I love your header...very very elegant.

  8. Oh what a precious little child! I will pray. What a sweet face, I know touch is so important to a child's welfare. They tend to heal quickly and get well faster. Only becuase I worked in a large teaching university hospital for a long time. Plus raising five kiddos helped too! I love all these photos and somehow I ended up here at your blog. Happy New Year and God Bless all of you.

  9. A precious and beautiful bundle, my friend!
    The most joyous of times!!!!

  10. What a wonderful Christmas present that will be to have your sweet baby home. Miracles really do happen!

  11. Seriously, adorable!!!!n I hope her health continues to improve so she can be home to bring in a new year! I love the photo with her tongue sticking out. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments on our master bedroom. Wishing you and your family, a healthy, and happy new year!

  12. Oh Bonnie, that sweet little one just melts my heart! I know that you can't wait to get your hands on her:) Have a blessed day dear friend and keep the pictures coming! HUGS!

  13. Joy, Joy, Joy!! She is so precious! Thrilled to pieces for you with the news of a possible homecoming.
    Bless you, Bonnie!


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