Saturday, December 6, 2008

more pictures...

i love your eyelashes=)

pretty girl.

smiling at mommy. making her day=)

30 comments:

Erin said...

She is a beauty like her momma!

Lauren said...

she's so big and beautiful!

Dawn Johnson said...

Catherine, you are so beautiful and it's amazing to see you growing to be such a big girl. I love hearing about how you are becoming more and more involved with the world around you and taking interest in people, books, etc. You are a miracle and you have given me a whole new perspective and respect for life. You're mom and dad have loved you so much, have risked so much, and you have rewarded them with all your hard work and to breath and live. But you can't help that can you? God made us want to live and so you shall!

I pray for you regularly and I will forever hold a special place in my heart for you and your parents and all the lessons that you've taught me just from reading about you on the internet.

I can't wait to read all about your first Christmas, your Christmas at home!

Cindy said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. Catherine is so beautiful. And I'm so glad she gets to go HOME, and just in time for Christmas!

My CDH baby would breastfeed hit or miss just like you described. Once we got home and practiced for a while she got the hang of it really well and nursed for a year. It's much easier at home because you have privacy and can get comfortable and be on your own schedule.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

What a GORGEOUS girl!!! Those eyes!!!

Teri from CMC NICU said...

AWow Katie! Amazing! I am so happy for you! I know this was a long time coming, but i think u are more prepared than you think. I know you will do well and Catherine even better. I know many people will give you lots of advice so i will just say-PLEASE!!!- let me know if you need anything. You know what i do and am willing to help if you need it. Get my number from the unit!!=) I'm pretty good at trouble shooting and figuring out how to handle all that equiment! Enjoy her!!! She is beautiful. Take care of yourself too! God is good! God bless you and your beautiful family. Merry Christmas to you and your miracle.
Love, Teri
P.s. Maybe it will snow outside as you look out the window with Catherine~she will then see the world is almost as beautiful as all the love you gave her inside!

Kristy said...

Beautiful Girl!

DrmCtrsLtSl said...

Beautiful girl and Mommy, I love it!

Reid and Ronda Torrance said...

I am so thrilled for you!! I know it will be amazing to be a family at home together. You first Christmas together will be awesome!

A Southern Wedding Belle said...

I just knew that you would all be at home very soon. Praise GOD! HE is so good. I'm excited for you all. We'll be praying for you as you take this next big step together. We love you -

Sophia said...

So delighted and excited to read these last two posts and see such beautiful photos!!
Love Sophia (Lauren's friend, praying in Scotland). xx

Debbie said...

Catherine, you are precious! Enjoy being home with mommy and daddy.
You have been blessed little one.

Jane - Mom Generations said...

That is a beautiful photo of the 2 of you smiling at each other. You can just see the bond and connection through you eyes and smiles.
Beautiful!
xo,
Audrey
Mom Generations

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

My eyes are filled with happy tears at Catherine's wide-eyed beauty and my soul is filled with happiness at answered prayers. Great strength and hope and love and faith has graced each and every one of us in the true treasure of knowing Catherine.

This is my greatest Christmas blessing... Catherine's beauty reflected in the lights of your Christmas tree. I need nothing more.

Karen said...

I can't believe how big she has grown, I feel like I know Baby Catherine after watching her grow with you on the blog. I think of you and her and your family all of the time and send some big prayers up for her.

I hope she loves decorating the tree!!!

If it is not too awkward, I'd love to send an ornament to Baby Catherine for her first Christmas at home. You can email me at karenlayser@hotmail.com if that is okay.

Happy Holidays!

Karen (blogging buddy of Erin)

eddie said...

Katie, Judy and I are so happy for you, Donnie and Catherine. We know you're all excited!! Eddie Bob and Judy

theparkerreesefoundation said...

Congratulations on the home coming! She is absolutely gorgeous!

Sarah said...

gorgeous girl!

Fer said...

Beautiful!

TKD said...

We are so happy that you get to take her home. She will probably do much better at home and be more relaxed. I know it will be tough transition to be on your own taking care of her, but I'm sure it won't take long to get the hang of it. You'll all get to be at home for Christmas!!! We'll continue to pray.

Bill said...

Katie,

She is one beautiful little girl. Our entire household is excited to hear that she will be home for Christmas! Know that we love you and continuously keep you and your family in our prayers. We check for your updates all the time.

Love and God’s Blessings,
Bill and Anne Burke

Alexandra said...

I have been reading your blog for quite sometime now... I always get updates through Hannah & Tony (They in my sisters n'hood) But, I would just like to say how wonderful your blog is. Catherine is SUCH a blessing!! Thank you for sharing her with everyone!!!!

Gigi said...

so excited for you all today... been having my students still pray for you, but particularly this week, we've been talking about you all a lot in classes... love to all 3 of you!
Gigi

The 3 of Us said...

I saw through facebook stalker feed that Catherine got to go home! What a great Christmas present :)

Dawn at CHERUBS said...

What a beautiful, beautiful blog to a beautiful little girl. Thank you so much for sharing your journey.

Dawn
mommy to Shane (1/28/93-9/11/99) CDH, multiple birth defects and complications

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Amanda said...

God she's gorgeous.

Chavonne said...

What a gorgeous smile!

AtlantaMama said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the one of yall sharing a huge smile together!! She knows her Mommy & Daddy! We love yall and we are THRILLED that Catherine is coming home!

Chavonne said...

Beautiful!

anna c. said...

hey Katie,
You don't know me but a friend told me I should take a look at your blog, and i'm so glad I did. I read it all in one sitting and absolutely loved every second of your beautiful story. Thank you for sharing this time of your life with us and allowing the Lord to work in and through you... i'm blessed by your story. She's so perfect. Just add me to the list of your prayer warriors :) can't wait for more updates..
<>< Anna C.