Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The 2nd greatest love

of my life has arrived!

Gracie May arrived here from heaven at 8:17 a.m. on August 18th 2008. She came in weighing 3 lbs 13 oz., and 16 inches long.

She is aprox. 6.5 weeks early, but that hasn't slowed her down much. She's crying and moving and grabbing/pulling all her gadgets that monitor her precious little body.

She's staying in the NICU at Mckay Dee hospital. The nurses and other techs have been amazing. We feel so blessed that she has been vigiliantly taken care of by so many competent people.

Dr. Seale is incredible! We are so fortunate to have him as J's doctor.

Gracie was initially intubated to assist with her breathing, but in only one day was extubated, and is breathing with only a small amount of oxygen help.

She is beautiful and breathtakingly perfect. She is so loved by her Mom and Dad and also surrounded by aunts and uncles, grandmas and granpas, friends etc. who love her and pray for her.

May God continue to bless and protect our wonderful daughter.

We love you Gracie.
Thanks, to all the McKay staffing that has helped my lovely wife and daughter. You guys are absolutely and incredibly capable/helpful/competent.


Rebecca said...

It's seriously the most amazing thing ever. Congrats guys!

Ashley said...

Hey buddie, You have the most beautiful little girl in the world..I can't wait till she can come home and we can love her all day..I hope you like me cause I will be over all the time..Love ya, Ashley

Allison said...

Hey Derek, Jennie and Gracie- your blog is awesome. Gracie is so amazing and I can't wait to see her and hold her too. Jennie is rock solid and she is going to be an amazing mother!

Love you all, Alli

Rachy Maree said...

Congratulations on your little angel! I hope everything continues to go well.

Connie said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations to both of you! We'll keep you all in our prayers so you can get her home soon!

Dean - Jenn - Drew said...

Congratulations to you guys she is so beautiful and so little. I am glad she is doing so well, she sounds like a fighter. Great Job Jen you are amazing!!

Meg said...

Derek! Congrats! I am so happy for you and Jen! She will be an excellent mother, and you a wonderful daddy! Keep me posted!

the timothy's said...

yay for gracie!!! :) i love her to PIECES!!! i can't WAIT till she gets to go home so we can play every day!!!! :) LOVES!