Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and God Bless!!

Merry Christmas my beautiful little gift from God. May the Lord bless you everyday of your life and may your heart and spirit be filled with the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Machel and I went to a beautiful Christmas Eve service at St. Paul's. We were overcome with emotion. Joy, peacefulness, sadness, fear and REJOICE!! REJOICE!! Our Lord and Savior was born on this day to bring peace and love to this Earth. May he grant you all peace and love!! Mommy and Daddy then hurried up to the NICU to wish our little, joyous angel a Merry Christmas. I snapped a photo of Mommy and Baby Bella (with KoKo!!) Then Laura came by and wished us a Merry Christmas and took a picture of the entire Delange family celebrating Bella's 1st Christmas together!

An update on Bella....her O2 oscillator settings remain low, 25-30%. Her heart rate is down to the low 160s, but her blood pressure is now high. She seems to be doing well, but is still quite puffy. When Machel and I showed up to her bedside to wish her a Merry Christmas we both spoke to her and she immediately moved her arms and kicked her feet. MOM and I were overcome with joy!! She opened her eyes briefly too, we showered her with loving words and then returned to our new bedroom the last two nights, the NICU couch. Bella needs her sleep!! We appreciate the prayers and love very much!! GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE!!


Candice said...

Merry Christmas Delange family! Baby Bella looks like she has noticeably grown from the first pictures you posted. We are so thankful to hear she is stable after surgery. Rhys was on the oscillator for 6 long weeks. There were many days during that time I was not sure we would make it to the point we are at today. But Rhys is a fighter, much like your Baby Bella. These little guys have a fighting spirit that is unbelievable to see. Your baby girl knows you are there, and your love and support of her are truly making a difference in her healing. Continue to stay strong and take one day at a time. Enjoy your beautiful baby girl today.

All our best,
Candice, Cody & Rhys

lauren said...

Merry Christmas & Happy 20 Days! May the holiday spirit fill your heart with PEACE, LOVE and HOPE!

As always, we are praying for all three of you!!

XOXO ~Lauren

Shauna said...

Merry Christmas to you and all of the UVA NICU! Love and prayers to all.

KCWoodhead said...

I love the family picture!! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Delange Fam! I am so happy that you were blessed with such a strong and beautiful baby girl this holiday season! Your little girl is a miracle!

The Juarez Family

Jodi said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Baby Bella continues to amaze everyone and is always in our prayers.