Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Moment of TRUE Motherhood

Today was the best day I have had ever. After 4 long weeks of waiting I finally got to hold my little girl. It was a moment and feeling like no other. I truly felt like a mom at that moment. Kaidyn tolerated our time very well. I actually held her for 2 hours! We did what is called Kangaroo Care. It is basically holding the baby skin to skin, letting your body heat keep them warm and enabling the baby to hear your heart beat. It was absolutely wonderful. Kaidyn also came off the CPAP machine and is on what is call a High Flow Canula. So we can see her face! We can also hear her cry, which is music to my ears (for now :) ) She is doing so well her oxygen need has decreased and her sats are looking great. Pray for her continual progress and that her lungs strengthen and she continues to breathe on her own. She is such a strong little girl. I am just so proud of her. I've been smiling from ear to ear!


  1. Oh this is such wonderful news! And it's so great seeing your smiling face, too! Thanking the Lord for all this progress!
    John 3:14-17 ¶And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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  2. Oh, LaRhesa, that is SO wonderful. We couldn't hold Catherine for 5 days- I could not imagine 4 weeks. What a wonderful gift to you. Peace.

  3. Miss Kaidyn, I'm so very proud of you. Keep growing little one. Nana loves you.

  4. Oh LaRhesa!! What a beautiful mama you are!! What double good news, in her mamas arms and on a Canula!!!!!

    This put a huge smile on my face!! Congratulations!!

  5. Way to go Baby Kaidyn! We are sooo proud of you!
    Go Mama Rhesa! God is always in the blessing business!
    What a joy to see her in your arms! I think your smile is much bigger than Uncle Lucky's!
    We love you guys and it's just as "Simple" as that!
    Lucky, Beth, and Leigha Dawn

  6. Praise the Lord! You both are so beautiful. We can't wait to see you all soon.

  7. Our God is an awesome God
    He reigns from heaven above.
    With wisdom, power and love
    Our God is an awesome God

    Blessings and Love!!

  8. TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE THINGS HE HAS DONE!!!! Welcome to motherhood, I am so proud of you,sweetie!!! You are an awesome young woman!! Miss Kaidyn (aka Miracle) gone girl do your thang, do your thang, proud of you too missy!!! God is Good, and He is in control!!
    Love you all!!!