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February 19, 2004

Molly Graduates

Molly graduated today. No more breathing tube. This is a huge step, and to sweeten it, the nurse removed the tube while Denise was holding her, allowing Denise her first look at Molly's face with one less piece of tape on it. The more we see, the cuter she gets!

The jaundice continues to recede, and, along with copious evidence of kidney and digestive system functioning--you know what I mean--she continues on the expressway out of NICU and into Progressive ICU, where much less acute newborns are kept. She also accepts and sucks on a pacifier, which is two weeks ahead of schedule. The sucking reflex means she can feed normally soon.

The nurses are referring to her as "fiesty" and "firebrand" because she launches into strong cries and active flailing when handled. They recognize the strength we knew she had all along.

Nothing but good news. And new pics.

Posted by tat at February 19, 2004 06:34 PM

I am proud of you Molly! Your Papie said your are beautiful - he viewed your photos for first time today!

Posted by: Nana T at February 21, 2004 07:11 PM

Your Molly is beautiful. Our Lord has a special plan for her life and as her parents you are privileged to see it unfold before you. I rejoice with you.Nana T shared this good news with me. May God richly bless you all.

Posted by: Cathy Langley at February 22, 2004 05:20 PM

Welcome to Life, Sweet Baby!

We love you already and are thanking our Heavenly Father for you! We pray for His strength, blessings and growth for you, and lots of sleep before you come home-for your Mom and Dad!
The Nicholsons

Posted by: Charlie & Nancy Nicholson at February 23, 2004 07:19 AM