Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Introducing...

Eliana Joy Thiry
Born at 11:09 am after 2 pushes
5lb 8oz and 19"

She's in the NICU for observation and to receive antibiotics since her water was broken for several days prior to birth. She's also struggling to suck right now, so they did put a feeding tube in her nose to help give her whatever she doesn't drink. It looks like we'll be in here until at least Thursday or Friday- It all depends on if she decides to start drinking from her bottle.

We are amazed at the gift we've been given, but we remember that nothing is official until the birth parents appear at their court hearing to officially surrender their rights. That will be in one to two weeks. In the mean time, they left the hospital abruptly four hours after birth, so we remain hopeful, but are realizing they are very emotional and could still change their minds. Pray for us, that we would love Eliana for every day that God has her in our care, whether it's one more day, or a life time.

She already has daddy wrapped around her finger!

Pray for us as we make decisions about the boys and struggle being apart from them. If this NICU stay ends up being for a week or two, we have to figure out where to stay and how to best take care of them.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Praying for you guys! She is absolutely beautiful!!!

Pam said...

Congrats!!! What an incredible blessing!!!

Andrew, Arianna, Liam, and Asher said...

She's beautiful! What a head of hair!

Eric 'n Leah said...

What ethnicity is she? She has one CUTE little nose on her!!!
:-)

Brett Lizzi and Ethan said...

Congrats you guys! She is so cute.

Eric 'n Leah said...

(my "word verification" word to post the comment was "mentent". Wierd.)

jhoch said...

What a beautiful little girl! Praising God for answered prayer! We'll continue to pray for the details you mentioned in your post. Love to the Thiry fam!

Brianne said...

Woohoo!! She's here...and looks like she was well worth the wait! We're looking forward to hearing more updates from you!

Alan, Marci, and Maya said...

She is adorable! Thanks for posting pictures so quick.

Tim Bergen said...

We are praying and continue to pray.

Chunny and Me said...

WOW! Congratulations Thirys!!!
Julie - I guess you can't say that my baby girl is the CUTEST EVER anymore, ey? :) You're gonna love being a mommy to a little girl - in fact, I'm sure you do already!
Blessings you guys!