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26 weeks

Olivia is 26 weeks gestation today. Last night she weighed in at 1lb 7oz - getting to be such a big girl! The doctor upped her feedings because she is continuing to tolerate them so well. She's getting 3ml every 3 hours. We are so thankful! Reid changed her diaper for the first time today. The bravest I've been was taking her temperature. Reid is officially Super Dad! I'm so proud of what a hands on daddy he already is. Olivia is one lucky little girl.

And, due to overwhelming response, here are a few more pictures of livi... :)



We thank you for continued prayers!


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  1. Awwww Sweet girl, I am PRAYING!!!!

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  2. Mary Virginia...What precious pictures of sweet and strong Olivia. I shared your story with my group of girlfriends last night and it was followed by a prayer for her and for you and Reid. So many prayers are being sent up!

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  3. What precious, precious pictures. Praying for your sweet, sweet baby and your family.

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  4. Hi! I don't know you, but just wanted you to know I've been following and praying for you!! You and your husband's faith is amazing and I can't wait to see your sweet girl grow! God bless!

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  5. Been praying for you and your family though this journey. Olivia is beautiful, congratulations and thanks for the updates and photos.

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  6. Praying so hard for that sweet girl (and all of you)! YEAH on the weight gain too!!!!

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  7. What a blessing you are to those around you and how you continue to glorify His name through everything! I'm praying, you don't know me but I stumbled across your blog and just know, people are praying!

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  8. Sounds like she is doing well! So happy things are looking good.

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  9. I found your blog through a friend's blog. I just had to write and tell you that, even though every person's grief is unique, I can understand the pain you are going through right now. I lost my mom unexpectedly on March 30, 2007 while pregnant with my daughter. 15 days later, on April 14th, my daughter was born due to my amniotic water leaking and the presence of infection. She was born at 23 weeks and lived for just a few moments. Losing someone close to you is difficult, losing your child(ren) is unthinkable - the two together is devastating. I am so very sorry you are going through this. I wish you peace. I will be thinking of you and your sweet baby, Olivia. I wish you all well.

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  10. Hi sweet mommy I wanted to let you know I am hosting a link up for bereaved mommies. I would love if you would link with us. It is just for support and encouragement! I am saying a prayer for your sweet family now.

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  11. Mare, she is beautiful-just like her precious momma! We're holding you, Reid, and Livi in our hearts and prayers, and love you all so much.

    xoxo,
    Pete, Rachel, & Ella

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  12. So precious. Continuing to pray for you.

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  13. I could sit and stare at her forever. She's beautiful. Love you little Livi!

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  14. Hi Mare, I'm a friend of Lindsey's (who commented above me) and I just wanted you to know we are praying for you guys! Olivia is a gorgeous little girl!

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  15. I have been following your blog for some time (over from Mo at LIfe & Love in the Petri Dish). I also have not checked it in a few weeks. I am so sorry. May your God guide you through this difficult time. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. Congratulations on Livi's progress. She's beautiful. Will continue to pray for her and your family.

    Hugs from Carrollton.

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  17. So glad to see pics of this sweet gift we've been praying so fervently for!! So glad she's gaining weight!! Still praying for your family daily!!

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  18. She is absolutely precious!!! I pray for you, Reid and little Olivia every day.... So proud of her!

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  19. She is making progress!! You will change her diaper when you are ready. I know its scary but you can do it! Praying for you and your family.

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  20. She is beautiful! Saying prayers for her to grow stronger everyday.

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