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Olivia is seven weeks old today! It's so hard to believe and time is finally flying by. I'd like it to continue to fly by and then come to a standstill as soon as we are home from the NICU. :) As of last night she weighs 2lb 5oz, so she's up a pound from her birthweight. The nurses and dietician told us she is gaining perfectly and is still doing great with her feedings. They also removed the central line (or broviac) from her chest this week. We know she has to be happy to be getting rid of all the annoying wires... Or maybe it's just that mom and dad are very happy for her!

Olivia,

Each day you make significant steps toward being ready to come home makes us so excited. We can't wait to walk out of the hospital with YOU in our arms. What an amazing day that will be - to really start our life as a family! We feel so blessed we were chosen to be your parents and can't wait until the day you fully understand what an incredible miracle you are! We love you fiercely, Olivia Bain.

Love,
Mommy and Daddy

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  1. I don't know how it's possible but she is more precious in every single picture. :) I love that little girl and can't wait for her to come home either...so excited for you and Reid for that day!!! love you, friend! :)

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  2. she is just the most beautiful little girl! you must be completely totally smitten in love with her! what an adorable yawn! i can't believe it has been 7 weeks?!! with each passing day, i am wishing her strength and health and growth, as she gets to know her momma and dada better with every visit and skin-to-skin and eyes-gazing-at-her.
    what a beauty. congratulations!

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  3. oh my goodness. She just stole more of my heart-- how was that even possible? Love her so much (and yall so much!).

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  4. Oh my! So beautiful! I love that you caught her entire yawn with your camera!

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  5. Ive been following your blog for a long time now. Im from orlando fl . Im very happy for your family that Olivia is doing so good . She will be home with you before you know it . Have a great weekend .

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  6. I just can't wait to hold her in my arms!!! I'm going to melt!!!!
    Your brother/Uncle George

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  7. yay for Registered Dietitians! I'm so happy to hear Olivia's making good progress. I know you are so pleased and proud!

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  8. Oh she is just the cutest, adorable adorable pictures of such a precious little miracle!!

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