Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on November-12-2007

So the Bun is looking a lot better today. I think the increased lasix did the trick. Her swelling has gone down and she’s behaving a lot more like herself.
Ella normally has such a good temperament that it’s very obvious when she’s not comfortable. Most of the time she’s very mellow and content, even while the nurses are doing their “hands on”. She only really gets upset if she needs something (i.e. changed, turned, etc). Once you get her comfortable she settles right in.
At this moment she’s asleep in mom’s arms. Our girl hasn’t spit up for the last 24 hours, which is good. This is not saying that the reflux isn’t occurring, it’s just positive that she’s keeping her food down.
When she was weighed last night, the scale read 8lb 3oz. Looks like she’s gained a little weight since we last posted it.
I’m feeling a little better myself. It was nice to escape for a bit over the weekend and we enjoyed the time with our friend Kerri. The fact that Ella’s feeling better helps too.
Taking a look at how far we’ve come really makes me appreciate the progress she has made. Even with her minor setbacks, overall our girl is doing well.
With that said, we still have a ways to go, and we don’t even know if we’ll be home for Christmas. What we do know is that our Heavenly Father is in complete control and we are trusting in His perfect timing.
Baby PAR is doing well today. They had to put mittens on him so he would stop pulling out his red rubber tube.
We’ve not talked to Chris about Jonathan today, so we’re not exactly sure how he’s doing. We do know that he’s been through a lot in the last 48 hours, and for this reason we continue to pray earnestly for him.
We praise you Lord for blessing us so much. Thank you for the community that has built up around this little girl. We pray that you will continue to be glorified through all the circumstances that surround us.
Lord, we lift up baby Jonathan, baby PAR, and Ella Renae. We pray that they’ll grow stronger in the coming days, and that you will heal their bodies. We pray for continued progress for PAR, overall stability for Jonathan, and a positive outcome related to Ella’s reflux. Bless these babies Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.


Eusey Family on November 12th, 2007 at 8:45 pm #

Ahhhhhh. She looks great in pink. Her little smile is so wonderful to see. I am glad she is doing a bit better today. I am also glad her dad is feeling better too. We are praying daily (hourly) for you.

Much love,

Megan and Claire on November 12th, 2007 at 8:49 pm #

Claire says “I love Ella, Josh and Tina”.

Megan wanted to let you know that “Ella is in her heart forever!”

Richard is sleeping and Ryan is fussing downstairs.


Megan and Claire

Char Snyder Jordan on November 12th, 2007 at 9:17 pm #

We are so in Love with that beautiful smile that tells us so much about her inner being. It is good to see her feeling better. It makes us want to shout Hurray! We love you and are praying for all the babies and their parents daily. It is such a difficult lesson to learn and practice. Endure to the end. Boy I sure hope and pray these babies will continue in the forward mode and be home for Christmas. If not we will be there for them as always. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Tracy on November 12th, 2007 at 10:13 pm #

oh, she is so cute! Still praying in Atlanta!

Joel Snyder on November 12th, 2007 at 10:23 pm #

Ella, Just got up to get ready for work and I am delighted that you are doing better. Keep those small baby steps coming. I am praying for you and PAR and Jonathan tonight that all three of you get better. J&T thanks for the update. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!

Lisa Correia on November 12th, 2007 at 10:45 pm #

Hi Guys,
You guys are the best parents in the world!! You can just feel the love you have for your beautiful daughter from the pictures. She has the cutest smile ever. Being a parent is such an honor!! Babies really are a gift from heaven aren’t they!!
We love you guys,
Lisa and the whole Correia Gang!

jordan and crew on November 12th, 2007 at 10:52 pm #

awesome morph pic – claudia got all giggly seeing that smile – ella really is amazing.
Hang in there guys – were all rooting for her – and you grownups too.

The Laz Fam on November 13th, 2007 at 12:12 am #

Oh, what wonderful pictures! Give thanks to the Lord for He is good! His mercy endures forever!

Avery Kronz on November 13th, 2007 at 6:30 am #

Ella looks so cute in her cute little hat and pink shirt! we are glad the Lord has healed Ella.we will keep praying for baby Par and your family. Love, the Kronz fam

Roxie (Adrienne's friend) on November 13th, 2007 at 6:55 am #

So glad to hear that you are feeling better today…I know that it is so difficult to to see your child uncomfortable and in distress. Just as you feel her pain..because we are all a part of the body of Christ we are also affected and feel pain for you guys and Ella. We love you and continue to lift you guys up to our Father in prayer.
Your sister in Christ, Roxie

Eve Sheridan on November 13th, 2007 at 8:40 am #

I love the recent pics of Ella, and am so glad she is feeling better. Great news that she hasn’t spit up in a while too! Thanks again for sharing all the updates with us– it means so much to us to stay connected to your daily lives. I’m praying for Ella, Par and Jonathan each day.

Lori LaBruna on November 13th, 2007 at 10:53 am #

Ella has stolen my heart. I’m so happy that her good moments are adding up. She has a beautiful smile. I love praying for her and seeing God’s faithfulness in your sweet family.
Love, Lori

Fran Jarrett on November 13th, 2007 at 11:47 am #

Happy to hear that Ella is feeling better….and you as well Josh. As was said, we all need a little break once in a while.
Ella, your smile always makes me smile as I am sure it makes everyone else do as well!
Praying for you Ella, Josh & Tina, Par & Jonathan, and your circle of Friends. Love, Fran

rachel on November 13th, 2007 at 1:13 pm #

What an amazing little girl! Oh, that smile has won many hearts!!!

Moriah Weir on November 13th, 2007 at 5:44 pm #

That’s such a cute little smile Ella!

Grandpa Jack on November 14th, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

words cannot describe how elated I am for Ella and Both of you!!!!
Your Mom and I Just got our Electricity back Sunday aftn and are back online.

Love to all

Geoffrey on November 15th, 2007 at 2:36 pm #

She is so beautiful…what a smile!

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