"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

January 15, 2012

Precious Momento

This little Elmo was given to us by the NICU staff.  It's the same size baby Katea was when she was born!  She has doubled, almost tripled in size since she's been born.  She is amazing.....and so are her nurses for getting her to where she is today!

780 grams when born = 1lb.12oz.
3410 grams today = 7lbs.8 1/2oz.

12 inches when born
19 1/4 inches today

I'm so happy I have this little Elmo doll....I'm going to keep it forever!  When she's grown and older and regular sized, it will always remind me of how tiny she was, how far she had to come....and it will always remind me that miracles do happen, and she is one!


MARCIA said...

That is so precious! Wow to see a side by side is amazing. She has come a long way and is such a strong little girl. Watch her grow up to just love Elmo...so adorable!


that is amazing!!! I can't believe she was that tiny...good job Katea! :)

Melissa said...

Wow, she has come a long ways. I am going to have to come and meet her when she gets home. So happy for you guys and for Katea! Way to go!!!!

shaunita said...

You go, baby girl! She still looks so tiny (since she's the size of a full-term newborn) that it's a great reminder to see the tiny little elmo doll by her side! Truly amazing.

Angie said...

That is so amazing! I love the size comparison! She is doing so great! I am so happy for you. It's been a few weeks so I had to catch up on your blog, and she is SO BIG! I am happy that she is off her feeding tube, and that she's growing. I am going to have to take this preemie outfit back...lol...I keep thinking she is like only 3lbs! How time flies! Congrats to you guys!! Hugs!

Tina Tuakoi said...

I can't believe how much she has grown! She is a miracle :)