Saturday, November 13, 2010

Baby Finley

On Wednesday November 10th at 2:50 in the morning Ms. Finley Ann Nichols made her way into the world.  She was 6 weeks early, but ready to enter the world.  She came out crying and screaming. 

Finley is still in the NICU, but is doing extremly well.  She is on room air, eating some of her feedings through a bottle, and she has discontinued all medications.  Finley is still losing weight and will probably do so for a few more days.  As of now she is weighing in at 3lbs 13oz down only 1 ounce since she was born.  She will have to stay in her giraffe bed until she is up to 4 pounds.  At that time she can maintain her own body temperature and go into a crib.

We pray for things to continue to go well for her, and hopefully she can come home soon.  Joci is so excited to bring her home, and Noah doesn't really care.  He just misses his mommy.  It is a trying time for us going back and forth to visit her, and trying to maintain a "normal" life at home.  Shawn and I continue to plug along and take things one day at a time.  Please keep Finley in your prayers.  We know she can't wait to meet each and everyone of you. 

I will try to update this ever couple of days so that you can check in on her progress.  Here are some pictures of our newest little princess!


  1. Shawn and Gina, Happy birthday to little Noah!!! Marissa saw his picture here and said, "He look just like Mike...and Shawn"!! Sorry Gina. I am sure you had something to do with it!!! Also, happy heavenly Birthday to baby Jack. It is so awesome that you are keeping his memory precious to your kids. They will always "know" Jack and count him as their brother. His life mattered. He mattered! I know you will always have him in your heart and celebrate his life. I am singing a song at a baptism for a friend next week. She had a full term 9 lb. baby girl, Lauren Grace, who was fine in the womb for 9 months but had no heartbeat one day and her mama had to labor and deliver her knowing she could not keep her. It was such a tradegy. I know you can relate...............Anyway, after so much sorrow, she has another baby, 10 lbs. 12 oz, Joshua Jeffrey! The song is "A Mother's Prayer by Rachel Aldous. You should listen to it on YouTube when you get a chance. It is such a blessing. Love to all and I am so happy for your precious gift. Finley is just beautiful and looks strong and healthy. HOpe she will be coming home to her family very soon. Love, Aunt Carol

  2. Shawn & Gina,
    Finley is a beautiful little girl, we are praying for her to come home soon!! She looks so big when she is in her little bed all alone, but tiny when you see her in your arms. Can't wait to meet her!
    Trent & Lynn