Wednesday, June 25, 2008

seriously brief

Okay, this has got to be really short because I'm updating from John's phone since we don't have internet at home, but I wanted to let everyone know that we had another great day. We came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon, which was really hard, as we had to leave sweet Becca behind. But she's right where she needs to be and getting great care. I'm still achey, sore, exhausted, and emotional, but we couldn't be more thrilled with Becca's progress. They were able to put in a PICC line this morning - another first for a baby her size - and they are hoping to be able to start feeding her some of my milk tomorrow! That's great news, and everyday she holds her own is a blessing! I hope to have new pictures to share soon - she's even cuter than before!

25 comments:

  1. This girl is crazy-strong! Does Friday work for you? I can pick you up and we'll go see her together. Can't wait to wrap my arms around you, momma hill! :)

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  2. I LIVE for Becca updates! Watch for a package in the mail soon.

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  3. The times on these posts are seriously wrong - it's actually 7:50 a.m.!

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  4. Wow! I'm so glad to hear the good news! Love you!!

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  5. i am so great to keep reading good news! i can't wait to see more pictures of your sweet becca when you get the chance to post them. and i am glad you are doing well too. i am sure you remember you had major surgery and were very sick... so please take good care of yourself, too. (sorry, it's the mom/baby nurse in me.)

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  6. Erica (Fahnestock) RollinsJune 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Hey Nancy, Stacie Dennis told me about your blog. Wow. I knew you were tough! Looks like little Becca takes after you. Congrats on your baby girl! I will keep up with your blog and pray for you all.

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  7. We are thinking of you all each and everyday. Take care of YOURSELF too...give Becca a kiss from Knoxville.
    Much love!

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  8. Nancy, John and Becca,

    You continue to be in my prayers! Nancy - I love your postings, and I am amazed by your spirit. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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  9. Yall are in my prayers as each day and moment passes. I am so proud of Becca's progress. I hope we continue to hear good news.

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  10. Nancy and John,
    I am glad to hear of big steps by a tiny girl, and I ache for all of you because this must be so hard and wonderful and over-filling.
    Becca has a powerful will to grow and thrive, and this little soul has landed in a wonderful nest of love and hope. I hope that you two feel tangibly the love and hope that others send you to feather the nest and to add to it when you feel you have no more to add. So do keep accepting the help of others, and being good to you so you can be good to her.
    each moment for you, a gift; each moment from us, a prayer.

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  11. So glad you guys are doing so well. This has to be a very stressful time. New city, new jobs, major surgery and a baby born wihtin a very short time! Please note that you, John and Becca continue to be in my prayers.

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  12. Connie & DulaneyJune 27, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    we are all praying and thinking of you. love connie

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  13. Sending love and prayers from NYC to you three! Stay strong!

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  14. I contine to lift us you and John in prayer. May the Lord of our Salvation cotinue to touch and heal Becca through the loving hands of His people in Christ Jesus!

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  15. Sarah Small (Warnock)June 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    There are a lot more prayers going up for you and Becca. God Bless you all.

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  16. Jary and Marc FreemanJune 29, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Such a surprise to read about Becca .. .We have been out of town and were never "in the loop" anyway, but we are concerned about you guys. Sounds like Becca is a fighter and you are powerful prayer warriors. We will add our prayers. .

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  17. I am a stranger to you, but not of your story. I too delivered early from Pre-E. Isabella was in the NICU 3 at Shands University of Florida.... like baby Becca's care- the teaching hospitals provide top of the line help in every way.
    When you said she sounded like a kitten, I got chills... I know that beautiful sound, and called it the same thing. I do hope they have introduced the breast milk the healing multiplies ... the night she was given BM for the first time...calls went out across the country. It is such a simple thing for most moms... but to us it is a victory! I remember being so thrilled she got an ounce down.... You too will see these days, and I have faith your little mighty Becca will prevail! My thoughts will be with you and many prayers from down south.

    God Bless, and keep believing.

    Chantel

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  18. Sending lots of love and prayers your way from The Ryan Family in Ashland, KY. Becca is beautiful and what a strong tiny gal she is! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Russ, Annett, Courtney, Matthew

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  19. Amazing! What a strong little girl and strong parents too. So many people asked about you all yesterday at church. Many are praying for you. Be good to yourself, Nancy--you had big surgery! John, fill us in on church life! Thanks for the updates on Becca. We'll keep praying...

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  20. She's an amazing and beautiful little girl just like her parents. You are in our thoughts and prayers and I have added the entire Hill family to my church's prayer list. If there is anymore we can do, let us know. All our love, Christie & Josh

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  21. I am sorry you are not together. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I can't wait to see an updated picture!

    Peace and Hugs,
    Becca

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  22. We are praying for you guys. At LM last week the kids prayed for Rebecca every time we prayed (literally). Love You guys.

    Derek and Suzy

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  23. I know that a long, difficult road is still ahead, but we continue to lift all of you up in prayer along with everyone else. Just to this point, all of you are a tremendous inspiration! All the best.

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  24. Hi John and Nancy- WOW...I just finished reading the whole epic from beginning to present and am in awe of absolute dedication and love and patience( as much as possible I'm sure) for your daughter!! CONGRATULATIONS by the way! Becca is definitely a gift, and the two of you, with your amazing spirits and faith are a definite gift to her. God is GOOD(even in really trying, hard to understand times). It makes me sad that we haven't been able to get together during your time in Louisville...and now you're in TN...how does life get away so quickly?? The good news...we, and our church have been praying for you(ever since I got your initial blog by e-mail. Nancy- you have an amazing way with words...reading your blogs is more captivating than most published novels!! :) Please e-mail me with your new address and phone numbers. rkloha@hotmail.com
    Love in Christ,
    Rachel and Nathan Hooker

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  25. Barbara StrattonJuly 2, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Can't wait to see Miss Amazing Becca....so happy to hear things are going so well. Prayers for you ALL.

    Love,

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