We created this blog to tell the world about our beloved daughter Vitoria, who with acrania and anencephaly, lived with us for wonderful 9 months of pregnancy and exciting 2 ½ years of life outside the womb. May everyone know about her sweetness and tenderness. About her life, humanity and dignity. All the precious lessons learned with this little angel that God has sent us. It was a joy to have her with us. Vitoria still lives in our hearts and it will always be an honor to be her parents!
“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever”. Psalm 52:8
Two months at home!
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Co 4:18
For we walk by faith, not by sight.2 Co 5:7
And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothingI Co 13:2
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.I Co 13:7
On August 21st completed two months that our beloved Vitoria is at home with us! Thanks God, these were two wonderful months, without any problem for her, but only with too many victories!
We're passing by to quickly say hello everyone...Our dear Vitoria is doing well, and the day before yesterday she completed two months outside the hospital. Thanks to God, those were two wonderful months, without difficulties, and with many victories. We believe that the love God poured in our hearts for Vitoria's life gave us strength to face so many challenges, the difficult and uncertain months during the pregnancy, the challenging stay in the NICU with so many ups and downs, and now, finally, we have our daughter with us, alive, at home, growing, succeeding! She is already wearing clothes size Large! She's big and beautiful! This week, on Monday, we took her to get her vaccine shots - "only" five, 4 pinches, 2 on her legs and 2 on her buttom. She was in mommy's arms, cried a bit at first, but she was calm later - when she was in the hospital, during the most difficult times, she had to receive shots daily, so we knew this wasn't going to be new for her. Due to her history of NICU, we were able to get some chots that are not available at the health house, such as the pneumonia shots, and it's been two days her nose is a bit congested, so we believe she has had a reaction to that. She has had more difficulty to drink her bottle, since her nose is congested, so I've been giving her more of the thickened milk (AR) and we've been doing inhalation as well to see if she gets better.
I have a sore throat, so I am wearing a mask around her, which is a bit uncomfortable. I am also very tired due to this marathon of bottles, juices, purees, inhalation... but it is all worth it, see how happy she looks!
Faith can move mountains, but it is only with love that we are brave to have faith and to persist in faith against all that we see. It is this way God has taught us to live, and it is this way we will live the rest of our lives in this world!
We keep asking for your prayers about one stitch on her head where some hairs grew under the skin and have kept getting inflamed. We are going to take her to the neurosurgeon this week to see what it is.
We thank you all for your prayers and for the love of all of you who read this blog, who follow this blog and who leave comments. It is a pleasure to share with you all that we are living with our beloved Vitoria!
We will be posting more news and more beautiful photos soon. Have a great week.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen