We celebrate every month Vitoria lives like it is her birthday. In the beginning, we celebrated every day, every week. My sister often says Vitoria taught her to live one day at a time, enjoying every single moment as if it were the last. Joana stopped thinking and worrying about the future. She nurtured her present, each and every moment she could hold her daughter, see her pretty eyes open, hear her cry, hold her hand... there was no other way. She learned to trust the Lord with all her heart, and let Him lead the way, otherwise her cross would be unbearable.
We hope this post, which shows Vitoria's rough beginning, may encourage others who are facing a pregnancy full of uncertainties to trust in the Lord with all their hearts, to put their worries in His hands and let Him lead the way.
Four days of life, out of the incubator and in mommy's arms
First month of life: with grandma Alice, taking a bath.
First Month: meeting grandpa Bruno
Three Months: Breastfeeding
Celebrating Vitoria's 100 days of life
Four Months: Mother's Day
Four Months: Vicky pulled out her feeding tube!
Four Months: Recovering after surgery (which happened on May 19)
Four Months: one week after surgery
Four Months: Feeding tube not needed anymore
Five Months: doing well and going home
Five months after giving birth, Joana is finally taking her baby home.
Six Months: one month at home
Seven Months: trying to crawl
Eight Months: Our God is the God of the impossible
...and today, she is 9 months-old. So young and yet, so full of the glory of God!