Slice of Life: Welcome to the World, Gabriel

On May 24, 2021, at 7:19 AM, we welcomed Gabriel Andrés Decker into the world via c-section.

Praying and hoping for:

  • Gabriel is able to be removed from oxygen soon
  • Gabriel is released from NICU
  • I feel better soon from the effects of losing a lot of blood post surgery (vomiting, itchiness, insane dizziness, abdominal pain, inability to hold down food/liquid)
  • The ability to do skin to skin soon
  • A smooth transition back home when it’s time

Thankful for:

  • An amazing group of nurses who received approval to wheel my entire hospital bed to the NICU so I could see my baby boy
  • The two visitor policy began… May 24!
  • My mami is the best nurse of all time who cleans up bodily fluids without thinking twice, seeks efficiency in order to make things more comfortable, serves and loves wholeheartedly
  • My sister who flew in from Hawaii to help and is spending time with Elías
  • The kindness and encouragement of those who have reached out via text, email, messenger, etc
  • Kyle, who has rarely left Gabriel’s side in the NICU
  • The life of Gabriel ❤
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I’m participating in Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life weekly challenge.

24 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Welcome to the World, Gabriel

  1. Congratulations!
    NICU can be scary, but yet it’s the perfect place for a baby to get the help he needs!
    Take it easy! Slow and steady for your own recovery as well!


  2. Congratulations!!! I’m in awe that you wrote such a gorgeous post while still recovering – must be the power of a mother’s love! Prayers that Gabriel is released soon and you feel better soon too.


  3. Congratulations on Gabriel’s arriva! I hope that you heal well and that you are able to have all of the moments you’re hoping and praying for with him as soon as possible.


  4. Welcome to the world, Gabriel, and congratulations, Britt and family! I’m joining you in your prayers and sharing in your thanks! Moms are about the most incredible people everywhere. “Yes, I just had a baby . . . now I’ve got to write about it!”


  5. Wow, wow. WOW! So excited for you and your family, so very grateful for the blessings that are so deservedly yours. You’ve got this, mama!


  6. Welcome, Gabriel! Congratulations to all of you!

    And Britt, you definitely win the Slice of Life for this week! I hope you feel better soon, Friend. Love and hugs from Canada.

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  7. Yay, Britt! I’m so happy for you. I’m delighting with you and praising God for the life of Gabriel, and also praying for recovery for you both! I was reminded of something you wrote in a beautiful poem a few weeks ago:
    “as our newest member
    graces us…
    as a family of four”
    Peace and joy to you all!

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