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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!”

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  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!

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  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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