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"Penny as a design project..." and "Penny's Footprint" (c) 2012 Stu Jenks
Taking more iPhotos with my iPhone today, of what Leigh Anne calls "the magical baby." (Yes she is.) She's put on some weight and it looks like Penelope Anne gets to go home tomorrow. Today's miracle is Penny fell asleep in my arms. I know, babys do that all time, but it was...well...magical.
And David and I laughed about the above photo: "Penny as a design project..." Notice the hemisphere of a head, the triangles and planes, the lights, darks and midtones, the asymmetrical design. "Like a beginning design class project in college," said David. We all laughed, except Penny, who was asleep.
And at the bottom is one of Penny's footprints at birth.
Pray for Penelope Anne, Leigh Anne and David. They are almost out of the woods. Almost.
"Penelope Anne Delray Crowell, born on the Fourth of July" (c) Leigh Anne Delray Crowell & Stu Jenks 2012
Little Penny has had a tough time as have her mom and dad. Little Penny lost weight after she was born. She's four pounds today. Her mom's c-section had its complications. Dad has been a rock. But Penelope Anne is getting stronger each day and may leave NICU next week. David and Leigh Anne may soon be able to take their daughter home.
I fell in love with Penny yesterday. I was just going to hold her for a few minutes but 45 minutes later, I was still in the rocking chair, still listening to her breathe in her sleep, still feeling her four little pounds against my chest.