Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mommy's Arms...

This morning I woke up with what the nurses were calling a nose, on my throat. A nose? On my throat? What kind of place is this? Was I rushed into surgery last night to receive a second nose, on my throat? Hello, I have a perfectly functioning one up here...above my mouth. Once my sleepinees wore off, I realized my neck tube was no longer here! Then the nurse explained to me that my second nose was just a filter placed over my tracheotomy to keep my air clear and moist. Hey, my neck tube was gone, you can call it an ear for all I care.
Soon after that, my Mommy and Daddy walked in and they both got so excited when they saw I had a second nose. I said, "I know, it's a nose...on my throat!" We all had a laugh. I was so proud of my comedic timing.

After some people came in to talk with Mommy and Daddy, the nurse and I noticed my lungs sounded kind of goowy. The nurse looked at my Daddy and said something about suctioning. Daddy turned white as a ghost, but still nodded okay. He put on his gloves and I gave him the thumbs up then grabbed my Mommy's finger. The rest was history. Later in the day my Mommy did the same thing. I'm so proud.

Once my lungs were goo-free, it was feeding time! But wait, this feeding time was different. Oh so wonderfully different. The nurse lifted me from my warming bed, then placed me into my Mommy's arms! Oh yes, this is where I belong. In the arms of my Mommy. I fit so perfectly, as if her arms were made for me. This is what love feels like. All thoughts of second noses, all discomforts and past pains disapeared in a glorious instant. This is where I belong. My Mommy's milk never tasted so sweet. Mommy rocked me in her perfect arms until I dozed off into the most peaceful nap I've had in my entire week of life. I will never forget that moment.
The rest of the afternoon was full of pokes, prods and pricks from the nurses. Multiple times mind you. Obviously, that was not my first option. After all that was finished, I was so very tired and Mr. Sandman was knocking at my door with a full bag dust. Hey, Mr. Sandman! You are no match for my Mommy's arms.

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful moment...Noah nestled in mommy's arms. We love and are praying for you Noah! Hey you are seriously teaching Hunter a lesson on courage and faith...we owe you big time!!
    xoxo
    Auntie Mel

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  2. Noah, I am so happy you are finally in your mom's arms. I could not stop crying tears of joy for you. Hang in there. We are all praying for you. (Your comedic timing is awesome!)

    Katy Mc

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  3. Reading this was the best part of my day! It brought sweet tears to my eyes. I'm so happy to share in these special moments with you guys.

    Launa

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  4. Noah, you are such a brave little boy! We love you and are praying for you. Cant wait to see your sweet smiling face in person! Ben and Sara

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  5. Praying for you, your mommy and daddy. Blessings.

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  6. A PICTURE OF LOVE... To be in your mommy's arms... finally! And eating too!!! You are very blessed dear Noah because you have such wonderful parents. They truly love Jesus :D and follow HIM! God has something special in store for you dear little one! This adventure of life will be good because God is with you and your mommy and your daddy too.
    God Bless & Lots of Love, Grandma & Grandpa Jackson

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  7. I read the prayer request at Freerepublic and came here to see the blog. I had two premies, one with severe problems similar to your Noah. Be SURE to ask for Home Health Nurses when you go home with your little one. You'll need the help, believe me, and it's a blessing. HH Nurses are available to any child with a trach through MediCal even if you have no insurance. God bless you and your little one. If you want to contact me, I'm hiheels on freerepublic.com.

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  8. I followed the link from Free Republic. You are a beautiful family! Please know that we are praying for you.

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  9. conservativegreatgrandmaFebruary 4, 2009 at 4:54 AM

    Noah: I was alerted here from your prayer warriors on FR. Make this a good day. It's my birthday today and for you to have a good day will be my best present ever.

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  10. Noah, it looks like you've got quite a life ahead of you....Noah Jackson, MD who does stand-up in his spare time...or, who know? maybe it will be visa versa...either way, your sense of humor is priceless!!! Clearly your parents agree with all the smiles we get to see in these photos. Keep up the good work!

    Jana Buck

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  11. Oh Noah, how wonderful to be in your Mommy's arms and filled with her special love just for you! I am praying for you and Mommy and Daddy! What an example of courage and faith in the One who made you!

    -Julie Johnson

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  12. What a glorious and perfect moment for both of you. It brought tears of happiness to my eyes. Our prayers are with all of you on this journey. I can't wait to meet you Noah! Much love from the Eropkin's.

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  13. First off, I'd like to thank you Noah, on your updating diligence. Even though you're going through some rough times you seem to be keeping a very upbeat attitude. Please tell your parents that Rani and I are thinking of your family, and we can't wait to meet you.

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  14. I could hear the sighs of contentment coming from both you and your Mom all the way in Kansas! Please remember when you are a "know-it-all" teenager that those arms will still be ready to enfold you!
    Love -
    Mary Anne

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  15. I am so happy to hear that you finally got to be held by your momma today. This blog truly made my morning. Keep hanging in there little guy. God has His hand on you!

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  16. Noah thank you so much for keeping us updated on how strong you and your mommmy and daddy are getting. I look forward every morning to logging on and seeing your improvements. God new what he was doing when he gave you to such awesome and amazing parents. Keep growing stronger little one. All our love and prayers are with you. Aunt Mary Lynn, Nicole, Marvin, Megan, and Dakota!

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  17. Thanks for the udpates on how Noah is doing..you are all so strong and faith is a guiding force. Your family is on our prayers. From the Von Ruden Family (Yesel and Dave - Melissa's sister and brotherinlaw)
    HUGS!

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  18. Thank you Noah for showing all of us what courage is, God bless you. Your Mommy, Daddy, family and friends love you so much hang in there, remember God is always with you. Maggie DeLeon.

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  19. Rebecca and KC, I am following along with your journey everyday. Noah, God put you right where you needed to be today. There's nothing better than mommy's arms. Wyatt and Molly can't wait to meet a cool guy with 2 noses! We are praying for you all. Kelly Johnson

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  20. DEFINiTELY where little noah stone belongs!!!! Hang in there Noah! You're doing great!!
    God Bless!
    the denistons

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  21. Hi Team Noah...each day I follow your journey and today as I saw the picture of mom and her precious son it truly was love made visible. You are all our amazing and the daily updates are such a good way for us to stay connected. You are in our hearts and prayers every day and yet this daily testimony to the strength in the Jackson family is becoming a like a devotional for so many of us.. We love you and Noah...you are right there is no place like home which is in your mom's loving arms...and dad's too :-) Kim Maurer

    P.S. Noah I have much to learn from you as I have posted comments every day and who knows where they are going. If you can be so successful at keeping us updated I should be able to get a comment to you. Well..let's see if this one makes it. :-)

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  22. Dear Noah,

    You are beloved child of your Father (and your parents :)) May your spirit be comforted by your Father's Spirit.

    Courage,
    Debbie Fletcher

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  23. Dear Noah (and parents),
    We have been learning so much about you each day. Our lives are blessed because of you. Think about that! You are only about a week old and you're already touching hundreds of people with the love of Jesus. Many of us old people never affect that many lives. You are so clever and positive. Your wit makes us laugh, sometimes through our tears.
    Hang in there and thank you for sharing your life with us!!

    Dean and Renee Titus

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  24. The Cline family continues to follow your journey and pray for you throughout each day. We find ourselves checking in more than once a day!Ella asked tonight if we looked for Baby Noah on the computer yet.
    Finally, in your mommy's arms! That is wonderful. Isn't she wonderful Noah! You are a beautiful little guy and we are sending lots of love your way. You have taught us so much about having faith! Love you all!
    Anthony, Melissa, Ella & Hope Cline

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