Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baby, You're A Firework

Lea met her biggest fan today: Grace.

Twelve years ago, my cousin Grace was born at 25 weeks, and weighed 1 lb., 11 oz. She is such a special girl... brave, strong, smart as a whip, and of course, baby crazy! So the minute she found out I was pregnant, she has been dying to meet Lea. After several unsuccessful attempts at feeling Lea kick while still in my belly, and then a very long wait while she recovered in the NICU, Grace was finally able to meet our girl today for the first time. She squealed with excitement at the first sight of Lea - it was so cute!

Lea and Grace already share a special bond. They were both micro-preemies, and they share the same fighting spirit and undeniable strength. Grace spent hours today holding Lea, singing to her and gushing over how cute she is! Lea is so lucky to have Grace in her life. She will definitely serve as a wonderful role model down the road - and a GREAT babysitter too! ;)

Below is a video of Grace singing "Firework" by Katie Perry... an anthem that is more than fitting for the both of them.


  1. Love, Love, LOVE this!! What an amazing bond these girls share, both being micro preemies. Katie Perry totally needs to see this video and hear your beautiful testimony to family and faith, which is the backbone to the miracles of Lea and Grace. Blessings to glad you're enjoying your family!

  2. Nancie "Ma Nee" ClementMarch 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Glad I was there;)

  3. Sunday was a memorable day, Lea and Grace together for the first time. This was made possible by the Faith, dedication and devotion of their parents.Thank you Jessica and Lain and Paul and Celeste. You are awesome Parents. LOve you, Paw Paw and Ne Ne.

  4. That is just too stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing...hope you are enjoying that little princess! :)

  5. That is such a wonderful bond they share. Beautiful video! Lea will love watching that when she's older.

  6. Hey Jessica! You may not remember me, but I was one of the photographers at Tracy & Louie's wedding (I'm Celina's friend from work). Anyway, I was at my mother-in-law's house last night & it turns out you are her next door neighbor (Sheila). What a small world! Just wanted to let you know that I have been reading your blog & praying for your sweet baby. Glad everything is going so well & that she is home. Hopefully one day I'll get to meet her while I am over there!