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  • May 18, 2012 9:47pm

    Kristen, I am so very happy for all of you.  I'm not sure who the luckiest in your family is, I think maybe it's all of us who know you.  You're all incredible.  Gabbi is so beautiful.  Hugs and love to all of you.

    Bert Wilhelm

  • Jan 18, 2012 11:31am

    So when I saw the name of your journal entry this morning I screamed and teared up with excitement for you in my car. I am so happy Gabbi is finally going to be home with you, right where she belongs (and happy you can spend a little less time in your car). :)

    Wishing you and the family all the happiness, laughter and strength bringing Gabbi home.


    Kristen Essex

  • Jan 18, 2012 6:44am

    Congrats to you guys!  This day has been a long time coming.  Please, don't hesitate to call if you guys need anything!! 
    Love you guys!

    Amy Bowman

  • Jan 17, 2012 11:35am

    Such great news on her progress, and I am excited for her to be home with you guys too.  The placement of the tube may seem really scary at first, but it will easily become second hand.  I was surprised how quickly I picked up on it with Nora.  Perhaps it is the home setting, doesn't feel quite so intimidating as having a nursing professional watch you...  Gabbi is so lucky to have you Jed & Gaige.


    Emily Chesnut

  • Jan 17, 2012 11:15am

    I literally cried and teared up when I read this. I can't imagine the mix of emotions you are having right now. You hate to get your hopes up, for fear something might happen and now you have to wait longer. I'm going to continue praying that this is the week. I am soo happy for you and Jed and you'll both be fantastic caregivers. Poor Gabbi she won't get to enjoy her crib b/c you two will be fighting over who gets to hold her. And now you get to hold her whenever you want. Yipee!!! Congrats.Good luck Gabbi, keep up the amazing work. Are you going to be able to take time off to be with her? I hope so. Your maternity leave was cheated by her having to stay in the hospital and you not being able to enjoy her.

    Ami Blackburn

  • Jan 16, 2012 10:17pm


    I really love being able to catch up on how Gabbi is doing. Thank you for keeping us posted on her progress. Hang in there you two and want you to know Childrens is a great place for her to be.

    Jan & skip

    Janice Stutz

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  • Jan 13, 2012 7:03am

    Thinking of you guys.  Children's is a wonderful place!  We always felt like they were treating the entire family and not just Jack.  I do understand your concerns with the NG/G tube.  We had those conversations too!  Know you are in our prayers and we will pray that Gabbi continues to grow and show improvement.  I know it is frustrating, but like you said, they tend to just do things on their own time!

    We love you guys!

    Amy Bowman

  • Dec 8, 2011 3:03pm

    You go girl!  I am so happy to hear all this great info.

    Emily Chesnut

  • Dec 7, 2011 7:28pm

    Gabbi is such an amazing baby! I love that you allow us to get to know her and bond with her too! We are cheering her on with every victory. I think she is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing her with us. You are two amazing parents. She is lucky to have a warm and loving family to come home to. If breaks my heart that some of the NICU babies hardly have any visitors. Keep up the awesome job:)

    Ami Blackburn

  • Dec 2, 2011 1:22pm

    I'm so happy that things are looking so good Kristin.  There is no doubt that your little Gabbi is a true Lindner!  You all continue to be in my prayers everyday.

    Love you and can't wait to meet her.

    Sandy Inman

  • Dec 1, 2011 7:17am

    Wow, what a great day!!  I have tears in my eyes thinking about what a tough little girl you have and how far she has come!  Prayers being said daily that she continues to make wonderful improvements!!

    Molly Hug

  • Nov 30, 2011 8:12pm


    You should have heard my shreik of excitement when I read the newest post. I'm so happy for you and the little fireball. So proud of Gabbi! Hoping for more of these great strides each and every day.

    Much love from CT,

    Kristen Essex

  • Nov 16, 2011 8:56am

    Kristin, what a precious time.  She looks wonderful and growing perfectly.  I am so excited for you.  I glad to also hear that you are doing better as well.  Keep the faith and it will happen.  I would love to see her but at the same time I know she is better in her own little world away from all our germs.  When the time is right I will visit.  You take care and keep us updated as you are.  It is wonderful following the process.



    Sandra Ulsh

  • Nov 12, 2011 8:18pm


    So glad to hear all of the fantastic updates about Gabbi. I get so happy seeing all of the good news. Keeping you and Gabbi in my thoughts and prayers every day.


    Kristen Essex

  • Nov 9, 2011 7:13pm

    Kristin,  I have been reading you journal.  It is so wonderful to hear baby Gabbi is doing so wonderful.  She is so strong and determined to fight through this.  You haven't said much about yourself, how are you doing?  God bless and many prayers are being made for everyone.

    Sandra Ulsh

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