Here's a TON of pictures of the last month or so.. My mom has been asking me to put up pictures of Christmas since Christmas morning..sorry mom. Here they are..
Some random shots.. in some of these you'll notice the absence of the very annoying NG tube!! She has been able to have "NG vacations" as her cardiologist put it because she is now eating baby food pretty darn good. The vacations only last about 3/4s the day for now, but it is SO nice to not be 100% dependant on that thing. Whenever we take it out her congestion and cough go away and they come right back when it is put back in... :( Someday soon I hope to be rid of it, but she still has a ways to go because she WILL NOT take her liquids!!
This is my bugger on his first day of PRIMARY!! I have a child in primary.. super wierd for me..
We came home on New Years Eve to this:
She didn't want to miss out on ringing in the new year... It is the only night in the last 4 months she has woken up like that. I think she must be the most excited of anyone that this year (shouldn't) hold any surgeries for her!! It's going to be a great year!! It's been so crazy for so long and it is really starting to calm down a lot. She is such a happy and social (if mommy's close) baby girl. She waves hi and blows kisses.. She is an absolute joy and just melts my heart everytime I look at her.
We had a cardiology apt. and a endocrinology apt this last week. Both appointments went great. She is on the charts for her length!! (3rd percentile, but she is ON) SHe is not however on for weight, in facts she's sorta been dropping off a little lately, but she is still following her own curve pretty well and everyone is happy with it. She is 15 lbs 5 ounces. Her heart function looked great, great pulses, great sats, great x-ray. It couln't have been a better cardiogolgy appointment(besides the fact the it took 4 hours). I'm always so nervous before those apts that we might get bad news, getting good news is a HUGE relief.
We are counting our blessings, always realizing the God is in charge of this sometimes difficult and crazy, but beautiful life... It helps to remember that..
Thank you to those of you who have prayed for Jersey girl's family.. They have been incredibly positive and strong thoughout the last week. Although I can't even imagine the difficult emotions they have experienced, I know from speaking to them that there have been many blessings from this. They still need love and prayers...thank you so much!
Til next time.. (hopefully sooner)..