Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The night after surgery.. all smiles with the help of a little morphine.. :)


She pulled her pulse ox off about 50 times.. setting off the monitors everytime.. it was her favorite thing to do.



Tube free and loving it!






This pic was actually taken before the button...see how well her cheek has cleared up!

30 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

HORRAY for no tape on the face!! I am so glad you went for it and she is now tube free. Bela looks so happy!

I can't wait for the day that Owen will be free of tubes. Oxygen, NG...

Also... the last pictures of Bela amazed me! She's standing up really well!!! :)

I seriously need to call you... I"m frustrated about DDD, PT, AZLTC...argh.

Dana said...

I had chills as I looked as these photos of Bela - she is just an absolutely amazing little girl. She looks so happy and like she is really thriving - I need to make a trip down there soon to meet this precious little angel. I am so excited for her to be tube free, she looks so happy.

Lily's Mama! said...

YAY BELA!!! NO TAPE...She is ADORABLE Avery...I am so glad she did so well and she is looking fabulous. I brought in a picture to the H&L office of the 4 of us, I think I sent it to you, and they hung it up on the board. They were so thrilled to see the girls together.
Are you going to the park on Saturday? I just found out about it but I will be there with a friend of mine and all of the kids. I would LOVE to see you guys again without all the hasle of a birthday involved.
We still need to get the girls together, I bet they would start to have a good time together.
Yay to Bela standing up...I can't believe how big they are getting, it makes me sad yet so happy they have come so far.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
I stopped in on the floor today and saw the Tams, Addie is getting huge. I just am amazed at our girls. They are fighters, truly they are.

Sending you our Heart hugs. Give little Miss. Bela a kiss for us

Talk with you soon
Jenna

Candice, Michael, Jordyn & Tyson said...

Oh my goodness is she not the cutest?? She is absolutely adorable. I love seeing her so happy.

Evie's Story said...

These new pictures are just stunning - she looks terrific! Know you're so happy to have that precious face free of tape to kiss and photograph!

lundgrenville said...

Yay!!
She looks so angelic and beautiful! I am so proud of her..
Free from tubes on face is remarkable improvement.
Now you can kiss her cheeks until the sun goes down!
I love seeing the results of the power of prayer & fasting.
Hugs-

emcghee said...

I DID notice her cheek! It looks so much better. Those are some cute pictures of her, she looks great.

Dianne said...

It must feel SO GOOD to have the horrible thing out!!

Andrea said...

Such a pretty little girl. Love the pictures.

Suzanne and Davey Maughan said...

im dr guthrie's daughter and i know you from gilbert ped's. i work up front. i found your blog through a friend and let me just say, Bela is getting so big! These latest pictures of her are so adorable! She has the brightest blue eyes! And she looks so happy! Glad things are going well for you guys. =)

Shannon said...

Bela looks great! What a blessing you have been given.

Jillian said...

She looks so happy!! I'm so glad everything went well

Victoria said...

She looks SO GORGEOUS!!!

Derek said...

She is adorable. Holy cow, she looks so much like you. I never realized it until those pictures. She looks so healthy and happy... so exciting!

Wendy

big al said...

she is beautiful as ever!

Stu and Angie Milne said...

soooo beautiful!!! can't wait till everything heals up!

Leigh said...

Yay Bella! I'm so glad that nasty thing is out and she's doing well. I think about your family often.

ashley said...

she looks so happy! what a relief for both she and you! those smiles make me smile!

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

Ok I am loving this post.
1- I am dying at the picture of Bela in her purple dress sitting on the countertop. Seriously, could she get any cuter?
2- I love her gold sandals. Savannah has the same ones. So "diva", right?
3- She has so many TEETH!!
4- Her little cheeks look so good now. you all must be so much happier! Glad the decision has been made and the surgery is over and done with. Here's to a few months of smooth sailing...

Heidi McMillan said...

Can she get any cuter!! So glad that things are going well and she looks so great. Precious Precious Precios!!

Mimi said...

So seeing her face makes we want to get the button! As the parent you don't notice the tube, but seeing her face tube free... THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE. She is is so stinkin cute and happy!! and no tube- that's the best part.

The Silly Nilly Family said...

Good for her!!!

Camille Gould said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Carol Fighr said...

AVE, a Bela está cada dia mais linda e fico super feliz que ela esteja bem!!! Estou aqui hoje para te desejar um Feliz aniversario! meu email nao está abrindo por isso decidi escrever aqui. Voce é uma amiga muito especial para mim e eu te desejo mais um ano cheio de bençãos e alegrias junto à sua familia!!!
I love you!
Grande abraço,
Carol

angela said...

Avery, I read your blog some time ago (and somehow I found a link to you through a friend of mine's son's carepages (he is struggling with a leukodystrophy, not heart issues, not sure how I got to you but that was the way). AT ANY RATE, I haven't read your blog in at least a few months, but you and Bela came into my mind today and I searched the web and found you. And I am just so, so, SO SO SO happy for you and your lovely family! :> Bela is a beautiful girl. She looks so much like you in these photos. What a blessing she is. (I too had a son first, and then a daughter, and there is really nothing on earth like that first girl, is there?) I love her gorgeous eyes, her darling clothes, her fabulous smart expressions, every little thing. And Avery, I admire you so much. I honestly cannot imagine what your year has been like, but your grace and sense of humor and compassion for others is clear in your updates. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. I wish you joy around every corner. Angela

Susie Q said...

Hi guys,

Bela looks so great in these pictures. Don't you just love the NG tube being gone! I hope all is well with life with the g-tube. We had so much fun meeting you guys a few weekends ago. You are such a darling family and we need to do our "night out" like we talked about. Yes, yes, I'll get working on it. Just wanted to say "hi" and let you know that we were thinking of you guys.

About Me said...

Avery- She has grown a lot. Hope all is going well. Thanks for the thoughts you have sent our way.
Jessica Brimley

Perry Family said...

She is lovely! What a precious little sweetheart! It's obvious she knows that she is a loved little girl.

macey said...

what happend to her cheek :(

macey said...

by the way this is sky on my friends laptop tell bela i said hi