Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Emma's Weight Update

Many of you have been keeping tabs and praying for Emma's weight gain. I am happy to say that Emma has been steadily gaining and is now tipping the scales at
20 pounds 9 ounces.
We are now praying that she will start growing in height, as she has fallen short in this area (no pun intended) and her Doctors are looking to start growth hormones, which would mean an injection everyday for the next 12-14 years. Ouch! It would certainly be nice if she didn't have to go through that too. So far, her next bronchoscopy has NOT yet been scheduled but we are praying that it happens soon and that the prognosis is good so that if she's ready her trach can come out.
Thank you all for your continued prayer support.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Keeping Cool This Weekend

With the summer approaching and the heat rising we decided to take dip in a local watering hole for children of all ages. We went to the Irvine Spectrum and played in the fountain. Emma loves to watch the kids play in it when we are strolling by it so yesterday she got to experience the refreshing water first hand. It was so great seeing the excitement on her face as the water would splash her hands. Daddy got in on the fun too, which made for some fabulous pictures. She was so brave as she got down on the ground and crawled around as the water splashed around her. All in all Mommy & daddy had a blast and Emma did too!

In the car, one the way to water fun...
Daddy's gonna get wet too...

Oooo this is so fun.

Splish Splash...

Bathing Beauty

Crawling to get the water, skinned my knees too, but it was worth it.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day 2008

Happy Mother's Day
Yesterday Emma and Mark made me a special breakfast for Mother's Day. It was so special to celebrate with our little girl. She is such a blessing. Being a mommy to her brings me great joy. She is so remarkable to watch her as she is learning and teaching us so much. As I reflect on my experience of motherhood, I am reminded of what a precious gift I have been given.
I love being a mommy and I love raising Emma. I thank God everyday for my precious miracle.

Celebrating with Mark & Emma

Grandma, Emma, & Grandpa

Grandma, Emma, & Alissa

Super Star!!!

Emma loves her ball pit.

Rolling around & having a blast at Grandma & Grandpa's

Friday, May 02, 2008

Cars, Imagination, & Haircuts...Oh My

Emma has become quite the funny little girl. She has found her imagination and has begun using it. It's wonderful to see her play with her toys. Today we watched her play with a car as a phone. She would hold it up to her ear and say "HI". It was so cute and we are often entertained by her. She loves watching Thomas the Train and Caillou, as well as Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George on PBS. So now when she sees advertisements for these shows she lights up and giggles. Emma has also started mimicking the sounds she hears. This is a huge milestone for her, as she has not repeated sounds before. We are so excited that she has come so far since starting Speech Therapy.

Today Mommy and Emma went to the salon to get Emma's hair cut. Below is a series of pictures of how it all went down. Emma was so cute when she saw her finished hair do; she just smiled at herself in the mirror.

Emma sitting in the styling chair. What a big girl. She started out wanting to sit by herself but when the hair dresser started to comb her hair Emma quickly wanted to sit on Mommy's lap.

Just a Trim as we are growing out her hair for longer piggy tails.

The finished product.

Emma looked darling in her new do. She loved picking out the flowers they put in her hair. I must say that Emma looked like a little princess. What a little doll.