Friday, January 30, 2009

Bye Bye PICC Line... Bye Bye Tubes

Well today was the day, I got my PICC line removed from my chest. It was a great relief to say good bye to it. This means that I am on my own for nutrition and fluids, which truly has been the case for the last 2 weeks. I just don't have direct access as a safety net anymore. All & all I am doing well in the eating area. Its really nice to be able to enjoy food again.

As far as Sara goes, she is really active and kicks me a lot. She is growing well and looks good on the ultrasound. We go for a Fetal Echocardiogram in a few weeks, then we'll know as much as we can about her status. So far so good.

Emma is also doing great. She is very expressive and is showing interest in my growing belly. She has been rocking and feeding her baby dolls and loves to help her Auntie Katy with her cousin's diaper changes.

Mark is Mark. Not much has changed with him, he continues to work hard and is the best husband and daddy ever.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Back To Work

It is official, I have been able to eat and drink fluids for a few weeks now. I continue to see my OB every 2-3 weeks and I have been able to get out into the community on small family outings. This week Mark & I will see the Parinataligist for a closer look at Sara's heart. It is a precaution that comes highly recommended because of Emma's cardiac defect, but so far Sara's heart looks good. Although, I have learned to rely on others for transportation; I started driving again last week and the freedom in like nothing else. I hope to be starting work again this week, and I could really use your prayers for strength and endurance as well as safety for our little baby. Thank you for your love & support.

Friday, January 02, 2009

A New Do...

Emma's hair has been getting very long. She has such fine hair that most hair accessories don't stay in, so today she got a new hair style. We have been talking about getting her hair cut for a few days, and Emma was very excited to sit in the stylist's chair for her haircut. Below are a few pictures of how the new style went.

Before the first cut

Putting on the cape what a big girl sitting in the chair all by herself.

Getting a blow dry and style...

Emma's new do, after we got home she just looked in the mirror and smiled.
What a big girl, she looks so grown up.

A Special Gift

Emma was given a very special gift for Christmas. Grandpa Jack's friend, Jon gave her a specialized bath chair to assist in Emma's baths. This chair allows her to be fully supported and strapped in so she can safely sit in the tub and splash to her hearts content. We have wanted this type of chair for quite a while and we were so blessed to be given one for Christmas.
Emma loves her tubby time and now she can enjoy them even more.
Thanks So Much Jon!