Tuesday, July 29, 2008
~Book of Common Prayer
I love this picture, of Mary's perfect head, and I love this baby.
She also loves sitting in her high chair, playing with ice cubes, and her cup. She's eating all sorts of good things, but her favorite lately is definitely avocado. She's very close to crawling on all fours - she's gets around doing a sort of rolling/army crawl.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Mary has been really fussy this week (and not only because her mama's camera is broken). About a week and a half ago Scott spotted another tooth - this time her left lateral incisor. A couple of days ago we noticed the right lateral incisor. And last night we saw that both central incisors are just bulging! So, with four teeth coming in, Mary is entitled to a little crankiness. Mary will also see her endocrinologist this week, but hopefully no blood draw. Also, on Friday, Mary's last stitch finally worked it's way out - with a little help :) 12 weeks later, and we really are done!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
A couple of weeks ago we had some friends from church over for lunch. One couple's baby girl will be undergoing open-heart surgery to correct a heart defect next week. The surgeons are the same as Mary's, and she will be about the same age as Mary was for her second surgery. We also had another couple from church, who are pregnant with a baby boy, due the end of August, with yet another congenital heart defect. The purpose of our lunch was to share our experiences with both families. Throughout the afternoon, as I would talk about one aspect of our ordeal or another, I would always add, "But it really wasn't as bad as a I thought it would be." Scott started prompting me after about the 200th time :) And well, it really wasn't. It's hard to put into words now, just how scared and anxiety-ridden I was one year ago. There were lots of mornings spent sobbing in the shower, and walking out of doctors appointments having a hard time breathing, and sleepless nights overcome with heart pounding fear. But here, now, it's easy to say, not only wasn't 'it' as terrible as I worried, it was so much more amazingly wonderful than I ever imagined.
For they told you life is hard
Misery from the start, its dull,
Its slow, its painful
But I tell you life is sweet
In spite of the misery
There's so much more, be grateful
If you will, please say a prayer for little Baby M. next week, and her parents, that everything go smoothly, and that they are, where we are, before they know it. And next month, if you will, pray for Baby W. and his parents, that his entrance to this world be filled with peace, love and light.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here is Mary wearing a headband. I always said if I ever had a girl, 'that' would never happen. I generally don't like the way they look, and most of them seem uncomfortable. However, it was a gift, and she is really cute in it.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Today we went to a huge new water park (thanks reading program free passes!). Mary and I stayed mostly in the shade while the monkeys enjoyed the various slides and lazy river.
On Monday Mary had her thyroid levels tested - praise God she was only stuck once this time! The endocrinologist called today while we were out - she said Mary's levels are still a little high, but she's comfortable waiting a month to retest due to the blood draw issues. We are so blessed that all of Mary's doctors treat the whole baby :)