Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Heart Days and Sad "See You Laters"

Yesterday was Little Miss's Happy Heart Day. Her special day was overshadowed in expectation of today. On Jan 26, 2009 she had open heart surgery. She's a warrior, a survivor, and has beat the odds that are stacked against her. We love this little girl and couldn't imagine our lives without her in it.
At 4 months old she went from this...

to this in 2012 (yay we're SUPER blessed)...

However today, we're entering a new chapter...

We have to say goodbye for a little while to the very bestest playground player!

The littles are always happy to see him walk through the door at the end of the day, their wait is gonna be a lot longer in this chapter.

Please keep the kiddos and their Daddy (my best friend) in your prayers. This will be our 4th, Marissa's 2nd, and the boys 1st "see you later" so the littles don't understand what is happening and I don't think Daddy realizes how much he'll be missed.

We love you and miss you so very fiercely!! Our hearts are incomplete with you being gone.

Post Op Tonsilectomy

Little Miss had her tonsils and adenoids removed on January 13 at UAB. She had a rough recovery, but had strong meds to help her through the pain. We're at the end of week 2 post op and she is definitely back to herself. She's watching Barney like a champ, asking for cheerios all day long, and give her brothers a run for their money. She hasn't been to school since her surgery though. I can tell she misses her teachers, friends, and riding on the bus. (She specifically asks about the bus every morning.)

I've own this book for a while. Actually I got it as a Christmas gift shortly after Little Miss was born from my sister. I've looked at it here and there, but I just now started putting it to use. Little Miss is picking up quickly.

(She's pointing to her name) :-D

And Little Miss LOVES puzzles. She plays with puzzles all day long. This particular puzzle gives her some trouble because of the sun piece. She has a hard time line up the suns' rays. Well, she's got it mastered now.

And like all individuals with Down Syndrome she has low muscle tone, so we had to throw in some physical therapy too.

The boys were kept around to help M with her alphabet. We can all see how interested they were with that book.

So, we're back on the road to some much as what can be found with these 3 around.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meeting Friends

Thanks so our good fortune we were able to meet up with a fellow facebooking and blogger friend @ Penny's Peeps on Monday... She happened to be passing through our city so we planned an impromptu lunch date.

First things first for Little Miss and Wyatt...where to sit and eat.

That is until they realized there was a playland there!

There will definitely be many more visits for these two!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We're going on a car ride...

The 5 of us were supposed to drive to Birmingham tomorrow for Little Miss to have her tonsils and adenoids removed at UAB. She's having this procedure because she has Sleep Apnea.

Unfortunately Baby A (he's the one with no pants on) got sick with croup. :-( That means no couped up car rides for him and Little Miss because she CAN NOT get sick.

Baby Bear is perfectly fine and not getting mixed up in the sickness web. See...

Thanks to all my amazing prayer warrior friends and God's many blessings...Little Miss hasn't been infected by her sickly Little Brother. ;0) ...anyone notice the tiny cheerio Brayden is stashing for later on his neck?!? lol

So tomorrow Daddy and Little M will make the long trek (4-5 hours) "up north" for the surgery we've been waiting almost a year to have! Please continue to keep her in your prayers. It'll be a long couple days for her and Daddy.