Monday, February 15, 2010

Late news, but still news... right?

Okay, so it's been over a month since our last visit to Lilee's cardiologist and even longer since my last post. Honestly, having 2 little ones just about maxes me out to my further most limits. Ha! I think sometimes I have it all together and I'm organized and ready to be diligent in my blogging (or dusting) and then... WHAM! Fatigue sets in and I think, 'aaah, what the heck... the blog (and the dust) will still be there tomorrow!' Just being honest. :o)

So, Lilee's last cardiologist appointment went very well. It was really interesting to see her go through the heart ultrasound being six months older than last time. She was calm and just quietly watched the tech "take pictures" of her heart. She's not a little baby anymore. Ugh!

After reviewing the ultrasound, Dr. Juris said there still wasn't any change in her graft. This is good for 2 main reasons. 1.) The surgery continues to be a success in that her body responded well and is performing as it should. 2.) The longer there is "no change", the longer it will be before her next surgery. Fewer surgeries mean getting a larger "hose" on her heart, which means fewer surgeries, which mean larger hoses, which mean... you get the idea.

Anyway, all that to say: We are thrilled with the outcome of the last check up. Yay, God!!! Thank you, Jesus! Watching her grow as an active and lovely 2 year old, it is so hard to believe that she had open heart surgery at 6 weeks old. The other night, when I pulled her out of the bath and was drying her off, she looked down at her scar and said, "what's that?". "That's from your heart surgery, sissy" I replied. "Hawt suh-joowie"? I teared up, couldn't help it! What a love!

That's my news... late, but still news. Love to all of you!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year, dear friends!

Here we are another year older, a few pounds heavier and a whole lot richer... in friendships. Christmas was a blurrrrrr, as it whizzed by... can't believe it's already time to take down the tree and put the storage bins back into the garage for another year. Wow!

As for Lilee's update, she is a very (VERY) vivacious 2 year old who amazes us daily with Lilee-isms that we've coined "Lilish". Among many things, she loves to say:

Daddy is the best! Baby Jesus Born

Oh-pishaaaaahh! What'cha doin' Mommy?


So much fun! What a joy it is to watch her develop and change right in front of us, especially when it comes to caring for her little brother. She is ever ready to assist me in anything Lincoln needs, especially in entertaining him. What fun to see them interact. Lincoln in infatuated with his sister!

Lilee has a heart check up this month and I will post ASAP. We did have somewhat of a scare this week when she had a 104.6 fever and her heart was racing. Couldn't help but get anxious... called her cardiologist (Dr. Juris) and he said it was normal for little hearts to race with a fever. So, fever is broken and we're now working out the last bit of her cold... ick. Sorry for all of you who have had a cold recently... YIKES, it's awful!

So, that's it for now. Will be sure to keep you up on any updates!!!

Love to all of you this new year!

Erin (and my little crew)