Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ella's One

Ella is one today. It's hard to believe that one year ago today Ella was born. It's even more unbelievable everything she has been through in just one year. Most people think there babies first year goes so fast but for us there were times that seemed like they would never end. Ella went to the pediatrician today and everything seems good. She is growing well and is now crawling ,she is doing what most babies do at her age. Besides her scar there does not seem to be any lasting affects of all she went through. We are so thankful for everthing God has done for her. We continue to pray for her health, we don't want anymore hospital visits. We will see her cardiologist soon but she just looked at her heart when she was in the hospital last month and everything looked good so we don't expect any changes. Ella will always be our baby. We are definately more protective of her then we were with the other girls. I am so thankful that I can be home with her all the time and we are really looking forward to this summer. Last summer was such a nightmare so we want to make this one special and makes lots of memories with all of our girls. Thank you so much again for all of your prayers. Ella is so blessed to have so many that care for her I can't wait until she is older so we can tell her all about the miracle done in her life.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ella's pool day

This week we took the girls to a hotel that had an indoor waterpark. We were so excited to see Ella swim for the first time. She seemed to enjoy it. Our whole family being in a hotel room was not so fun. Ella kept waking up and it was waking up everyone. I'm sure she is glad to be in her own crib tonight. She really is such a sweet baby. Ella is now 8 months old. Last month was a big month for her she began rolling over and her two bottom teeth are coming through which makes for a crabby girl. Thankfully she has stayed healthy this winter. We are extra paranoid everytime she has a snifle or cough. Hopefully that will wear off as time goes by. I will feel more at peace once she is big enough to tell us if something is wrong. Until then I am enjoying her as a baby, I know it doesn't last long.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ella's ear piercing

Monday Jason took a day off which was his first since christmas, so we wanted to do something as a family. I took Olivia out of school early and we went to great lakes crossing. The girls rode rides and played games at jeepers then we had dinner at rainforest cafe we hadso much fun it waas like we were on vacation. We saw that carnival cuts does ear piercing so we decided to take Ella. We had tried to get Ella's ears pierced twice already and it didn't work out so we figured with everything she has been through we would just wait. This time it really happened. Like her usual self she was all smiles when we went into carnival cuts. She obvisiously did not know what was coming. She was really still when the girl put the marks on her ears for placement I thought she is going to do really good. The girl was ready to get started Olivia asked if we were going to lay her on the table and hold her down.(: I had Ella on my lap and they did one ear at a time I had to hold her head still. It went really quick but she was not happy. ): She definately screamed louder and longer then any of my other girls. Jason picked her up and held her tight and he relaxed her to sleep. She looks so cute with her ears pierced and I think that was easier then if my girls were older.