Monday, November 30, 2009

Surgery tomorrow

Hello sweet friends and family! It has been a whopping 1 1/2 months since my last blog...that's because it's Christmas portrait season and these fingers have been editing away! :)
Thank you for your continued love and support. I've gotten many inquiries on how the kids are doing. So, I'll take this moment to catch you up really quick.
Gracie is 8 months old! I know, can you believe it? She is 13 lbs 12oz and 25 inches long. She is so happy and is definitely getting an opinion. We love it.
She is headed in to surgery tomorrow, her first since leaving CHOC 6 months ago. She is getting ear tubes placed. It's a little bigger deal when its an 8 month old getting them, so she will be admitted to the hospital for the day, with surgery at 12. She has really narrow ear canals so we are just praying that that doesn't allow for any complications. The most exciting part of all of this is that she is going to hear after this, Lord willing. We can't wait to see what a difference this makes in her little development...speech, and otherwise.
We are so proud of our little girl and feel so blessed to get to have her as our daughter. She is one of the best things that has happened to us!!
The other best thing...Gavin is 3 1/2 and a whopping 42 lbs. He is a giant and really seems to have just grown into a little boy these past few weeks. He is a cuddler and I am totally taking advantage of that while I can. He has an encouragers heart and is starting to love to do things on his own to help out around the house. He is so funny and is constantly keeping us all laughing.

Tonight Josh had both his babies on his lap reading stories and every time he spoke in the little bird voice, he came up with, Gracie would just crack up. So overhearing giggles and silly voices I grabbed the camera. My kids are so blessed to get the best dad in the world. They just adore him and so do I!
Thank you Lord, I am overwhelmed with your blessings today!

Love you all and we are so grateful for your prayers for Grace tomorrow!


maxmansmom said...

I just love to read whatever you write ! Your spirit shines through ! We send prayers for great things tomorrow when Gracie gets her new ear tubes. I know this hard on a mommy and daddy's heart, but in the long run such a great thing to have done for her. Love you all so much !

Anonymous said...

Shell, I just cant tell you how I feel about this blog. Looking at beautiful little Gracie!!! I am just totally crying at my desk in my classroom. God has blessed your family richly, and I am so thankful to hear about your amazing journey. Our hearts and prayers are with Gracie and the family. May God bring comfort and peace leading up to the surgery. I pray that the hands of God are working through those surgens. LOVE YOU GUYS-The Donally's

Anonymous said...

so how did she do? Praying late but still praying...
Julie Guske

Erica and Jay said...

Thinking of ALL of you. Keep us posted; we're pulling and praying for you.