Hello to all of you out there in Internetville! We are still truckin' along doing pretty well. As I said before we love boring! Ava is napping so I thought I'd take a few minutes and update. I've been trying to increase her stomach tube rates but boy is her belly not liking it. We are stuck at 61ml's an hour. If I raise it she gets feeling nauseous. It is frustrating at times because we need her stomach to stretch but it seems it has a mind of it's own. I just want to do what is right for her.
Her sisters wanted me to set up studio and take their pictures with flowers like I did with Ava a few weeks ago. Well yesterday was the big day. I waited until Ava was napping and we shot some gorgeous pictures. Their ages (10 & 8) make it super easy to get fabulous pictures. So here are a few.
In this picture Emeline reminds me of my younger sister Mary. Wow do they look alike.
Miss Lexis was so pretty. Her eyes just sparkled.
This was one of my favorite ones of Lexis.
Then I promised the girls a collage. I did this for Ava already. It is hanging in our living room and I adore it. So I ordered theirs. Here is all three of them.
I am so excited my photography class is tomorrow night. I just have such a passion about bringing out each person's special traits. I wait until that moment happens then I capture it. It is finally nice to be thinking about something for me and me only. It has been so long. I love that even though Ava seems healthy to us she still is not a normal child. I remember the first time someone called her "special needs" I nearly cried. My child? I'm just happy that she is still here with us. God is good.
If I could ask you to say a prayer for a new friend of mine. Her unborn baby has trisomy and cdh. The doctors say they will not help this baby. They don't believe an operation will save her. They have told the mother to abort but she decided that wasn't an option. She is now weeks away from her due date and she is desperately trying to find a surgeon willing to operate on her daughter. My heart just breaks for her. Keep her in your prayers as her and her family are having a hard time accepting that there is nothing to be done. I know first hand that God heals and God does Miracles. We must have faith and trust that He is in control and we must let go of the wheel.
I am just awed by Ava almost daily. She is a little firecracker in an uncertain world. I am so happy to be able to Mother all three of my girls. They are all so special in their own ways. Each adding so much to our lives. I thank God for all three miracles!
Thanks again for being our prayer warriors. We know that God gives us exactly what we need each and every day.