It has almost been one week since that precious Harper entered this world. It is still hard for me to wrap my brain around all that has transpired since her birth. It's still hard to believe that Harper is sick. Today is such a great day, as her oxygen has been decreased to 57%. I am so thankful! I continue to pray, and I know you do too, for her healing. I just believe God is going to heal her. He is already showing that! Kelly, Scott, Judy and Pastor Steve: Please know I am constanly praying for Harper. When I wake in the middle of the night, she is on my mind, so I pray then, too. We love you all!
I haven't felt much like blogging myself this week. Any computer time I have had has been used to find any updates on Kelly and Harper. With the good news today, I am feeling so much better and thought I would blog a little.
We haven't been up to that much out of the ordinary this week. Evan was out of school Monday for MLK day and we watched the inauguration events on Tuesday. By the way, EG says "President O Momma." I knew I was raising that girl right! LOL! Regardless vote preference, it was still exciting to watch and I am hopeful for what President Obama may accomplish. God already has it figured out anyway. :)
EG had her two year appointment on Wednesday. She was technically 27 months, but we are waiting on her vaccinations (because I do believe there is a link to autism) so it wasn't crucial she was there right at 24 months. She is still 95th percentile in length (I'm so worried she is going to be 5' 12" like me...not that it is a bad thing, but I just don't want her to have trouble finding clothes like me) and 50th percentile in weight. One thing I was so excited to see was our doctor's office now asks you to complete the M-CHAT. I am all too familiar with this questionaire, as it is a screen for possible autism signs. It is SO important to catch autism early. Early intervention makes all the difference in their future, so I was so pleased to see they were now doing this. I wanted to tell them to start it at the 18 month visit though. Regardless, it is wonderful to see pediatricians get on board with early testing (our pediatrician is SO supportive of our concerns and beliefs as to what caused Evan's autism). I'll get off that soap box now. :)
Today we had a play date with a friend. Why is sharing SO hard? We have been working on sharing for a while now and EG has been doing much better, but I was mortified when she laid down on the floor and stamped her feet because she had to share her baby stroller. Oh my goodness!!! I did NOT teach her THAT!
Here are a few pictures from today...
Evan is outside playing. It appears he has gotten into some donuts.
I did get out for a few minutes earlier to go to my hair dresser. Derek has had to work nights this week, so left him and EG playing. When I got home, I was informed by my so helpful husband that Ella Grace wasn't going to take a nap today so she would go to bed early tonight. I'm just wondering, "Did you just meet these kids?" I don't know how it is for you, but this idea always backfires around here. So, here it is almost 4:10 in the afternoon and EG is doing this...
On another note...Last week I was wearing a cardigan that had a zipper that went all the way up to the neck. Well, EG zipped it up including some flesh from my neck. OUCH! It has been fine, but evidently it is not a good combo with Lever 2000 soap. It now looks like this and is on fire! The only thing that helps is Vaseline. Never a dull moment around here!