We're happy to say that Miss Lia is now weighing in at 9lbs 8oz!!! We went to her regular 2 month visit today and she looked awesome! She is graphing out at about the 25th percentile in weight and length. We couldn't be more pleased with her progress. She got all her two month immunizations so she's a little cranky...but we'll give her that. She's been such a little trooper. She's scheduled to see her cardiologist on Thursday where they will do another echocardiogram to prepare for her heart cath. She has to have that before her next surgery. Thank you for your emails and calls...we love hearing from you all. Most of all, (I can't say this enough) thank you for your continued prayers. I can't even begin to think about where we would be without those. Her progress is no coincidence. This little girl is one answered prayer after another.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I wanted to post some pics of Lia from the other day when we went to the cardiologist. She looked adorable and had the biggest bow on!! The nurse said the bow was "bigger than her"... not quite accurate, but close enough. Dressing her up is so fun. It's amazing because I always thought I could only do boys...They are just a different kind of fun. We can't wait until we can get her out of the house and all of you can see her in person. She'll probably never be without her bow. Stacey, I know you'll be so proud...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Abilene Christian University Athletic Dept and ACU Men's Basketball Team hosted a benefit 5K Run for Lia this past weekend. We had a great time in Abilene seeing the school and visiting with friends. They presented us with the money raised at half-time of the football game on Saturday. We had to leave Lia in Rockwall since we're trying to keep her germ-free, but took some pics for her to see one day.
Corey and I absolutely loved going to school at ACU. We appreciate all the hard work that went into this event. Once again, we realize how blessed we have been and how many people Miss Lia has touched in her life. Thanks to ACU, Jason Copeland, Jared Mosely, and Mike Breckenridge for everything that was done to plan for the run. Corey and I will never be able to express our gratitude to ACU...for this event, and for introducing us to each other and to all the great people we went to school with all those years ago.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Lia is lovin life without her feeding tube! She's done well without it. She's still not eating like her mama, but taking her minimum volumes all the same. We promised the doctors we wouldn't weigh her every day (and we've actually stuck with that), but her last weight on Tuesday was 8 lbs 4.5 oz. The doctors were happy with that and said we could keep doing what we've been doing. She's definitely happier without that long, annoying thing hanging from her.
Our 3 on 3 tourney is being postponed until Spring, so it will not be happening this weekend. The Garland Fire Dept designed a tshirt to sell for Lia, and we think it's just perfect. The back of the shirts have a dalmation with the words under it "Firefighters Fighting for Lia". I've posted a picture of the boys wearing the shirt in support of their sis. Let us know if anyone wants us to get them one. They are for anyone who's interested.
We're figuring out things here at home, working on a schedule. Colby started Kindergarten last week and Jace started back to preschool this week, so things are crazy. Busy and crazy...but awesome. We've come so far and feel so great about things. We are blessed beyond what we could've ever imagined. Thanks again to all of you who have had anything to do with making all this easier on us. There are so many of you. We love you all.