Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pray for the Prescotts

Please follow the link on the left to The Prescott Family. They have welcomed a new baby girl to the world today and could really use your prayers. Thanks,

New Shades...


Lily's cool little shades they gave her at the eye doctor's office after having her eye's dilated...so cute. Of course she didn't wear these but I had to get a picture with them on!!

Today we had another prayer answered when we received good news from Lily's new eye doctor. This is the first time she has had her eyes checked since February. Basically the ROP she had when she was born has pretty much regressed on its own and he isn't worried about it anymore, yea!! He said that she is twice as farsighted as most babies her age but hopefully it will continue to correct itself as she grows. We don't have to go back until another year so he must not be that worried. Great to hear!

Last Friday she had her first evaluation with the new Early Childhood Intervention therapist. She did very well. She is basically where she should be for her corrected age of 6 months. A few social/verbal areas she actually scored higher than 6months. The only area that was below was sitting. She can sit briefly by herself but not yet ready to be left alone. The physical therapist felt certain that this would come soon and gave me some things to do with her to help her.

We finally weighed her this past weekend and she was a big 13 lbs!! I was so glad to see a gain. I stress myself out so badly worrying if she is eating enough etc. She has had cereal and some applesauce which she really liked. I really think she is ready to try some baby food but want someone else to tell me to start. When I eat in front of her she just stares at me almost licking her lips like she wants to eat what I am eating. Hopefully her big food day will be coming soon.

I have been reminded over the past couple of days of how God always provides for us. With each move, there has been different types of uncertainty, frustrations, new trials, and often unwanted change. But each time we have left a place and looked back over the time we were there, I can see how God always provided just what we needed when we needed it. With each place we have lived we have gained lifelong friends that have met so many of our specific needs at just the right time. The blessing of these special people is truly priceless. I am so thankful for the role that they have played in our lives and all that I have learned from each of them. We have already been blessed with getting Lily setup with all the different specialists, high risk clinic, ECI, and pediatrician. Thomas is setup with preschool and we have met some great neighbors and playgroup friends. I am learning to appreciate where God places us from the beginning instead of after we leave regretting that I didn't do this or that. Anyway, thanks for all for all of our prayers during our move and for all of us to adjust well.

"I will praise the Lord at all times; my mouth will continually praise Him. I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34 1 and 4



Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pictures!!!!

We have updated our slide show in the upper left, or you can follow this link to the entire album!

MASH IT!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lily update...


big blue eyes...


such a big girl...loving sitting up


We have teeth!!! Teething on an apple...


One of her favorite sleeping positions...


eating her cereal...


Peek a boo...her next favorite sleeping position


cheesing it up for the camera...

Lily is growing like crazy!!! Before you even ask or think it, I haven't weighed her in a while. Promise to do so soon. She is doing so many things now. Here is a quick update. She is eating rice cereal which she seems to like. She has found her feet and loves trying to put her toes in her mouth. She can sit up but can't completely stay up by herself, almost. She loves sitting in her bouncer and in her walker and has started scooting backwards in it. She is "talking" all the time and started saying "dada." She is rolling like crazy and pushing up. She scoots on her back now so the days of leaving her on my bed while I get ready are almost over. Two of the biggest milestones is that she is now sleeping in her crib in her own room. She is doing great and really seems to love it. And she now has two bottom teeth that have broken through. So crazy to think of my little girl with teeth! She is chewing on anything and everything she can get into her mouth!! We have just about got her setup with all of her new docs and developmental appointments. I have met some great helpful people over the phone which has really eased my mind with everything. We have her first Early Intervention appointment this Friday. They will do another evaluation and see where she is on development etc... Looking forward to that.

Hope you all are doing well and having a great summer!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Moving...


too many boxes...


view of the back...


view of part of the yard with our garden in the top right...hopefully I can keep it all alive!


view from the deck...


Thomas in the box...


Look what I found...


Thomas loving the big moving truck...


Lookout, Thomas is behind the wheel...


ready to help...

Yes, we are all finally in our new house in North Carolina! We definitely miss our wonderful friends and all of Lily's amazing doctors and nurses, but we are loving this much cooler weather!!! We finally have the boxes unpacked and most of it put away. We are waiting to get some painting done so the decorating can begin. Everyone seems to be adjusting well. We have met some wonderful neighbors who have already been so helpful, including breaking in the house for me when I locked myself out with Thomas asleep inside!! Not the ideal way to meet neighbors. Luckily Lily was with me so I didn't look like a complete nut! We have an amazing yard that we have never had before. It is huge which Samford of course loves. We have already joined the neighborhood playgroup and Thomas has started camp today. Slowly but surely we are getting settled in.

Meeting more family...


Thomas and DidiPop on the gator at the farm...


Thomas with his cousins Millie Ann and Brantley


Lily meeting cousin Lori for the first time...


Meeting cousin Doug...he's such a natural...


Meeting sweet aunt Ann and uncle Johnny...
We had a great time visiting with so many cousins and family...we always love coming to the beautiful farm!


Thomas, Lily and Grandmary


Lily and Grandmary meeting for the first time...(Greg's grandmother)
So great to see her and such a sweet and special visit for Lily...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

San Antonio Trip


Thomas the driver...

Trying to stay cool...oh so hot, and it was only May!


River Walk...


Amy and Holley at dinner...


All of us on our carriage ride through the town...


We couldn't leave Texas without visiting the Alamo...


The Skinners and Dickinsons at dinner on the river...



We couldn't leave Texas without going to San Antonio first. We went with our good friends the Skinners. We had a great time and both agreed it was a great way to end our time in Texas. Thanks Amy and Rusty for showing us the town...we miss you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

If you are having a bad day...

...then watch this and it is sure to cheer you up!!! Lily laughing out loud for the first time on July 4th!!! I am blowing a pinwheel and she obviously thinks it is hilarious...


video