Sunday, February 27, 2011

I know, it's been a while.

I have been looking back at some pictures of Caroline that my sister saved on my computer at home (thanks Brette!). She is only one day old, pre-Norwood, of course. Look at how much baby fat! She has just reached the 7 pound 13 ounces (3.55 kilos for all you foreign types) mark here at home...and believe me when I say, it's an accomplishment. We have a long and eventful week ahead, mostly because all the help has gone home...and Matthew gets to go to work every day for 9 hours.  All of our appointments this past week went well.  Tuesday, the stitches came out of her chest.  Friday, the pediatrician said that whoever took the stitches out was incompetent and left some "residual" sutures.  Basically, I could have done a better job taking them out at home.  Wednesday brought more driving, this time to Bethesda to see our real Pediatric Cardiologist.  The big thing he had to say was that we don't have to take lasix (the diuretic) anymore.  Yay! One less medicine.  The only day we didn't have to leave the house to go to some sort of Doctor appointment, the at home nurse came by.  This baby is a full time job, for real.  The crazy thing is that I don't resent her.  I'm not mad.  I want her to thrive, grow and be happy.  One of the other heart Mom's that I follow just lost her 16 month old, Travis, due to complications from HLHS.  This makes me cherish each diaper change and early morning feeding even more. 

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  1. THANK YOU Lauren for posting! We were wondering how everyone was doing. Caroline is soo pretty and praying for her always!