Monday, June 14, 2010

9 Months and Cardiology Visit

Hope turned 9 months old today...what an amazing and miraculous day!  I am amazed every day with how well Hope is doing and how much she is growing.  I can't begin to explain how I feel and how much I have grown right along with Hope.  My heart is fuller than I ever thought possible.  I don't think I have ever felt as close to God as I do today and every day since Hope was born.  My boys see a different mommy and I am happier with the mommy I am now.  I am more relaxed and don't have the need to make sure everything is done every day and I definitely no longer care whether or not my house is clean all the time.  Life seems so different and I believe that is the reason God has given us Hope.  He wanted our family to experience life slow down and relax and really live life.

Hope's cardiology appointment went pretty well.  She did better than ever with her vitals check and her echo.  I was really proud of how well she did with her echo because usually she needs a little Versed to lay still.  My cell phone worked wonders!  Dr. Prieto and I discussed a few things after she told me her heart looks the same as after her cath.  I wanted to get Hope's ears pierced, but Dr. Prieto talked me out of it.  She told me there is a small risk of infection and why take the I won't.  We also spent a bit of time talking about Hope's weight gain...or lack thereof.  I don't know what to do...she is taking her bottle the same as before and she is eating more real food.  The dietitian will be in touch to see if we can put together some high calorie foods and get Hope to gain a little better.

We have a nephrology appointment on Wednesday...hoping it goes as well as her cardiology appointment.
Hope and her cousin Ava.  Just so you all can get an idea of why her doctor wants her to gain...Ava is 2 months younger than Hope.
Hope and her puppy...Rex got a lot bigger than we thought he would in 2 months.


  1. I'm so happy to hear that cardiology went well. As for the weight gain issues, you are not alone! Aly is so tiny too. Hope is so cute! I love how she always has those fingers in her mouth. :)

  2. So happy to hear the appoitment went so well. I cannot believe how tiny she is. She is just too cute. I hope the dietition will be able to help you with that. Glad to hear that you are holding up well, this has been a crazy 9 months for you and your husband. May the Lord above continue to bless you. ((HUGS)) Give that little one a big giant hug from me, please.

  3. Great news on her appointment! Praying that the dietitian can help Hope gain some much needed weight!