Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Blood Draw Down!



We made our way back up to the Children's Hospital for another blood draw. Her ANC is still down. It is actually up a point from last time, but it is normal for it to bob up and down a little. She is still within normal range. My blogs have become quite spread out and I am afraid I have been enjoying the fact that there is not much to report on our little girl. She is running around the house right now pushing her baby doll in her stroller and playing with big brother and big sisters. I can't help but feel so blessed that she is feeling so well. I have even noticed that she is putting on a little bit of weight. She never did loose too much, but she is starting to look more like an 18 month old with dimples in her elbows and chubbier cheeks. I decided to do a little bit of clearance shopping for my kids clothing for next year and ended up coming home with very few clothes for the other kids and tons for my baby to wear right now. I put up all of her cutesy clothing while she was sick and pulled out all of the comfortable jammies, I know when I don't feel good the only thing I want to wear is my comfortable clothes. Since we missed out on the 12-18 month stage of cute clothing all I can say is: I'm ready to go crazy with the darling baby girl clothes and accessories. We are nearing the end of our house arrest and can hardly wait to get back to running to the store when we need to rather than waiting for dad to get home or relying on wonderful friends and neighbors to do our shopping for us, or having to get a baby sitter just to spend time as a family with both mom and dad present. It is going to also be fabulous to get to pick up and leave at moments notice to run to spend time with extended family not leaving one of us home with her. I am not sure how she will respond to it all, but we have been easing her back into it, and I think she will be just fine. So.............Watch out world cause here we come!

6 comments:

Carter Clan said...

That is so great! It will be a fun summer for all of you!

Julie said...

Normal has never sounded so wonderful!! Isn't it interesting how something as trivial as running to the store can be such an appreciated activity. You won't know how to act to be able to just pick up and go. We are all excited to be able to get the cousins together again on a regular basis. Good times ahead! Julie

miss patti said...

I'm still following your blog and wanted to say that I am so happy for all of you. You have really been inspiring to me. When I start to get a little overwhelmed with life all I have to do is click on your blog and my perspective gets right back on track. Thanks for sharing so much of your story with all of us.

Doug and Carol Ann said...

You go girl!!! Enjoy the warm spring days and the summer which is just around the corner. We're sure you will enjoy the outings with your family. You've been very patient this winter, and so dedicated to your cause! Thanks to both you and the dad!! Love you all. Gr and Gr R

Tara said...

Great news! Keep it coming. Never thought you'd smile at an 18 month old taring up the hall with her stroller would you. I will remember that! Can't wait to see you out. Let us know if we can help until then.

Dennis and Maridee said...

I can't believe it has been five months since all of this started. It's a good thing time passes by so quickly. We are so glad for all the good news. Hope she continues to do well. You have such a sweet family. Tell all of them "HI" from aunt maridee and that I miss them. Mom said Jr. Johansen painted a picture of her and that it was on the blog, but I haven't seen it. Where do I need to look to find it? Love ya, aunt maridee