Posted (Tina) in All Posts on March-26-2008

Well, she’s not quite doing yoga yet…

The event for the day was going to physical therapy. We had a great first session.

When we initially arrived, we could overhear the PT working with some other kids. Although they were in the other room, our concern of minimizing exposure surfaced. She completely understood and told us that she had an isolation room specifically for these types of cases. That was huge in alleviating our fears and a good first impression.

Ella was in a great mood and the PT was amazing with her. You could tell that she has years of experience and knew exactly what she was doing. It made us feel like this is the right person to work with Ella.

After her assessment and doing some basic exercises, she decided that Ella needed to visit twice per week. That was not a surprise, as we know that Ella has a lot of catching up to do. Her sessions will be for 30 minutes, but we will be working the entire 30 minutes. Our next appointment is on Monday, March 31st.

Speaking of Monday, March 31st, it will be the first annual CDH Awareness Day. Be sure to wear turquoise in support of all CDH babies, including Ella! If you’re looking for official CDH Awareness Day gear, click here.

As we watched Ella try her best to do some physical exercises, it was a clear reminder of how much she has been through since her birth. The PT commented that she has been through a lot, but had lots of positive affirmations for the Bun too, considering all she has endured.

We praise Him for our baby girl. We just fall more in love each day. Thank you for the love and support.

Yes, Dad snapped this pic of his girls catching beauty sleep this afternoon!

Jim and Char Jordan on March 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm #

What a remarkable picture. Gosh you girls look comfortable. The best way possible, sleeping together. Good to hear about the positive PT person. Experience counts. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Eusey Family on March 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm #

So sweet. You guys look great.
Sounds like a really good day for Sweet Ella. Miss you guys and think and pray often.



Michelle Herman Skeels on March 26th, 2008 at 9:14 pm #

What nice news! You both look so cute asleep!

Joel Snyder on March 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

Ella, Keep up the good vibes with the PT and that will help with the feeding issues as well. I am glad to hear that you have an experienced therapist that you like. It appears from the picture that you and Mom are getting the hang of napping when you can. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Kirk -Saudi Arabia on March 27th, 2008 at 2:44 am #

i think that is a much better use for the boppy!!!!
What a sweet picture.

Debbie Bennett on March 27th, 2008 at 7:16 am #

How precious!!! At least you weren’t drooling or have your mouth wide open. John always loved going to therapy, because it was something new. It also helped him develop into a “Ladies Man.” Everywhere he went/goes- the girls were/are all over him. God Bless, Debbie

Chambers Family on March 27th, 2008 at 8:59 am #

You know… Ella is more like — a 2 month old baby. She will catch up. You will sit in awe of all her accomplishments and by three she will be running, talking, laughing, throwing herself on the floor, and potty trained just like her friends! Oh yeah… and coming into Mommy and Daddy’s room in the middle of the night since she likes to snuggle and says she likes your bed better.

Matt, Abby, Austin & Caed on March 27th, 2008 at 9:45 am #

This is a big step for Ella…and we’re really glad for it! The fact that she’s starting PT is great…that means she’s been getting stronger every day since she’s been born. God is so good…Ella is such a blessing. We’re still praying for you three every day.

LoriAnn Kuhn on March 27th, 2008 at 9:59 am #

Now that is the way to use a Boppy! I hadn’t ever thought of it. lol Glad that you girls got some beauty sleep (not that either one of you need extra beauty) and that Daddy was able to capture the moment. I am glad that the PT went good. I know, from having a preemie, that it can be tough on the baby, but with the right PT, it is more enjoyable. God is so awesome with hooking your little family up with just the right people everyday. Blessings, LoriAnn and Family

Heidi Ham on March 27th, 2008 at 11:24 am #

That is so great to hear how well Ella did with the PT. What exercises exactly do they do? Just curious how that all works. Nice to see your girls catching up on some rest Josh – Miss you all – love and kisses Heidi

The Lizotte Family on March 27th, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

JOY! I knew there were more uses for that boppy! I overnighted my little package to Ms. Ella. It seems like both of you are having a nice time. Keep up the good work.

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