Posted (Tina) in All Posts on April-20-2008

As I write this post, we are getting ready for the work week. The Bun had a bath and is relaxing in her pj’s. Dad is mentally preparing for his daily grind and Ella has 2 physical therapy appointments, 1 occupational therapy appointment, an echocardiogram to check her heart and an appointment with Dr. Kays. Also, we are switching durable medical equipment companies this week. We’re going to try and nail down an appointment with a physical therapist and a primary care physician. Lots going on, so I am trying to mentally prepare too!

In that vein, I want to caution all of you. At some point in the near future, we will begin the weaning process. While we plan on still writing about the highlights and sharing photos of the Bun, it will not necessarily be on a daily basis. This is not an immediate change, but is likely over the coming weeks. If you haven’t already, it is a good idea to sign up for email updates, so that each time a new post arrives, you will be notified via email.

One thing that we also want to ask: is there a private message that you would like to give to Ella? One of our avid readers suggested this idea a while ago. For Ella’s first birthday, we would like to begin to gather notes and messages from each of you to create a time capsule. You can send a note/comment/letter digitally via email, or drop something handwritten in the mail. We want to gather all of these sentiments, keep them tucked away, and have her open and read them when she is a young woman.

So if you want to participate, please start thinking about what you want to say to Ella. This is another reason to sign up for email updates, as we will provide more instructions via email on how to submit and/or send your messages.

Thanks for all the support and prayers during this time. Praise God that Ella is slowly gaining weight and staying healthy! We’ll see what the check-up on Tuesday reveals!

We’re looking forward to going home…that day is only 41 days from now!

Psalm 9:1-2
I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.

I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.