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

No, Ella has not started playing with light sockets! But, by looking at the picture above, you might be skeptical. Her hair is out of control these days!

Ella did some of her exercises, but was not too tolerant of “working” today. Maybe she knows that it is the weekend and expects a break too. Instead, she spent lots of time watching baby signing & Baby Einstein videos. She was smiling and kicking a lot which was fun to watch.

We had a great day hanging out with friends.

Josh and Stefanie Sides came over to visit with us and see the Bun. We had not seen them for over a year, since before we left for Ella’s birth to Florida.

It is so great to have the comfort of long time friends, where you can simply pick up from where you left off as if not a single day had passed. We have known them for almost 11 years; we met when we moved to Colorado back in 1997. We had a great lunch and then of course, the boys had to play the Wii.

Tomorrow, a nutritionist will be visiting our home at 10am. She will be reviewing Ella’s current feeding schedule and making recommendations for food intake as needed. We know that Dr. Perry plans on increasing Ella’s food intake after our appointment next week, simply based on weight gain. But, it will be interesting to see if this nutritionist recommends anything different than the nutritionist at the Children’s Hospital that saw Ella in early June.

We’re knocking on doors and praying fervently for direction in the coming days. Along with thinking about possible job scenarios for me, a bigger component is the daily care of Ella. We’re trusting that if it is meant to be, the perfect person will cross our path. We’re not in a rush, but just excited to see what His plans are for this next chapter.

Psalm 119:34-36
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.

Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.

Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.