Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on May-30-2009

What a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in Colorado. Grandpa came over for breakfast, and we spent some time on our deck soaking in the weather. He brought his two “kids” over and they enjoyed running around in the backyard.

After dad left, I did some yard work and was only able to complete the front and some of the backyard before it began to rain / hail. Typical Colorado spring weather though: nice in the morning with thunderstorms in the afternoon.

While it rained outside, the Bun flexed her leg muscles in her exer-saucer. She has really got the hang of being in there now and is doing great pushing herself up. Yup…just a preview of her standing on her own someday!

Ella continues to experience a good amount of retching which doesn’t get any easier to deal with, for us, or her. Like Tina said yesterday, we did notice a decrease in her retching while out in California. Thinking that it may have been related to the increased humidity, we broke out the humidifier we had previously used in her room.

We have used this cool mist humidifier in the past, but it seemed to increase the amount of Ella’s secretions which would only make the problem worse. It has been awhile since we used it, so maybe things are different now. We put it out on the table this morning, and next to her crib throughout the remainder of the day, but we didn’t see much difference in her retching. I may just run it in her room over the next week to see if there is any improvement. Here’s hoping.

We do have a prayer request this evening. There are a lot of big life decisions that we’re trying to flesh out relating to Tina’s future work, getting a nanny, etc. Our hearts desire is to be obedient to what the Lord wants, and we are prayerfully seeking him in these matters. If you would pray for wisdom, discernment, and direction for us in the coming days and weeks, we would appreciate it.

Thanks to all of you for continuing to follow us on this journey. We savor all the love and support shown in comments you make and emails you send. We are blessed to have you here with us.

Christe Mitchell on May 30th, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

Thinking of you guys today and lifting you up in prayer. Blessing from Tennessee…

Devon on May 30th, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

Ella is beautiful! I enjoy checking in on her and seeing her progress since I came across your blog a few months back researching cdh. It is so hard to watch the retching. We are dealing with it too…I feel so helpless when my Camden does it.
Continued prayers for you all…

Joel Snyder on May 31st, 2009 at 2:08 am #

Ella, It was good to come and have breakfast with you this morning. Manny and Maggie sure have a great time visiting they love a new and different yard to play and run around in. Tina and Josh thanks it was good to visit and the breakfast was great. I am praying that you will find the answers in regards to work for Tina and possible new nanny. I am sure this will work out and hope this new journey will be a better fit for you. I will catch you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!

Joan and Steve Odell on May 31st, 2009 at 11:49 am #

Life brings changes in every way, daily, hourly, yearly and sometimes even moment by moment. As the two of you know it is only by trusting completely in our Lord -knowing fully that he will guide, provide, protect and love each of us – God will provide the answer to each challenge and need that is there. We love you and are so very proud of you are individuals, a couple and a momma and daddy – Lord Bless and hugs – Our prayers continue — Steve and Joan

Liz Nelson on May 31st, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

You are in our daily prayers. I am glad you had a nice sunny day. I love all of Ella’s pictures. I also love the pics of the doxies.

Jennifer Harris on June 1st, 2009 at 10:05 am #

Your family is in our prayers and we’ll ask for guidance and direction for you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart…Proverbs 3:5

Peace & Blessings

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