Posted (Tina) in All Posts on July-8-2009

We finally saw an increase of weight on the scale. Based on her clinical behavior and numbers, I think this is true weight gain. Up from 11.16 kilos to 11.25 kilos – or – 24.5 pounds to 24.75 pounds. Not a ton, but it is something! We hope the Bun continues to move in that direction and that it is not fluid retention.

Literally, two teeth on her lower left surfaced within the past two weeks. Now, another tooth surfaced today. This time, on her lower right just off center. It explains why she has the need to put everything in her mouth!

The great news for the day: Ella only had one therapy appointment and it went really well. The PT left her in the pack-n-play and had the video for distraction. It is the most exercise I have seen her do in a long time. Plus, Ella was smiling, kicking and just having a great time. That was fun to see and enjoyable for the therapist too!

Awhile back, I asked Josh if I could have another break to go visit my friend. He agreed and so starting tomorrow night, Daddy is going to be on Ella duty. The last time I went on a getaway in late January, we had a live-in nanny. So the lack of my presence wasn’t as intense because Josh took care of her in the evenings and overnight. But this time, it will be Daddy duty 24/7 for a few days.

Please pray for him and Ella. Literally, there are situations with her that are very intense and hard to deal with by yourself. Plus, it can be emotionally draining and he won’t have anyone to relieve him. We are thankful that our babysitter is still going to come and give him a few hours of reprieve over the weekend, however it will still be a long haul.

Psalm 19:14 (NLT)
May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.