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.

Joel Snyder on July 9th, 2009 at 12:24 am #

Ella, What great news on your PT and some weight gain. I talked to your Dad and I will be coming to visit with you while Mom is gone. Tina have a great trip. Catch you all later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!

Eve Johnson on July 9th, 2009 at 3:49 am #

You guys are going to need to put that O2 tank on a wagon …she’s going to crawl any second!

Kathy in West Texas on July 9th, 2009 at 3:59 am #

I love the pictures you post of her. The look on her face in some of them are great! And I see she still likes that foot! LOL She is just too cute! Tina, I hope you have a safe trip and a good time, and also a relaxing get-away! Between Dad and Grandpa, and the babysitter, I bet they do great!

Jim and Char Jordan on July 9th, 2009 at 7:52 am #

She is looking sooo good.

Williamsburg on July 9th, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

Tina, so glad you are able to get away for some good friend time; prayers for safe travels and a filled-up spirit. Josh, sorry that I will be away too this weekend, so won’t be available for company, but will keep you all in prayer for peace, patience, wisdom and comfort. You are both _awesome_ parents and pretty cool human beings in general =) Love to all. XOXOXO

Terri Trainer on July 9th, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

You go, super daddy! THX for giving us some girl time. Love you – T

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