Posted (Tina) in All Posts on August-9-2009

Man, it has been a gorgeous weekend. We feel like we are on vacation. It has been ideal. We reminisced how nice it was to visit the park last weekend and we have a sizable yard, so we made the backyard our park yesterday. All of us laid out on the blankets and relaxed together.

This morning, we spend half the day on our deck, enjoying the perfect 75 degree weather and watching the golfers. It was a bit on the bright side, so we even convinced Ella to put on some sunglasses!

Since we came home this week from the hospital, Ella has done great with her feeds. We’re right back to bolus feeds as if it were the week before last and nothing ever happened. Except now, Ella does not make a peep with any feeds. The Reglan medicine works wonders for her. We’re going to keep things the same for a bit and then we’ll look to work towards 4 feeds per day.

Josh has 2 interviews this week. We’re just knocking on all the doors possible and waiting to see what God has planned for the next chapter.

Thanks for all the continued love and support.

1 Peter 5:6 (NLT)
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.

Vicki/CO on August 9th, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

I was looking at the pictures of Ella sitting up on the blanket in your backyard, and I marveled at how far she has come in her little life! I realize she has a long way to go, but I remember the time when she couldn’t sit up, and this is amazing to see her sitting there with Mommy! Thank you, Jesus, for Your continued healing touch on this precious little girl and Your blanket of strength You cover her parents with. You are so awesome, Lord!

Williamsburg on August 9th, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

Glad you were all able to enjoy this picture-perfect CO day with love and health and happiness together. Best of luck on your interviews, JW – thanks for keeping us posted. XOXOXO

kara on August 9th, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

That is one sweet hat you have there Ms. Ella! It reminds me of the hats I made for the girls and I to sleep in when we went camping. Channeling Laura Engles Wilder.

Jill E G on August 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm #

So good to see Ella sitting and all of you enjoying each other.

Good luck Josh! I”ll be praying that all works out for you guys.

megan on August 9th, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

Hi Doodlebug,
I had so much fun with you on Friday! I love the brown outfit little Diva you are. Josh good luck on the interviews and I hope you all have a fabulous week! Hugs~

Joan and Steve Odell on August 10th, 2009 at 6:27 am #

IT’s wonderful you could all share time outside – She looks so good!! Prayers continue for the West family and the interviews this week. Steve and Joan

Marge (A Friend in Indiana) on August 10th, 2009 at 6:58 am #

Love that hat and those sunglasses…what a star you are, Miss Ella. Keep up the good work and God Bless you always.

Laura Marold on August 10th, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

Hi there,
Saying a little prayer for Josh to find that perfect job. Ella looks so good. Love, Laura M.

Joel Snyder on August 10th, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

Ella, I am so happy to see you and Mom and Dad having a great time. I am praying and thinking positive thoughts for your Dad and his job search. What great news that your feeding is better and hoping that you can keep the good steady progress. You all have a great week. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!

Laura Huene on August 14th, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

Thinking about you tonight….she is so beautiful. Hope to talk again soon!


Michelle L on August 20th, 2009 at 4:18 am #

West Family,

My class is studying CDH now; how it comes about embryologically, how to recognize it in x-ray, etc, and it made me think of you. I hope all is well with Ella, and I just wanted to drop in and let you know I still think about you guys!

Enjoy your upcoming weekend,

Liz Nelson on August 21st, 2009 at 8:20 am #

It’s greast to see Ella sitting up. She has come a long way. She is so cute! I love the sunglasses on her. Praying that her feeds continue to do well.

Heidi Ham on August 21st, 2009 at 9:47 am #

Love all the pics! But hey…..August 9th are you trying to make us all go cold turkey here with updates?????

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