Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Paige is Two

Our little baby that went through so much her first year of life is amazing to us. She just continually defies all of her diagnosis's. We love you and had a great time celebrating your SECOND birthday. You are beautiful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Home at last...

We are HOME... YAY. First off Paige is doing great... she seems wide awake at the moment, hopefully she will settle down here soon, I can see that she is still tired and well drugged. Traffic wasn't too bad so we were able to get into town and pick up Reese from Kristi's house and pull into the driveway a little before 8. Secondly, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your prayers, they were answered for sure, the lord watched over our little Paige this morning. I think our night should be pretty quiet tonight and we are going to take things easy tomorrow. Thirdly, THANK you Courtney for coming over to spend the night last night to watch Reese today, I really hope she didn't kick you too much when Craig put her in the bed with you at 3:45 am.... LOL. Miss Paige P... thank you also for coming over today to play with Reese and help your sister out. The crafts and card you made for Paige are all ADORABLE. I hope you both know how much we appreciate you taking care of her and loving her like a little sister. LOVES to you both... Last, but not least. Kristi, thank you for coming over right after work to pick up Reese and take her to dinner and then swimming... you know how much she loves you and how grateful we were. Reese really had a great day for sure. I am sure I will hear about it all week long. I am so anxious to see how Paige changes these next few weeks as she heals and HEARS. Ok, time to get to bed. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!

Another update...

Ok, so Paige woke up again at 2 for about 15 minutes, she seemed her normal self for the most part. She fussed at her IV and the monitors on her chest, belly and toe. Then she drank some Sprite and that cheered her up again. She started watching Toy Story on the laptop and then passed back out. Her fever is gone and we are waiting for the afternoon rounds. The doctors should be around anytime now. The nurses are anticipating our discharge so we already have her prescriptions filled. The timing at the moment is looking like we will be discharged and begin our drive home during 5 o'clock DC traffic, OH JOY, hopefully Paige will sleep some then too and not get bored and miserable in the suburban.

She is well..

I just thought I would let you all know that Paige is well. We got here bright and early and she was sound asleep under general anesthesia at around 7:35 then back to the post anesthesia room at 9:20which was longer than expected and then we were finally settled in our room at 10:15. She is pretty drugged but she did manage to wake up and at a popsicle at 11:30 and is now asleep again. The surgeon said that the blockage from her adenoids was greater than 50% and that there was a lot of fluid in her middle ear and it was almost like glue. So he was extremely happy that he preformed the surgery and is optimistic we will see a huge change in Paige in many different ways.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Prayers Please...

Paige's surgery is scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning. Craig and I have to have her at Bethesda at 5:30 in the morning. The whole procedure should take no longer than 1.5 hours with anesthesia and all. As long as she is swallowing well by afternoon rounds we should be able to bring her home. Just keep her and us in your prayers. We love her very much and want this to be as super fast and as pain free as possible. Thank you all so much.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fourth of July Church Dresses...

Ok, I warned you all that some how the girls ended up with three outfits to celebrate the Fourth of July in. So here is the last one. They are such models.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fourth of July Celebration.

So we decided last minute not to go into DC to watch the fireworks. The weather was a bit "iffy". So we spent the day over at the "Son's" house eating, swimming, dodging the storm inside by playing Wii and organizing many decks of cards... LOL, had to be there I guess, then swimming again once the weather cleared. Then a small fireworks display outside. I didn't take a lot of pictures because I was having so much fun. So here are just a few.

Katrina feeding Madelyn.

Kristi with Paige and Reese swimming before storm.

Playing downstairs while it stormed.


First off let me tell our adopted Aunt Cindi out in Aurora, IL "THANK YOU" for these beautiful personalized tank tops she made for for the girls. She is my dear friend Kristi's sister and was visiting a few weeks ago for Kristoffer's graduation and well she adopted the girls and Craig and I into the family, well actually the WHOLE family adopted us. We had such a great time and Reese and Paige loved all the extra attention. I had to share pictures of these too cute girls in their too cute tanks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

EARLY Fourth of July GIRLS!!!

GOD BLESS THE USA.... So, somehow the girls ended up with three Fourth Of July outfits this year and even new hair bows courtesy of B's N Butterflies (let me know if you want the information on the bows) so we are showing our USA Pride more than once this year. Here are some pictures of outfit number one and their firecracker hair bows.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bumble Bee Bows

One of my girlfriends just recently started a business making hand-made hair bows for little girls and I just received my first order in the mail today and they are so cute. I am just now starting to buy bows like this for the girls and I figure if I am going to spend the money I should give it to another stay at home mom / Marine Wife, and not some big store, just my thought. These pictures are of the Bumble Bee Bows I bought to match the girls bumble bee dresses. SO DARN CUTE!!!

INFORMATION on hair bows: