Friday, July 13, 2012

8 Wks Post Op

Seems like a long time since I last posted and I am sorry for the delay, but life has been a little busy with little Miss Stellah and Little Miss Charlotte fighting for reign of "Ruler of the House".  I get so tickled at Charlotte, she lets me know in a hurry that it's her time for mommy time and I need to give Stellah to whom ever is the closest that will take her.  Sunday at church, Charlotte told me, "you hold me, Meme hold Stellah".  Charlotte wouldn't have it any other way and was even pulling on Stellah to get her out of my arms.  I would have to say for the most part, Charlotte has done very well with having her world turned upside down all in a 2 week span.... open heart surgery and a new sister.  She is very loving and caring to Stellah and I am so proud of her for being such a great big sister!!!  If you had asked me before Stellah how Charlotte would act, I would have told you she would be jealous and mean.  Charlotte has made me out to be wrong, not to mention that she has bounced back from surgery like a champ!! 

Today Charlotte had a cardiology appointment with Dr. Horne and she got a great report!!!  Her O2 level was 95%, and she weighs 32.6 pds.  I knew she had gained weight since surgery, but she has gained 4 pds since our last cardiology visit :)  I can't believe how big she is getting.  Dr. Horne said her Echo looked great and he couldn't see any sign of a fenestration.  Glad to know the fenestration has closed up on it's own, no heart cath to close it :)  We don't have to go back for 3 months, so October will be the next visit, YEAH!!!

I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with my girls!! Each and every one of them are a blessing.  I couldn't imagine my life without them.  I am thankful the Lord saw me fit to be their mother.  When I look at this picture, I see love, miracles, bonds that will never be broken.  I see my oldest daughter and wonder where the time has gone.  I remember when she was the little bundle of love swaddled in my arms.  Now I see a beautiful young lady that amazes me every day.  I see all of the girls growing and becoming beautiful young ladies, amazing me as life passes by.  I look forward to the future, wondering who they each will marry and how many children they each will have.  I wonder if they will have little girls running around squealing and laughing and fighting, or maybe the Lord will see fit for me to have a grandson :)  Whatever the future holds, I look forward to it!