Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Laura at 9 Months

I should be posting about the incredible ice/snow storm we're having in the midwest just now, but my pictures aren't uploaded so I'll have to do that another time. Suffice it to say, we have not lost power yet, are enjoying being snowed in and are pretty much having lots of fun, for which I'm thankful.

Laura turned 9 months last week! Nine months is such a great age. I have always loved it. Laura is so much bigger than at Christmas and is so comfortable sitting for long stretches and playing on the floor.

Today is her first day completely off all heart meds. We are hoping she'll be able to stay this way for good. We'll see her cardiologist this summer to monitor her weakened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy).
We're starting to use the highchair some, although she's so tiny that it is hard to keep her upright. She's not supposed to eat so much that she won't take her bottles, but I give her some sort of table food once a day.

Laura's been without her NG tube for 10 days now and we are so excited about this! I think she's putting on weight and we'll see next week at the next dr's appointment.

She's still catching up on development and often tilts her head to the side either because she is tired or as part of her mild muscle weakness.

Every day we thank the Lord for the blessing of Laura and all the ways she brings joy to our lives.


Lovella ♥ said...

This is a lovely diversion from the coverage of the country of Egypt where things are not sweet and lovely at all.

Heather said...

Sweet post - what a blessing to see her moving forward with development and getting off those heart meds! Amazing! God is so good. Laura looks like a happy little lamb - dressed in such cuddly handknits and cozy clothes! I hear your love for her in every word of your post!

liz nelson said...

so cute! she always seems so happy.:)

Nicole said...

I love her!! I am so happy to hear good news and see the beautiful pictures. Give her a squeeze from her Auntie Cole!!

Amy K said...

So cute!! Love all the pictures!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Oh, she is just so beautiful. :)

Reginas Cottage said...

lovely photos and a wonderful blog.
i will visit again.
greetings from germany,

Ruth MacC said...

She is a wee dote and the image of you!

Silvia M. said...

She looks beautiful and happy. :)
So glad she's off all the meds, I hope she keeps doing well.