Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mia is a social butterfly and loves other children and babies!
Mia saw the ocean for the first time. Her stats were in the high 90's!!! Since the elevation was lower her stats went up! Maybe we should move to Florida:) She loved the sand and even met a friend on the beach. She had no fear (of course) and rushed straight for the water every chance she got. Kept Mommy and Daddy and everyone else very watchful and busy! I am so thankful she was well enough to travel!
It has been too long since I have updated Mia's blog! Sorry, we are a very busy family with a very busy daughter! Mia keeps me running all day long. She is 16 months now and copies everything we do. She likes to help me sweep, put wet clothes in the dryer and climb on anything she can,mainly the kitchen table....but she is learning to stay off of it! She shakes her head yes and no and repeats a lot of words we say. Her doctors are very pleased with her heart function and growth. She is on the higher end of the length chart and average on the weight. Which is great! The last echo showed good heart function but they couldn't see the pulmonary branch arteries. So we will be flying to Denver in about 6 weeks for a heart cath. I am planning on going alone with Mia, leaving Daddy and the 4 big kids at home. This is a first for our family and I am nervous. I guess it must be having a sick baby, I tend to think of the what ifs and the worst case scenario. I pray I can overcome my negative thoughts and turn everything over to Christ..."taking every thought captive"
The last 2 caths have been good so I am praying this one is good too. The procedure has it's risks and because we spent so much time at the hospital I know too many babies that have not had a good outcome:(
So prayer warriors! Please pray for our flight and most of all the doctor and Mia's little body, that it will be strong and stable throughout the cath. Thank you! I am already anticipating the moment when the special nurses come and take her back to the cath lab...It is not easy seeing her look up into the nurses eyes, wondering where she is going....I feel the need to hug her one more time and hug the nurses and tell tell them just how special she is..It's a hard thing for a momma!
I am grateful that Mia is doing so well and we have not had any emergency trips to Denver for while. She is a joy and teaches me so much....