First things first, little peanut gained 600 grams! Thats 1.36 pounds! For little miss light weight, thats sensational!
And moving on to the heart side of things. Her doctor said he couldn't be more delighted with her progress! One step at a time Ivy Joy is beating the odds and fighting like a true warrior. She will have her pacemaker adjusted next month, another echo on the 21st of November, and then right after Christmas we will start the wean off of her pulmonary hypertension medication in preparation for her February Heart Cath in California at Lucile Packard Children's.
Great things are on the horizon for our girl! I just know it!
I'm about to overload the blog with photos because I have not been keeping up well with posts :(
Ivy Joy in late September
Lexi's pre-school class picture in Early October
Ivy milking the cow at the pumpkin patch
Pumpkin Patch bounce pillow
Ivy loved the spider web
This little girl just lights the room up with her smile and her giggle!
Excuse the pretzel in her mouth but the above is Ivy Joy in her Izzy Pirate hat with hair!
Lexi with the pumpkins
The girls looking disappointed when daddy's team lost the Sunday game :(
Big sisters sweet doggie makes these girls happy!
On our way to see Sophia at Pirates and Princesses Live.
Showing off how much she has grown! I reach the light switch on the chair mommy! Such a silly girl
And look how fast Ivy's hair is growing!
Both girls loved the pumpkin guts! We had lots of fun carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds!
My point is that you do not realize how special and what a privilege it is to share these things together until you spend them alone in a hospital room across the country, 2800 miles from home. Last year I got through it only by the grace of God and my decision to choose Joy. Such a freeing and wonderfully comforting decision!
This year, joy is just all around me. And for that I am thankful!