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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just so stinkin happy

Pin It Todays cardio appointment was the first in 7 weeks!! That isn't long for most, but for Ivy it was a big stretch! And boy was it great!!!
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
                                Same day

                 Ivy milking the cow at the pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patch bounce pillow

Ivy loved the spider web

                                                                      Ditto :)

 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!

                         And here is Lexi in the same hat w/ 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!

 Giving thanks to God and embracing every single day. We missed all of these little privileges last year. School activities, Fall celebrations, costumes and pumpkins, pumpkin patches and hay rides, Lexi's forever family day, 2 birthdays, Thanksgiving, and I could go on but that's not my point. 
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!

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DiJo said...

Such great news all the way around Mary!!!! So darn happy for you.. Thanking God for his provision and protection for your baby girl, and for your joy filled family life!!!


maggie k said...

Love these pictures! Especially of the little farm girl milking the cow! Enjoy all these wonderful times with your girls!

a portland granny said...

Your post today warmed my heart--such lovely little girlies--and so rejoicing with you over your wonderfu news from the drs.

Keep on blogging--your posts always make my day!! I love hearing about your little ones and those sweet open little faces with such big smiles--just heart-warming!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful update and adorable pictures! ~Holly

Kathy Pierce said...

You are so inspirational. The pictures are precious and the smiles on your girls say it all. So much love, thank you for sharing it with us.

cara said...

Where do u get all your girls adorable clothes?

Anonymous said...

Thank You God!! wonderful joyful news!! so HAPPY !! The girls are so darn cute!! Blessings,Cathy in Illinois

Anonymous said...

Great news! Such beautiful happy that things are looking up for this sweet girl and her wonderful family!

Betty said...

Love all the life and spunk those two little girls have! And such a bond. It's awesome to see. And the news just gets better and better! Love their clothes and that little skirt and red top Ivy has on is soooo darn cute! They must have a huge closet...I always enjoy the updates - especially all the great news. Party on!

Anonymous said...

Each sunrise starts another special day of blessings. Celebrating and rejoicing with you.
Marilyn in SC

Virginia Girl said...

beautiful pictures...thank you! made my day..

Virginia Girl said...

beautiful pictures...thank you! made my day..

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