Friday, June 7, 2013

Heart Update

Aspen had her 6 month cardiology check-up today. This was a big one as she'd be getting an EKG and an ECHO which would tell us if any leakage after the surgery had improved or worsened. I was nervous about the results, as she's been really tired the last few days. My worry probably stemmed from a Dateline episode Matt and I had watched a few days earlier about a family whose 5 children all have cardiomyopathy. Two of their children have already received heart transplants, and another, at the age of three, already has a pacemaker. It's an amazing story about their trials and tribulations, and ultimately, God's grace. Here's a link to their story, if you'd like to watch it (I warn you, you will need lots of tissues!):

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/52114628#52114628

So, needless to say, there was a twinge of fear in my heart as to the outcome of the tests. But PRAISE GOD the results were more than we could have asked for. The patch, which was placed to separate the chambers of her heart, and that had mild leaking after her surgery was completely leak-free! And the valves that allow blood to move through the chambers of the heart now showed mild leaking, as opposed to the moderate leaking they showed after her surgery. All I can say is God is so good, and His grace is endless! Amazing! :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fun in the sun!


It's finally warm enough to break out my summer clothes!


 Hanging out in the backyard with Mommy!


 My first "swim" of the season in my new blow up pool!



I'm driving!

I love riding my Dora the Explorer scooter, especially when I am rewarded with a puff for making it across the room!

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Long overdue update

It's been far too long since we've last posted. Little A is doing really well. She's now18 months old, which is just crazy to think about. I remember her first birthday like it was yesterday! Where does time go? Lots of things have happened since our last post, so I'll touch on the big moments.

Aspen turned ONE! Here are some pictures of her birthday dinner. Grammy, Grampy, Mimmer, Uncle Zach and Aunt Amy came over to celebrate. She was so tired after her party the day before, that when it was time for cake she wanted nothing to do with it. And mommy had spent all day making her a gluten free cake with coconut milk whipped cream.




Shortly after turning one, she fractured her left tibia :( She was smiling and giggling in the ER as they examined her...what a trooper!


We had Christmas in Lake Tahoe with the family, and she got to meet Santa!! He even gave her a special present, just for her!




She had her first experience sledding and absolutely loved it!

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We found out Aspen is going to be a BIG SISTER!! Her little sister is due in late August. She loves sitting on Mommy's lap and giving her sister hugs and kisses!


Our little Easter Bunny was spoiled this year with several Easter baskets and her very own set of bunny ears!


Last, but not least, here are some photos Daddy snapped while were hanging out downtown and at the park!