Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hey! That's Not Milk

Hola everybody!! I hope your Spring is off to a great start. Mine sure is! It's been a few days since I last updated the blog so let's catch up! Since my last test (lower GI) came back negative, the doctors said I had to flush out (nice way of saying poo) all the contrast stuff they put in and then I could do my next test, the upper GI contrast test. It took a little bit of time to get all of it out but yesterday(Friday) they gave me the go-ahead to have the test done today(Saturday). This test was way easier - and much more comfortable- than the first one. Daddy, Mimi and Papau came to see me in the morning and then the nurse, Daddy, Mimi and I went downstairs to the X-Ray room to do the test. Instead of giving me the contrast stuff through a tube, they gave Daddy a bottle of stuff to give me. It was white like milk, but it sure didn't taste like milk!It was really chalky and made me look like I was wearing white lipstick. But when you haven't eaten for two weeks, you suck down whatever they give you.

As I sucked down the doctor's cocktail, Daddy said it was really cool to watch the TV screen and see how it moves through my insides. The doctors then sent us back upstairs with the bottle and instructed me to eat a little bit more before my second X-Ray. You are probably thinking, "Second Xray" Well, the doctors actually took 4 of them (spaced out about 30minutes between each one) so that they could see how my tummy was moving the stuff along. So far, everything looks to be working the way that it should and the doctors are talking about letting me eat real food -well...formula- again!! I can't tell you how excited that makes me. Daddy says that he is super-proud of me for doing so well with the test and not getting fussy at all. That's cuz I am a tough chick like in my book.

Daddy says that they will probably try a different type of formula this time around to see if all my problems were because my tummy just didn't like that other stuff. I hope that is the case and that they find some food that doesn't upset my tummy because if we can do that, that means I will be home really soon. Me and daddy are both growing a bit tired of hospital living. Don't get me wrong, these people here are great, but we apparently have an awesome house and an awesome dog that we get to go home to.

I will be 10weeks old tomorrow and I now weigh 5lbs 9oz. Yea, I am totally getting big!! Daddy calls me his chunky monkey. Even Aunt Cyndi and Uncle Grady stopped by today and when Cyndi was holding me she mentioned how much of a difference she sees. I get held all the time which is totally cool with me. Being held is wwaayy more comfortable than laying in bed by myself. Oh! They also gave me a new pacifier called a Wubbanub. Basically, it's a pacifier with a stuffed animal on the end of it. Mine has a baby Ribbit on the end. He's a frog just like mine and mommy's Ribbit at home.

Well, that's about it. Daddy is hanging out with the kids at church tonight but promised to come back to hang out for a bit and read me some good night stories. I'll blog to you all again soon. Have a great weekend!!
Love You All, Lily


  1. Good Job Lily!! I am so happy that things are going so well. I hope you get to go home soon!! I can't wait to meet you!!

    Love, Kristy

  2. lily, we are checking on you all the way from Kiev. We're getting a new daughter too but she's much bigger than you - she's 15 years old. Tell your daddy thanks for hanging out at Kids' Club on Saturday. It's just not the same without him. Hope you get some formula soon!

  3. Lily. You're just like your mommy! You hang in there like a real champ:)

  4. I am praying for you and Daddy, Lily. That the king of glory manifest HIS love for you in a tangable way in every circumstance,issue and relationship HE brings your way. That you and daddy will reign as overcomers and rule over the powers of darkness,especially fear. That you will walk in the light of HIS love and grace and the knowledge that HE is the unfailing, unlimited source of your supply. He will provide all you need according to HIS riches in glory and you will be a testimony to HIS great love,power,and grace. Can't wait to hear all HE has in store for you. It's going to be amazing, just you wait and see. Blessings and love, Sue

  5. Darling Lily,You are getting soooooooooo big! All our California prayer warriors will be excited to hear about your weight gain. Almost 6pounds! Sounds like you are growing at the same rate you would have if you were still in your mommy's tummy.

    You are a tough chick! You just keep cuddling and loving everybody like your mommy. It's almost Easter,when Jesus burst out of the tomb.I bet you are just waiting for the right moment to burst into the sunlight and begin your new life. It's going to be so much fun for you! God Bless you, Little one. Sleep and eat and do those kangaroos. You'll be frolicking in the sunlight in no time. Everybody sendshugs!!xoxox Auntie Amanda

  6. Little Lily( not for long apparently!) you are doing a GREAT job! Just what the doctors and nurses and your daddy want you to do... growing by leaps and bounds. It won't be long Chunky Monkey.. love that name! You will be home sweet home and we can't wait to meet you.

    Love and many {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}