Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

Hello Friends!! I hope all is well with you. As for me, things are going OK. They still haven't fed me. Daddy says once they figure out what is going on with my tummy that they may start feeding me again. But that won't be for another week so I guess I will have to wait. Shucks! But I am still growing even though they are only giving me fluids through my PICC line. Today I weighed 4pounds 13ounces. I'll crack that 5 pound mark pretty soon. That will be pretty cool. Daddy says he gets a laugh everytime he is at the gym and looks at the little 5 pound plate and thinks of how it weighs more than me. But it won't be long before I weigh more than that silly plate and he will have to find something else to laugh at.

The doctors are pretty happy with how I have been doing over the last couple of days. In fact, they pulled out my replogle (drainage tube) today. It is soo much easier to breathe with that thing out of my face!! Not to mention, I am a bit more photogenic. Mimi came and spent the morning with me. We had a great time. Then, Poppy came and spent a couple hours talking to me and Daddy. I am one lucky girl to have such a loving family.
So, yesterday was awesome!! Daddy came in the morning for like 5 hours. He left for about 2 hours in the afternoon but then was back for another 2 hours in the evening. We got to kangaroo for a few hours and then he read me "When Will It Be Spring?". It's a book about a bear cub, Alfie, and his mommy. Daddy says that bears sleep aaallll winter long and that they wake up when the spring comes. Problem with Alfie was that he kept waking up early and his mommy got really annoyed with him waking her up. Finally he woke up and it really was spring. Daddy says that it is almost Spring outside and that everyone can't wait for it to be here. He says that Spring is when lilies bloom and that some day he will bring me lilies. I can't wait.

So the plan is the same for me. The doctors will be running some belly x-rays tomorrow to see if things are getting better. Please pray that they are. My doctors here spoke with those at Children's Hospital and told them to expect me there sometime on Monday. Once I am there, they will run some tests and figure out what's going on. Until then, it's just hurry up and wait.
Well, there isn't much more to report. I am just enjoying my last few days here with my Good Sam nurses. I hope they stay in touch. I love them so much. Well, I will blog to you soon.

Love you all so much, Lily


  1. lily,
    never a dull moment with you! praying your belly gets better so you can come home soon. children's is a really wonderful place too - i know you'll love the nurses there too. praying!
    kim botto

  2. Lily! Look at you smiling in that top photo.. How beautiful that is to see... glad you are feeling better.. and hopefully by the time you get to come home it will be spring and warm..

    Keeping you and your daddy in our prayers as always. I love reading your blogs and hope someone will print and keep them for you to read when you are older.

    Take care little one and just keep getting stronger and fatter!

    Love and {{{hugs}}}
    The Kellers

  3. Lily! What a precious smile! You must be saying you feel a little better. We are thinking about you little one. You keep reading those books with your dad...What a special time for you! Someday you will be reading them right back to daddy! We are praying and thinking about you both!
    Lots of Love,
    Erin, Chad, and Catherine

  4. You darling girl! I can't wait to hear from you each time you write a message! Do you know that in some parts of the world there are daffodills blooming? I found that out when I was a young bride and spent my first Christmas in "Greece. Your cousin Cameron Carey was a seed in my tummy at that time. Just think: When we have winter in our hearts, there are daffodills and lilies blooming somewhere in the world. We just have to hang out a bit and wait to see them near us, like YOU!!!!!! You are a little lily blossom just waiting to burst forth in a big bloom.

    Congratulations on the weight gain and your lovely smile. Love to your Daddy, your Poppy and Mimis, your Uncle Cam and Aunt Jessica and all of your fan club led by Auntie Allie! xoxoxo Auntie Amanda

  5. Lily,

    I keep praying for you and your daddy. My mommy keeps telling me all about you and I can't wait to meet you! She says that we already have an amazing bond between us even though we haven't met. My daddy thinks your cheeks are awesome :) Keep growing and getting healthy because I can't wait to meet you and play with you!!!


    Much love to you and your daddy,

    P.s. I signed in using my mommy's name :)

  6. Lily,
    I am glad to see that you are breathing better without that tube in your face! Now we can see that beautiful smile! It is so neat that your Daddy read you the book "When Will It Be Spring?"- that is the same book that your Mommy and I taught to our Book Buddies (my kindergartners and her third graders). We just loved that book...and so did the kids! I'm glad that you now know it, too! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Always in our prayers,
    Tiffany and Tommy

  7. Hi Lily!
    We love your precious smile, it reminds us so much of your mommy's personality. Nolan loves to look at your picture. The picture of you smiling makes him giggle. We are teaching him how to say your name, so hopefully when he meets you, he makes a good first impression :) We hope your tummy feels better soon! Keep up that growing!
    Love you, Erin

  8. Lily, Do you have a secret? Your smile is full of surprise and wonder. How I love to see you. Those prayers are sure working. Five pounds will be here soon.
    Love you,
    Aunt Libby

  9. Lily,

    We continue to pray for you to go home soon! Your daddy is a very special person and loves you lots! You will love Children's Hospital. It is so colorful and the nurses are fantastic! They too will treat you like royalty!

    Keep hanging in there, and don't ever stop being demanding!!

    Sandy, Jessica, Clyde and Austin