Nov 20, 2008

Freedom- Smiles- Milk- and a Daddy Surprise.

Well I spent the better half of the day trying to get a good picture of Mia smiling. She smiled A LOT, and I have A LOT of pictures of the corner of her mouth. The nurse told me that she got her to laugh today... I'm not quite sure I believe her ;-)

It has been a wonderful day! Mia took the bottle TWICE- and ate it up. She loved it! It is so soothing for me to feed my baby! This was her face after the yummy milk. Poor thing has been waiting so long for someone to feed her.

We took a stroll back down to the CICU to show all the nurses just how big we are. I have to say it takes coordination to hold her the way she needs to be held, and to hold a mask over her face. Everyone was so pleased to see her without any connections. That's right! They hep locked her central line. Now we just have the feeding tube! Love it!


We got a great surprise tonight- DADDY! I told John how much she was smiling today- and he couldn't resist coming to see his baby girl. It is always fun to see him walk in the door when I am not expecting him!

We will be on the floor tomorrow- and I can have my cell phone ON- yay for me- so everyone who has called this past week and I haven't returned your calls- I can answer now!

28 comments:

Lauri said...

She looks so BIG all of a sudden. I think she has grow just since she got that healthy heart. It will be so fun to watch her grow and blossom. When do you think you guys will be able to go home?

The Simmons Family said...

What a little MIRACLE!!! I love her precious smile and HORRAY FOR MILK!! I am so excited to read the post that says "WE ARE HOME!!!"

Andrea

Brenda said...

I am just amazed at how healthy she looks! She really seems to be thriving. So good to see.

Abbie said...

I am so happy for you all!! Mia looks wonderful, how great it is to see her smiling and looking healthy and happy. I love it. Makes me want to cry all over again.

Stephanie said...

Miracle!!! What an amazing post! She is just absolutely gorgeous and her smile is breathtaking. Keep it up Mia!!!!

jenny said...

It's wonderful to see Mia doing so well since her surgery. She looks so healthy and has such a great smile! You are incredible parents and Mia is truly one of God's miracle babies. God bless.

Jenn

Rebecca said...

How did she get huge overnight? I think it is the clothes. Skin is somehow new-bornish and she is so 4 months old in those big girl clothes!

Sheri said...

This post just makes me happy!! She looks so big and LOVE her smiles!

The Hands said...

We love seeing those happy faces! I'm sure you can't describe how it feels to hold and carry your baby. After never being able to do those thing for your infant, it's just an overwhelming feeling of joy! Feeding and changing diapers will never quite be the same. Enjoy all the days ahead...even the sleepless nights on the floor! :o)
Angie

Cindy said...

Yea for SBM!!! She is such a cutie-pie. What a difference there has been, and you can tell how much better she is feeling with those sweet smiles. Keep up the good work Mia!

Erin said...

She looks like a totally different baby! She looks so healthy and happy! I LOVE the smiles, she is such a cutie. It is amazing to see the difference 2 weeks post transplant compared to 2 weeks before her transplant. What a miracle! Can't wait for you to be home....

The Eggett Family said...

I'm seriously in heaven looking at these pictures. She looks so grown up and incredibly happy and healthy. What an amazing little girl you have. I'm so excited about all of her accomplishments and milestones. And how exciting that you are finally getting to dress her in all of her cute clothes!!

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Talia said...

Mia is looking so chunky and healthy! I am so excited. I am so glad that you all are going to the floor tomorrow and I am so glad that you are able to feed her. Is she on the Allementium and breast milk combo?

Kevin and Andrea said...

She looks so happy and beautiful! Not to mention much more COMFORTABLE! I can't even imagine being all hooked up like she has been. She is such a litlle trooper, and can I just say how BIG she looks! Too cute!

Janet said...

What wonderful news and happy she looks! Sending love from South Africa x

Jennifer said...

It's so amazing how much quickly she is progressing now. Ridiculous, I'd say. She's amazing! You guys are gonna be home in no time!!!

Yergensen Family said...

love her chubby cheeks! Super adorable!

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Analisa-creator of hairblingzcutethings said...

she's looking so grown up! truly remarkable how far she has come!

babyjane said...

This is seriously amazing...I am so happy for little Mia! And especially for your fam... this is so so great!

Keeping Up With The Joneses said...

Just look at her! Awh, what a smiley happy girl. How exciting for you two to move to the floor. What a wonderful few weeks it's been. Thanks for the pictures!

Kirstin said...

Those smiles are priceless, and I love how chubby she looks. It is great to see pics of Mia in yours and Johns arms. She is so beautiful.

Sarah said...

Oh those sweet little smiles! Melt my heart :) She looks so good and so happy and I am so, so happy that everything is going so well! I can't wait for the post that says you guys are on your way home! :)

Riley Family said...

I am soo soo happy for all of you!! What a joy to see her smile..and drinking milk.. and off tubes!!!!! Hurray for you! Hurray!

CANDS said...

WOW look at the smile! i love it!! so heading to the floors heh?! so crazy!! im SO estatic for you guys!! she looks so amazing!! hugs!! :)

Mindy said...

Mimi she looks so beautiful. I can't believe the change in her. It is truely a miracle. I am so happy for you and your little family. Keep it up Mia! You are my hero!

Shila said...

Cute Outfit Mees! Sporting some really darling shoes! The smile blows everything else away though!