Sunday, August 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home
While it's had some challenges, being home has been wonderful for all of us. Mya is making small improvements daily; she's sitting like a champ now, working on getting her crawling strength back and has tried to pull herself up to the couch a few times (assisted, of course). Her voice is even coming back very, very slightly. She's even doing a few things that she didn't previously; identifying her eyes, stacking her tower of rings when previously she'd only take them apart, and putting balls into a toy rather than just watching us play with them. We are enjoying every minute she's awake. She's only sleeping 4-6 hours during the day now, when a week ago she was only awake 4 hours. Such a wonderful change. Her sweet little personality is clearly back to "normal."
A few of the stressful times we've encountered:
Last night I was cooking dinner and it was time for Mya's feeding and medicine. Rob noticed that her feeding tube was dislodged. We decided we had to put in a new one. This is nothing short of a very stressful process. Rob tried to keep her pinned down (not easy I might add) while I threaded the tube down her nose to her throat. We were worried that it wasn't in the right spot; we had to do the "tests" several times to make sure it was in her little stomach. Needless to say, I got more and more stressed out about it as we kept getting negative results to verify its location. Time was ticking and she was freaking out. Another deep breath needed. Finally we were able to relax enough to get everything done appropriately. In the mean time, dinner was on the stove burning. Soon after that we decided that she hadn't had a BM in a few days, so it was time. Enter suppository. Yes, Rob allowed me to do the dirty work on this one. This stuff wasn't in the pregnancy manual I read... no one told me I'd have to do this as a parent! However, we are so thrilled to be where we are, I'll do whatever it takes to get this little one to the place she needs to be. Just don't call me when your kid needs a suppository. I hang up the nursing hat when she's better.
Look! A curl! Her hair grew a lot during the past month!

10 comments:

Sawyers said...

I D A H O - she'll be singing the Vandal Fight Song before long! Keep up the good work, Julie & Rob.....you are doing so much for that sweet girl. Glad she's improving with baby steps, and I know Thursday's test will be GREAT. One day at a time, and you know God is faithful and with you through every step. LOVE MOM

Michelle said...

Are you trying to scare us in to not making any extra cousins for Mya? :) I know you are so grateful for every yucky job, because it all means she is on the road to recovery! Glad to hear she is back to being the sweet little bug-a-boo we love so much. Give her a kiss and hug from Auntie Michelle.

AngMomof3 said...

Yay! I love red curls!

Carissalayla said...

I love her little curl, cutie pie!

Kristie said...

That's adorable. Glad she's back home and thriving! Did I miss you at church on Sunday? I have something for you but I didn't see you guys...will you be there this week?

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Oh my! What a cute little Mya bug she is! Loved the curl and of course the Idaho shirt got a few choice words from Joel. Ha ha! You know how much he loves the Vandals ;o).
So sorry about the feeding tube issues. That just does not sound like fun. You two are such good parents. Hang in there, I will keep praying!

I sure wish we lived closer together, I miss you guys!

Jennifer

Joshua said...

So glad to see Mya's smile. She is very cute. Glad to hear she is continuing to heal and improve. We'll keep praying for a full and quick recovery.

jaime.ledger said...

So glad to see her sitting up on her own and looking more "normal". She has really been through it. I am so happy you guys are home and healing. I think of you often. Please let me know if you need anything. 10 minutes isn't too far to drive to help a friend....she's a real cutie!

Brian & Tina said...

My wife & I are so blessed to pray for your family and are always blown away at the way GOD continue's to show himself strong as well as favorable in your life's, Your family is a great encouragement, keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing more curls.
ALOHA Brian & Tina Vierra

Sawyers said...

At Wingers tonight, Allison confided in my that "I think Mya's going to have curly hair just like mine." She is pretty sure that one curl is going to continue! Love it.

We're praying for a successful swallow test tomorrow. God will help her recover in his time, we know.