Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some of Mya's Latest...

We attended a wedding reception this weekend, where Mya enjoyed dancing with her new friend, Macy. Nice job to Annalisa and the band, Mya approved!

Really- the number 4 isn't a four letter word... it just sounds like it!

Movie & popcorn night, Mya's favorite!

Licking the spoon, nummy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Run for Children's Seattle
One year ago, our little Mya was in Children's Hospital, and we were unsure of her actual recovery after 2 cardiac arrests and 2 open heart surgeries. Praise God, we have a very healthy girl today, a true little miracle. During this critical time, we were blessed with amazing care at Children's Hospital, which also helped us through the most difficult time I've lived through. How do you say "thank you" for literally help saving your child's life... twice? We decided that the least we can do would be to give back. Last weekend we participated in the Run for Children's, to help raise money for uncompensated care at the Seattle location. We had a great time! Our team, Mya and the Heartbeats, had 20 people walking and running for our cause. On top of that, we had some amazing financial support, and our team came in 6th out of 65 teams in our financial contributions. Thank you to all of you who helped our team! We were thrilled to be able to give such a wonderful amount!
My sister, Angela & her kids drove across the state to participate in our event. She did a great job and finished really strong for a first time runner! Great job Ang!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The sweetest little smile...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Family Visits
The past few weeks have been filled with fun and visits from family members. We enjoyed time at the park and the beach- we have even more fun to come next week!
Thanks Aunt Brit & Uncle Mark for the cool piggy bank birthday gift!
Aunt Brittany, Hatley & Uncle Mark enjoying a first ride in the swing!
Mya had fun picking up shells with Grandma & Grandpa. Who knew we'd be wearing long sleeves in early august!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Answered Prayer
Today was a cardiology check up. This is the first one we've had in 4 months, our longest time away from Children's Hospital since Mya was born. We had some apprehensions about returning this time... as they are questioning another heart catheterization test to see the true blood flow through her little coronary artery. While this is an out patient procedure, it doesn't come without risk and fearful thoughts for us. They would have to put Mya under, and put a tube down her throat. Not my favorite thing to do, since last time they tried that she went into cardiac arrest. However, with all odds on our side and after lots of prayers, we went in today and have WONDERFUL NEWS!!! She did such a great job with her echocardiogram (ultra sound of her heart), that they could see a good amount of movement, and don't think that the heart cath test will be necessary! Praise God!!! I am so thankful, we don't have to return for 6 more months. HOORAY! While my heart was rejoicing as we drove out of the parking lot, I couldn't help thinking of all the families who are sitting in that hospital today, wondering if their child is ever going to leave. We've been there. It is a chilling feeling, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. The simple act of my daughter walking out of the hospital today chatting and singing is an amazing miracle and we're thankful for every single day we get to spend together! God is good.
This is Mya having her blood pressure done today by our favorite nurse, Jenny. While we'll miss seeing her, it's great to not have to go back for awhile!!!
Happy #2 Mya!
Mya has had a action packed 2 weeks of family and friends visiting and celebrating her 2nd birthday, and more importantly- her one year anniversary from heart surgery. We had a big celebration with many friends and family, it was wonderful! It was a Zoo party... lots of wild things around, for sure!
We decided to open gifts with just our family on her official birthday. Mommy took the day off, and we spent the morning at the zoo, having a wonderful time just the two girls. Funny how at two... gifts are already boring!

Post party clean up with her new jewlery and tutu- thanks everyone! She loves all of her gifts!