Saturday, January 31, 2009

Better Every Day!

The past two weeks have been the best two weeks so far (since Whitney was born 8/25/08). Each day Whitney is better and stronger and each day we start to feel more like we are back to "normal" (although "normal" for us is a new normal now!) It has been 2 weeks and 2 days since we pulled Whitney's ng feeding tube and she is eating from a bottle like a champ! We are so proud of her :) Even though these have been the best two weeks as far as Whitney's health is concerned and we are feeling like we are a little more "normal", I am feeling more and more like "when am I going to have time to catch up?" Now that we are through the very difficult part (hopefully) I really feel like I need to start catching up on all that I fell behind on... and each day I seem to only get through the present tasks at hand (and even then I still cannot keep up with all I need to do or should do!!!) I wish I had at least a 30 hour day or only needed 4 or 5 hours of sleep (now that Whitney does not have to eat in the middle of the night we are finally sleeping through the night and I can't imagine going back to just a few hours of sleep!!!) C'est la vie! (right?)

A couple of weeks ago we made a trip to Lafayette and were able to visit with my grandmother (we call her "Mamoo") who will be 91 on February 10th. It was great to see her and also to see my parents! I even went running with my Dad for only the 2nd time since Whitney was born! I really need to get motivated and start running regularly if I am going to even think of attempting the Indy mini-marathon at the beginning of May! Here are some pictures of Mamoo with the girls and one of my mom with Whitney...We also had the chance to play in 10 inches of snow!!! It took nearly 45 minutes to get diapers changed, try to go to the bathroom (Anne), get snow gear one Whitney, Anne & myself and get outside. I do not think Whitney was such a fan, but luckily she ended up falling asleep so Anne could run around and have a BLAST in the snow!!! Here are a few pictures of the girls in the snow...
We have been able to get together and be SOCIAL (can you believe it?) with some friends... here are some pictures with our friends, the Friedmans (Anne had so much fun and played so hard that she ended up falling asleep before we left and did NOT wake up, even through putting on jackets and driving home!)...

and here are some pictures with the Whitacres... (we had such a fun time at their house that Anne cried the whole way home "I still want to play at their house!" She said this over and over and even said it in a real cheery voice first thing in the morning the next day when I went in to get her out of bed:)

5 comments:

Bethany said...

Your girls are adorable! I pretty much think you will always wonder when you will catch up in the DS world. It is frustrating, but eventually you will just learn that that is how it goes. Sigh. :)

Ellen said...

Whitney looks so great. I look back at some of the pictures I took in October, and I can't believe the change.

We're so proud of Whitney being off the tube, but mostly we're incredibly amazed at the strength and commitment you and Mike have shown. Her successes are so clearly a reflection of how hard you two have worked.

And of course, Anne is too cute for words, or terminally cute as Poppie would say.

Laurie said...

Im so glad to hear that everything is going well!! That is such wonderful news about the feeding (and sleeping, haha!) success - WTG Whitney!

Oh yeah, Im totally with you on the running thing. Pre-kiddos, I used to run half marathons and even did a full one. These days, Im happy if I make it to the gym for some eliptical action...

LOVE the pictures - esp. Whitney in the snow : )

Kacey Bode said...

Oh my goodness, your girls are just TOO cute!! I love the one of Whitney crying in the snow, Ella shares that same feeling about the white stuff!

I promise life will only get more and more "normal"!

Chloe said...

Great news about Whitney!

Laura, it would be awesome if you do the mini marathon. I am running it with my brother, who is coming to town for the occasion! I am glad you're back to running.

Kate