Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sleeping Beauty!

Vaeh is starting to blossom in so many ways, & is becoming "normal." That is such a great word, & one I never thought I would use when speaking about my little 'reflection of heaven'. She is continuing to try new textures with eating. She even at some small bites from a breadstick at Fazoli's the other day, as well as drank from Mommy's cup! Every new thing she does just makes me smile & at times cry! (I know, what a sap I am!)

Today when I put her down for her nap, her little chair that she usually naps in (it lays flat) was out of comission. So I figured I would lay her in her crib, but the sheet that goes over her wedge was in the washer. Okay, another new first...

(Yes, this is her normal sleeping position!)

This is the first time that Vaeh has been asleep in her crib flat!! We've always had her propped up on an incline because she had such horrible reflux. But since her latest open heart, she hasn't been refluxing, so I figured we'd give it a try. Granted, she's not on her feeding pump but its a start!

On another note, our little heart friend Elaina is still battling for her life. The doctors haven't given her momma (Hollie) much hope, but thank goodness she is looking to God for that! She is showing small signs of improvement. So please continue to keep their family lifted up in prayer!


The Portas said...

Aaaawww, I just love the sleeping position! Soo dang cute. YAY for no more rerlux. Isn't it funny how surgery just kind of fixes things? It's such a pleasant surprise to see things working better afterwards.

Keep enjoying that beautiful little girl! xoxo

Vanessa said...

What a beatiful picture! I remember having to hold Arianna the first 2 months of her life, then doing all the propping till she was about 10 months old. It's amazing how we appreciate the little things in life, like laying flat for a nap. :)I'm in tears just looking at her. Go Vaeh!!!

Amber said...

Love it! I still put Grace to bed on a pillow.....of course, she doesn't stay on it....It makes ME feel better when I put her on the pump at night. I have a feeding question, does your daughter have a sense of hunger? Gracie never has, so it makes eating my mouth extremely I read that things get better after surgery.....maybe Grace will feel hunger after the repair....maybe. Anyway, she looks like such a big girl in that bed!

Colin's Blog said...

Love the picture of Nevaeh sleeping-she looks so precious!! So nice to hear that she is doing well all around. Colin took a few steps back with his eating but, I think continuous feeds has a lot to do with it.

Colin only wretches during the day(strange huh?)so we took the incline out a while ago and he did fine too.

Keep up the good work Vaeh!!

Melanie & Colin