Tuesday, September 9, 2008

WOO - HOO!!!

I don't think I've ever been THIS excited! I need to remember to ask Dr. Bove the next time we see him what exactly he did/ put in Vaeh with this last open heart! I swear that he flipped a switch or put the last piece of the puzzle in! I'm really not sure, but whatever it was I wish he'd done it with the first.

Do I have all of you in suspense yet?!?! You all know from reading about little Miss V how much progress she's made just since her "final repair" was done in May. Her speech has taken off - with her vocabulary being well over 30 words. This includes "uv-oo" (aka - love you!)! And of course everyone knows about how much of a little piggy she's become - & I couldn't be prouder! But up until tonight, there was one thing that I've been holding out for. At first I thought she might be able to accomplish this feat before her 2nd birthday (which is next Wednesday!). But here lately I'd kind of given up on pushing this issue.

But tonight, she finally did it. It wasn't pretty & it was quite brief, but none the less, she did it. VAEH TOOK HER FIRST STEPS!!!!!!!!!! (can you tell I'm a little excited?!?! - lol!) Hence, the title of this post. Here's a video of her actual first 6 steps without holding onto anything or anyone. She has come so far & I'm so proud of my 'reflection of heaven'!

***Make sure you scroll down & pause the music player! Sorry in advance about my 'squeel' at the end, but I was just so darn'd excited!



I just can't believe that everything that I thought we would never get to experience with Vaeh is finally happening! What a lesson in patience! It truly is a virtue!!

On a side note, our little friend Kaitlyn is doing great! She was able to remain off the vent & is now trach free! This after having to be taken back to the OR to remove her central line! Please keep them in your prayers as they are hoping to make it home this week, which happens to be in Ft. Worth. Hopefully 'Ike' won't give them too much hassel!

13 comments:

Mami Adame said...

Ok seriously have tears of joy for you! That is so wonderful! thanks for sharing, including your squeal! Good job Vaeh!

XOXOXOXOs!

Amber said...

YaY Vaeh!!!!! You failed to mention...she is insisting on carrying her purse! What a BIG girl...she is obviously about to turn 2!!!!
I am soooo sooooo very happy for you all....thank you so much for sharing that with us...oh no, I hear Gracies pump....gotta run!
Keep it up Vaeh. :^)

Mommaof2 said...

Oh, yeah... forgot to mention the purse! She seriously wouldn't take any steps unless she had that purse on her shoulder! Such a little prissy thing she is!:0) I just love it!

April said...

She's such a little cutie & getting to be such a big girl I just can't believe it. I'm happy she's doing so well & hope we can see each other soon. Love & Miss you all bunches!xoxoxoxo

The Portas said...

That is so adorable, and SO EXCITING! I'd be doing cartwheels down the street! This made my afternoon. Thanks so much for sharing this! I looove that she had to have her purse. :)

It's amazing what a surgery can do for these kids, isn't it? What a blessing!
xooxoxo

Megan said...

YAY NEVAEH!! I love that she has to have her cute little purse with her to walk!

Mina said...

I love it! And the purse is priceless. What a little lady! Congrats on the awesome milestone.

Kathy said...

WHOO HOO!!
and walking WITH the purse...she's got SKILLS!
She's amazing...hope you guys screamed and played all night...and topped it off with a little ice cream!!!
thanks for sharing...

jencooper said...

WAY TO GO VAEH!!! Amazing! She looked so cute with her little Frankenstein steps. I am so proud of her!!

<3,
Jennifer

Vanessa said...

I am in tears over here. So is just so darn cute. Not only did she take her first steps but she had to have her purse while doing it! LOL! Too cute!

Give her some kisses from me!

Love ya'll,
Vanessa

Krista said...

I too love the the added purse...what a princess! What joy to know she is well on her way to conquering the next hurdle...way to go Vaeh! Have a great weekend

Krista said...

I too love the the added purse...what a princess! What joy to know she is well on her way to conquering the next hurdle...way to go Vaeh! Have a great weekend

Krista said...

I too love the the added purse...what a princess! What joy to know she is well on her way to conquering the next hurdle...way to go Vaeh! Have a great weekend