Monday, October 25, 2010

A couple of updates!

Hello! I thought I would put a quick post up in order to update everyone what is happening here. It is amazing how "boring" life has become in the past week! I love it! Things are quickly settling down and returning to normal and it feels fantastic.

First, blood donation update! We switched the date to Tuesday, November 2nd. Missy and I, as well as my mom and Kate are going to donate and then go out to dinner. We moved the date up so we will all be able to donate at a blood drive on January 5th. The blood drive is in memory of the grandsons of a dear friend of ours (and my parents). It is going to be held at Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot. Mark your calendars and I will post more information as I receive it. Also, there are a few appointments left for the evening of November 2nd at the Waukesha donation center.

Second, a Charlotte update. She continues to do really well. Yesterday, she starting rolling over again (she was rolling before surgery, but hadn't attempted it since) which makes us think she is feeling pretty dang good. She doesn't seem to be in any pain, and has been super happy. She is back to her normal schedule--barely sleeping at all during the day, but putting in some good stretches at night. We had a pediatrician appointment today and she received her 4 month shots. Her weight is about the same as it was the day before surgery, which is to be expected. She is in the 70 percentile for height and 13 percentile for weight; she seems to be following Katherine's growth curve! The pediatrician isn't concerned about her weight as she is eating really well. I put a call into her PT today to set up her next appointment. I also scheduled an appointment with the Developmental follow-up program through the Herma Heart Center. Basically, we go every 6 months for the first 3 years and she is evaluated by a Developmental pediatrician, a PT, an OT, and a ST to see if she is on track and receiving the services she needs. They only work with kids that have had cardiac surgeries and have a lot of experiences with babies with Down syndrome.

Mike went back to work today, so I am back to my crazy pick-up/drop-off schedule with the kids for preschool. I have another week off of tutoring and watching Sam; trying to use the extra time to catch up on things around the house.

We are looking forward to Halloween this weekend. Katherine is going to be Princess Peach (she chose this because her "best friend Alec" is going to be Mario), Will a fireman, and wait until you see the super cute little outfit Missy made me buy for Charlotte! I'll be sure to post pictures.


  1. Ha, you do know that if you didn't buy that outfit for Charlotte I would have shown up with it at some point!

  2. Can't wait to see the pictures. What fun Holloween will be this year, extra special with Charlotte.

    Thanks for the new blood drive news. It's "too wonderful for words."


  3. Looking forward to the pics too! Sounds like you are super busy, but probably a busy schedule that you welcome...maybe feeling a little bit normal. All of it though we know you can handle well!!! Thanks for the updates!

  4. Thanks for the updates, Emily. Your life sounds exhausting but as you say, happy. Everyone well counts for everything. So glad you are doing ok. too. Looking forward the the fireman, Princess Peach and the Charlotte surprise.



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