Sunday, July 20, 2008


Every once in a while, usually while staring at Emma's face, it hits me how incredibly lucky I am. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for her every second of every day, but I still have a special moments of disbelief that things have turned out the way they did. There have been so many times in the last 6 months that I wondered if I was strong enough to endure everything that had been handed to me. I owe so many things to my amazing family, friends, doctors and nurses. I know that I never could have survived without your support and prayers and I will be eternally grateful for everything that you have done for me and my family. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and for standing by us and we went through this most difficult time :)
Okay, moving on from the sap.... Emma's 4 month appt went well. She's 8lbs 13oz and her doctor is very happy with her growth. The shots were HORRIBLE. The poor little muffin was so out of sorts for the next 24 hours, it was so hard for both of us. Her Early Intervention (EI) appt also went really well. Her therapist is super impressed with how social she is (she gets that from Jamie) and her muscle strength. It's nice to know she's progressing well :)

adorable baby toes

giant cloth diaper bum

chillin' with Gramps

trying out Wills' bumbo, she's not sure what she thinks

practicing her smile

it's hard to catch on camera

too bad this one isn't in focus :)


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

That picture (third from last) is the most wicked little grin! What a charmer.

Anonymous said...

TOO CUTE!!! can't wait to give her some big big kisses soon!

ania said...

So adorable!!!!

Jeff and Kerry said...

You are an amazing mother, wife, and friend, Ivory. You deserve all of the happiness that life will bring you! Isn't it great to take time out of the day to really count your blessings?