“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eight Months....

This cute thing turned eight months on the 6th. As you can see she is still on oxygen, and thanks to steroids has gotten supper delicious chubby cheeks. Apart from being on oxygen she is a healthy little girl, and is so happy. We love her to pieces and feel so blessed to have her in our family. I can't believe that she is already eight months, poor thing she has been on oxygen for half her life. This past year, we have dealt with more doctors and hospitals then we would have cared for but through out it all Sophie has been a delight and has gotten many doctors wrapped around her little finger. She is still a mystery as too what is causing the need for oxygen. We feel strongly that she will get better some day and will live a perfectly normal life. So, Sophie now weighs 16lbs and some (she is gaining every week due to the steroids). She is sitting up very well. She can scoot around in a good little circle on her tummy, not quite to crawling yet. She has four teeth, two on top two on bottom and she is getting two more on top. She likes to eat and put anything in her mouth. She loves to be around people, which isn't surprising seeing how much she has spent in the hospital. She is very easy going as long as she is with somebody. She can say "mama" and has been for awhile now, and she has just recently started saying "hi" and waving. She is soooo cute and we just love her to pieces. She loves to play with her big sister, and always has a smile for her. Damon and I feel very blessed to have two wonderful little girls. Sophie is a very special little girl who is an inspiration to us all.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


We had a wonderful Christmas with my whole family, which hasn't happened in about 4 years. Olivia was very excited to see that Santa had come and left some presents behind. She was a very lucky little girl. We did our usual family tradition of getting new pajamas Christmas eve and we started a new one of making sugar cookies for Santa. We also did some of the fun traditions that my family did too. Christmas was extra special this year, in the fact that Sophie was able to come home from the hospital and be with us. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Oh and the first photo is our family Christmas photo, it would have been sent with our Christmas cards but with Sophie being so sick I couldn't be bothered to finish them. Always next year.