Saturday, May 15, 2010
Pictures by Aunt Andi
So much has happened this week. It is all rather fuzzy now. Just thankful to have made it through the Boston trip and am now back home. It is amazing. On Tuesday, Addison had heart surgery and looked a bit like she had been hit by a truck. Today, Addison was smiling and happy and you really couldn't tell by looking at her that she had been through something so tramatic. I guess it is true that babies bounce by amazingly fast. She was feeling well enough that we decided to do a bit of a photography session this morning to celebrate being able to take off the nasal cannula for a few hours at a time. These are the first pictures that we have of her face not covered by some sort of breathing apparatus. You can't imagine how excited I was to do these pictures. I have literally looked through them over and over again almost all afternoon. I love my little girl so much!
Thank you everyone for praying for us this week. By no means was it easy, but I am so thankful that we were able to have this surgery done. The improvement in Addison has been so noticeable! Eating better, smiling more, more alert, can cry longer (-:. So, so thankful for the huge change that we see now in Addison. Hoping to see even more improvement as she continues to grow and we can wean her off of oxygen entirely.
Mother goes back to Wisconsin tomorrow. I have been so thankful for her help these past two weeks. Especially with the trip to Boston- could not have done this without her. Addison loves her Grandma Ruth!