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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The results are in.....Autumn Faith is CF FREE!! As her dad would say Ayla is our miracle and now we have our Grace baby!
We believed that God would hear our prayers and he has heard us and honored our Faith in him.  We couldn't be more blessed this holiday season.
We know that in his perfect time our Ayla will be "free of CF" as well!
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Screening Results....Just in time for Christmas!

So tomorrow is the day for results on the PKU test which screens for many things among those is Cystic Fibrosis.  We knew our daughter would have a 25% chance so this day has been weighing on our minds.  We have been praying for a long time about this and have faith that she will be CF free, but the lingering doubt is scary at times.
We have looked for all the "classic" CF signs and she is without a single one thus far.  We have even tasted her skin and she is not salty like her big sister.
We will know tomorrow morning and hopefully get the best Christmas gift ever!
I'll update as soon as i can!

Autumn's Birthday

Outside the Hospital
Patiently waiting
Big sister arrives
Here she is!
All smiles
Big girl!
Mommy and Autumn
Classic C-Section picture
She came out crying and didn't stop till she ate
Sisters meet for the first time
Nana and her 11th grandchild
Papa and Autumn
Mama Elsie and Autumn
"Little Nanny" and Autumn
Grandpa and Autumn
Mommy and Autumn
Grandma and Autumn
Us girls
Mimi and Autumn
Aunt Lezli and Autumn
Uncle Robert and Autumn
Papa Harry and Autumn

We are so blessed to have another beautiful daughter! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Birth-Day Dementia

I am going to do an entire "birth-day" post but I have to write this down before I forget....I had had my hospital bag packed for weeks and didn't really go through it much before checking into the hospital for my c section.  After wards we opened it to get something I needed and lo-and-behold we found the first of many things I had "forgotten."

If you know me, you know I don't forget much and when it comes to packing I almost always have everything I need every time.  Mind you I packed for Ayla to stay with Nana for 2 days, packed meds, treatment cups, hoses, clothes with coordinating bows for school, toothbrush, etc..didn't forget a thing for her!

But as our hospital stay went on I realized I had Larry one "holey" pair of underwear and none for myself and ran out of clothes for Autumn our 2nd day in....

Before our first trip out tomorrow I am calling in re-enforcements to thoroughly check my diaper bag, ha!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Autumn Faith Has Arrived!

Our baby girl arrived Tuesday morning at 7:46 am and weighed 8.5 pounds and was 21 inches long! She came into the world crying and hungry, she nursed for over an hour in recovery.  She has a head full of dark brown hair and is beautiful just like her sister.
We are very thankful to have been given a healthy baby girl and appreciate all the blessings and prayers from everyone.
I will post a full update with more pictures when I have more time.