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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Autumn is 6 Months Old!

Actually she was 6 months on Tuesday but it's been a crazy week!

So sweet, laughing so loud!

She is changing so much! She got shots :(

Isn't she just the cutest??!!

Love her chunky butt!
What I'm Up To:
I am just about sitting upright all on my own now days. 
I am saying "Ma-Ma" all the time and "Da-Da-Da"occasionally (smirk!)
I am rolling all over the place and I can get my legs up under my butt, crawling is not far off
I don't like it when mom leaves the room
I slept through the night for the first time last night, Mom let me cry it out the other night (she is so mean!)
I am good with my hands and I can grab whatever I want
I still don't have any teeth but I am chewing on everything

What I'm Wearing:
mostly 6-9 months clothes
cool summer clothing
mom is really into putting big bows in and buying custom matching outfits for my sister and I

What People are Saying About Me:
That I look like my mom and dad
Still talking about my chunky legs and big eyes
That I am so stinkin cute!

A Note From Mom:
Oh Autumn, 
I can't believe it's been 1/2 a year already!  This past month you have changed so much, you started talking and have really turned into your own little person.  Your sister enjoys helping with your bath and feeding you spoon fulls of cereal.  She loves holding you and tickling you just like your dad! When he sees your sweet face in the morning he just lights up.  I love it! You are such a good baby and happy most of the time.  You are just my little snuggle bug! Did you know you have a nick-name? Bugga-Bugga....your sister was Boogie.  Don't know why or where we get these things....I love you and can't wait to see what I have to say about you next month.

love mom

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bronch Went Well....

Ayla's bronch went well, everything looked good in there and some issues had even improved.  We are waiting to hear about the fungal culture! The initial culture results were negative!

Thank you for all the continued support and prayer!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bronchoscopy X2

Ayla is having another Bronch on Friday.  They are going in to re-check for Geotrichum (mold) and then it will take about a month for the results.

Prayers appreciated, we are believing for a negative result!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day: What's It To You?

My Mom's Grandma & Mother pictured here with Ayla

Mother's Day for me is a great day! I get to celebrate all the wonderful ladies in my life, especially my own wonderful mother.  And I get to feel extra blessed to be "mom" to my girls!
But a recent opportunity to write about fertility and challenges that surround becoming a mom got me thinking-Mother's Day can be one of the hardest days for women.
You may have lost a child and are reminded each year of that loss.  Or you may be desperately trying to get pregnant and this day is a reminder of your many failed attempts.  You could have even lost your own mother and are reminded how much you miss her.
Mother's Day is a wonderful sentiment: "To honor your mother and make her feel extra-special today more than any other day."
But maybe look around you at the friend who's trying to conceive or the acquaintance who's mom passed away this year and show that person a little love too.
It is all about "mothers" but not necessarily just your own.

Just a thought......

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hospital discharge details

So Thursday night, April 26th Ayla's dr came in and said we would not be getting to leave early.
I was hoping since her pft's were so good, she would change her mind.
Well the next day the residents were commenting in how awesome her pft's were and in walks dr and asks us if we want to go home! She said the docs were calling her about discharging us! So we got to go home a few days early! We were so excited!!
Ayla has a follow up visit on Thursday and a bronch scheduled for May 18th to culture again for the mold!
We are believing it's gone and praying for a healthy summer!
We have Ayla on daily miralax and it seems to be helping her!