Monday, June 28, 2010

Around the house.

She loves helping mommy do laundry.

Her first and only experience in her robe after a bath. She did not like it so much.

Such a big girl!!!! The lamb is her favorite new thing, and she is doing so well sitting up on her own.

We love tummy time!!!! Well, at least most of the time.

This is actually a car that hangs on her tummy time mat, but I love turning them into glasses. She will let me keep them on her until Im done having fun with it. So precious.

Port Aransas Trip

Here are some pictures of our trip to Port A.. Not only is this Audrey's first vacation, this is also her first trip to the beach.

On the fairy to Port A.. She got fussy so Angela had to jump in the back to feed her.

Her first experience at the beach, and it did not go so well. It was just a little to windy.

Where'd everybody go??

Getting all fresh after the beach. Update !!!!!!!

Here are some pics from the last few months. I'm going to post a few do get everyone caught up on Audrey's progress. She has grown so much over the last few months and you should be able to tell just by looking at the photos.

This was taken on Mother's Day.

This is Audrey's favorite position to sleep in.

Rusty got up on the couch when he saw Audrey sleeping and laid his head next to her's. We are always catching both the dogs trying to get next to her!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Belated Update!!

Sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been pretty crazy lately and we are still trying to get situated with the new schedule. Just as Angela and I thought we were getting things figured out we were dealt a new hand and found out that Audrey has a condition called "anal-stenosis," which basically means she was born with an undersized anal-hole. She has been unable to complete a bowel movement and in turn has had a dirty diaper every single change. She has also been having some green diapers along with lots of gas. The doctor said this was caused by bacteria build ups and will cause her lots of discomfort, but she did say that once she recieved the corrective surgery she would be a whole new baby. For the most part, she is already a happy and content baby, but she does have a lot of pain while passing gas or poop. So needless to say.....we are very happy to be getting this surgery done as quickly as possible and to have our Baby Girl feeling all better!!!!!!

----April 14, 2010----

Today we got to Texas Childrens Hospital around 5:45am for a scheduled 8:30am surgery for Audrey Grace.....It went extremely well and she is now recovering in her room at the main hospital. We are very blessed to have had no complications and we thanks everyone for all the kind letters, emails and text we have received over the last week, not to mention all the prayers you all have offered up.

We want to celebrate this successful day by adding some precious pictures of our Angel that our good friend Melissa at Snapped With Love photography took for us. Here are 5 pics, and I promise to keep everyone updated on a more regular basis.

Please feel free to leave comments below.....we look forward to reading them.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We're Home!!!!

Our Main Concern
We arrived home on Friday the 12th at around 4pm and have since been trying to get settled in with our precious little Angel and our two very big, and very hyper dogs. So far it has gone much more smoothly than anticipated. Both Rusty and Chance have instantly fallen in love with Audrey and we have already started seeing signs of them protecting her. I know it might sound silly, but I have actually been praying for God to let that transition (them meeting) go smoothly.
Audrey in a New Environment
So far Audrey has done seemingly well with the transition and the new environment. She has still been eating every 2-3 1/2 hours and has actually been sleeping quite a bit, which has been good for Angela and I. We took down her Pack-n-Play and replaced it with a bassinet that my Dad and Wanda gave us, and Audrey has taken a liking to it already.
She is doing great and so is momma, so I really appriciate all the prayers you have been sending on our behalf. We have been very blessed and we can not wait to introduce her to everyone.

Just sat her in the car for the first time!!

Right when we got in the house Angela sat with Audrey in her room and this is how the dogs reacted. They just layed there at her feet. "Hallelujah"

Our friend Kay made this for us and hung it on our hospital door. We are going to leave it up here at home for a while. :)

Audrey's first bath!!!! She screamed her little head off until I started washing her hair.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mommy and Audrey Update

Angela and Audrey are doing great. Audrey has been progressing very well and has not had any problems breast feeding. In fact, she has been feeding every two hours for approx. 15-20 minutes each feeding.

Angela has also been doing great. She has started receiving pain medicine for the soreness around the incision area but has been able to start eating and drinking, as well as take a shower and walk the halls to stretch.

We have been very blessed throughout this entire process and God has truely answered all my prayers. I give Him glory for it all, and pray that He continue to protect Angela and Audrey, giving them strength and good health. Please continue to pray for our "little" family (I'm the exception/large one) :) , we can not thanks everyone enough for all the help that has been provided and the love that has been bestowed upon us. THANK YOU!!!!!

Here are a few more pics......

I'm Here !!!!!!!

We welcomed Audrey Grace into our lives on March 9, 2010 at 9:39pm. She waid 7lbs 13oz, and is 21 inches long. She is very healthy, and has been eating and developing extremely well. Here are a few pictures of our experience so far, and I will update you all as things progress.