Thursday, March 12, 2009

Update and B-days




Alexa is 8 years old today! I can't believe it. She is such a tender child. And thankfully she is the opposite of her mother. She is patient and sensitive, musically inclined and talented, and loves to read. She definately is more daddy than mommy. And I love it. She has all the qualities I wish I had. Happy birthday girl!
Ethan's surgery went well. He is so much happier and more comfortable. The best part is seeing his beautiful face. He is so alert and looking around. Unfortunately he has a fever today. They are trying to figure if it is infection or just a post surgery reaction. He also has some fluid around his right lung again. . . Round and round we go! Hopefully it will go away and not get bigger. They will be running some more tests this evening.

All the nurses come in to see him and tell me what a cutie he is. I know I am not a partial judge, but I think I have to agree with them!

7 comments:

Meredith said...

he is SO cute...I agree with the nurses :) and wow, you dont seem old enough to have kids that are 8...hope she has great birthday. She looks just like you

ZippityDoDaw said...

It is crazy just over 8 years ago I was cautiously driving a 7 months pregnant girl all around phoenix for the NCLEX RN study class. Now you have a big 8 year old!

Ethan does look happy and relaxed. He really is so adorable. Things should settle down soon. Hang in there! :)

Natalie Hall said...

So comforting to see his cute face so alert, oh that makes me happy..

And I know your sweet princess takes after her mama.. You are to hard on yourself my dear...

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

I am so sorry that he is having problems with an infection. My heart aches for you guys with the struggles you are going through with Ethan. What an amazing little guy.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Alexa! She really is a sweet little girl and more like her mom than you think! And baby Ethan melts my heart. YOu guys are in our prayers.

Sara said...

You said he is somewhat of an "old soul" and that is what I see in those beautiful eyes...the way he looks into the camera. I don't know how you take your eyes off of him!!

The Simmons Family said...

Happy Birthday Alexa!! Eight is a BIG year!

Ethan looks really great! We haven't stopped praying for you. I'm in agreement with the nurses... he's adorable!