Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

Update from Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2009 - This past weekend was an amazing weekend!! Saturday morning Lee and I spent a few hours with our little princess before Lee went home to mow and take care of some stuff around the house. Lee took the picture to the left before leaving - this is what Elle looks like when we use the flash when we take pictures of her - she is all eyes (and this is exactly why we don't use the flash)!! I stayed with Elle until my dad came up to the hospital to be with Elle so I could go home for a few hours. It was dad's first time to babysit all alone and he did great! Dad and Elle watched golf together all day and also got in a few quality cloud watching hours out the window. While on dad's watch, the doctors changed the bandage on Elle's stomach to a more permanent bandage that will keep her feeding tube stabilized until she gets the actual button put in. They also took her oxygen down to room level - so Elle was really doing all the work on her breathing. He also taught her the difference between a hook and a slice! Lee and I were so thankful that we got to go home for a few hours and do "normal" things like laundry and weeding the flower beds! When Lee and I got back up to the hospital, we found Lee's dad, Mark, finally holding Elle! He is such a natural!! She was fast asleep in her Big Daddy's arms! Saturday was my first mother's day and it was perfect! Lee and I woke up early with Elle and spent the morning with our little princess. We gave her a bath and then dressed her up in her Sunday best! I have so much fun getting her dressed everyday (even though she hates clothes - I love them)! After getting our little angel dressed and ready to face the day - I got to open my present! Lee, Elle, Reggie and Dutch made me the most beautiful mother's day card - complete with pictures. I cried when I opened it. They also surprised me with the most beautiful aquamarine ring - Elle and Lee's birthstone. I am one lucky and blessed momma!! I also got one of the best Mother's Day gifts ever - our nurse let us take Elle off of the oxygen! We still had to keep it close by in case her O2 levels got too low - but we finally got to see Elle without any tubes coming off her face! She is just so precious!

Psalm 68:3

"But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God: may they be happy and joyful."


annalee said...

happy mother's day lisha! your baby elle looks just beautiful.

Amber said...

Lisha--- I am glad to hear that you had a great mother's day and I am glad to hear that Elle is doing amazing!!