Thursday, May 01, 2008

Proud Mama

So, I'm not quite in the digital age yet. My next investment is going to be in a good digital camera. In the meantime, I'm using disposable cameras and waiting until the camera is used up before getting the film developed. Good thing most places that develop film now cater to those of us that are digitally challenged. I was able to have my film developed, get some nice prints as well as having them put onto a cd which I can then access from my computer. Since the current passion in my life is my children, you can guess what I took pictures of. Being such a proud mama, I'd like to share a few of my favorites. Ben loves to be in front of the camera, so it's nearly impossible to take a picture of Elaina without him in the picture as well. Ben is experiencing some sibling rivalry. Having been the center of attention for the majority of his life, this is a difficult adjustment for him. He is a good helper, but sometimes the help is on his terms. "sigh" It will just take time.... The two pictures of Elaina in her crib with Ben are the most recent. They were taken last Thursday, the night Elaina came home from the hospital. The other two are from before her last hospitalization. She's getting SO big, she finally weighs 9 lbs!! The current obstacle is getting rid of her mucus once and for all. She's still having times when she throws up and chokes. I haven't been able to figure out a pattern for this, so I'm not sure if one of her medications trigger it, or if it's related to how fast she eats or even the % of the feed that goes into the NG tube. It's still a mystery. She really panics when it happens though. I'm sure she has some bad memories!!!


Auntie Liz said...

Oh I just want to hug her! btw, I LOVE that first picture. Such a precious smile! She sure looks happier without all those mean tubes and wires. She'll graduate out of them soon. What a little beauty!!! ^_^

Mimi said...

awe! this is such a well done blog for someone who isn't tech savvy! Your pictures are great. What a nice way to keep everyone updated. Hugs!

Miss you!

Anderson Family said...

I'm glad you started blog. We have been wondering how you three have been doing. Looks like everything is going nice and smooth, as smoothy as it can with a heart kiddo.


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