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I wanted to give everyone an update on our situation, as of Tuesday night...
Burke's still doing pretty well. His lungs are still pretty weak and immature. As such, he's actually requiring more oxygen today than he did yesterday. His breathing also continues to be somewhat strained and fast. We're hoping that with more time his lungs will continually improve, just like Ruby's did. None of the doctors or nurses seem too worried about his breathing. His heartbeat also continues to look regular and strong. The nurses say that he gets agitated very easily by noises, touch, etc., and I have witnessed it first hand. I really do not enjoy watching him get riled up.
Lindsay is also continuing her recovery. She has been a trooper, trying to get through these days with as little pain medication as possible...so that Burke can have safe breast milk as soon as possible. Due to the minimum amounts of medicine, Lindsay appears to be in increased pain. I have been hoping and praying the her pain will go away soon. She will be unable to drive or lift weight for the next several weeks. So, we have shipped Ruby off to Terre Haute, where she thoroughly enjoys her daycare.
I'm going back to work tomorrow, trying to save days until Burke can come home with us. I really do not enjoy "leaving" him, but it's the best for our family right now.
Here's to several weeks of continued improvement for Lindsay and Burke, as well as sanity for all of us. God has guided our path up to this point in time, and I have faith that regardless of what comes, He's still in control!
Lindsay's already asleep, but I thought that I would post this before I joined her. This is a LONG video of Burke's second ultrasound. Enjoy. Perhaps Lindsay can update this post with the times at which important things are visible.
She can walk really far now. She can go at least twice as far as she does in this video.
She knows lots of words now. Here are a few.
She loves to site in her basket in the corner. Who knows why?!
This is a video of Ruby playing in the bath tub. This should serve as proof to our parents that she really does enjoy baths...at home. Apparently she is terrified of baths without Mom and Dad in foreign houses.
This is another video...this time of Ruby playing with Daddy before bath time. Her hair is especially crazy here.
This will be the first of a series of videos that I post to the blog. I'm taking these all from the latest DVD from our video camera. I believe that this video was taken in March. It's Ruby and Lindsay playing in the living room at home.
HUGE WARNING: THERE ARE GOING TO BE A TON OF PICTURES.
*I apologize. I will stop posting a billion tons of pictures of my daughter once the big things stop happening. I promise. Thankfully, I stuffed a bunch of the big things into one day, therefore, they'll all go into one post for you, as well. :)*
Ruby had a very big day today. She got some vaccinations first thing this morning. Then, her (not too bright) Mommy decided to take her for her first professional haircut. (Remember a few days ago when I said it's getting more difficult to get her to keep her pig tails in? Well, I didn't mention that it's also getting more difficult to actually GET the pig tails in her hair in the first place. So, what, WHAT made me think I should take her to get her hair cut professionally?? AFTER shots????? with NO MORNING NAP?????????) Seriously, though, she was a perfect daughter. She cooperated about as well as I would expect any 15 month old to cooperate, and I was really proud of her! Good job, Roo! :) Then, for lunch, I let her use a spoon for the first time. Well, actually, she decided she was going to use the spoon for the first time. She wouldn't let me feed her the applesauce. She wanted to do it herself, so I let her. And she did really, really, really good. She didn't spill any at all. Not even on her tray. (And she appears to be heavily favoring her left hand at this time.)
So, without further ado, here is my photo essay of Ruby's Big Day. (Except the photos of using the spoon will have to come later, because I didn't get them downloaded (and subsequently uploaded) today.)
Ruby at the beginning of her day:
Ruby enjoying the pass-times in the lobby of our local Cookie Cutters joint: (Side note: I think she looks like a really big girl here. It's the first picture I've seen where I don't see any "baby".)
She LOVED the slide. She was hesitant on her first ride, which is the only reason I got ANY pictures of her in the actual process of going down. After the first ride, I could only get pictures of her at the bottom, because as soon as I put her on the top, she was down again. :)
"Cool! A pink car! I can do this!"
"Ack! What is that wet cold stuff she's spraying at me?" Ruby did not like the water-spritzing at all. This was the last picture I got before I had to help restrain her for the duration of the wetting process. (Mommy did a lot of restraining today. Poor kid.) The picture is linked to a full-size version...that way you can zoom in and see her face. LOL! (In my opinion, it's totally worth it.)
The hairdresser thought this balloon would help distract Ruby, and it did...
...until she got near Ruby with the comb and scissors again. Hee hee hee!
Once she was all wet and "Little People" was turned on the television, she did alright. :) Hannah, from Cookie Cutters, is truly a saint.
"Hey! Will you stop it already?"
Mommy says, "Hey Ruby! Let's clap!" (And that actually worked for quite a while!) :)
She even let Hannah give her a little ponytail. :)
Then, we came home, and Mommy took lots and lots of pictures. First, the shot boo-boos, then I got some pretty pictures of little Miss Ruby with BANGS! :)
She wanted to show you all how she uses her arms to balance herself when she walks. :)
Then she was done being a model. So, she tried to put the cap on the camera. Yes, you might take too many pictures of your child when they actually know WHAT the lens cap is, WHERE it goes, and that, if it's ON the camera, you cannot take anymore pictures of her. LOL!
I'll add the spoon pictures tomorrow. For now, it's bedtime! :) Love you all!
UPDATE: Here are the spoon pictures. Apparently, Ruby was favoring her right hand at lunch. At dinner, however, she exclusively used her left hand, and she had much better control with the left hand. :) I think Daddy's hoping for a left-hander. :)
Enjoy your day!
Today we got to see our baby in 2d, 3d and 4d. They even gave us a DVD with this video on it. There's no sound and it's pretty long, but I figured that a few of you might be interested in it. Lindsay swears that she can see some boy parts ( : At about the 5:30 mark is where the 3-d part begins. It's pretty cool.