Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Well, now it is September and Lindsay is doing really well and gaining weight as she should be. She is at 10 lbs. 7 ounces and starting to really smile and play like an almost 3 month old should. She is an absolute angel and cannot even fathom our life without her in it. Our choices for her have changed our life, but I wouldn't change anything. Yes, there is lots of crying worrying about what is to come and what could happen to her, but in the time that we have had her home to enjoy and love, we have especially learned that life is WAY too short to worry about that. We take one day at a time and some days, one minute at a time, but we cherish it all and try to implant in our brain everything little thing that she does. Our special heart baby she will be forever.
Lindsay's sees her cardiologist on the 11th and we suspect that we talk about her surgery in October. Don't know if we try to schedule that then or what but I'm sure that he will do an echo on her and make that decision. He told us 2 weeks ago that he thought it would be in October sometime. So, that is coming very soon and the nerves are starting already. :-)
We had an eventful week with special visitors from Pensacola. Uncle Dan and cousins Braeden and Camden came to visit. We were so excited to see them and spend some time with them even though it was just for the weekend. We had a wonderful time with everyone at the lake. It couldn't have been a better holiday weekend.
I am back to work now but only three days a week. Feels good to go to the office believe it or not! Wouldn't have to if we could just win the Lotto!!! Wishful thinking never hurt anyone.
I would have posted some pretty good new photos that I have of Lindsay but all of a sudden I'm not able to get my pictures downloaded. I will as soon as I get that figured out. Still has me stumped.
Would also like to take this opportunity to have everyone pray for little Bela. She has undergone her second surgery and is doing well but could still use some extra prayers. She is a beautiful little girl that has the same heart defect as Lindsay. I have her linked over to the left for you to view.
I hope this updated everyone as good as possible and look for new photos soon! Just wait to see her cheeks now! ha ha
With Love,


Anonymous said...

Its so wonderful Lindsay is doing so good.Retta and I can't go a day without checking. She sure has won us over! We have her Michigan state picture on our computer so she is always with us at work! Mary

Anonymous said...

Opps, I meant UofM oh my gosh my husband would kill me if he knew what I typed! What can I say except its 2:30 in the morning! Mary

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to read that Lindsay is doing well. I just had someone ask me about her yesterday, so I'll be happy to pass this along. We'll add little Bela to our prayers and if I get any tips on winning lottery numbers, I'll send them your way!


Brenda slocum said...

I don't get to talk alot about the baby when you drop off the boys here everyday, but we do pray for you guys and Lindsay alot. We love your little guys very much and will continue to and take special care of them. She is such a pretty baby and will only get much prettier, as she gets older and healthier.
love you guys
Don and Brenda

jen hnilo said...

Glad all is going well. I am sure Lindsay is growing and changing so much. Enjoy it, they seem to grow up too fast!

Thinking of you-

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that Lindsay is doing so well. I haven't talked to you but have been checking the blog often. She is such a beautiful angel. I was concerned when I didn't see any thing since 8/21. Glad to know all is well. You have a beautiful family. Peggy Miller

Katie said...

You were so right about "imprinting" the memories in your mind forever...I do the same. We also try to cherish every minute, I have been living by this quote since before she was born...
"don't let tomorrow take away from today". It is so true and when I refocus on those words during the down times, my persective changes for the best. I'm so happy to see that she's packing on the pounds! Good girl! Enjoy this time before her surgery even though you probably find yourself worrying (I know I did!) Take care and give Lindsay hugs from us!

Katie (Maddie's mom)

Simmons Family: said...

I can't wait to see pics of LIndsay's chubby cheeks!! Surgery is right around the corner but she's one tough cookie and this is the "easy one". Owen ended up in ICU for 30days so it wasn't so easy for us... but the majority are in and out of there within 2 weeks. YOu will be so thrilled at how she thrives after the Glenn!!


Anonymous said...

We LOVE you all! You are so full of optimism and wisdom...we are so proud of you. Kiss the Princess for us,

Love, Elaine and Bill