Friday, June 12, 2009

Pictures from the big day!

Lindsay and Carlee got to celebrate their birthdays together!
Well, I think that face says it all. She had had it with the whole cake experience. Time for a nap!

Look people!!!!! I'm wearing purple!!!!! And it actually looks good on me now!


So silly!



She just loved playing in her cake. Of course I had tears in my eyes watching her dig in to it!




I had so much fun playing in my cake! I even tried some of it! Yummy!





AHHHHHH, a family photo. ;-)






Cake #2







Cakes #3 and 4 were for the staff to celebrate the big event. Thank you Sharon and Ashley for doing such a great job for us once again! We love you!








The big news of the the day is that she took a bottle!! We are starting very slow with 80 cc's every two hours to see how she does, but so far so good! Biopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, 3rd case so an estimated time of 1:30pm. But, we know how hospital time works.........
JR and I are now home for a couple of nights with the boys and preparing the house for the princess's arrival maybe next weekend or shortly after. Can you believe it?? I get butterflies in my stomach just typing it!

34 comments:

The Viehweg's said...

You don't know me, I found you through Gracie Gledhill's blog. I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your daughter is. I just want to squish her cheeks. I am so happy that your family got to celebrate her 1st birthday in this fashion. Happy Birthday!!

Stephanie said...

Wow...she had more cakes than I've ever seen for a birthday but you know what...she deserved them more than anyone I've ever seen too!!!!!

Happy Happy Birthday Lindsay!!!

It's hard to look at her and believe that she just had a heart transplant a week ago...she looks great!

Allie had that same Birthday Girl dress for her birthday a week ago....we love it...adorable!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Lindsay! I have been following your blog for awhile now. What an amazing little girl you have. She just makes me smile. She is a fighter! She looks great. You would never guess that she just got a new heart a week ago.
Thanks for posting updates for all of us "stalker" bloggers.

Tonya

The Austin Family said...

What an amazing little girl! I have been following your blog from almost the beginning. Lindsay is so full of life and just the most adorable thing I've ever seen (she is the only baby I can put into the same "cute category" as my own baby!) I stayed up all night waiting for updates when she got her new heart and get tears with almost every post you write. It's amazing how you can feel so connected to someone through words on a computer. I am so happy for your family, please give her a little love from Oregon!
Truely,
Lindsey

Lacey said...

Happy Happy birthday. What a way to celebrate.

Lacy's Family said...

It is amazing the progress that she has made in 1 week. She looks amazing!!! I love following your blog and watching your little girl grow. Congratulations on one year with your little princess!

Evie's Story said...

Darling pictures of the perfect party. Just so excited thinking of all you have to plan and look forward to. She just looks like any other one year old. Inconceivable that she just had heart surgery. One amazing princess you got there!

Jill Teats said...

Happy Birthday Lindsay!! Your daughter is just the cutest and HAPPIEST looking little girl I have seen in a long time!!

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

..Jill Teats (friends of the Schomakers)

Anonymous said...

Lindsay looks stunning! What wonderful pictures, and a great family photo! :)

Love, The Martin Family

jessica jenkins said...

simply amazing! speechless......

The Butcher Family said...

I just love all of her special birthday pictures...especially the one of her fussing and not turning a lovely shade of eggplant! She stays pink!!!! She does look beautiful in purple, too!
Wow...have some cake people!!! I love all of them but I, of course, am partial to her little cake with the bow on it! :) I know the staff enjoyed being able to share that special day with y'all!
Butterflies indeed...Lindsay is a MIRACLE! We are praying for NO REJECTION on Tuesday and for your beautiful family of five to be all home together very soon!!!
Love you~ Rebecca

Tara said...

Lyndsay is so pretty! Love the pictures!! Glad she is doing so well!

Maggie Geiger said...

Lindsay looks fantastic! It is so... exciting that you guys are planning for her arrival home. njoy your time with the boys, pretty soon you won't have to split your time, isn't it amazing??

Love,
The Geigers

Anonymous said...

She looks beautiful! Happy birthday, Lindsay.

Sarah Decker

The Simmons Family said...

I AM AMAZED that this princess just had a heart transplant one week ago. Linday.. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday with LOTS of cake and family! What a perfect gift you recieved for you birthday. I can't wait to hear that you are home! :)

Andrea

Shawna - Round Rock, Texas said...

I am a follower of your blog and pray for your beautiful family often. I do not blog, but enjoy yours. Your children and darling and your little girl is absolutely precious. I can only imagine how difficult some of your days can be, but your little girls' face just shines and I bet that gets you through. What an amazing miracle your family has experienced. May God bless your family always! :o)

Trisha Visel said...

I have tears in my eyes right now. I am so excited to watch the princess grow into such a big girl. She looks SOOOOO good!!! Lots of prayers for good results so she can go home and enjoy life!!! Yeahhhhhh!!

aimee gillespie said...

Wow, she looks awesome!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

WOW i am so happy for you and your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Halleluja! Happy Birthday. You will have to have two celebrations every year..Happy Heart Day too!
Anyone who says prayers aren't answered should look at Lindsay! To think of all the antibody issues she had..a perfect heart and then super recovery...Everyone praying for my Owen is also praying for Lindsay...I called my friends and facebooked everywhere. I just know there will be a perfect heart for my Owen too...he is also a little fighter! Love you...stock up on food, take her home...turn off the phones, and let her PLAYPLAYPLAY
with those cute big brothers.
Owen's Gramma Vicki

Anonymous said...

What AMAZING pictures! So good to see her and she's sitting up! Nice to see the family all together too! What a Birthday!!! Keep up the good work Lindsay! You are one amazing little girl and we are all so proud of you! Hugs! Sara Dziewicki

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures. We can see that she had so much fun. I love her silly faces. What great news that you might be able to take her home soon. Praying for you and wishing you well.

Love Ute

Anonymous said...

Found you on Annabelle's blog. Your Lindsay is beautiful and a real miracle. Loved all of your pics and the cakes looked OH! so yummy!


God bless.

Jan Tompkins, Charleston, SC

Anonymous said...

Now that's a birthday celebration....FOUR CAKES!!!! The pics were great...she looks amazing. We are so happy to hear that things are going well and that you will all be home soon!
Cheryl, Craig, Clayton and Grace

Heather said...

She looks amazing and looks like she had a great birthday. Saw you at the little league fields on Friday but you were surrounded by people. So happy you get to bring her home so soon.

The Erbe's

Stephanie Winter said...

Love the pictures! Can't wait to have you all home! What a great day! Love the purple on her!
Praying for Tuesday and for no rejection and continued safe recovery!
love,
steph

Alyson said...

How sweet!! You can't even tell that she had a heart transplant!!! Boy is she is strong little girl!!!

It looks like she had an awesome day!!

God bless!

Alyson

Nicole Gibson said...

She looks so good! You would never guess she had major surgery! I am so happy for you! I love the silly face picture!

The Ridgway Family said...

I'm sorry I do not post much, but I've followed your journey for a year as Lindsey was born while Eden was in the hospital. I am AMAZED that she had her transplant just one week ago. She looks amazing and I am so happy for all of you. It has been a long, difficult journey and I pray that she will enjoy many healthy years now. What a party and what a great birthday gift for all of you. How exciting to have her coming home soon, I get butterflies thinking of it for you!

Love, Keisa

Jessica said...

Wow! I'm just amazed by your sweet girl. I've been telling lots of people how wonderful Lindsay is doing! Its just awesome!. Thank you, God! :) We're still keeping her and y'all in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Wow, she looks so good in those pictures. It is hard to imagine that it is all coming to a close now and that you will be able to take her home soon. We are so happy that things are going good for her now!

Mark and Maya Pardee

Jenni said...

OMG! She looks amazing! I am so happy to see her looking SO pretty in pink! The cakes (all of them) look absolutely wonderful!

Heart hugs,
Jenni, Eric, Joshua and Alizabeth Black

CP: Joshuaspage *HLHS*

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Precious, precious! I can't believe she is eating cake 1 week after having a heart transplant! So many reasons to celebrate! She looks so good... and reading your words about going home as early as next week literally gave me goosebumps (or "hills on my skin" as Noah calls them!)! Love, Danielle

Rachel Dominguez said...

OMGosh I cant get over how quickly things change with a new heart. She just got a heart and she is getting to come home already, and eating cake and drinking bottles and laughing and playing, AMAZING! I am so in shock at how fast the healing goes when you get the perfect heart!

I am so happy for you all!