Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Annabel Loves Ava

This is what I get to see every morning: after breakfast Ava gets in bed with Annabel for some quality snuggle time. Look how happy Annabel is when she's next to her little sister! This always makes me smile.

Friday, April 22, 2011

G Button Replaced!

We just got home from the hospital and Stinky's new G Button looks great! Wow, we were there almost three hours but the actual procedure only took five minutes to complete. The surgeon simply pulled the old broken one out and popped a new one back in!

Stinky cried a little when the surgeon took the button out, but she soon calmed down after we held her for a while. She reacted the same way she acts when she gets her shots.

The first pic shows Stinky in her hospital t shirt waiting for the doctor. Then a picture of the new button..and then Stinky already rolling around on her tummy now that we are home!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Broken G Button?!

This weekend we were surprised to see that Stinky's G Button had broken. We assume it is from normal wear and tear, the daily opening and closing of the lid each time we feed her, etc. Everything else appears to be in working order on the inside, anyway...it's just the outer lid that has broken. We have an appointment to get a new one 'popped' back in tomorrow morning. We were told that the procedure should only take 15 minutes to complete. And we are thankful that the procedure does not require anesthesia!

Stinky had her G Button placement surgery in October 2009. So we are also very thankful that we haven't had any major problems until now...it's hard to believe that she's had it for a year and a half! We will post tomorrow after her appointment, and hopefully with some good pics of her new button!

See Stinky smiling away, despite her broken button. We've been covering it with cute band aids until we can get it fixed!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Surprise Party..Like Totally!

Annabel's uncle turned 40 last week and the family celebrated with a surprise birthday party. The theme: Totally 80's! Everyone wore their best 80's gear and the surprise party was a great success!
Annabel and Ava both left the party early with Mom; the loud 80's music was a bit too much. But we did get some cute pics of the girls in their costumes right before the party started!

Below: Stinky dressed as Punky Brewster. And Ava dressed as the 80's workout girl like Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton John, etc. They look so cute!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stinky Stands!

Stinky tried her stander today while wearing her AFOs and her new shoes. She did great! She really seemed to enjoy seeing everything from such a different perspective! The plan is to start slowly: she will spend just ten minutes in the stander each day. We will meet with the therapist in a couple of weeks for a progress report/therapy session.

The photos below show just how big the actual stander is...it makes Stinky look extra tiny! The second photo shows Mom and Stinky holding hands while the therapists check out the equipment. And for the last pic, look how happy Stinky looks-playing with her piano while standing, yay!