Monday, August 31, 2009

First Day of School

Today was Olivia's first day of preschool. She will be attending a program three days a week at a local church. The parents stayed with the kids today so Olivia was ok with that. I don't know how it will be tomorrow when I'm supposed to leave her there, but I'm sure she will be fine.
This is a picture Olivia drew of Little Mermaid at preschool. Can you tell she looks sick? She woke up from her nap with a runny nose and a fever so there may not be a second day of school tomorrow.

Alaina and one of her sweet smiles.

Where Alaina sits while I try to write the blog. She won't stay in the swing unless she's already asleep or someone is giving her attention =)

Friday, August 21, 2009


Alaina has been doing so much better since surgery. This picture is of her mid-roll. She has started rolling over both ways and she is eating well. The physical therapist came to evaluate her yesterday and she said that so far Alaina is not delayed with her developmental milestones. So hooray for Alaina!
Here Olivia is being her usually happy self. She is well behaved during the day and will play by herself with her dolls and dress up when I'm busy with Alaina. She is also starting preschool next week and Olivia and I are both excited about that!
I'm taking online classes this semester so that will be my time to study. I considered not taking classes this semester with everything going on, but ended up doing it anyway. The time I spend on school work is therapeutic and gives me a chance to do something just for me. I'm hoping the semester goes well and that everything stays relatively calm around here.

I'm trying to coax a smile out of Alaina for the camera. This is the best I could get.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Alaina's at home

We are home from Chapel Hill as of last wed. just haven't had a chance to post. Alaina is doing well and already gaining weight and eating much better. She still has a higher than normal respiratory rate so the cardiologist will keep an eye on it.

Olivia loved Alaina's crib at the hospital and the cool toys that came with it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Alaina's been moved

Alaina's been moved out of the ICU into a room that she will stay in until she is ready to leave. She's doing really well and her cardiologist said she should be ready to leave either tomorrow or Monday. Brian figured out a feature on our camera called "accent" that picked out the little duckies on Alaina's sleeper. She is so sweet!