Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

so boring . . .more pictures!

This is our Tia, hanging out in a tree in our front yard today, we put her there and she loved it! She has great balance, and can also sit in a straddle, lean forward onto her tummy and end up on her tummy, (she passes through the Chinese splits!) she likes to stand on her head and she can swing on a bar - can you say G Y M N A S T ?? ok, just kidding. We are still praying for a healthy heart :) She sees a cardiologist for the first time tomorrow, most likely we won't find anything out as I'm guessing he will just send her for tests, but it is nice to be starting the process.

In this photo taken last week the band aid is where the needle was that did not get the blood we need for the standard post adoption tests . . . . after 2 hours of going to one lab, being sent to another, finding parking and walking two little kids in. We waited and spent 20 minutes with the blood guy (I have no idea what his title really is!) and he poked and put hot compresses on Tia's arm, then pushed her arm around more (I couldn't see a vein!) finally he plunged the needle in TO NO AVAIL! My poor baby girl has to go back again. Oh yuck this is not fun! anyway I haven't had the heart to take her back for more of the same abuse as her arm is still bruised from the first attempt :( and she doesn't actually like to drink a lot of liquids that will increase the amount of blood (does it even work that way?) . . . poor sweetie, it is all too frustrating.

Here is a photo of Elijah, wanting equal time in front of the lens :) More than one friend had an amazed look on their face when meeting Tia - thinking that she really resembles our Elijah. I think they are both cute :)


Angel said...

OH NO! Pictures of your beautiful children are NEVER boring. :o) I am praying right along with you for a healthy heart. Angel

Anonymous said...

Not boring! Thank you for sharing your sweet pictures of allof your kids.We are praying for good news about Tia's heart.
Maureen C

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11