Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Frances and Bella

Testing out the swing.

Bella is taking to the "big sister" role very easily.  She is definitely curious about Frances and it looks like they will be lifelong buddies.  We had such a wonderful day settling in and enjoying being home as a family.  Bella hung out with Frances most of the day and looked after her while she tried the swing out and got a bath.  And, we all got outside for a nice stroll in the beautiful weather!

Bath time! Bella probably thinking she's thankful it's not her turn!

All clean and ready for bed.

We had our visit with the cardiologist this morning and everything went well.  They did x-rays, EKG, and an echo-cardiogram, and Frances was a champ!  The Dr explained that what they are seeing from the test is exactly what they had seen in-utero, which is called an Atrioventricular Canal Defect. Basically this is a large hole in the center of her heart where the atria and ventricles come together.  The link below contains some information about her condition.  The great news right now is that she is getting good blood flow into and out of her heart.  He stressed the importance of adequate caloric intake and weight gain, which we are working on very hard!  So for now, we will go back every 4-6 weeks until they begin to see that its time for the repair.  The Dr seemed to be leaning more towards the 6 month mark, but really we just have to wait and see.  But for now we just keep on doing what we're doing!

The highlight of my day:)

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

1 comment:

  1. That would be the highlight of my day too!! Bella looks like she is being a very good big sister...and you look like you are being a very good mommy...and of course Frances is good at all that she does :)