Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Easter 2010

Sadly we don't have any pics of Emma on Easter since Chris, Mama & Beverly were all sick & Emma soon followed. The only Easter pics we have are of her 1st Easter basket & her first egg hunt.

Emma's first Easter Basket which contained: a color book, crayons, mini Big Bird & Cookie Monster, 2 books, bubbles and of course eggs.

This was after the egg hunt was over & Emma was playing with the egg that had been returned to Shannon, our lovely host.

Let the hunting begin

To Sum It All Up

I am so behind on blogging, I almost stopped all together but lets see if I can sum up the last month or so.

Emma has been doing really good in therapy, although she still will not walk independently for more than 4-5 steps. We had our gospel meeting at church the end of March, which was a very busy week. Then we had Easter at Mama's beach house where I was the only adult who wasn't struck be the terrible stomach bug & poor little Emma had it for 1.5 weeks. I took her to the pedi 3 times & they sent her to the ER twice for dehydration. Emma is not a water or juice drinker. I had to squirt liquid down her throat to get her to drink or try to feed her jello. It took her a while to bounce back as far as her eating & walking go but she is back on track & almost gained back the 3 lbs she lost while sick. She still isn't walking independently but pushes her walk toy or will walk holding your hands.

Emma has also stopped wearing her splint during the day on her left hand & now only wears a smaller one at night while she sleeps (if she doesn't take it off that is). Her hand looks great & she is finally getting used to using her reconstructed thumb. Dr. G said it would take a while to learn how to use it & it did. We no longer have to show her how to hold things in her left hand.

In the middle of all of that we have been trying to get everything squared away with the adoption center. I sent our profile to the printer yesterday & it should be back on Thursday. We still need to punch holes, tie ribbon, attach our cover photo & hand sign all 50 copies. After all of that is complete, we will be in the waiting mode once again.