Sunday, May 17, 2009

Update from home and Dr. appointment

We've all adjusted well to having a newborn at home. We are SO thankful that Ella is doing great! This little peanut LOVES to eat!!! I thought we'd have to set an alarm every 3 hours to feed her, but she wakes us up to let us know when it's time. The doctors lwould be happy with her consuming 55 ccs every 3 hours, but according to Ella, that's simply not enough! She prefers 65-75 ccs minimum. Her face is really filling out and her thighs are looking scrumptious!!!
Our doctor appointment last Thursday went really well. Her blood work and chest x-ray were fine, and we had some promising news from her new cardiologist. He has many years of experience and is highly respected at Children's. We chose him because he is the one who studied and wrote the report on Ella's echo cardiograms before and after the surgery. When he stopped in to check on her at the end of the appointment, he stated that he felt she has an 80% chance of being okay...meaning an 80% chance of her left side growing with her, and not needing the 3 staged surgeries! We were SO happy to hear that!! The tears immediately started falling!! This is just another example of how our prayers are being answered for our sweet baby girl! God is good!

We don't have much going on this week except for an appointment with the pediatrician. I'm amazed at how calm we are with Miss Ella. I honestly thought I'd be a nervous wreck at home, but she's giving me so much confidence and assurance that she's going to be okay. She's an angel!
Enjoy the pics and I'll continue to take more and post them.
We love you all!
The Morrison Family XOXO


  1. Before I get to Miss Ella- let me just say that Mr. Grady is the cutest thing ever! You can just see how much he loves being a big brother and I bet he is so proud of his baby sister. They are so cute together and that boy is going to be soooo protective of her! So glad to hear that she is doing so well and we cannot wait to see her beautiful chunky legs! Give her kisses!

  2. So glad to hear all is going well! I will keep watching for her progress. I wanted to send you an invite to my blog, but I don't have your e-mail address. E-mail me when you get a chance.

  3. Looking at pictures again, I have to chuckle. Ella is always perfectly accessorized!