Sunday, July 29, 2007

junior...

that is what auntie calls her... i think it is hilarious.

i wish i had a photo of estee to post but she has been off with her daddy alot lately which has given me some time to focus on simone but at the same time i miss her like crazy... man it's not easy adjusting to two, but we are getting the hang of it.

simone is so sweet and estee is just absolutely taken by her... hopefully i can get a photo soon of the way she looks at her, it's always the same and it just screams love, she just lights up.

also missing my mom big time...

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

my girls...

it just doesn't get much better than this...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

home again...

we have had a long, scary week. our little simone was admitted to the hospital last wed., she was fussy and irritable and had a fever... little did i know what we would be in for.

we were in the hospital for 6 days, 6 days i am sure that have forever changed me. she had spinal taps, ivs, catheders and a whole lot of other terrible things. so many tests were run and it seemed she just kept getting worse and worse, heart rate going higher and higher, temperature rising and more and more fuss.

after a whole lot of worry and a few looong days with no answers and no sleep, we are home. simone was released monday with a picc line (internal IV) and we have to give her antibiotics every six hours for 10 days. they were never really able to nail down a diagnosis except for meningitis (everything they tested for came back negative) they are treating for the worse kind (bacterial) but thinking it was viral?? she is doing so great and we were so blessed to have her make such a quick and miraculous recovery after she was doing so badly. we are also very blessed that we caught it so early, she was admitted to the hospital only about 6 hours after she first started having symptoms. the doctors have reassured me that she will be just fine and that she will make a full recovery.

i was also admitted to the emergency room our third night there because i started bleeding and wouldn't stop... after shots, ultra sounds and a prescription of pills i was released and walked back upstairs to be by my little girls side, i seem to be doing better and am hoping nothing further needs to be done. i am so grateful for the peace and calm i was blessed with throughout this ordeal, i have truly gained a stronger testimony in the power of prayer... the peace and strength it brought to me literally got me through each moment.

i know that i have learned so much from this experience. my faith is stronger than ever, i am so much more grateful and aware of my blessings and i know that i could never have gotten through this without the lord and my family.

my mom... she has been my rock, my safe place, and my strength, she stayed with me every single night sleeping in recliners literally sleeping 1 hour a night. she was strong when no one else was, she was my support and i dont think she will ever know how much i needed her.

thank you so much to all of you for your phone calls, thoughts, and prayers they were truly answered and we are so happy to be home as a family again.

here are a few of my little angel, home... safe and sound...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

more simone...

just laying in her crib this morning...

can't tell you how much i love having her here...

love her smell
love her grouchy looks
love her little chin
love her long skinny fingers and toes
love the dimples in her bottom lip
love every single ounce of her...

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Monday, July 09, 2007

3 days old...

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she is just changing everyday... and seriously, can you get over all that hair!!!???

Sunday, July 08, 2007

blessed...

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yesterday we brought our little bundle home... i cant even begin to explain the happiness and love here, simone is the sweetest baby and we all are just gushing over her.

estee loves her little sister so much and is adjusting beautifully.

i am feeling so happy and grateful and blessed... my mom is here and i dont know what i would do without her, she is such an angel and because of her help around here we have been able to just fall more and more in love with this girl.

i have lots of photos to share, in fact i have had the camera in simone's face for a good portion of her life! chris got me a new camera as a gift after simone was born... i cant believe it and cant tell you how excited i am ( it's the canon 5d) so i will be sharing many many photos just as soon as i start feeling a bit better... until then here are a few more from the hospital...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

sweet, sweet simone...


Beautiful...

Its Ann (Amy's sister) I just wanted to let everyone know that sister had her baby last night! Simone Furstenau was born at 3:57a.m. and weighed 8.5 lbs and was 22 inches long (such a big girl). She is BEAUTIFUL with a mop of black hair. Everything went really good and she is just about the most darling thing I have ever seen, it was love at first sight for all of us. Now I cant wait to see my little pookie with her, that should be interesting!!! Anyway, just an up-date. We will put some photos of this little doll up very soon...