March 26, 2009

We are here

Yes, we are still here! I took a blog vacation and a real vacation since writing last. As many of you say to me, "no news is good news". This past week Matt and I took a vacation to Napa, Sonoma, and LA. It was a wonderful refreshing time to celebrate five years of marriage together. We saw amazing beauty in the mountains, vineyards, and the ocean. The girls did very well. Fiona was with her grand parents and I wonder if she even knew we were gone! Whitney was with my brother and sister-in-law and missed me a bit but received much love in my absence. What a gift to be recharged.

Whitney is growing and developing so quickly these days. This month she cut her first two teeth, said "ma-ma" and "cup" and had her first haircut. There is no new news on her hip growth. We continue to be patient and pray that it is developing. We are going to begin a new kind of therapy that we hope will put a little weight bearing on her hips to stimulate the growth plate. We continue to have a daily struggle with her bowel movements as her large intestine moves too slowly. We are trying a combination of Activia, Benefiber, and Miralax which seem to be helping. Next Thursday we meet with one of her orthopaedic doctors so I am looking forward to an update there. I will keep you all posted.