Sunday, September 21, 2008

6 months old! What a journey....

Our little miss is officially 6 months old today!!! What a journey it has been so far... I am amazed every day by Teag's courage, strength, and ability to smile after all that she's endured. I'm planning on turning this blog into a book someday for Teagan, so this next part is for you little bug:

Happy 1/2 year birthday sweetheart, you're mommy's little miracle. You are AMAZING! You've given me more joy in these last 6 months than I could have ever imagined. I have grown and learned so much from you. You teach me about patience, love, courage, strength, endurance, gratitude and so much more every day. Mommy loves you so much and I'm so proud of you- you're my angel. Look how much you've fought through and overcome in your first 6 months! Your big brother and your daddy both ADORE you! You've stolen all of our hearts, and many more.

Teagan has had quite an exciting first 6 months of life. Here's a little recap and a few milestones:

-Surprise diagnosis at 12hrs. old

-Two life flights over to Seattle Children's (she likes to ride in style!)

-2 heart catheterizations, one stent placed

-2 open heart surgeries

-54 days lived at Children's hospital

-2 ER visits

-4 ambulance rides

-Way too many trips to the dr./cardiologist (atleast 30)

-doubled her size since birth (she's now almost 13lbs)

-Wears 3-6 months clothes and size 2 diapers

-Likes to suck her middle and ring finger together with her others pointing outward "rock star style"

-Smiles, jabbers, DROOLS, spits, blows bubbles, and coughs to get my attention

-Rolls side to side but not quite over yet

-Favorite toy is her 'bunny boo' which she thrashes back and forth to make it rattle

-She's in love with her brother and daddy, she lights up and tries to grab their noses when they get near herAs you can see, tonight Teag is still very swollen. We had a pretty good day today overall, just not alot of fluid loss. Her sats are better- even in the 80's at times and her heart rate is good. She's breathing faster than normal but the dr.'s are saying that its because of all of the excess fluid. The plan for tommorrow is to have an echo done to check on the flow through her newly stented svc. She'll also have labs done and get a visit from the plastics dept. to look at her chest wound. They're telling us that as soon as she starts to look more like herself we should be out of here- maybe tues or wed...


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the update. Teagan looks alot better than yesterday. Happy 6 month Birthday! You are God's little miracle. We love you so much & wish we could see you & give you bunches of hugs. Your mom & dad will have to do it for us.
Love to the Family,
Aunt Karen & uncle Dave

Anonymous said...

Happy 1/2 Year Birthday Little Teagan!
What a beautiful baby you are and how greatly you are loved. Your picture and smiles light up my days. God Bless you little one, your momma, dad and Gavey too!!
Hugs and prayers,
Nana Barb

Liam Lockhart said...

HAPPY 6 MONTH BDAY! I am glad she is doing so well, she is so beautiful. We are going to print out Liams blog too i should have been doing it along the way now that in 2 days Liam is turning 1 year old!! This year has been a rollercoaster but has gone so fast. I am praying for Teagan and will be back for more updates
Heart Hugs
Sarah and Liam Hlhs

Jr, Suzie, Cole, Cruz, and Lindsay Dean said...

Happy 6 month birthday Teagan! We have been praying that your wound gets better. I still can't believe that that even happened as you feel too I'm sure. Poor baby. I have had one of those weeks too that I sit down and say, now what?!!! It has been quite the month for both of our families. Thanks for checking in on us and for the prayers. Teagan is absolutely gorgeous! We have a couple of tough cookies on our hands! Thinking of you~
Heart hugs-
Suzie......nice name by the way! ha ha

Anonymous said...

Happy 6 months Teagan!! Keep getting better!

Love, Cari