Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sophie Update

Sophie is almost 2 weeks old, big day tomorrow as we go for her 2 week doctor's appointment. Things are good, she is above her birth weight and is eating well and sleeping at night. We got the routine down so really not a whole lot to report on the Sophie front.

Angie and I spent a number of days at Natalia's house during and immediately after the lung transplant. Martin and dad were at the hospital while I was with the girls, so it was Mom, Angie, Scarlett, Sophie and me. It was a really great 3 days during which we got to rest (Angie and I were exhausted) with all the assessment stuff and the ups and downs of trying to be parents during Natalia's hospitalization. It was nice to spend some time with the family. We have been in almost constant contact, all of us with our Blackberries in hand and seeing each other in hospital rooms and hallways. It was a very tough, but also great few days. We took pictures of the girls, and Angie and I got into our "being parents" routine and at this point we feel pretty good about things and are now able to take some naps during the day as Sophie sleeps. Our routine is like a marathon training program, we chart everything down and feed the baby to a schedule (funny, but what would you expect from a Lab Technologist and an Engineer who enjoy training for marathons and triathlons, this is what we know :)
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As you can see from the pictures there is a bit of a size difference between the two girls, Scarlett is now 4 months old and Sophie is 2 weeks tomorrow. This picture just makes me laugh. I bet they will laugh about it too in a few years. Scarlett kept reaching for Sophie like she was a toy. Haha.

So that's my update for now, things are good and we are enjoying each day as it comes and trying very hard not to worry what's around the next corner.

7 comments:

Ramona said...

Love those pictures John!
I showed my 2 and a half year old daughter, and she kept wanting to see baby Sophie, again! :)
She thought she was very cute.

And then she asked about baby Scarlett, and conveniently there was a picture of both girls! Too cute in matching sleepers!!

I continue to pray for Natalia. Sending everyone love.

Kerry said...

Both girls look healthy and beautiful. Awesome! Thanks for the update and for modeling for the rest of the world what a loving and supportive family really is-- you've shown that through this whole process and it continues on. Thanks for sharing your journey. It is priceless encouragement to me. Thanks!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Ahhhh - look at little Sophie! Perfect and beautiful. Nat is going to go nutz when she sees her. And look at Scarlett - the loving big cousin. Such precious times in little lives. Good luck at your appointment - I am sure that Sophie is going to get a glowing report.

Thinking of Nat - is she doing ok?

Nancy said...

Thanks John for the pictures and the update... Sophie is soo cute..can't wait to squeaze her!
Always keeping Natalia in our prayers.

Nancy,Ryan and Victoria

Sherri-lynn Graham said...

Your baby girl is adorable! You and the rest of your family are so incredibly devoted and dedicated to each other... a rare and precious bond that is so heartwarming to see. Thank you so much for your updates. Tell Angie that Beth and I are so excited about getting to see both baby girls (as well as all of you)when you guys come down to visit in the summer. Don and Beth and all the kids can't wait to hug Natalia, Marty and Scarlett! We will pray for a speedy recovery for Natalia as she is always in our hearts and minds. Sherri(Don's sister)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Hi John:

I just checked in for my daily Natalia update. I am so excited to read that she is breathing on her OWN! AMAZING!

I would reply to you on twitter but haven't a clue how. I am a twitter twit!

Richard Jennings said...

I can imagine Angie creating a spreadsheet- like schedule for feedings, changings, and everything :) Best wishes to all three of you, baby's first xmas will be very special! :)

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