Sunday, February 22, 2009

It has been forever since our last post...

Sorry it has been so long since our last post. Life just has a way of getting in the way sometimes. Stella is funnier and more beautiful everyday. She has come a really long way these past couple months and we could not be more proud of her. Our last visit to Primary's to see Stella's Cardiologist was a great visit. He is so pleased with how well she is doing that we don't need to go back for 6 months. She's been having some issues with loose stool that is a direct result of having half her colon removed. We will soon be seeing a Gastroenterologist to help us out with that. She has been getting her monthly RSV vaccine and so far so good. Just a few days ago we were very excited to see our little monkey's first tooth!! She makes us laugh now when she smiles with her one shiny tooth. Her hair is really starting to grow and it is dark like her Daddy's. She was also lucky enough to get his olive skin. Next to Stefano and Stella I glow because of my paleness. She is sitting up on her own lately and really seems to enjoy not laying down all the time. She also stands as long as we are holding her hand. It is astounding to us how she blossomed when she came home from the NBICU. No child has ever talked as much as Monkey. She constantly has something to say, and most the time she is bossing us around. She loves to clap her hands, and her newest trick is clapping her feet. Stella has a smile that lights up the room and warms the soul. Everyday Stefano and I say how lucky we are to have her. She has made our family complete and we literally don't remember life before she came along. Her nine month check up is this Friday and we will update with her weight, length and so on. Thanks to everyone who cares about our beautiful baby girl. You have all been wonderful friends to us.

Love, Sara and Stefano

She can stand on her own!

The girls

She's SO cute!

Stella at work...

Her first tooth

Little video clip of Stella having a blast


carolyn q said...

It was great to see an update!!! I have been wondering how things are going and I figured you must just be into a routine and enjoying having you all at home together. . .no time for blogging
She is an absolute doll and I love the pictures.You are right, she has really blossomed since being home.
I am glad that things are going so well and how exciting you don't have to be seen for another 6 months. YAHOO!

Christina said...

She is so cute! I loved reading the update.

Hugs & Prayers,

Earl said...

She looks great keep up the good work.

Mike and Rebecca said...

Oh how nice it is to see Stella doing so well!!! She is just the cutest little girl. She is growing up so! Thanks for the update!


Hilary said...

Oh she is so beautiful!! I am so glad you finally posted. It is good to hear how wonderful she is doing. I'm so glad everything is going well. Much love, Hilary Cook