Sunday, July 25, 2010

My girls

My first time meeting Lucy after the C-section.
I just had to throw in this cute boy.
Lucy

Lucy after her cardiac cath. This procedure may have kept her from having a more invasive surgery.
My girls are reunited.
Hazel looks so much bigger here.
Sweet Lucy
Cutie pie Hazel with one of Carlie's cute headbands.
Lucy
Hazel left Lucy Right
I can't get enough!
I love my husband. He loves his little girls.
Big yawn Lulu

Hazel McKay:
You may have noticed from the pictures that Hazel's head is not exactly round. We were told by nurses that this head shape is common in breech babies. A neonatologist met with us and told us he was a little concerned about her head shape but mostly he was concerned that the bones along the top may be fused together. If this were true it would require surgery. He doesn't think they are but it will take a couple of weeks to really know for sure. We are going to follow up with a neurologist in a couple of weeks to find out more on what we need to do for her. On a lighter note I think Hazel is the funnest little girl ever. She has this way of drawing you in. At the hospital the nurses would fight over her. I even had a male nurse come and tell me he thought she was the sweetest baby in the nursery. (He does not typically work with babies or their mothers.) She's a very quirky little thing and is constantly pulling funny faces. She is really strong but has a hard time turning her head because of it's shape. It's kinda sad but kinda funny. I adore her.

Lucy Blair:
I'm just starting to get to know her but she is such a sweetheart. Chuck and I can't get over how sweet and adorable she is. I've been able to feed her twice now and they have been very special experiences. She's our little fighter. She's had a rough week and has been so tough through it all. Miracles have surrounded her. Her body had grown collateral arteries to help circulate blood. It's so neat to see what our bodies will do to help us survive. Our family is truely blessed to have such a special little girl.

We have felt the prayers of so many working on our behalf. Not only are my children doing great but I'm feeling better than I have in months. My recovery from surgery has been very easy and I've barely felt tired at all. My mom has been a huge support and help and Chuck has been so wonderful with taking on so much on his own. I am so grateful for my family and for how supportive everyone has been. There is nothing more I could ask for.

9 comments:

Abraham and Sara said...

I cried reading your post :) I am so glad your little girls are here, safe and sound. I am glad things are going better than expected. I hope everything continues to go well. You are amazing!

Christin Foscarini said...

Liza I don't know what to say other then they are the most precious things I have ever seen!! I too got a little emotional seeing their beautiful little faces!! How blessed we are to be mothers to these amazing little angels :) I love you and your (not so small) family :) Your family will remain in my prayers. Love you!!

PS glad to hear you are healing quickly!

Sheridy said...

Congratulations, they are so cute. I hope that you don't mind that I found your blog off of Jen friz's I hope you can have both of your babies home with you soon.

Em said...

Eliza, first of all, you have the most beautiful little girls! seriously, they are just incredibly gorgeous. Second, holy cow, YOU are gorgeous! no wonder you make such beautiful children. I am so glad things are going so well. i continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Katie said...

I'm crying too! They are both so beautiful! I am so proud of how you have been so calm and handled things so well. I am so happy they are doing so good! Keep recovering! (I am so glad that's going good too!) Love you! Hugs and kisses for those girls! And Jack too!

Noelle said...

Maybe it runs in the family because I'm crying too...they are beautiful. YOU are beautiful! And I'm so glad things are going as well as they are!

Bri said...

Annnnndd this made me cry, too.
They are so tiny, I can't get over it!
Glad to hear your "legit" family is doing so well :)

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Those pictures of your babies made me cry. I want to come and hold them, too! I am going to keep praying hard for these little angels.

You are amazing parents!

Bless you. :)

Baby Sister said...

Yeah...I cried too. :)

They are beautiful, and I'm so glad they are as strong as they are to have made it.