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Sunday, July 13, 2008

First Sunday At Church

Today was a special day because it was Victoria's first day to attend a church service with me. I took a picture of Victoria in her dress before we left the house. She looked so cute! We went to the 2nd service (10:30am) and sat on one of the back rows. It was great to see so many people, although I did try to be careful about getting too close. So many people were so sweet to let me know how they had been praying for us and Victoria. I will be trying to slowly get Victoria into church life with me. I know she will come to love everyone there as much as Mark and I do!

Here is a picture of Natalie in her church dress from today. Her Aunt Karen actually bought this dress originally for Elyssa. Natalie gets all of the hand-me-downs, but she still looks cute!

Elyssa got this dress from her Grandmother and Granddaddy for her birthday. She looks awful pretty!

Yesterday, Christine, from Early Intervention, came to evaluate Victoria. She looked at her motor skills and other things via a little test booklet she had and gave her different ratings. Victoria is a little behind where she should be, but that is understandable. I mean, it's not like she wasn't out of commission for about 4 weeks at UAB having her chest cut on! Also, the weeks before that, she was not functioning at her full potential because of her heart issues. Christine said that this week we will probably have a visit from another lady at Early Intervention who will go over the plan for Victoria. Christine believes that Victoria will need physical therapy. I'm sure that will be the first thing we start up with her. She believes that once we get Victoria going on her plan that she will really amaze us. She already recognized how active that Victoria was and said that will definitely play in her favor.

The girls fell asleep in the van today on the way back home from church. Mark wanted me to take a picture. Awe! How cute! They even have their heads both leaning the same way!

Victoria fell asleep in her bouncy seat while I was pumping and look what was in her mouth! Yikes! I heard her sucking on something a little, but sometimes she sucks on her own tongue. I didn't expect to see her finger in there! Hopefully, she'll forget that she found that finger! We don't need another finger-sucker in our household!

On another note, say a prayer for me. I went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago complaining of congestion in my chest. The doctor didn't hear anything and said it was probably viral, which means no antibiotics. Since my visit, I have still had a yucky cough with lots of feelings of congestion still in my chest. I can feel it so I know it's there. I will make an appointment tomorrow and insist on a chest x-ray. I dread the thought, but what if he tells me I have walking pneumonia or something crazy like that?? Hopefully, this can be treated with simple antibiotics. I cannot afford to leave Mark in a lurch if I need more serious treatment. So, pray for a simple treatment and quick recovery for me.

Blessings to all of you!


Anonymous said...

Hey Mark, Heather, and girls. We haven't written you in while and just wanted to let you know you were still in our thoughts and prayers. As I say prayers with the girls every night, we always have to say thank you for G-Daddy and Victoria's hearts. Chasity and I were just looking at the pictures from today and she looks SOOOOOOO Good!!! We are glad to see how well things are going, all though we are not surprised. HE is amazing! Take care, and maybe we will get to see ya'll before all our girls get grown.

Alan, Chasity, Cali, and Graci

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather, Brian Crisman here. Today I read about Victoria for the first time. I wish I had known y'all were in B'ham going through that. I'm just down the road. We will be praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My how Victoria has grown! She looks like such a little lady...that picture in her dress is adorable. It's amazing how unique each of the girls look...but I see a little Mommy and Daddy in each of them. (Natalie definitely has your lips. ;) I hope your doctor's appt comes out well too and you'll be well soon. I hate being sick. YUCK!

Anonymous said...

And, I know I don't have to tell you this but all of your girls are gorgeous!