Monday, September 22, 2008

baby girl

In the interest of keeping loved ones abreast even though I kind of avoid the phone, I bring you a report on Marian's emergency trip to Philly about a week ago: everything's fine. A left-over rash and a dull couple of days. Her first virus post-transplant brought a fever, and all fevers must be initially treated as serious infections, so we found a sleepover for Audrey and hurried along to the local hospital for IV antibiotics. Once checked in, we were in their power, so had to take the ambulance to Philly. I should have taken more photos, but was unsure that I was excited about our first ride in the bus. Remarkably, both Marian and I (very pregnant and seatbelted to a 1 1/2' wide bench) slept all the way, though reports are that we bounced around a lot. Small blessings.Why we were never really that worried: Marian in the ER.Anyone who has even barely commented on my pregnancy knows that I'm not that excited. Yesterday I realized the core reason why: I still have my baby. Maybe I need to let her grow up. But, look! She's still my baby girl--witness the cheeks! (sleeping in this morning):and can you see how her hair has grown in the two weeks between photos? Long enough to get messy now :)

8 comments:

cfm said...

Oh...sweet marian...we are so glad that everything turned out so well. I was praying my little lungs out! And just so you know, I am ECSTATIC about the little goat boy...one more day until I find out!

Gabaldon said...

She is a sweet little girl....glad everything is good...Your family is always in our prayers..Take care of yourself & family

nweames said...

Glad to see Marian is her same wonderful self, despite a little worry. I think I still have the same problem with Andrew. He's 5 but in my mind he is still my baby boy. I have no doubt however, when you have your little boy you will be so grateful he has come. We are praying for your family.

Kathi D said...

She is so precious. I understand why she is still your baby.

vfg said...

thank you, sweet friends!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Bless her little heart. I hope that she is in better shape now. I got a kick out of the goofy face. Good to see she still had a sense of humor.

Good luck to you in the upcoming weeks. I'll be anxious to peek in on your blog to find out about the new wee one when it arrives.

amd said...

You can never tell she is sick....She is always happy and always have a smile on her face. You are a SUPER MOM!!! We will keep your family in our prayers. How about you V, how are you feeling?

With Love,
AM

Elise said...

Hello from Texas!!!