Kenley’s Heart Appointment

Mom and I drove Kenley to Shand’s this morning for her 6 month check up. Her heart is almost back to a normal size and she received a good report.

She does still have a very small hole in her lower chambers.

This is a VSD which is the same defect she was originally diagnosed with. Her cardiologist assured me that this small hole should not cause her problems, as her larger hole(s) did. He also assured me (yes, I need lots of reassurance now) that she would not need surgery down the road. Since it’s coming from a Shand’s cardiologist, I’ll try to take his word for it. They’ll check the tiny hole again in 6 months.

So it looks like she may always have a hole in heart, but that’s okay with me.

Oh- and the little tank weighs 29 pounds now.


My Chunky Monkey part II

I neglected to mention that on Friday, when I took Kenley to the peditrician she had a weigh in.
My sweet little chunky monkey now weighs 29 lbs 7 ounces!

Who would believe that this child had failure to thrive 20 months ago?

Wish I was at my other laptop so I could (insert photo here) of what my thunder thigh toddler looks like now. I love it!

Here new (and used often) sentences are:

  • I want that
  • Here you go
  • Where’s Daddy?
  • Where’s Mommy?
  • Where’s Pops?
  • Bye B! (she waves to britton and tells her good bye after the car door closes from dropping her off at school)
  • Poo Poo- pew eww!
  • I want to go outside
  • Crocs?
  • Bite me (points to arm where B bit her – this only happened today, but K can now articulate and ultimately tattle)
  • I love you
  • I see you
  • I don’t know

Update on Britton

The “shift” in my Britton has remained continuous for one week today. Albeit, she has been down with a cold, but my sweet little Britton is back. I enjoy spending time with her. In fact, I’ve kept her home from school twice this week- without hesitation. I want to do things with her, ask her what she’s thinking.

Today we drew on the back patio with sidewalk chalk, got an icey at Target and looked at patio furniture (just the two of us- Kenley was with mary), snuggled, baked cookies, rode bikes, did yardwork, made necklaces with wooden blocks (birthday gift to kenley).

She’s really picking up, too, that we are back on the same wavelength.

Could it be true? Could the “terrible fours” finally be behind us?!

She is patient with her little sister, loving to her mother, adoring to her Daddy, and affectionate to her Mary. She had this below conversation with ‘Sassy’ this week (with her sweet-frog-in-the-throat-voice).

Britton- Thasthy, I just wuv you.
Sassy- You do love me? Well I love you too.
Britton- I don’t dink I say it enuff to you. I should tell you mowa often.

Here comes easter

Jesus Washes his Disciples Feet

1-2 Just before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that the time had come to leave this world to go to the Father. Having loved his dear companions, he continued to love them right to the end. It was suppertime. The Devil by now had Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, firmly in his grip, all set for the betrayal.

3-6Jesus knew that the Father had put him in complete charge of everything, that he came from God and was on his way back to God. So he got up from the supper table, set aside his robe, and put on an apron. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, drying them with his apron. When he got to Simon Peter, Peter said, “Master, you wash my feet?”

7Jesus answered, “You don’t understand now what I’m doing, but it will be clear enough to you later.”

8Peter persisted, “You’re not going to wash my feet—ever!”
Jesus said, “If I don’t wash you, you can’t be part of what I’m doing.”

9″Master!” said Peter. “Not only my feet, then. Wash my hands! Wash my head!”

10-12Jesus said, “If you’ve had a bath in the morning, you only need your feet washed now and you’re clean from head to toe. My concern, you understand, is holiness, not hygiene. So now you’re clean. But not every one of you.” (He knew who was betraying him. That’s why he said, “Not every one of you.”) After he had finished washing their feet, he took his robe, put it back on, and went back to his place at the table.

12-17Then he said, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Master,’ and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, you do. I’m only pointing out the obvious. A servant is not ranked above his master; an employee doesn’t give orders to the employer. If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it—and live a blessed life.
The One Who Ate Bread at My Table

18-20″I’m not including all of you in this. I know precisely whom I’ve selected, so as not to interfere with the fulfillment of this Scripture:
The one who ate bread at my table
Turned on his heel against me.”I’m telling you all this ahead of time so that when it happens you will believe that I am who I say I am. Make sure you get this right: Receiving someone I send is the same as receiving me, just as receiving me is the same as receiving the One who sent me.”

John 13:1-20 (The Message)