Friday, July 18, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Wow we have already been home for a week now and what a week it's been! Noel has been doing great, besides not sleeping to much but I can't really blame her with all that's going on. We have been blessed to get to visit with all of our many friends here in Grand Junction, I didn't realize how much I missed home until I finally stepped foot in the door after such a long time. I feel like a completely different person though, I never knew how much my life could change in such a short time. Noel is a different person too, being here makes me realize just how much she has grown and changed since she's been vented. It's amazing what proper ventilation can do for a person! Here are some of the pictures of our trip so far:

Below: Noel's is palying at the mall on an airplane, she liked it so much she didn't want to get down!

Here is Noel and her Grandma (Scott's mom) at our friends lake, Noel wasn't to fond of the water, but she had fun anyway!

Noel would rather play in her duckie tub instead of the lake, we couldn't
get her out of here either!

Here is Noel in her carseat saying "Hi" to everyone!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Going Home?? Can it be?

Well it looks like Noel and I will finally, after 7 months get to go HOME!!! Well it might just work out that this weekend we will get to go home for a short visit, or good bye! I'm so glad, I've secretly wanted to go home for a long time, but I haven't that it would be possible. So we'll see if it works out or not but for now even just the thought is very exciting!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tossing and turning

Last night I had an epiphany... Noel can toss and turn on her own. I know this may sound like no big deal, but I started to think that it was just in April when her nurses or I would have to reposition her every three hours so that one side of her body wouldn't fall asleep. Now she is able to reposition herself whenever she feels like it. I realized this last night when she kept tossing and turning and kicking me. She finally woke herself up around 11:30 pm and because of an irritating diaper rash she stayed awake until a little after 4:00 am. When you're up that late you really start to think of things, sometimes it's easy to look over all the little improvements Noel is making in the busy day time but at night I have more time to reflect. It is absolutely amazing how much Noel has improved since she has been on the Vent, I can't even imagine where she'll be in six months form now, she's already doing things that at one point I thought were impossible. Sometimes it seems like the vent has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for Noel!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Noel had a great time swinging with her cousins!