Saturday, December 12, 2009

Amazing Improvement!!

Christmas card pics - thanks Uncle Buck

Sara continues to amaze us at how God is working in her little life. Even more so, she has amazed one of her therapist. I mentioned recently some things to pray about - namely Sara responding to therapy. On Dec 1st, the therapist gave us the exercises to do to work with Sara, mainly on moving her head to one side, her left. She favored turning to the right. If this would have continued it could have become much more serious. So we did the exercises.

Well, Jennifer and I thought we could see improvement, but when the therapist came one week later (this past Tuesday) she said - This is not the same baby I saw last week. I wasn't there, but Jennifer said she remarked over and over - this is amazing, I can't believe she improved this much in one week. How cool!! In fact, we are no longer doing those exercises and have moved on to some that help her focus and follow objects, reach and grab, and loosen up her midsection (maybe I should get Sara to do what I do to loosen my midsection - fudge and eggnog!).

The new formula did not work out, she only had 3 bottles and reacted to it immediately - very fussy, which is unusual. We immediately switched back and now we are back to normal. Sara did get to try rice cereal for the first time yesterday. The video below shows that experience. But today, she loved it! She ate the whole portion and seemed to like it alot, lots of squeals.

Sara continues to be healthy and doing well. Enjoy the pics and video of her. More so, enjoy our great Savior and King whose name is Jesus!

Ok, they've put me in this new contraption, I don't know what it is, but I know dad couldn't find the real cushiony seat for it so they stuck some ole bath towel down instead. I don't know what they have planned, but I don't think I like it.

What's this?? What is she holding? and what is she doing with it?!?!? she trying to stick it in my mouth, wait there is some kind of substance laying in the concave bowl on this object. It appears she wants to put that substance in my mouth, should I??

What is this?!?!? No one asked me about this, eh, uh, ... I don't know what it is. It's a cross between uh, well, I don't know I've never had anything else. What is the universal baby sign for disgusting, umm, oh yeah I spit it out!

Oh well, maybe it wasn't so bad. Maybe if I smile real cute they won't do it again.

Emma Grace at her bday tea party

I tried all day to upload some videos, they're coming, just not today.


  1. I have spend the last hour or so reading though your blog, I've cried, laughed and had moments "yes, that's true". On Oct. 15, I delivered at 27 weeks due to high blood pressure and my placenta abrupted also. Abby was 1 lb 13 oz. She is doing very well, I've found that everyone's story is different but the same all rolled into one. Her lungs are our complication, she is still on the nasal canulla and they are thinking we may go home on it but at this point, I don't care what we go home on, as long as we go home (soon). Thank you for sharing your story! God Bless.

  2. Isaiah 49:13, "Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones." (NIV)
    He has showed you, O man, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
    Micah 6:8 (NIV)

    Thank you for the update-been thinking of Sara often!


  3. What a sweet update! I love the pictures! I'm so glad the therapist noticed improvement!

    Jessie Turner

  4. The girls are beautiful! Have a great Christmas and enjoy your time with them.
    Tammy Jensen

  5. We know Jennifer is a great teacher, just learning to teach different things. Sara is a GREAT student. She is learning so fast.