This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back To The Drawing Board and First Foods

While out looking at more houses (to put in as back-ups to the one we put an offer on this past Saturday), we received an email that said that the bank did not accept our offer. The house went into foreclosure and will be going to the auction...Bummer. Back to the drawing board.

I had hoped to get that house.... I imagined Scarlett crawling and taking her first steps in that house, so it's disappointing to know that I have to keep looking. But at least I'm lucky that I got an answer so quickly. So now I have to keep looking, but that's okay sometimes it's fun looking at different houses. Just not in July in Arizona in non-air conditioned smelly, abandoned houses.

Scarlett is still doing fantastic. I'm very lucky that she's putting on weight and her oxygen levels are still in the low 80s/high 70s. Her next echocardiogram is in 2 weeks, and the countdown begins for her cardiac catheterization which is scheduled for August 11.

I've been having a very nice time meeting, chatting, and getting to know other heart-mommies through Facebook, these Blogs, and through the Eller Heart Family Council yahoo group. I feel lucky that I'm able to connect with these other mothers. Its nice to know that they're going through the same thing I'm going through.

As for my little heart baby...she's growing more and more each day. Soon, she'll be wearing size 6 mos. I am postponing offering her solid foods, but I know the day is coming right around the corner... maybe this weekend. I really don't know why I'm waiting. I guess I'm waiting to put her Snug 'n Go into the high chair (to keep her from slouching). I also suppose I'm just being lazy about that. Next post.. First Solid Foods...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blog Newbie.. Day 2

No, I'm not going to post every single day, but I wanted to say how much fun I'm having trying to figure this blog out. It's kind of complicated, but thanks to Jenna, I did manage to add some new music using her step-by-step process. [thanks Jenna!] . All the music is related to my daughter Scarlett.

Scarlett was extra super fussy today as she is teething and was inconsolable for the better part of the day. She is napping right now which gives mommy time to play around on the computer.

Grandma and auntie Michelle are supposed to come over for a visit later, but they're not here yet. Oh, and the most exciting news of the day today is that we made an offer on a house!!

It's in Laveen, AZ. 2600 sq feet, 2-story, 4BR, 3.5BA. Keep your fingers crossed our offer is accepted! I'll keep everyone posted (or should I say blogged?). I've never owned my own home before so I'm kind of nervous about the whole homebuying process. I will be very happy that my babies will have their own home and we will never have to move again (relatively speaking...)

Okay that's it for today. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blog Virgin

Well, this is my first post on my brand new blog. I only started a blog because I was genuinely jealous of all the other heart mommies that share their stories/updates about their heart babies on blogspot. So I figured...if they can do it, so can I! :)

It is Saturday morning and Scarlett is playing on the floor in her RainForest Gym. She's in the early stages of rolling over, but still hasn't mastered it yet. Yesterday was her 5-month birthday. She is getting big (and loud!). I am so lucky that she is doing great (heart-wise).

Her next surgery will probably be sometime in late August, or maybe even September. She has her cardiac catheterization scheduled for August 11th at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

I will be really glad after her second surgery because I still feel like she is a fragile little bubble. Seeing as she has an artificial piece of plastic implanted in her heart keeping her alive, that BT shunt that could clog any time, therefore I live in constant fear (well, maybe not CONSTANT, but ever present) that I will have to rush her to the ER at any moment.

Being a working-mommy doesn't help alleviate my fear either. I find myself calling the babysitter at least twice a day just to check on her. Luckily she is doing awesome, and I am truly grateful and thank God everyday that he keeps her in my life. :)

Thank you for reading my inaugural post. Obviously more to come!