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.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

100% Voice Back

This morning me and Scarlett were hanging out on the bed, when it dawned on me that she has 100% of her voice back. That's great news. I can hear her crying from across the house. Before she still sounded real faint when she cried, but now, she's back to her old sweet adorable voice. :)

Yesterday I was able to put her in her exersaucer and she was very happy to be in it.

Everyday she is more and more like her 'old' self. The only difference I notice (other than the obvious pinker color) from her old self to her new self is that before surgery she was completely disinterested in pacifiers. She hated them. We had them, but hardly ever used them, because she preferred to suck on her pointer finger rather than suck on a pacifier.  Well, surgery changed all that...

She LOVES her pacifier now. It calms her down and definitely soothes her. We always have to have them around for when she gets fussy. I was already thankful that Scarlett wasn't going to be like her big sister Violet (a binky junky), who is totally addicted to her pacifier which she calls a binky. But no such luck...maybe since Scarlett still likes sucking on her finger she'll outgrow the pacifier faster than Violet, but I'm obviously not going to take anything away from her right now.

She's been a lot more 'less fussy' lately which is a Godsend because Todd and I are exahusted from having two extremely clingy and needy children. Violet has been uber clingy lately probably because of being ignored frequently, and Scarlett had TWO teeth coming in on the top! So she was extra super fussy because she was teething big time. She'll have her two front teeth for Christmas, so she doesn't have to ask Santa for them (get it?  the song..? oh never mind..)

So, now Scarlett has 3 teeth on top and 2 teeth on bottom. But the 2 new teeth on top are barely breaking through and one of them is pretty big!

Overall, she's been a lot happier lately. I'd have to say her status has changed from "High Maintenance" to "Medium Maintenance". ; ) and probably by next week, she'll be all the way back to her old self of "Low Maintenance", or Zen Baby as we used to call her.


  1. she is too cute in that exersaucer. my oldest saw that it was baby einstein and asked who scarlett was. i explained to her that she just had her heart fixed like her sister kylee will and her response was, will she get that baby einstein thing! glad to see that she is doing well.

  2. Scarlett looks so adorable with her two lttle bottom teeth showing when she smiles! And what a blessing to see her happily playing again!