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.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Putting on Weight

(Scarlett with her favorite blankie)

Scarlett had a cardiologist appointment on Tuesday and she gained a pound in the last 2 weeks. I was very happy to see she weighed 14lbs 3oz. Mind you, she hasn't gained anything since August (when she weighed 14lbs 4 oz), but her cardiologist said that this is 'normal' for cardiac kids post surgery.

Her oxygen level at the cardiologist was 99%! They said she's doing great. : ) Her appetite is back. No barfing. She is definitely thriving. Playing, crawling, talking, giggling. and her voice is stronger than ever. She's doing absolutely fantastic. The separation anxiety is still there, but it is a lot better now. Getting her to go to bed is a struggle. She cries and screams and fights it big time. But after a little more mommy love, she finally settles down for the night.

She still wears size 6 months pretty comfortably, but on Sunday I put her in a size 3-month dress and it fit her perfect ..not too big, not too small. I put her in her walker and she scoots around the kitchen. But normally she doesn't like being in it. I think she was only enjoying being in it because Violet was in the kitchen too.

(Scarlett with her big sister Violet)

Violet loves her little sister. She's always saying "I love her... she's so cute and tiny". I don't know who taught her "cute and tiny" but she says it all the time.  Whenever she see's Scarlett's scar she says: "Scarlett has a boo-boo." and I say "Yes she does"... and she says: "She has a boo-boo on her heart... owie". and I say "yes".  Scarlett wants to play with Violet more and more everyday. And of course Violet being an average 2-yr-old is insanely jealous and stingy with her toys.  She is constantly saying MINE!, and grabbing toys out of Scarlett's hands. Poor baby. So, right now I'm trying to teach Violet that sharing is caring. After awhile, Violet calms down and plays nice, and brings her toys to Scarlett like a good sister. I love them sooooo much. I am so happy I have 2 little girls. Girls Rule! :)


  1. I am so happy for all of you. My house used to be a Boys Rule house...until Hope came along. My oldest knows Hope has a boo boo, but my 17 month old doesn't realize it yet.

    Your blog is great and I am so thankful Viola is doing so well. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I also get to award you the HeartFelt Blogger Award! You deserve it. You have to come to my blog to get it and then you get to give it away too!