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.

Monday, February 15, 2010

CHD Awareness Day, February 14th

Yesterday was February 14th, Valentine's Day. Also known in the heart world as "CHD Awareness Day: A Day for Hearts". I chose this very special day to celebrate Scarlett's 1st Birthday (3 days early).  I had a HUGE party for her and invited half of the city of Phoenix. A ton of people came to celebrate and honor my little heart baby. What a heroic year she's been through. I still get choked up whenever I think about it. (including now).

Recently I had a couple of people comment that I hadn't updated my blog in a while. I told those people that I didn't think anyone was reading it, so I stopped updating it. The only way I know that people are still reading it is if they leave a comment...or if they tell me (in person) that they're reading it. So, I promised these people that I would start updating on a regular basis once again.

Afterall, just because she's had her second surgery [and heart-wise is considered stable for now], doesn't mean that people don't still inquire how she's doing. Speaking of how she's doing... she's doing great! She's eating, she's gaining weight, she's almost walking, she's talking/babbling more, she takes baths in the regular bathtub [instead of the baby bathtub]. Her favorite activity is watching her big sister Violet (who recently celebrated her 3rd birthday).  My babysitter said that last week Scarlett said "Violet" twice when she saw Violet. So, now she knows "ma-ma", "da-da" and "bi-let". Absolutely adorable.

I will post pics from the party on my next post. But for now, I just wanted to say "I'm baaaack". So, look forward to more posts from me on a regular basis. : )


  1. i was also wondering where you have been. glad Scarlett is doing well and gaining weight!

  2. Oh my gosh she is getting so big!! She is so cute!! Glad everything is going well!

  3. It's great that you're back and that she's doing so well!!!

    Happy Birthday Miss Scarlett!!

  4. Glad she is doing well. She is getting SO big. I dont post much, but I do like to hear how she is doing!

  5. Scarlett's birthday was awesome and the birthday girl was the star of everyone's heart! I am so thrilled to have gotten so much one on one time with my favorite little princess! Thank you for inviting me!!

  6. Glad you are back Mel!!! She is soooo super cute!!! :)