Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Praising GOD for Sparkly Ears!!!

Emily Margaret has her sparkly ears! Girlfriend is LOViNG all the sounds to be heard. Will post video later!
God's blessings,
Sarah :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Comforts of Home

With a little one at home my love for days spent in jammy tales is deeper than ever. I'm not sure if it's the comfort I enjoy or the slower pace I crave. Either way, today provided the perfect opportunity.
Ah, gotta love a much needed lazy Saturday. :)
Now just because Mama stays inside that doesn't mean the kids do. Actually, that's probably the perfect reason for them to head outdoors after lunch. ;)
Check out Emily Margaret & James cheesing it up before heading out. Oh sweet babies!!!
Now we're off to enjoy a movie & some pizza. The look on Emily Margaret's face when she realized a man just delivered food her house was adorable. Yes little one I agree,
the comforts of home should never be underestimated!
God's blessings on your night!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


It if my sweet hubby were writing this post it'd just contain one word...
GLORY. Because after yesterday's appointments, we're certain this is all about God's GLORY!
We started our day at the International Adoption Clinic. All our blood work came back normal. We did have a mildly elevated thyroid level. No worries, we're certain it'll correct itself with good nutrition. Most importantly all of our HIV, parasite tests etc came back negative. Holla! I just can't say enough good things about the IAC staff. They know their stuff and do a thorough work up. I'm SO glad we made the commitment to start out there. :)
Our second stop yesterday was at the Pediatric Cardiologist's office. The intake nurse was less than jolly so i was afraid we were headed for a long afternoon. But from the xray tech on it was smooth sailing. Dr.Romp was amazing with Emily Margaret. She warmed up to him immediately & even helped him do her ultrasound. Throughout the procedure I heard mumblings like surprised, better than expected, normal function. Once they finished up Dr.Romp explained what he saw. He was absolutely perplexed by Emily Margaret's heart. He said if it weren't for a chest scar, a few wires in her sternum & one visible repair, he'd never know she had any heart problems. Given her diagnosis he was blown away by what he saw She has zero restrictions & merely has to follow up with him yearly. After delivering such good news I had to claim it for what it was, God's GLORY. Her condition wasn't misdiagnosed or documented. We'd just seen God's mighty hands at work... GLORY!!!
Now let's be real, our daily life is chaotic. We've had more car trouble/broken appliances/sickness/unexpected debt/blah,blah,blah since we came home from China than is legal. But every time I see the progress our baby girl has made I remember this quote "Where God be blessing, the d*v*l be messing." And in this family, God is blessing again & again!
Now I'm off to shower, we're being given a Homecoming Shower today. I can't wait to share Emily Margaret with the friends & family that have been praying for her. :)
GIving GOD the Glory!

PS A special thanks goes out to Nana Popins, we couldn't make it through all these appointments without you!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sparkly Ears

Written January 9th...
Good morning all,
I've got a sleepy, cranky girl on my hands so I'll make it brief.
Yesterday we made our way to Oz.
As we drove down that yellow brick road that is I65,
Nana & I contemplated what we should call Emily Margaret's new found hearing.
Then this morning,
it came to me.
Emily Margaret's ears are perfect just the way they are.
Any hearing we gain is merely expanding her God given ability.
So I've decided we'll refer to her hearing aides as Sparkly Ears!
Dorothy had red ruby slippers & baby girl's going to have pink glitter Sparkly Ears.

Our newest accessory will be ready the 31st. :)

Added today...
In the mean time we're still working hard.
Emily Margaret's made the connection between sound & responding.
We can thank our hard woods floors and our handy dandy foot stomping for that.
Two quick stomps is the equivalent of me calling out "Emily Margaret, come to mama."
It's a bit barbaric, but it works!

Our sweet girl can easily say Mama & Bubby.
We do lots of mama-ma-ma babbling and that seriously cute animated chattering she does without making a sound.
What can I say??
She's adorable!
(Which comes in handy when she sucks up the dog's water in my Dyson.)

Since today's update was all about hearing, I leave you with a video.
I think you'll see that although our Dorothy awaits her sparkly ears, her big brother isn't in need of a heart.

Enjoy & God's blessings!
Sarah (The Good Witch)