Monday, March 31, 2008

Still truckin'

Olivia is doing incredible today! She is still pretty sleepy, but when she is awake, she is much more alert, aware, and bright-eyed! They are trying to get her oxygen weaned down enough so that she can try to eat soon. Maybe even as early as tomorrow! This is great news! She is already down to 6 liters from the 10 liters she was on this morning, so we are heading in the right direction.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Much better...

Zac is taking the early morning shift and called and said Olivia is doing great. They are working on weaning down her oxygen just a little at a time. She is still running a bit of a fever, but her white count is coming down. They didn't find a source to the possibe infection yesterday, yet. Some of the tests take a few days to come back. Anyway, all seems to be going well today. We'll hope she continues on this path!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Minor setback

Well, Olivia was doing too well for her own good! She decided to act up this morning. About 5:00, her breathing became more labored and faster. Then by about 7:00, her oxygen sats were in the 70's. She had been running in the mid-90's. Anyway, some think it was too many changes in a short amount of time. Or it could be due to a change in medication. Or it could be related to yet another infection. Her white count it up and she is running a fever. They ended up turning her up to 10 litersof 100% oxygen. This gradually improved her oxygen saturations. By this afternoon, she is doing great. Her breathing has slowed down tremendously. She got a really good bath, her hair washed, and is looking much, much better. So, just a minor setback. They will most likely do nothing today and we'll start over tomorrow! Luckily, we have what we consider one of the best, most knowledgable nurses up there today and tomorrow and she was able to get Olivia back up to par!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Promised pictures...

Here are the pictures I promised! Olivia is looking great since getting off the ventilator. She defintely remembers her mouthpiece (pacifier)!

I got to hold her the other day, but it was actually kind of uncomfortable for both of us. She still had the lines in her legs and I was so nervous something would come out. As much as I love holding her and wanted to hold her, I've never been comfortable with it when she has lines in her major arteries. Call me crazy, but it just makes me too nervous. I'd hate to spring a leak or something. Anyway, they pulled both the lines and her catheter out today, so she is free for the taking! Grandma's been holding her this afternoon, while I take a break. Of course, after they pulled the lines, she fell asleep so I haven't gotten to throw her around yet!
Zac will be so excited to see her tonight. He hasn't been able to make it over since Tuesday night. She's made huge improvements since then. All of her medications have been switched to oral. She still has her PICC IV line "just in case" but otherwise we just need to work on the oxygen and get this girl eatin'! She has been very happy and smiling with less and less prompting. She also was giving out "hi-fives" this afternoon!

Busy, busy, busy

Sorry about the delay in posting. When Olivia is awake, it's hard to get away. I also went home for a sleepover and for Jack's P/T conferences, so I've been busy!
Anyway, Olivia is doing awesome! Great progress. She's lost lots of her meds. I even got to hold her! I have pictures, so I'll update more later and post those when I have a little more time.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

She's a free woman!

They extubated today! Olivia is off the vent. They did it right at 2:00 and she has handled it well so far. She is very hoarse, but we did get to hear her cry! I even got a smile this evening. They weaned off a lot of her sedation (I think a bit too much, if you ask me). I won't be too surprised if they go up a bit. She just needs to work on coughing on her own and getting that junk out. She looks great and I can tell she is super excited to be without the tube. Now we just need to keep it out!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Slowly but surely wins the race?

We are still making slllllooooowwww progress. The intensivist today did say he would like to extubate by the end of the week. He just wants to take things slow. No kidding. We did make two vent changes today. Maybe we'll even get to make another one tomorrow. (Oh, any PICU nurses that keep up to date on here, don't mention my sarcasm to Dr. D. He may try to slow things down even more ;)

Our excitement for the day - we are off isolation. No more yellow masks and gowns! Yippee. Also, they have elected NOT to do the bone marrow aspiration during this admission. Her counts are still up and staying that way, so there is no reason to do it now. If her blood counts are still up in a few months, she is probably out of the woods. If they drop, they will plan to do the biopsy as an outpatient procedure then.

Here are the pictures from the indoor easter egg hunt yesterday. That just doesn't seem right, does it?:



Emmy, Tyler, & Aunt Carrie

This is when my camera ran out of batteries. Sorry I didn't get any more pictures.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

What a strange day. It snowed off and on for most of the day, but the Easter Bunny was still able to make it to Grandpa and Grandma's house. He did have to hide his eggs inside though since it just didn't seem right to hunt for eggs in snow pants! Anyway, the kids had a good day celebrating with family.
Olivia is still doing wonderful. It's getting to that frustrating point where we are making such little changes. I feel like she is ready to get off the vent, but no one wants to push her. That's fine. We understand that she likes to take things slow, but come on already! The rumors are that it should be within the next couple of days.
The bone marrow biopsy is still scheduled for tomorrow, but the intensivists don't think Olivia needs to have it done right now and subject her to something else. On one hand, we agree that we don't want her to be subjected to a possible setback, but we don't want to come back and have to have it done at a later date either. We'll see which set of doctors wins out on this one. It will be our entertainment for tomorrow to see who wins!
Anyway, I'll have to post Easter pictures tomorrow. I lost my camera somewhere in the house today.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Lots of excitement

Sorry about the lack of blogging lately. When Zac and the kids are around, I never seem to find the time.

Anyway, yesterday was yet another great day for Livvy. They were able to get her vent settings down a little bit more. She's tolerating that well. I imagine they will do the CPAP trials today or tomorrow. She is very, very awake and is getting stronger by the minute. She is restrained so she doesn't pull out her tube, an dshe is now using the restraints to pull herself around the bed.

Yesterday was Zac's birthday! We had a quick celebration last night. I think it's very obvious that he's getting older. His memory is having major issues lately. He keeps losing things like crazy and forgets just about everything.

The kids are getting ready for Easter. They colored eggs this morning and are excited to go on an Easter Egg Hunt later today! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Olivia got rid of a machine today! They were able to get her nitric oxide completely off and the machine is officially out of the room! This is awesome. She's still doing great. The next goal is to get the ventilator settings down. Once the settings are low enough, they will do some CPAP trials. Last time Olivia was on a vent and they tried this, she didn't like it so much and they ended up just pulling the tube on out. She's bigger now, so we'll see what happens.
They have also scheduled the bone marrow biopsy for Monday. I was hoping it would be tomorrow, but that's okay. I was actually hoping they would opt not to do it at all since her platelets were up so much, but they've been working their way back down, so I guess it's better to find out now then have to come back at a later date and do it anyway. So, great progress for Olivia.
Brooklyn had an appt. at the dentist yesterday. She was supposed to be getting a tooth fixed that she has chipped from grinding her teeth so badly. However, one of her molars has been bothering her, so I asked if they could address that one instead. Little did I know that this tooth was "so sick" that they had to do the whole shot, drill, fill with medicine, and put this putty stuff on top. We go back in 2 weeks to have a crown put on it. A crown for a 3 year old? I'm going to have to convince her it's just a small princess crown for her tooth. Why not just pull it, you ask? Because that would be too easy. No, I actually talked to another dentist and got a 2nd opinion. He agreed and gave me the whole medical reasoning behind it, so I suppose we'll go with it. It's a little late now anyway, since they drilled away half of her tooth. So they put her on amoxycillin to prevent infection. She woke up this morning with a fever and has had it off and on all day. Is it from the trauma of the dental work? Is it the amoxycillin? Who knows. We'll just keep pushing the Tylenol tonight and consult a doctor of some sort tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wedding pics/Olivia

Brooklyn getting her hair done for the big day!
The two ringbearers before the monkey suits!
The twirl.
My handsome big guy.

Pretty as a Princess.
Waiting for the party to start.
Watching the first dance. Taking a rest before more pictures.

Showing daddy her beautiful engraved bracelet from Uncle Ty & Aunt Jenn.
Uncle Ty (the groom). Just a bit nervous before the ceremony.
All the pictures I have of the bride and groom are vertical pics. Since I'm not on my home computer, I didn't know how to flip them. I'll try to post those later (sorry Jenn!)

Olivia is doing great once again. They were able to get her nitric oxide down to 20, so now they are going to try to get her down to 1 by tomorrow morning. Then they can start working on weaning down the vent settings to get us to that ultimate goal. Otherwise, all is well and I am dedicating this post to pics from the wedding.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We're heading in the right direction!

Olivia is doing wonderful! They have started weaning down the Nitric Oxide. They are hoping to get it cut in half by morning and then we can go from there. She is very awake, but comfortable. She sucks away on her vent tube which is kind of cute to see. She does look like she got in a fight with one of the doctors, but it's really just from tape and laying on her cheek. She has a nice shiner on one eye and a bunch of red sores from removing tape (and skin) from her precious little face! Otherwise, there were no big changes today. The baby steps we are making are the ones that will get us where we need to be!
By the way, I love how everyone thinks I get up during the wee hours of the morning. It makes me sound so ambitious. I usually try to get to the hospital around 7:30 or 8:00. This blog just makes up its own time! Just wanted to clarify - I've had several comments on the times that I post in the last week or so;)

We're back!

Wonderful trip. Relaxing weekend. Beautiful wedding.
Seeing Zac and the kids, a little sunshine, and a surprise visit from my cousin was just what I needed!
Olivia is doing awesome. They did a lot while I was gone, which I thought would make me crazy. It worked out just fine. The only time I was ready to hop on a plane was on Saturday morning when the intensivist called my cel. phone. My mom always calls with updates, but this time it was the doc. My stomach dropped. But, as it turns out, there were just so many changes that mom couldn't write them all down to relay them to me, so he just called himself. That was actually nice. Once I was able to breathe again from the initial scare, I could ask him all the questions I had and find out all the details. We were in contact most of the weekend.
Anyway, she is down to 7 pumps, off the paralytic, down on her sedation, down on her oxygen rates, and lots of other things. She is very awake, but doesn't seem to uncomfortable.
Like I said, there are tons of new things going on and obviously lots of details from the weekend. I slept in this morning (still on that FL time!) and I want to get back in to see her. I'm hoping to post details this afternoon - this is just a little update so you know she's doing great!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The time is near...

Tomorrow is the day I'm supposed to go to Florida. I can't wait to see everyone. It's going to be very hard to leave Olivia, but I can call anytime and be home in 2.5 hours if need be. She's doing really well still. Just a few little blips here and there. They try to mess with things and she lets them know she's not ready. We'll get there - in Olivia time.
I won't be able to update while I'm in Florida, so pray for some exciting details when I get back to bloggin' on Monday night! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday...

We're getting rid of some of the medicine pumps!

Check this out!
We're down to 9!

Still the same, maybe one more machine?
But, that's okay - we'll get there.

What a great day! Olivia had a really good day. When I left this evening, she was having a few little issues regarding her blood pressure, but otherwise we had a productive day. It turns out Olivia has a 3rd infection in her lungs. I didn't quite catch the name of it, but they took her off of her 3 previous antibiotics and started 1 new one. They are trying her feeds again, so she will get a teaspoon of milk every hour through her feeding tube. They removed the NG tube, which was draining the icky stuff and air out of her tummy. She is still pretty puffy, but not anything like she has been. Also, her oxygen is down to 45%! Hopefully this isn't too many changes for Olivia. She does like to take things slow!

So, I thought Olivia should at least be in style while in the hospital. I took in her "BabyLegs" leg warmers and her fuzzy pink socks. These are both perfect for a hospital. Her feet stay warm and the leg warmers keep her legs warm (obviously) but the doctors and nurses are also able to still access her lines!

Isn't she stylin'? Nurse Bethany put her her two ponytails in today, too. It's hard to tell in the picture, but they are super cute.

Me and Nicole

Did I ever mention, we are in isolation. This is the lovely garb we have to wear when in Olivia's room. I sure wish they came in a variety of colors. It would definitely add some excitement to the unit.

To add to the excitement of the day, my best friend Nicole came to visit! She came around noon and we went out to lunch, had good food and great conversation. This meant so much to me for her to come. She had to find babysitters for kids, drive 2 hours, and pay the ridiculous gas prices on top of all that! Then she sat with Olivia and I all afternoon. Hope we weren't too boring, Nic.- and you did get those pacifiers;)

Three for three!

One of the nurses last night asked if Olivia was on the upside of things. I, of course, said I wouldn't go that far. However, she may be considering it. She had a great day yesterday. They did increase her sedation and paralytic, turned off the calcium drip, and turned her oxygen down to 60%! She is poopin' like a mad woman so her tummy looks tons better. They did identify the secondary infection as Diplococci. It's a bacterial infection in her lungs most likely caused from being on the vent for so long. That just opens doors for infection.
Anyway, all is well. I'm anxious to get in there this morning and see how her night went.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Two for two

We've actually had another 2 good days in a row. They didn't do much of anything today. This morning her heart rate was low, so they decreased some of her sedation and paralytic. This afternoon her blood pressure was high, so the increased her sedation and paralytic. Basically, we are right back where we started this morning. Oh well. We have learned not to be frustrated on these days. We know Olivia likes to take things slow - her way or the highway!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ask and you shall receive...

You guys don't mess around. All those Sunday prayers have worked today. Olivia's had a great day. There weren't any changes for the most part. They discontinued her feeds last night, so they started her on TPN which is a nutritional supplement that goes directly through the IV. They also gave her a little volume (albumin) when she started slacking off on her peeing. They aren't messing around with her. One little beep and they are on it! We'll like when she isn't at that point, but for now it's just fine. The Florida group is doing great - trying to pack lots in in just a few days. Tomorrow is the last day at Disney and they will head to Ocala on Tuesday to get into wedding mode.

Warning: Copy and Paste

Olivia Grace Chatterton! (This is me yelling at Olivia telling her to knock it off!)
Sorry, but the following is another lazy cut and paste from CaringBridge, but it was a late, late night and I slept in this morning. I want to get in to see her, so you'll just have to bear with me. My deepest apologies.
Well, if there is a secondary infection coming on, it's a doozy. Last night at shift change (of course) Olivia made another statement for herself. She was having low blood pressures for a while and then she all of a sudden went haywire. Her heart rate was in the 60's, blood pressure was in the 40's, and her oxygen saturations were in the 50's and 60's. Very, very scary. And this continued for a good hour and a half at least. Once about 5 meds. were added and 1 was taken away, she was back to a good place. They have re-paralyzed her and stopped her feeds. Her belly is very large and she seems to very "backed up." I guess the bottom line was one of two things:
1. A secondary infection is sending her into a tailspin.
2. She became dehydrated and things started shutting down. We are leaning more towards this, because of how sudden things happened. She pretty much stopped peeing, her face got puffy, and she perked up after a whole lot of blood and blood products were given last night.
However, a sign of infection is determined by these "bands" on a person's white blood cell. Normal range is 1-10% and Olivia's "bands" are sitting at 31%. They have put her on 3 antibiotics, so hopefully this gets whatever might be brewing.
Don't you love how medically knowledgable you become once you've been updated on Olivia! We should all be about ready for a honorary medical degree. Have a good day.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Olivia is definitely getting her money's worth this time around. She's keeping everyone on their toes! She had a few more of her little episodes throughout the night, and is on a few more medications. When she is awake, she gets very angry. You can just tell she is a bit more aware of that stinkin' tube in her mouth. She's also spiked a couple of fevers, so she is on 2 new antibiotics, again. They anticipate another infection is coming on.
The rest of the fam landed safely in Orlando last night and have already been to the Magic Kingdom today. Brooklyn was just tall enough to ride Splash Mountain and since it is cooler, there was no wait in line! She was so excited! It sounds like everyone is doing great. They sound exhausted already. Apparently the kids were up until 2:00 am and up by 7:00 am this morning. It may be an early night for them tonight!

Friday, March 7, 2008


Okay - so I totally jinxed things this morning. Olivia had an awful morning. I think she is anticipating everybody going to Floriday without her ;) She is back to stable now, but, boy, was she looking nasty this morning. The vent is set at a rate of 27 breaths per minute and she was breathing about 60. She was coughing like crazy, but they weren't able to suction anything out. It was all just sitting in her lungs. It was very odd, because she looked so bad, but her x-ray looked 10 times better than yesterday. Anyway, bottom line is, there was a plug somewhere that wasn't allowing oxygen to move throughout her lungs. The intensivist put this nasty smelling solution called Mucomyst into her vent tube and was able to break it loose. She did have to go back up to 100% oxygen from her 55%, but we'll wean that back down. They also gave her another enema to try and get her to poop again - her little tummy is enormous right now. Now that it is all said and done, she is happy as a clam! Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but she is sleeping and breathing peacefully!


I forgot about the fact that they actually found the virus that caused all of this. It is a strain of the flu - human parainfluenza virus type 3. Everyone was really excited to get a positive test back since it gives a reason and explanation to all of this. It definitely hit her hard, that's for sure! She was really awake in the evening yesterday so they increased her sedation. Her oxygen saturations were also up quite a bit during the afternoon, so something broke loose in there, which is great. That's the biggest thing right now is getting those lungs cleared out. It's hard to not see any big medical changes, but it's just going to take lots of time. We know it's her way or the highway! The fact that she has been so stable with no setbacks for 2-3 days is huge! We'll take it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

She Pooped!

Yeah, Olivia! The goal on Tuesday was to get Olivia to poop. They gave her some meds for constipation and a glycerin chip. I said "good luck with that," as I am aware that Olivia doesn't always respond to that. So, yesterday they went full force and gave her a dose of triple concentrated Milk of Magnesia. During the night last night, she pooped all the way up to her neck! (Literally.)
Other than that monumental occasion, she is still stable. No big changes. The hematologist came up yesterday and had planned to do the bone marrow biopsy today at 1:00, but the intensivist said Olivia wasn't ready respiratory wise. So, we'll wait until she is more stable that way and do it then. It is just a 10-15 minute bedside procedure that will leave her very sore. That's why they want to do it while she is still on the vent and sedated. She is trying to lift her whole head and opening her eyes a lot more. I always love seeing her open her eyes, but I always hope she isn't aware of anything. Once of the nurses even claims she got a smile this morning. Hopefully when she does wake up, she forgets how rude she always is to all medical professonals. Maybe she'll actually be cordial to them. Who knows?
Anyway, I was able to come home last night to go to Jack's Fine Arts Festival at school. It was great! I took both kids to school, got them packed for Florida, and will head back to the hospital after I pick up Brooklyn. I came home last night to a clean house and a full dinner on the table thanks to my mother-in-law! My mom stayed with Olivia and keeps me posted on all changes. I have the best, most supportive family in the entire world, which makes this whole situation a little bit easier. The true test will be tomorrow when I send off the rest of the family to Florida.
I am going to have to post a picture of Olivia's medicine. I think we are down to 9 or 10 pumps. That way you can all enjoy the progress we make along the way with us! Have a good day and I'll keep you posted on any exciting events that may take place!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Feisty thing.

Olivia is doing really well today. Again they made some changes on the ventilator and added a couple of medications. We also lost a couple of medications. She was working hard breathing this morning, but it turns out she has another fever. Gee, what's new? Anyway, it was causing her heart rate to go up, and all that good stuff. Now that her fever is under control, she's doing great. Her numbers are all looking good.
I'd say the best news is that her platelets are up to 32 today from 18 yesterday and they did NOT give her the platelets last night. They decided against it, so this is all her bone marrow doing the work. I haven't talked to the hematologist yet today, so I'm anxious to hear his thoughts.
They also turned her over to her belly. She looks much more comfy, but she keeps trying to lift her head and turn it the other direction! What a feisty little girl. She is getting stronger and starting to feel better. We'll see what the rest of the day brings! Keep praying! God is Good!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Livvy Lou

I was going to do another "cut and paste" from CaringBridge, but that wouldn't be fair two days in a row! Olivia had a good day - no true "setbacks" when it comes down to it. She did gain 2 new medications, increased some, decreased none, lost one, added a machine or two, had an echocardiogram, added a PICC line (a more long-term IV access), gave her some platelets, adjusted the ventilator, turned off her paralytic - should I go on...
It was a long, big day.
Even with all the changes, it seems like we may be finding her "happy medium." She is tolerating being off the paralytic much better this time. It is so great to see her move her feet, hands, and toes again. We still haven't seen her open her little eyes yet, but that will come soon enough, I'm sure. She still needs some time to rest. Her chest x-ray looked much better today. Her lungs were a little over-inflated, but some of the changes should address that. By the end of the day, her heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturations were all status quo. The docs were happy to finally see some stability.
I talked with Dr. Al from St. Jude for a long time. Of all the info he had to share, I got this from it: he will do the bone marrow biopsy during this hospital stay once she is stable enough to do so. He will draw bone marrow from 2 locations and have some results that day and others in 3-5 days from the procedure. He is still confident there is no leukemia. All the other stuff went right over my head.
Oh, she is also getting feeds in her belly. She is up to 25 ml of milk an hour (that's equal to 5 teaspoons an hour).
I'm sure I'm forgetting lots since so much seemed to happen today. One of these days when things slow down, I'll let you know what those things were! Please pray for a peaceful night. We don't want to have to restart the paralytic, so she needs to stay calm. I'll update more tomorrow afternoon, unless something huge happens before that!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A quick, lazy update

For those of you who check CaringBridge and this blog, I am doing a quick "copy and paste." I usually try to mix things up a little bit, but it's been too long of a day today. I'll try to do better tomorrow! Have a good night.

A quick update - Olivia had a pretty bad day today BUT it's ended well. It's all a guessing game trying to figure the right mix for her. We lost 1 medication and gained 3 or 4. We increased 2 settings on the ventilator. Her labs were up and down all day. In the end, Olivia's cardiac surgeon stopped by to check things out. Right now we are a medical case, so he hasn't "officially" assessed her. After scratching his head for a while he did a little research on her past surgeries. It turns out we had forgotten that he put a tiny hole in her heart as a "pop-off valve" to relieve pressure when her heart is on overload. It's very complicated, but it has been causing all of the random things we haven't been able to figure out. She is still very, very sick, but this is a huge tidbit of information to at least answer some questions regarding her oxygen saturations. Keep up the good work on those prayers!!!

Another stable night

First of all, I guess I wasn't allowing you all to post! How rude. You should be able to now. (Thanks Judy!)
Okay, now on to more important things! Olivia had a stable night. The only change over the night was that they increased her vent settings a bit. Her body isn't oxygenating as well as they would like, so this will help. The epinephrine is officially off and she tolerated that well. They increased her milrinone to improve heart function and her heart rate is already improving. No one seems very concerned with the low heart rate as long as her blood pressure stays up. As Nurse Kris kept saying yesterday - with Olivia "we can't have it all!"

This is Olivia's ventilator that is doing all the breathing for her. The machine in the back is her Nitric Oxide. This is going through her vent to help stint open her lungs. She has had this before. It helps with her pulmonary hypertension.

She continues to be sedated and paralyzed. She is just too feisty to do anything otherwise at this point. Her temperature has also stayed down for about 24 hours now.

This is a view of all of her medications. There are also 2 more "pumps" on her bed for blood transfusions and antibiotics. This is the same amount, if not more, than what we've had after heart surgeries.

Olivia is so peaceful and comfortable right now. She looks so much better than on Friday and is getting some much needed rest.

I haven't had time to mention it before, but there is a family around the corner from our church. The mom and 1-year old son were is a car accident on last Tuesday (when the weather was nasty). The little boy is/was in critical condition. He was able to get off the ventilator yesterday and they were going to be removing a catheter from his head that was relieving pressure from the brain. He is stable now and tolerating being off the vent. He needs some prayers right now, too. I know the family would really appreciate it. We'd rather not be where we are now, but it is nice to see familiar faces and know that there are people to connect with.

Thanks so much!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Roly Poly...

Olivia had a great night. She is holding her own and has made a little progress. They have tried to work with her ventilator settings with little success, but we'll get there. They turned off her paralytic this morning, but she tried to roll out of bed! Needless to say, it's been turned back on. They have weaned some of her sedation, though. She has also been able to keep her fever down without the use of Tylenol or Motrin! You go, Olivia! Slowly but surely, we're making baby steps. So far, all of the tests that have come back are negative for infection. This is good, but would be nice to find a source to all of this. I'm taking pictures of all of her medicines and ventilator stuff so you have an idea as to what all she is hooked up to. I won't post any pictures of her yet. It's a little too PG-13 to do that! We'll wait until we can see her smiles!
On a lighter note -
I was very concerned about Brooklyn yesterday. I didn't know what she saw, heard, etc... I was off with 911 and Zac got home (beat the ambulance - nice.) Anyway, he wisked her off to the neighbor's (who just happened to be pulling in her driveway at the time) in her p.j.'s and no socks or shoes. The ambulance and firetruck were screaming down the street, sirens, lights, and all. She didn't hear or see a thing. Do you think we should be worried about our future? She is something else. If you don't know Brooklyn, this is a classic example of her sweet, little, ditzy personality, which we love to death!
The big kids are here now, so we are spending time with them. We love to watch your prayers be answered, so keep up the good work. Also, we love to read all the comments, so if you want to leave one, just click on the "anonymous" button and it will let you post that way. Just be sure to sign your name at the end so we know who you are! Thanks! We'll keep you posted!