Sunday, December 07, 2008

"It's Christmas Time!"

Well, we just finished remodeling our second investment property!  This house was a foreclosure on our street and we got it for a better price, but the house needed lots of work!  We now have it up on the MLS for lease, so hopefully we'll get the house leased quickly!  I'm so blessed to have a husband who works so hard to provide for his family and to ensure that I'm able stay at home with Abigail!  
Abigail continues to learn new things everyday!  She is really picking up on everything you say!  She repeats new words all the time!  She says "I love you," check out the video from below!  It's a little fuzzy because James took the video from his cell phone.  It's so fun to watch her learn & grow!  
This week is a big week for Abigail, we go back to the cardiologist on Friday!  For those of you who don't know, Abigail has a PDA (an artery outside her heart that remains open).  PDA's are very common in preemies due to the fact that this artery closes in full term babies at birth.  We were told that there was a possibility for the PDA to close on its own on its own.  Abigail wasn't having any complications from the PDA, so we took the wait & see approach.  We went against the advise of our pediatricican and one cardiologist.  We saw Abigail's cardiologist last Dec. and he didn't want to see her for one year.  He was pleased with how she was growing and the tests showed, the opening had gotten smaller.  So, we will find out on Friday whether or not the PDA has closed on its own.  If the PDA hasn't closed on its own, then Abigail will more than likely need surgery by the age of 2.  I'm omptimistic that everything is okay!  We know that Abigail's in God's hands and he will take care of her, just like he has since she was in the womb!  I'm more nervous about trying to keep her still for the echocardiogram, ultrasound, and x-ray!  So, I'll updated you next time on the outcome!   
We put up our Christmas tree Friday night!  Abigail has been good about not touching the tree! 

James & I went to Toys R' Us this week, just to look at the toys.  However,  James pointed out this little chair to Abigail and she would not leave without the chair!  We tried to put the chair back and distract her, but she went back to the chair.  Then, when we took the chair to head to the register to buy the chair, she threw a fit!  So, we put the chair in the shopping cart and put her on the chair, then Abigail was all smiles!  Yes, I know we are so bad!  Abigail is just a little spoiled! 


Emily said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet little video! That is precious. And what a pretty Christmas tree. We haven't put ours up yet. It's not looking very Christmas-y over here in the Johnson house!

Mike and Jess Richey said...

What a sweet video! I will also be keeping Abigail in my prayers!

Imee Elizabeth said...

Hey Girl,
Thanks for your faithful comments. I had fun decorating and it looks like you are very good yourself. We'll be praying for your baby's doc appointment to go very well.