Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Day -3

Here is an early morning Livi and Mommy shot. Yes I'm tired, but doing fine.

Livi and the dancing grannies. Alivia took no nap today and this picture is of the first time in hours she let me put her down.

And of course one of her being cute. Even cute when wearing a barf pan on her head.

The ATG went much better today. It just finished about 5 min ago. It's a long 6 hours of waiting and hoping everything will work out. She did very well, even without a nap all day. They gave meds earlier to help with preventing nausea and so that helped. We also have our first bacterial infection. Knew it would happpen but still not fun to hear. She tested positive for Gram + Cocci. Not even sure what that means but they started IV antibiotics (cephopine and vancomiacin) and will do cultures each day. Ceph doesn't have many side affects (they said probably none) bu vanc can cause redman syndrom (Joe L. knows all about this). I will update later and let you know how it goes. Please pray it goes well and the infection clears up soon.

Thanks to the following people for cards...
Chrissy Evans (the pictures of Ethan are so cute)
Carol Jean Fredrick
Jim and Jean McClements (James' Grandmom and Grandad)
Becky Hoover (the pictures were cheating....but I loved them. We did dress up a lot didn't we? But how could we not. There were costumes everywhere we turned. Thanks for reminding me...I would do all over as long as you were my roomie)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woke in the middle of the night thinking and praying for you and Alivia. The thoughts that I had while praying was about Jesus and the 40 days in the wilderness. He came out victorious and know you and Alivia will also.
Love and prayers,
Bob Malito

5:41 PM  
Anonymous ang said...

I love todays pictures!! Love the smiles..sorry to hear about the infection......=(
I wish I could hug you all. miss you much.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLESS YOU and thank you for sharing ... Phyllis

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you folks, what with having the grand task of entertaining Livi. Most of all, we are praying for the healing of your sweet girl.

Love, Chris & Steph Freeman

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those smiling pics did wonders for my heart...and I am sure yours too!!!
We are working on sending you some things, but we are all sick. WE are afraid to get cooties on things. Maybe we will spray ourselves with Lysol and do our cards.

Love, Les and the fam

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily and James,
I go to your site so often and haven't posted in a long time, but I pray for you and the whole extended family every time I think of you. There are so many people praying for little Alivia and our good Father hears every prayer.
Love to you all, you are in our thoughts every single day.
Nancy Lotinsky

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Denise Teaman said...

LOVE the pictures & the smiles! will be praying for the infection... thank goodness for the live entertainment :)... praying for restand peace tonight - love ya, D

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily,

just wanted you to know that I am still checking to see how you guys are doing daily. I am so glad that today went better than yesterday:-)I will pray that Alivia's infection disappears. Much love and prayers, Leslie M.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a relief that today was easier. Hopefully the infection will clear easily. Praying, praying - holding you all in my thoughts continually. God bless -
Cathy S.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like seeing my sister in the pictures! And Miss Alivia looks much better today. You guys keep up the good work. One more day closer to Alivia's healing! We're praying. Love, Aunt Cheryl

7:36 PM  
Anonymous audra Barrick said...

Livi looks just like her momma! How sweet! We are still standing with you in prayer!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Parmer Clan said...

Glad today was better. She looks good..You guys are doing such a great job. Be encouraged that so many people are checking on your progress daily. What a special family you have that have touched so many people.
Praying the infection clears up and Livi is completely healed and quickly.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous grande aunt lisa said...

It's such a treat to see ALL of you girls. Everyone looks fantastic.

Luv ya tons times infinity,

Aunt Lisa

ps. should have card & pics in mail soon. Can't beat Marmie's tho!

9:33 PM  
Blogger momofcolin_chloe said...

Praying that tomorrow is even more improved from today and that the antibiotics help quickly without any adverse side effects. I love, love, love the pictures. She does look sooooo much like you!! She is sooooo cute!!! Glad to see smiles on your faces. Hope that without a nap, sleep comes easy this evening...hopefully it already has!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Jude's Mom said...

How many people are awakened in the night to pray for your little girl? So, so many! It was good to see your face.

We will pray for the infection and for the side-effects of the medication.

Love ya!

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how wonderful!
Thanks so much for keeping us all updated. The kids and I were praying for Alivia this morning, and I was praying several times throughout the day for no reaction today. We will pray that the Lord will remove that infection and give you both sweet sleep! Beautiful pictures!
Rochelle Calvetti

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Moriah said...

I loved all the pics. My favorite was of you and livi. I am glad today went better! Praise the Lord!:) Hope you guys get some sleep tonight. I will make sure I pray for her infection and some sleep for you guys before I go to bed.


9:57 PM  
Blogger Joe.Karen said...

we're praying and praying, and praying for you each day. we absolutely love the photos. alivia has the best smile. it is so weird that many of the same drugs that joe had are being given to little livi. yet, just as predicted she's being so very strong. God bless you!

karen and joe

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,
I am one of the many who have been praying in the night for Livi and you. May you experience even more of the Father's tender mercies and goodness every hour. Our baby Lily is one day older than Livi. Lily loves to sit with me and look at Livi's pictures on the computer. She says "baby" and puts her hand on Livi, like I do, and then we pray for her. I so look forward to seeing her picture. Thank you sharing her with us. Janet

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our neighbors are friends with a family that is going through a bone marrow transplant with their little guy right now (Day +3), so I check on and pray for Wyatt and Alivia every night. (http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/visitAPage.do)
You and Alivia are such an inspiration to us in so many ways.
Glad you got our card and pics. I think Elliott had fun dressing up! I would too if I could fit into those tiny costumes!
Kristen E.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Praying that you and Alivia get sleep tonight. Praying, Praying, and Praying!

12:00 AM  
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12:00 AM  
Blogger Marge said...

So glad to hear the good report. God is good! We'll be praying that the infection goes away quickly. Keep those pictures coming; they're great!

Marge & family

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again I love the pictures! What a cutie, even amidst all the things she has to endure. Thank you so much for being faithful in keeping us updated! We will continue to pray for the requests you have posted. I was reading in my devotional this morning and wanted to share: The undiminished radiance, which is the result of abundant joy, is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can change. And the experiences of life, whether they are everday events or terrifying ones, (which I am thinking yours are right now), are powerless to "separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39). May you find comfort in this scripture and some time to rest today.
Thinking of you,
Lori Freeman

8:14 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

praying for you all...

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one of those that check your site all the time and never comment. I wanted to let you know that we are praying for all of you!! Thank you for writing this blog to keep us all updated on how we can pray for Alivia and your family. Many blessings and hugs:)
Alicia Hess<><

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such great pictures!
Here's a "picture request":
One with Gigi, Emily and Livi so I can put it on my computer.
I hope you can feel the strength you are getting from the many prayers being said for you!
God is good!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the photos. She's adorable. Still praying---always praying.
Steph and Stella <0~

10:29 AM  
Anonymous kathy said...

praying for your night!

10:50 PM  

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