Today we took Miss Havyn in for her swallow study. It is so nice to finally be getting some real answers. She was indeed aspirating when she was swallowing her bottle. I cannot imagine how painful that must have been. She has gained almost 3.5 lbs since coming home 2 months ago- and yet she is still a teeny tiny little thing. At 8 mo. old now she is still wearing 0-3 month clothing. We fondly call her 'Little Bit' at home. My awesome friend, Michelle, (who endured 2 days of doctors appointments with me and a tired and hungry infant) and I were laughing because EVERYONE we walk by stops and oogles over Havyn. They just go on and on about how beautiful she is. It was quite humorous because we couldn't take 3 steps without someone commenting on how adorable she is. :0) And Havyn, despite 2 not so fun days of testing, smiled at them all.
We had the most amazing OT today at the hosptial. She was super sweet and such a blessing. It was actually really cool to be able to see what was going on inside of Havyn while she ate and finally have a plan to make things better for her.
I was just sitting here thinking about how truly amazing God is and counting the so many blessings HE has given us. I am so thankful for our agency- Celebrate Children International who got Havyn home so quickly-allowing us to start focusing and fixing these issues. I am so thankful for my amazing husband who loves us beyond words and provides for our every need. I am so thankful for my kids who never complain about getting less time when mom has some extra stuff to take care of. I am so thankful for our church who cares so much about my family and for friends who are willing to drop everything and be there when needed. I am thankful for my parents who drove here from Illinois to love on my children and support us no matter what. I am so thankful for YOU my sweet blog readers who take the time to leave precious comments, share your experiences, and most importantly offer up your prayers. None of us can argue that there are times when this life is just not easy. But I am so thankful to serve a God who meets our every need- and always gives us more than we could ever ask for.