Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful first Christmas with our little Miracle baby! We were so honored to have my mom and Jerry come spend Christmas with us and it was truly delightful! We had a world record snowstorm that has been dubbed the Blizzard of '09, a whopping 16 inches which is a world record for DC in the month of December. We got to sled, and build a snowman, and Scarlette's very first Christmas was a White Christmas.

We are so blessed that our daughter has come so far, and that we were able to have her home for her very first Christmas. She is smiling all the time now, she loves to sit in her Bumbo and she is VERY close to rolling over! We feel like she is on the brink of giggling as well. She coos all the time, and she fusses when we stop paying attention to her (if only for a second LOL). She is so healthy and she has made such strides! We continue to have about 2 doctor appointments a week but mainly they are for monitoring her progress and we are grateful that the military medical system is providing us with such wonderful care.

My beautiful healthy daughter was the best Christmas present I have ever received, and I hope that everyone else had a wonderful, happy and healthful Christmas, and will continue in the new year!

We are excited for our next round of visitors: Dad, KC, Tanner and Andrea will be here in a week!

the Skrove's

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Scarlette is doing amazing and CHERUBS made a ribbon in honor of her!

Well I know it has been too long since I have posted but I have a beautiful 3 month old at home now! Scarlette got her NG tube out last friday, and as long as she has gained weight at this Friday's pediatric appointment we are in the clear! She takes her whole bottle in about 45 minutes and aside from fussiness due to gas she is a very happy baby!
We had a very special visitor this past week. Mitch's mom, Manda, came to visit miss Scarlette. It was Scarlette's first time visiting with Grandma and we were so excited that her visit got to be tube free! Manda came in Thursday morning and after getting to hold Scarlette for a few short minutes Mitch whisked her away to the White House. It was decorated for Christmas which was a bonus, and they had a lovely time! Then we went out for a belated birthday dinner at Los Tios, our favorite Mexican restaurant in Virginia and had fajitas and margaritas! Ole! On Friday we hung out in our jammies for most of the day, then went to get our Christmas tree that night. It was Scarlette's first Christmas tree so we took LOTS of photos! Then, Saturday night we went to Shelby, our neighbor's Christmas party and before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye to Grandma :-(. Her visit was short but wonderful and we are hoping to get to go visit during fair week next August! Our next visitors, mom and Jerry, arrive Dec. 16!

Something very exciting happened today! CHERUBS, which is the congenital diaphragmatic hernia awareness group made Scarlette a special ribbon in honor of beating CDH! They have made a bunch of products with her ribbon on it at cafepress and if you would like to support their cause, all of the proceeds go to CDH research. Here is the link: and above I have shown a picture of what the ribbon actually looks like! This is not to raise money for Scarlette or anything like that, it is to help others by finding a cure for CDH before it happens! We thank you for all the support you have given us and are so glad that this part of our journey is behind us! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

the Skrove's