Friday, October 29, 2010

4 and 5 months

I forgot to do a post when Laken was 4 months old so I will add a few 4 month pics and some 5 month pics! Things are still going great! Last time we went to the cardiologist the ASD and PFO (2 small holes in her heart) had gotten smaller, the blood leak had gotten and little better (probably due to the 2 holes getting smaller), and the pressure rate between the right atrium and right ventricle (just a number they have been watching) was better than the last time! So in all, it was a GREAT visit! She got her 4 month shots and did pretty good, she was little fussy and slept a lot. About 3 weeks ago at her dr appt she weighed 11 lbs 12 oz. Shes taking about 4-5 bottles a day, she eats cereal in the morning and at night, and also has a fruit or vegetable during the day. She has a breakfast lunch and dinner. :) She eats GREAT from a spoon. Her pediatrician says she is catching up fast! She is just doing so good. She smiles and laughs all the time! She LOVES Mallorie more than anyone! lol She is getting to where she likes to play with stuff and chew on everything, especially her hands. Shes reaching for things and can even hold her bottle when its not too full. God just keeps reminding us daily how great He is! Laken is definately a little miracle!

4 months..

Thursday, August 26, 2010

3 months old..

Laken Mia was 3 months old yesterday.. where has the time gone? We've been home for about 7 weeks now. Its hard to believe we've been home the same amount of time we were in Dallas. She's been doing really good! We saw the cardiologist about 2 weeks ago and no changes! yay! We don't go back for another 2 months. So as long as her heart doesn't change and the back flow of blood doesn't get worse, nothing will be done. She is such a strong little girl! "They say" it won't get better, but we know the power of prayer and how big Gods plan is so we'll just wait and see what He has in store for her. She is now sleeping all night, about 9 hours. She is off the high callorie formula on to regular formula and takes 4 oz every 3-4 hours. And of course Mallorie is still such a great big sister and a great helper! God has definitely blessed us with a strong little fighter! Please continue to pray for our sweet baby!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Laken is 2 months old!

I can't believe it! Our little angel is 2 months old already! She is still doing great! We went to the cardiologist last week and had an echo done and he said everything still looks the same. No changes are good! She weighed 7 lbs 6 oz but we also upped her formula to about 2 1/2 oz so I bet she will be over 8 lbs when we go back! She still LOVES to eat! She's such a good baby. She's sleeping well, 4-5 hours at a time during the night! We no longer have to wake her up every 3 hours to eat! Mallorie just loves her so much! She's such a great big sister and a HUGE helper!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We're home!!

It's been awhile since I have updated, but Laken was discharged Monday July 5! Her heart hasn't changed, her sats are great, and they felt comfortable sending us home! She sees a cardiologist in Odessa once a week until he feels like he can stretch it. She's on all bottle feeds and LOVES to eat! She eats about 2 oz every 3 hours. Her strong little body is tolerating her bad heart, so now its just waiting and letting her grow to see how she tolerates it as she gets bigger! She's doing great at home and of course we are all loving it too! I think sister is spoiling her more than anyone!! We can't thank you all enough for all the prayers, we know thats what has got her to where she is now! Please continue to pray for Laken and we will keep updating as we see the cardiologist!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Laken turns 1 month old!

Wow where has the time gone? Our little Laken was a month old yesterday! We had a long hard couple of weeks at first but Laken is doing much better! Doctors are amazed at how well our little girl is doing compared to her first few weeks. She is now taking 5 out of 8 feeds in a 24 hr period through bottle and the other 3 still through her NG tube. They are slowly working her up trying to get her on full bottle feeds. She has done really good taking to a bottle! As of yesterday she weighed 5 lbs 8 oz. She's gaining weight! She got moved about a week ago from cardiac ICU to neonatal ICU because they say her heart function is stable and not changing much so now it's time to work on bottle feeds and gaining weight! She gets an echo every week to make sure nothings changing. Wednesday the pressure in the right side was up a little but they aren't doing anything but monitoring right now. We can finally dress our baby girl and hold her any time we want!! She's out of her little "box" and in just a regular little bassinet like in the nurserys. Those of you that read the Andrews newspaper, Laken is not on the list for a transplant right now. It is not something that is completely out of the picture in the future but as of now she is not. Prayers are being answered everyday and we can't thank you all enough for helping us out so much! Please continue praying for our baby!

New pictures will be posted tomrrow! :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Newest update...

Laken is now out of surgery. She did great and is stable. She has the drain out of her abdomen finally. Thanks for all the support and prayers. Keep 'em coming!!