Wow, what a year it has been! It has been a tough one, but so many good things have happened too! Emma finished her chemo treatment in April, we welcomed our new baby girl, Taylor, to our family, Emma has been 8 months off chemo treatments, and she has been in remission for 17 months!!! God has blessed our family! We are so ready to start 2011 and see what wonderful things God has in store for our family : )
Thank you everyone for your continued prayers for Emma. She is doing wonderfully and is so healthy. She has finally hit 21 lbs. She is still small for her age, so the doctors are going to keep a close eye on her to make sure she continues to grow correctly, but they are not worried. Next month they are going to check her IGG levels(the memory part of her immune system) to make sure they are normal. For some reason it never got checked before they took out the central line. This means that they will have to draw blood somewhere other than her finger. I'm not sure how she will take this since she is older and more aware of what is going on. Jonny will be going with me to this appointment to help her through it.
Taylor is growing like a weed! She had a stomach bug a few weeks back and was not eating hardly at all, but ever since then all she wants to do is eat : ) Emma never ate this much, so it is so new to me. She is still not sleeping as well as I would like, but is slowly improving. We have at least eliminated the middle of the night bottle since she is eating so much during the day. We have started rice cereal and vegetables too so that is helping!! Her personality is starting to come out, and she is such a happy baby who loves to cuddle : )
Emma started mother's day out about 2 months ago, and is finally having fun. She had separation anxiety really bad, but the doctors and us decided that it would be the best thing for her since she needs to build her immune system back and socialize with other kids. Taylor will also be starting in January. I'm not sure what I will do with my few hours alone, but I'm sure I will find something : )
I hope everyone has a happy new year's!!!!