Thursday, December 27, 2012
January 9th we have an appointment with Dr. Roten, the pediatric cardiologist and Dr. Tam, the surgeon who would work on Matilda. From then we'll be on weekly appointments to Fort Worth (yay....).
Thank you all for your continued prayers.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
När det är många saker man inte kan köpa i butiken får man försöka lära sig att laga själv. Karelsk pirog är lätt när man risgrynsgröt kvar från gårdagens middag. Till jul ska det lagas morots- och kålrotslåda. Jag åt aldrig det när jag var hemma, men jag prövade att laga det min första jul här och det var så gott så det blir nog tradition att ha det på vårt julbord.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Curls and all:
The gift was a play set of the Nativity complete with a camel, donkey, lamb, shepherd, wise men, angel, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. First reaction:
And here is Edith giving it a test run:
Ultraljud idag igen, vilket igen inte visade något nytt. Matilda växer och mår så bra som hon kan i detta skede. Vi är så tacksamma över att vi fortfarande får ha henne hos oss. Nästa tisdag börjar vecka 30 - sista fjärdedelen av graviditeten. Snart måste vi börja åka till Ft Worth på kontroll varje vecka, vilket blir mindre roligt.
Another ultrasound today, which showed nothing new. Matilda is still growing well and showing no signs of heart failure. Next week I'm in week 30, and soon we'll have lots of appointments in Ft Worth. Not looking forward to that, but thankful to still have Matilda with us.
Friday, November 30, 2012
We had another visit with our usual specialist, Dr. Bleich today. She was pleased and encouraged by the cardiologist's report. She was also pleased with Matilda's growth, which is normal and good. Her heart (right atrium) is still very large, but doesn't seem like it's growing at the same rate. Of course, this doesn't mean that it's shrunk, but that her body is growing and, it seems, the heart growth rate slowing slightly. We think/hope. Thankfully, we don't have another visit to Fort Worth until the 21st of December, which is a great blessing. The trips are becoming very tiring.
So, all in all, no news is good news! Above is a video of the ultrasound that they did today. Starting around 2:00, you can see the size of the heart and, more sweetly, Matilda's face. There are more images of the face later on in the video.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Very cute birthday dress we received from the Gregorys on her baptism last year. She's just now big enough to wear it:
Kristina made a delicious strawberry cake/tort thing. It's amazing and one of my, I mean Edith's, favorite things:
Some friends from Grace came over and gave her a "church gift" (the pastor disagrees that it's appropriate for church):
SoRena (on left) and Emma (middle). Don't they look so old: