Monday, May 21, 2007

15 weeks!

Wow! We can't believe that we were united with Jailyn 15 short weeks ago. We keep forgetting that we haven't known her forever. I thought I would list some things about Jailyn so that y'all can learn more about our wonderful daughter!

Jailyn is walking and walking! She actually would rather walk then
be held.
The only thing that seems to stop Jailyn is when Cosmo's tail is a waggin'.

Jailyn is recovering well from her surgery. Most of the stitches are out
and her swelling has gone down.

She's using many sign language signs to communicate. Such as, more, eat, drink, milk, sit, shhh, mom, dad, cookie, cereal, fish (goldfish crackers), bye and more that I can't think of right now.

Jailyn is learning a few colors - so far she has red and blue.

Jailyn is also using more words... mama, up, out (usually directed to Cosmo when he is trying to get at Jailyn's food), red, ella (for elephant)

She is very loving and cuddley...

and also very stubborn and knows what she wants and when she wants it! Still the Princess!

Jailyn loves ice cream and anything sweet!
She also loves anything salty!

She loves to do puzzles and play ball (throwing, kicking, and rolling).

Thankfully, Jailyn loves to be on the go and is learning to sleep in her stroller.
She enjoyed her first soccer tournament this weekend! We were at the fields 11a.m. to 8p.m. on Saturday - she was a trooper! Of course it helps that we have so many wonderful friends who give her the attention she loves!

She is not sleeping well at night (reason why I am up typing this at 3:00a.m.) We think she is having a hard time with her night time breathing due to the new airways and lack of wholes in her mouth. She has to learn how to breath again.

Jailyn is now drinking whole milk and juice! We are glad to be done with formula and hot hot beverages! Perfect timing - don't know how she would have tolerated the hot milk in the heat of Texas!

She still loves karate! Loves practicing her kicks and punches. She loves to show off her Pledge of Allegiance salute and bows. Her jumping jacks and push-ups are always a big hit!

Jailyn has bonded really well with the family! She enjoys being with other kids but loves being with her big brothers and sister! And they are so proud of her its great!

Thank you for all of your prayers through out the process of bringing Jailyn home and getting to know her! We still cherish your prayers! Everyday is something new! Hope this has helped fill y'all in on what Jailyn is up too. I hope to add pictures this week! Still no digital camera so I need to get some film developed!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Still going!!!!

Jailyn is getting back into the swing of things! She is very happy during the day and not in to much pain! She does still grab for the tylenol and motrin at times. She is doing great drinking pedialyte but now she is not so interested in milk.... likes yogurt and ice cream though. Her are a few pictures of her new look. Jailyn seems to like her new lip - she is making more "m" sounds and "b" sounds!!! We have speech therapy and physical therapy tomorrow. Hope she is a good mood for those!!!
Jailyn is wanting my attention now so I better so for now - hope to post more soon!

Jodi Sue :)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Every hour a differet story!

After I posted yesterday Jailyn had a very rough afternoon! She wasn't tolerating something and could keep anything down.
Continued vomiting was so hard on her - and on her throat! Around 6:30pm last night she started feeling better. She had some applesauce and some Gerber Graduate cereal. Everything stayed down. The doctor said to give her whatever she likes best... she ate 1 1/2 pieces of bread! She loves bread! Last night and this morning she ate a muffin and applesauce and presently is eating pancakes. She still loves to eat! Unfortuantely, she hasn't drank anymore this morning and continues to turn down the bottle of pediatlyte. Hopefully she will want to drink soon and wont get dehydrated.

Jailyn's swelling is going down and she is looking more like herself. The bruising isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

My back is feeling better too - I am trying to get caught up with my sleep when Jailyn sleeps.
Last night Jailyn didn't sleep as well as the night before. We aren't giving her any more tylenol with codine... that is probably what upset her stomach so badly. (very common)

Thanks again for your prayers!
Jodi Sue :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Home Sweet Home!

Jailyn was released from the hospital around 6pm last night. She was very glad to see the front door of the house! She new exactly where she was! Dad and the other kids were at Kenzie's choir concert so we had an empty house. That was nice! Jailyn settled in and slept the entire night - a little help from tylenol with codine. :)
This morning was rough but again she has settled down. She has drank about 6 oz of formula and ate 1 jar of baby food! She did a great job eating! I think she wants to eat "real" food but I don't think we will try that today - start with the soft stuff.

Thank you for all of your prayers! I have been in bed with Jailyn today - lower back muscle-spasms. Not fun!

Have a great day!
Jodi Sue :)