Friday, June 25, 2010

All dressed up and no where to go






























You want to know some thing funny? Or maybe it's sad, you decide. If you were to come over my house, I would be in the same sweats I wore yesterday and my hair would probably not even be brushed. But Davy would be dressed up like a Midwest diva.
I've been dieing to tell you something. You know how I've been working on bottle feeding her? Well, Lil' Miss Davy drank a whole bottle yesterday. The WHOLE thing, no G-tube, no joey!! I wanted to cry but I had company, so I kept it together. This is another big step for us. Now if I could just get her to do this once a day.......That would be really awesome. The girl is not very consistent though, so I can't rely on it yet. But at least I know she can do it. So I won't give up.







23 comments:

amber buhrley said...

Are those trumpet tights? What the? I need some! And that dress is so adorable. Love it! Plus, I forgt to mention on your last post that I totally had to sing the song as I read the title!

Keiauni said...

I found you on cjane:)
Your daughter is so lovely, and I LOVE her name! My daughter is named Avey, you see, so they rhyme!

...I must ask where you found that DARLING dress...Etsy, maybe?
Do tell if you get a moment...
I just LOVE your blog.
Beautiful photos.

ruth said...

her dress was a gift. I'm thinknig etsy though. Sorry, I'm not much help.

kimmomofeight said...

Found you through cjane as well. Love the blog, your family is wonderful, and Davey is one amazing little Diva (love the outfits, and she smiles like she already knows just how darned cute she is...)

You've been bookmarked, and that's a good thing :)

Elizabeth Plock said...

Just wanted to tell you that I have a cleft baby too. He was born with many other birth defects also, but he is almost 10 now, playing video games with his brothers as I type this! Your story has brought back so many memories, hard times, but all worth it! Hang in there, it gets easier! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet Davey!!

Wynn Anne said...

Davy really does look great in the stronger colors. Congratulations on your milestone - gotta acknowledge those little victories and achievements as they come!

Katie Schultz said...

Thanks Elizabeth for your words of encouragement. I teared up just thinking of Davy playing video games with her brothers. I was thinking those tights were something your mom crafted up

katie said...

davy is so beautiful, ruth!!! congratulations! i love her cute outfits. i have been so inspired by your blog (i have two kiddos, one 2 year old and one 7 week old) to be a better mom. i check it every day and just love the updates and photos! i was directed here by kori's blog and have been a huge fan of mos for as long as i can remember. i also regularly have yo gabba gabba on in my house, so another thank you to your other half! anyway, as a thank you for your inspiring words, i'd love to send you some clothes that i have made. my email is ingratie@hotmail.com--please let me know if that would be okay!

Auntie Ann said...

Story of my life...fancy baby, raggedy mom!

Georgia said...

Ruth....on somedays if you came to my house, I'd be in the same sweats, hair not brushed.....and I DON'T have a baby. LOL.

Davey is always dressed so great.....I've said it before, and I will say it again. Its so fun (and expensive) dressing girls!!!

Davey looks so beautiful. Her sweet face always makes me smile!!! I miss you seeing you Ruth!

Lisa said...

I know of the struggles with eating and you are completely right they DO have it in them.
August 19th 2009, our beloved son ate for the first time. He was two and I let me tell you how much I felt like a rockstar for getting him to eat!

I haven't read your whole story as of yet. I was there where you are and even as I read my older blog entries my pain is still so fresh.
I will continue to read bits and pieces at a time though.

Your daughter is beautiful and you are doing wonderful!
Hugs and strength to your beautiful family!

jkziel said...

I found your blog via Cjane (yay)...

I do the same thing, some days I don't even brush my teeth till late afternoon, but that baby of mine---she's dressed to the nines! She's my only girly so maybe that is why---2 boys and then a girl and you have fun dressing the girly!

I'm not one to comment on blogs, but yours really resonated with me...the whole thing, the write ups, the pictures and the sweet baby Davy and her brothers.

jeanine said...

I found your blog through cjane too. You seem like an incredibly strong woman!

ps. I know this might be weird... but just from browsing around your blog I'm guessing your live in Brea? I have lots of family that live there... so just a long shot--do you know the Allreds?

Michelle said...

Hi just found your blog also through cjane. My daughter Alexa also has a heart defect and has had 3 surgeries. We also had a joey pump for a while for a about a month with an ng tube for feedings. Those were busy times. She was in the nicu/picu for one month. She is now 21 months! Davey is adorable, love the outfits. I will be stopping by regularly to check on you and Davey ~ feel free to come vist my blog.

Michelle
www.withallmyhearts.blogspot.com

Michael and Andrea said...

I also found your blog through cjane...oh my, your little Davy...and you...are amazing! I loooove the way you dress her. You have such good taste! I've been sooo curious, and if I may ask, where did you get your stripey dress that you wore to the blessing?
Thank you for the wonderful heaps of inspiration the last few days. All my best,
Andrea homestar_1975@yahoo.com

Jacki said...

Davy is so beautiful! Her happiness is infectious, I'm so glad you share her joy with us!

Ali said...

I also found you on cjane. I have so enjoyed reading your entire blog. I recognized those blue chairs and I have sat in them myself. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes just over two years ago. I clearly remember the first time they handed the needle to me and expected me to give her the insulin. I can totally relate to your feelings about that. It has been a journey of learning many things and it helps to just take each day as it comes, don't think too far ahead...just take baby steps together!

The Bogren's said...

I LOVE that dress! She looks so cute. Did you make that? I'm excited to see you guys this weekend, it will be fun. I'm kinda stressed to bring Mila out of her comfort zone of our house, so I can't imagine how you might feel. Or maybe I'm just a freak =)

beth said...

I have a great nipple that we used for my nephew. he was born with cleft lip and palet. the dr did not want him to suck or do anything that would build muscle. This makes the repair more difficult. i found a pigeon brand nipple that required no sucking only pressure with the tounge. it has a soft and ahrd side. The soft side goes against the tongue. anytime the tongue touches the nipple milk flows. it also has a valve so that no milk is wasted. When the pressure is gone milk stays in the nipple and this also means a lot less air. By the time i found this nipple Avery had forgotten how to suck so this was perfect. We were tired of syringe feeding and all the other things we had tried. go to Seattle Childrens Hospital website and go to medical conditions. under cleft palet they have provided info about this nipple. You baby will be taking a bottle with no effort. The nipple fits all bottles. my email address is bethanddonteague@yahoo.com email if you have any questions. Beth

Pemberley Court said...

First of all congratulations on the bottle!! 2nd her dress is too stinkin cute! 3rd, holy cow her eyes are beautiful!

Lanie

Caitlin said...

Who is the jerk that didn't let you cry? Geez, does she even have a heart?

LAURA :) said...

thanks ruth for letting us into your world..... i love to read about all the mile stones and the outfits are a real treat.... ooxx :)

Heather said...

I just found your blog through cjane and am enjoying reading through all of your posts. Davey is gorgeous! I love her smile and the last picture in this post with her tongue sticking out makes her too adorable for words.