Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cheek Meat

Ollie is getting quite the personality lately.

She smiles with her whole body.  It is awesome.

Her cheeks - well they are addictive.  I am addicted to her fat cheeks & her sweet almond eyes.

She's constantly signing - Boom - I don't know what that's about.

As surgery approaches, I am feeling great about things.  For once I'm feeling calm - I think we are getting a lot of prayers and God knows I needed the strength right now.  I am not as scared as I was to lose her, but I'm actually getting excited to get this done so she can just explode out of the shell that her heart has her in right now.  When she is fully healed, she will be able to start therapy & start kicking developmental butt!  I am very excited about that because her doctor says she has great tone - we are ready to build some more!

If you see us out and about, please know it's because we must run that errand.  Since she nurses exclusively and her heart burns my breastmilk so fast - she literally is with me everywhere.  She nurses about every hour during the day!  Sometimes I have to take her places I don't want to take her - I wish I could leave her with a grandma so she wouldn't be so publically exposed, but alas I can't.  So please, please, please...I know she is hard to resist, but please don't touch her.  With so few days until surgery time we don't want any new germs - if she gets sick - surgery gets post-poned - or she gets hospitalized possibly from the germ she gets.  People touch her constantly & I then have to wipe her tiny hands down with sanitizer because she chews her hands now so those germs go straight to her mouth.  Just think about all the things you touch in a day - it's a lot - car keys, dirty cell phones, carts, doors, light you just shouldn't touch a baby without asking.  So anyway, that is my small rant today - don't touch the baby - for the love of God - don't touch the baby!  Just smile at her because she'll smile back.  Oh and no worries to the elite few that do get to love on her - you are still allowed, but only if you are not sick & you have freshly washed your hands.

Oh and a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has passed out a prayer card for us or that is praying for us.  All 3,000 prayer cards are gone - I have one for her baby book - that's it!  You are all awesome and we feel so loved right now!  Remember that where two or three come together in prayer - God is there as well!  You are doing amazing works with your prayers & he is listening & we will forever be grateful for this community we live in and that I blog in!  God is good!


  1. She is crazy. I love how her whole body scrunches up when she laughs now. And if I pretend I am going to chew her neck she does it back and it is not because she thinks she is going to feed!! She is smart and fun. I love her so.

  2. That baby was born to wear those bright colors. They look great on her! Here's hoping everyone can resist her sweetness and wait to cuddle her until after a successful surgery!!

  3. I think she needs a little sign that says "Please don't touch the baby" because seriously, how can folks resist that little doll? Adorable. That little bow looks too cute on her. Bright colors suit her, just like her mama. I'm glad to hear your family is well. I think about you daily and continue to pray for you.

  4. That bow is bigger than she is - lol ! Too cute.. since I never had girls, I'll have to enjoy the awesome cuteness that is Ollie !

    Sending germ free cyber loving !


  5. She is so beautiful! My (foster) Mom calls the cheeks and rolls on babies sweet meat. We like Vada's sweet eat too. Ollie looks fantastic! You'd would never know by looking at her that she has a heart that needs mending! I understand about the breast feeding. I am so happy that you have made it to this point though, I know that it was important for you and it is the best for her! I hope that your able to get some sleep though... I gave you my address, IF you get the chance, I would love a prayer card for Ollie!

  6. I'm obsessed with your precious Ollie (not in a stalkerish kind of way)! I pray for her and for your family daily. I thought of you when I saw this today:


  7. Hehehe - good, stern warning! And I'm thinking of you and that sweet, chubby baby as surgery date approaches. (((germfreehugs)))

    Btw, I LOVE her outfit!

  8. I was so glad to see Miss Ollie in person the other day!! And I thought the little sign on her buggy was great about not touching, because believe me I wanted to touch those sweet baby cheeks!! I'm so glad she's doing so good!!!

  9. LOVE her little outfit! I remember one Mom saying just before her daughters surgery she actually pinned a "Do Not Touch" sign to her babys carseat!! Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do for her sake sake right?! Praying she stays healthy and germ free!

  10. Hi Annie! I just recently started reading your blog, I just wanted to say I love reading about Ollie! She's just so precious. You made me laugh today because of the don't touch the baby comment! I can't tell you how many times I've said this!


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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