Friday, November 5, 2010

Arina "Rocks"

Arina is doing great! We had a ped appointment today. So sad for her. Tons of labs, and tons of shots and x-rays. I was a little concerned because she sweats when she eats, which is a big sign of heart failure. Her heart size is not large, but it is a strange shape, so she needs her echo ASAP. The problems are, we think she has airway issues, and she needs to be sedated for the echo. So we need to get to ENT quick, before she is sedated. She also needs a swallow study because she sounds like she's choking when she drinks her bottle.
But she's beautiful, and the boys are getting a big kick out of her trick!!
Oh and a couple people asked how old she is. She is 13 months old!

video

To see her homecoming video, see previous post!

22 comments:

ch said...

A little girl in Jace's class at school does the same rocking motion on her belly. :0) We call it her 'skydiver' move. So sweet to see those brothers fawning over their new princess...

Denise said...

Oh, I could just watch her all day!! I can already tell that you are having fun dressing her. So what size is she wearing?

Suzie said...

Oh my gosh look how cute she is in her cute girl clothes! I'm so happy for her.
I still want to get you a Lidl Dolly dress it you want - http://www.lidldollys.com/index.html

Zoey's mom said...

Oh my gosh ... look at her.Pivoting around and everything.and the bow ... LOVE IT!!!


I still can't believe she is yours!!

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

She is too precious and the way your boys dote on her is wonderful!!!

As for the choking on bottle, Sweet Pea aspirates and so we now have to make everything honey thickness. I'm sure you have already tried this, a slower flow nipple? Sometimes that helps. Keep us posted on how all the appointments go and good luck fitting them all into your already busy schedule!

Give her a big hug from Sweet Pea & me!

Rochelle said...

Adorable! She will be up on her hands and knees taking off in no time. Glad she is fitting in so easily.

CFMama said...

Oh my!!!! She is precious. The love I see and hear in that video makes me want to cry. She is so lucky to have found a loving family.

Alison said...

That little video brought a tear to my eye - so lovely for her to have a family, and brothers to play with after life in the orphanage. I'm sure she will thrive with you guys.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Look at her rock, how cute is she! The boys are clearly in love with her. :)

I hope you can get into the ENT and get her EKG done quickly. I hope her issues are nothing serious. She is definitely in good hands now! :)

Michelle said...

She is absoultely amazing...made me cry. I love her!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Oh my goodness Lacey, she is adorable!!!!

Kristin said...

So so cute! I started putting "simply thick" or "thick it" in Max's sippies and it seems to help the choking (get it at walgreens).

Alaina & Kyle said...

LOVE IT!!

ABandCsMom said...

Awwwwwwwe. She's just precious! Love the pivot thing she has going on. And by the looks like she's going to be crawling soon!!

Jessica said...

I am so in love with her! I have watched your home coming video 5 times! I just like watching her reactions to all this attention and love! She is beautiful, this whole family is beautiful!
We are doing our best to dr Jonah up so he will be good to go tomorrow. He has been sleeping most the day so thats always a good sign. plus by his party the anti biotics will be in his system for a whole 24 hours so thats a double plus! He should be ok, probly still using oxygen, but the lungs will hopefully be sounding better!

Tina said...

Awww I just love her, look how she's rocking, she is so adorable. I am so happy for you guys, can't believe she is actually yours! Looks like you're putting all those bows to good use

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so happy for you! What a blessing to finally have her home!

MichelleH said...

How adorable! I could just eat her up! Congratulations! All of the drama, the waiting, the anticipation.....has paid off tenfold! Can't wait to see and hear more about your beautiful family!

The VW's said...

She is ADORABLE!!! You guys must sit and watch her all day long! I love her trick.....that's impressive! What a doll! Hope you are able to get all her medical issues figured out quickly and she does well with everything! Big Hugs!!!

kecia said...

Oh I just cried watching this and the video at the airport! I am SOO happy for you and your family! She is a doll!

Tiffany said...

What a doll! She is so cute. I can't even imagine how much you are all enjoying having her home. So happy for you and praying that she will be as much a blessing to your life as you are going to be in hers.

Melissa M said...

I hope all of her appointments go well!!