Good evening everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful day! First an update on Jen and her incision. We went to see the Doctor today and it is still tough to say, even for them… It could possibly be an infection (so they put her on antibiotics just in case) or it could still absorb back into her body, or they possibly could have to reopen the incision. We have another appointment on Friday, so will continue to keep you posted.
Speaking of Jen’s Doctor…. I just have to say this…. I will NEVER forget what Dr. Sara Garmel at Oakwood Hospital did for my family and she will always hold a special place in my heart (and I know Jen’s and Ava’s too!). I get emotional even typing this, but without this INCREDIBLE woman I do not know how Jen and Ava would even be doing. She took care of the two most important women in my life and I just cannot express how much I appreciate her. Dr. Garmel has always treated us like family and even brought Ava the cutest piece of art today that said “I’m Kind of a Big Deal”. Again Dr. Garmel and EVERYONE at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn who has taken care of my family THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You are all such talented and special people.
Onto Ava… She was pretty much the same today…nothing too new to post. They tried to bump up her feedings to 13ml, but it was too much and she did not finish. So they put her back to 11ml. She now weighs 1 pound 12 oz so she is getting up there :-). Ava also got to meet her second Aunt Erin (Stedcke, Jen’s Matron of Honor not my sister Erin). This made Jen really happy and of course Erin made her the cutest photo board to match her nursery colors. It is AWESOME…Thanks Erin!
The big news (especially for me) is that Dad got to Kangaroo tonight! Not much to say other than I will never forget that moment for the rest of my life. To feel her breathing right on my chest was amazing. I also truly realized how tiny she is….When she curled up in my shirt and tucked her arms and legs in, she was barley bigger than my hand. So precious! I posted a couple pictures below, hope you like.
Thanks again for all you do and I hope you all wake up tomorrow morning ready to celebrate another great day!
Evan, Jen, and Ava