Sunday, May 8, 2011


I have a sleeping baby on my lap, and an entire TRIP to tell you guys about, but I just have to share something that I am so grateful for.

Look close at these pictures.

January 10th
Pretty Pretty Princess

February 22nd
sorting color cards

April 9th


April 15th

Talking on the phone with Nana

May 5th


In January she was our round-faced girl, grinning like an idiot at being the "Pretty Pretty Princess."  By February, she was sick, and a little quiet.  By April she was skinny and hollow-eyed, with a huge bloated stomach.  Her ribs, her spine, her collar bone, her shoulder blades...they all stick out.  She's lost 10% of her body weight (although the doctor we visited said she's now a "perfect" weight.  I still don't think her bones should be sticking out like that.)  But please look at the last picture...I see a slender girl, who is starting to feel in control of her life again.  Who has a handle on her emotions.  Whose stomach doesn't sound like a melon when I tap it.  Who has come back to us.  And who is healing.  We've had a few relapses with her tummy issues that are a symptom of all the stress she's feeling, but we're moving forward.  And not eating fatty foods and dairy.  And we're getting better.  I am SO grateful for that last picture.


Anonymous said...

She looks so beautiful, secure and happy! Hooray for May! :)

Aunt LoLo said...

Wow. Ernie, welcome back. She looks beautiful in the last picture.

Su said...

Oh Yay!!! You must be so relieved!

Tammy said...

Oh, I am so glad she is feeling better... did you get a specific diagnoses, or have you just figured things out on your own? I am glad she is happy and healthy again, what a stress off your shoulders!

Bobbi Lewin said...

You can definitely see the changes through the photos. I'm so glad she's feeling better; I know this has been hard on both of you. She's looking good:)

Mama Papaya said...

Oh, that last picture... Welcome back, sweet girl!