Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fully Recovered

Everyone is finally feeling well. No runny noses, sore throats or awfull headaches. The entire family is healthy and doing great.

Little Princess seems to be getting so much taller each day. She has gone from being a stocky chunky monkey to a long thick little girl. Of course we knew it would come eventually, but it happened a little slower than we expected. Bella is roughly 30 in. and still sitting at 26 lbs. She hasn't made much progress in the standing on her own area, but getting slightly better. We have her wearing special shoes for the time being. PT is concerned about her standing on her toes and rolling her right foot. The shoes have seemed to help some. Now we just need her to realize that crawling isn't the only mode of transportation. Other than that everything is about the same with her. She is still a little chatter box with all of her different sounds. However, her favorite word is DADA. She LOVES her daddy so much. This morning she was actually crying and upset when he left for work. I don't think she has done that for either one of us yet.

The most exciting news...Bella is finally getting two more teeth!!! The top two teeth are poking through. That brings us to a whoping 4 teeth! Amazingly she isn't having much trouble with this set. And praise the Lord she has been sleeping through the night for the last week or so. I'm hoping this keeps up, but I'm not going to count on it either. She usually does this in spurts and then its back to waking up once or twice a night. Many prayers that the little angel keeps this sleeping pattern up.

Speaking of prayers, please keep our new preemie family members in your prayers tonight. Peyton and Benjamin continue their NICU stay and need all the prayers our hearts can give. (their stories are on the right)

Many blessings and much love to all of you! Here are the recent snapshots of the Princess...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Recent Pictures

Chowing down at Buffalo Wild Wings!

My Preemie Mohawk! My hair is still so disproportional from my head being shaved in the NICU.

GIRLS RULE!!! Thank you Auntie Lauren for my awesome girl power shirt.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ringing in the New Year...

...with a sick family!

Hello dear friends! That's right, the Delange household is sick. I had a sinus and ear infection last week. Isabella started having a runny nose on our trip home to Midland this past weekend. And just as I was starting to feel better...Bella gets worse (with a small virus)...and I have seemed to pick up some of what she has. Chris is barely hanging in there; his throat is sore and he is exhausted from taking care of his girls. I think this is our first official sharing of family ICK.

Our holidays were splendid! We had a wonderful visit with Chris' family in Florida to celebrate Christmas. And a pleasant week in New Braunfels with my family to ring in the New Year. My sinus infection kind of put a damper on most of that last week and any idea of a New Years celebration. But we did play Spades with Mom and Kim until we were all ready to pass out...from just being physically worn out from the holidays.

It was so nice to be back in our home this weekend. The hitch has been unpacking EVERYTHING. So many great gifts and new items to place in the house. As you can imagine, being sick has not aided in getting all the post holiday chores done. Our Christmas lights are still up in the front yard. Frosty and Rudolph continue to greet our neighbors during the day. Hopefully by this weekend we will all be feeling a little better and able to get back to some of these tasks.

Beyond being sick, Little Princess is doing quite well. She is crawling like a speed demon throughout the house, walking while holding on to everything, switching from one toy to another while standing. The catch is she doesn't want to stand on her own. We have been trying for several weeks now to get her to standing freely. But she just seems to want to sit or squat. Her legs are still pretty short compared to the rest of her body, so balance is an issue. She is baby talking up a storm. We wake up to her gabbering, which is adorable to me. It typically persists throughout the day as she makes a large variety of consinent and vowel sounds.

I added two preemie blogs to the side. Take a look if you have a chance. Happy New Year and many blessings to all of you. Peace & God Bless!