Sunday, June 6, 2010

nothing (:

Has it been a week already!? That went fast!

I feel like progress is the best way to describe Evie's lately... it's as if she has slowly taken a giant step in the right direction over the past couple of weeks. Physically she is getting so much stronger, she is rolling over more gracefully, and I can hold her under her armpits while she holds her head up. I used to have to hold the outside of her arms, and kind of balance her head on her shoulders, but her neck strength is improving so much. Pretty soon I'll be toting her around on my hip, and she'll have enough strength to hold herself up (: She is eating 6 ounce bottles at every feeding instead of 4, and getting an upset stomach less often. We only had to suction her nose and mouth once today, which is a huge improvement. We have been doing rice cereal (which she is totally not interested in...) and trying some "puffs," which she likes. I wish I could capture her joy somehow and post it for you all to see, she truly lights up a room.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of Evie's faithful prayer warriors and friends who said "hi" at Kelsey's wedding this weekend. I am continually amazed at how many people love her, and it blesses me as a mom that so many people love my girls. It was so nice of people that I have never met to introduce themselves and let me know they are praying for Eve. It is overwhelmingly wonderful. beautiful. awesome. kind. loving. Thank you!

Now to explain the title of the post... "nothing"... as many of you know, my little sis got married this weekend. It was a beautiful wedding, and her new family is absolutely fabulous. It's always these big gatherings where Evie gets a few stares, mostly because I'm carrying an oxygen tank around in a backpack...normal for us. So a lady in the cake line so very un-tactfully asked me "what's WRONG with your baby???" and without thinking I smiled and said "nothing." She stared at me for a few more seconds, and after realizing I wasn't going to indulge her, walked away. It was the simplest and most honest answer I have ever had to that question (this wasn't the first time), and boy did it feel good to say it. It is so true friends, there is absolutely nothing wrong with my baby girl. She is exactly how God intended her to be, and her life is going to continue to be a testimony of God's goodness, faithfulness, and love.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!

Evie working on her "reaching" (:
Lyla at the reception

time out for some kisses (:
congo line!

and we're out.

Great wedding mom and dad!!! Your hard work really paid off (: Love you!

Photos by Brian Lehmann


  1. I always love seeing your smile! I really believe that you light up a room too! Thank you for sharing!

  2. And just for a random confirmation word to post the last comment was "boogers"!

  3. NOTHING is right! :) We get the "what's wrong" question all the time. Thanks for giving me the perfect response.