Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{Gotcha Day}


In case you didn't know this past Friday was our new little girl, Angela's, permanent placement in our home! It really all is still very surreal as in many ways it seriously feels like she has been here forever although in other ways I have those moment as her mommie where I wish I knew her a little better. Time is going to do amazing things for us as a new family -- time to learn about each other, how we will move and groove. It's all good and although at times it can sound a little scary, it's actually an amazing thing -- the process of putting all the pieces together to form our amazing family.



On Thursday, the day before we brought Angela home for good, Madison and I talked about how The 10th of December will now officially be Angela's gotcha day -- the day we 'got her' for good. After a few moments Madison proudly declared that Saturday would then be have ya day and Sunday would be have ya forever day.  I love how that girls thinks!


On Monday we began the process of putting all the pieces of her medical history together. Already I feel like things are beginning to make a little more sense. We took her to the gastroenterologist and had her look at all her current feeds and meds and help us figure out what is best for Angela. She will now be receiving three small bolus feeds during the day and a continuous feed overnight with half formula and half pedialyte in hope to get her adequate nutrition and also help her belly tolerate her feeds a little more and make her more comfortable. The next appointment will be with the neurologist to have follow up with them and talk about her seizures, then comes the wheelchair clinic to get her fitting for some new wheels and then to the Eye Institute for some low vision assessment to help us better understand what she sees and to evaluate it she would benefit from glasses.



Wow -- as Madi says, we are back in business. We are loving our girls beyond words could say -- life is amazing. I am daily reminded how our little boy's life has lead us on this amazing journey. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about our sweet little boy and thank God for allowing us to see the other side of all that suffering -- the amazing beauty that has emerged. 

He daily blows my mind.


Zoey's mom said...

Congratulations.To all of you.May God continue to bestow his many blessings upon you and cover you in His amazing grace, as this new chapter begins.

Shari said...

Congrats! God is so amazing! I can't wait to see that sweet face!

britta said...

So excited and happy for you guys!

Debbie said...

So happy and yes excited for all of you!! Praying for God's best in all of the details. I am blessed to witness what God is doing in the Owens family!! Enjoy the Journey!!
Be blessed and be safe in Him!
~Deb Heisey

JayCee said...


Your family is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

Kelsey said...

I just LOVE your family!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! What a precious blessing. God is so good, all the time. Thank you for answering His call upon your life. You are a special mommy of two very special little girls.

Anonymous said...

congrats! when are you going to be able to show her face?

Sarah said...

What a great day for all. Congrats. I hope everything goes well for Angela (on all sides)