Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I can't even believe it's been TWO YEARS since you were born. Two years!! That's 730 wonderful, beautiful, tiresome, busy, relaxed, sleep deprived days with you baby girl. Two years, you have had numerous leg casts for your foot, 2 body casts, two surgeries, one of your foot and one on your hip, u/s, MRI's. You have gone through so much in 730 days than most people go through in their lives and guess what? It made you who you are now, a loving, patient and attentive little girl. My sweet Gillian. I love you so much.

This is mommy at your baby shower. I opened up a present from a friend, a tiny little silver bracelet.....I was overwhelmed with it all.....a confirmation from a friend that I was pregnant with you, a sweet girl. A simple, silver bracelet.

Here are some pics through the past 2 years, just a few of them.....I have thousands!

This is your a day after you were born.

Few months old....

Being a sport about having to wear Spica cast #1.

Recovering after surgery and spica cast #2 put on.

That's my girl!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Catching up....22 months old

I can't believe your going to be two years old in just over a month or so. Crazy!!! It was just a second ago we were doing IVF to transfer your embryo inside my tummy and now you are here. They always say, time flies when you're having fun. Needless to say, a lot of your life you have been through a lot but the good for sure outweighs the bad.

Took you to see Dr. Vu a few weeks ago for another x-ray to see if your femur is still in the hip and it IS!!!! Now that it is, you're trying so hard to catch up and your finally starting to try to walk without help. You only go about 4-5 steps but you do it. I'll post some videos shortly!

I love you.


Friday, October 22, 2010

I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU!!!

Gillian, I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you. I am beyond blessed to e your mom. PERIOD! That's all for today.



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yo Yo

This past Friday, I took you and Triston to a Comic Book store for some yo yo lessons. You used your foot to swing your yo yo around. You had a great time, so did Triston. He did REALLY good considering he really never has used the yo yo before. Here are some pics!

Afterwards, we went and had Mexican food and then we grabbed some ice-cream with Tammy, Rob, Ireland, Rylee, Eli, Crystal, Noah and Charlie. We all had a great time. Daddy couldn't come because he had to work. I look forward to doing it again!!

I love you Gillian. I love you Triston.


Friday, September 17, 2010


I love Fridays, I love them because, well, it's FRIDAY! Triston gets a few days off school and you get to spend more time with him. Everyday, when you hear the brakes on the bus that Triston rides home on, you scoot your way to the front door. You scream for him, you yell out "nee nee" and everyday after school, you get lots of kisses from him.

This morning, the power went out and it woke you up early......I'm already tired and it's only 9:30 a.m. You're in the crib now but I am waiting for you to want to get out and destroy the house. Seriously, I thought girls are suppose to be "clean" but you're far from it, you get into everything and your favorite thing to do is spray our floors with your bottle. Everyday, milk all over and everyday, I mop the floors.

Anyway, little girl, I decided to download some videos off my flip and here are a few I knew you and Triston would like to watch later on in life.

Enjoy and I love you. I love your brother too. You two are my world and I'm so thankful that I was blessed with both of you.

Here is a video of you after your surgery, you were resting. Maybe one day you will appreciate how strong you were as a baby and how strong I was watching you go through so much.

I love you Gillian!

Friday, September 10, 2010

We get bored at times!

We played around on the Mac a few weeks before your 2nd surgery,. Look how much fun we had. You love playing on the computer - I know this because there is a crack on my screen and a lot of drool on the keypads. So, this was taken in early July, 2010. Enjoy baby girl. (Btw, your in your crib watching t.v., it's 9:50 at night. I know you won't go to sleep until I walk into the bedroom and have you lay next to me. That's how you roll. Love you stinky!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

July 27th, 2010 - Surgery

On Tuesday, July 27th, daddy and I took you to St. Joe's for your big surgery. I was so sad and tired (had to wake up at 4 a.m.). You did so well waiting in the prep area. Your surgery lasted for about 3 1/2 hours. Dr. Vu was VERY pleased with what he did to your right femur/hip. You only had to stay in the hospital for 1 night. You were very tired, you woke up just long enough to watch Dora. I would lay on the couch and just watch you Gillian. I never left your side. You have gone through so much and I'm so proud of you.

They placed you back into a bright pink cast, this time your left leg was free from the knee down and they did put a bar in between your legs to keep it positioned just right for the next 6 weeks.

You did amazing for the next 5 weeks little girl. We're pros at this. Will update in a day or so.

I love you,


Saturday, July 17, 2010

18 months old, REALLY?

Has it really been a year and a half since you made your grand appearance into this world? YUP. I can't believe I have a second child, let alone a baby girl to boot. You're so awesome Gillian and I'm so sorry I have been so busy and neglected to post some milestones. So here you go, the following are the words and activities you like to say and do.

Words that come to mind:

I dunno = I dunno & you raise your hands up in the air when you say it
bottle = baba
mama = well, that would be me
Nene = Triston
baby = naby
1,2,3 = nun, twu, twee
dora = Dora

Your absolute favorite thing right now is anything Dora. You're obsessed. Like, really obsessed. You're not walking on your own just yet but in a week from now, we are getting on our way so you can with your big surgery and all.

You love to give kisses, lots of them. You and I can lay in bed for 10 minutes and all you want to do is give your mama lots of kisses all over her face. We got a puppy, Jasper, and when he barks, you bark. I do have to say that your mucho favorite thing by far is Triston. You love your big brother and he loves you so much too.

The puppy is nibbling at your toes right now....going to go play with you two.



Monday, July 12, 2010

18 months old

OMG, I am tired. That sums it up. 2 weeks til the big surgery. Will update later tonight. Love you G.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Becoming YOU

I can't believe your 15 months old already. Time is going by so fast because we're having so much fun. Dr. Vu moved to another office and I'm having such a hard time scheduling your next appointment with him. That is my mission for tomorrow, an appointment with our miracle worker.

As far as you, little girl. You are standing on your own with the help of furniture or your crib bar. You like to jump in your crib (of course, still holding on to something). You fell out of your crib a few weeks ago, I mean, that is how determined you are and don't worry, we lowered it and your safe.

You crawl military style like a pro, I mean, you're SUPER FAST. The words you say are: mama, baba, idunno (I don't know), hello, hi, nee nee. When you see or smell food you say "Mmmm", you always want to eat. When you see a toy you want, you say, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah". You love to chat and you love to express yourself. You love other babies. You love life. You love me and I love you so much too my little Gillybean.

We love music and obviously you do it, if any, I mean ANY sort of music comes out being on the radio, t.v. show, movie or a tampax commerial you boogie down! It's so sweet and so cute.

Memorial Picture of you and I.

I love you Gilly,


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tiny Bubbles

Girl, you are enjoying being out of that nasty cast. You still have to wear a hip brace for another 5 1/2 months but it is removable so I can give you some time during the day to stretch out and move about. You are starting to FINALLY get up on your knees.....now it's just the waiting game when you crawl using your bent knees, I can't wait. During the day, you and Triston will go into mommy and daddy's bedroom and sing on the WII. You love it. In fact, whenever you see the microphone, you grab it and scream into it, it's so cute.

You're still loving the baths too. Lots of bubbles is what you demand and you love kicking your legs in the warm water. You splash lots too. I mean, A LOT!

Look at the fun you're having here!

Well, we're off to go and have lunch as a family......I'm tired, just cleaned but I look forward to going out with you, daddy and Triston.

Kisses my girl.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Finally FREE

Last Monday, January 4th, you had your spica cast taken off. It was terrible seeing you scream for 30 LONG minutes while they used a scary tool to remove the cast. I cried. There was nothing I could do but finally, after the cast was off, I was able to see your legs! Honestly, it was like having you ALL OVER AGAIN because you felt like a "new baby". You were very sore for days. Any movement you made, well, you cried. If I picked you up the wrong way, you cried. I took you home from Dr. Vu's office to a very exciting daddy and brother. I let Triston hold you, he cried, he cried happy tears because he finally thought you were out of pain. Your legs were really dry so daddy gave you a very long bath in our kitchen sink. You were SO happy to finally have a bath after 3 long months.

A week or so later, you are not crawling yet, just pulling yourself around with your arms but that is o.k. Day by day, right?

I love you Gillian, you're such a trooper, such a strong girl and I can't imagine life without you! You are my sweet girl, I am so grateful for Jehovah giving me you!