I LOVE chocolate milk! Doesn't everyone? At night time, I usually cuddle my little Claire as she is getting ready for bed. I sit in my rocker and get to snuggle her as she drinks her night time bottle before bed. I love to whisper to her how much I love her and she nods and sucks her bottle down. The other night as I was whispering "I Love You Claire Bear," she paused for a second took her bottle out for the first time after I said this, and says, "I love Chocolate Milk." Now I know what she is really thinking when she nods. Gotta love my little Claire Bear!
"Sometimes the pattern of life seems monotonous and discouraging. It is like climbing a mountain and after reaching the top, getting knocked back down to the bottom to climb it again; but I guess the fun is in the climbing and not the arriving!"-Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nate, Becca, Macy, Adrie and Ellie
I am the author of this blog, my name is Becca and this is our story. My husband and I have four beautiful girls. Macy, Adrie, Eve (who was stillborn) and Ellie. Ellie is the reason for this blog. She was born with a neuroblastoma in her neck and a coarchtation of the aorta. She has congenital heart disease and severe cardiomyopathy due to a late diagnosis. We are hopeful of the outcome and wanted to share our journey with family and friends. I wanted to update her status as of January 2010. Ellie has physically done well despite her heart not seeing any improvement. We are still in limbo of whether she will need the transplant, but we are hoping to avoid that. The tumor was shrinking, but after the last scan appears to be slightly larger. We have a follow-up MRI in February, so wish us luck on that. She is one year old and talking and trying to stand on her own. She is such a joy to us and her sisters and keeps us all entertained.
Macy is such a bright personality. She loves to take care of her siblings and is the perfect non-rule breaker. She is such a good example to her little sisters and is very nurturing.
Adrie is our spitfire and Is our drama queen of the family. But she is extremely tender hearted and is very observant of others and their feelings.
"Some people dream of angels, we held one in our arms."
This is Ellie! She is the reason behind this blog. She is the bravest strongest girl I know!!!
The baby of the family of all girls! She has been such a happy go lucky child. She keeps us laughing with her cute and fun personality!