Friday, July 16, 2010

~ Dinner at our House ~

Didn't used to be this messy, but Rachel is such a good eater I find myself laughing instead of disciplining. And if it gets me smiles, even better. We'll work on the table manners later....

We have another doctors appointment next week, more tests and blood work. So far the only thing we know is she does have lazy eyes but it is something independent, meaning she can focus with both eyes just not at the same time. There isn't really anything that can be done now and maybe she will outgrow it as she gets older and has more muscle control....we'll just wait and see.
As far as her limb difference is concerned we just aren't sure yet. Her arms may also be involved. We will have her tested for dwarfism and also downs per her doctor. I am positive she doesn't have downs and am a little affended that a doctor would mention this at a sick appointment but I am not a doctor so what do I know?
What I do know is Rachel has the most precious personality and is so happy. She fits in perfectly as our little caboose. Her big sisters love her to pieces as do her brothers. Not to say there isn't sibling rivalry at times because there is but in a big family that is a given.


Lori said...

Your family is beautiful!! And your new little girly is just darling! What a blessing!

Thanks for posting my button! I really appreciate it.

Have a super great weekend (what's left of it)!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Your little caboose is SO adorable!!! Praying all goes well with the testing.

Love and hugs!

Duchess of Lanier said...

Oh, my, her cheeks get cuter and cuter!

LL ate like crazy (messy!) for a few months and is still a "good eater" veggies and the like but with 3 year old portions now and with spoon or fork to boot =)

So happy for you that she is figuring out so quickly that you are the great mommy and the giver of good things like hugs and cuddles.

Cheers to everyone for making the adjustments and welcoming miss Rachel!

Stefanie said...

She is SUCH a doll :)
please keep us posted on her appointments! We go for a follow up at the geneticist TOMORROW!! Oh my!

The Raudenbush Family said...

She's wonderfully and intricately made by her Creator. Looking forward to following your blog and seeing how God grows her!