Day 365 – Ryman’s 1st Birthday

It has come and almost gone now, Ryman’s first birthday! Her aunt Sara
and uncle Robert came to spend the day with us and I took off work to celebrate with her. She woke me up this morning by throwing her pacifier out of the crib and saying uh oh. I love listening to her in the mornings and watching her play in her crib on the monitor. It’s simply amazing at how much she is learning. She started the day with breakfast and then it was sugar time. A cupcake with icing and sprinkles to be exact. She didn’t know what to think when she first touched it and tried to eat the candle but as soon as she had a taste it was game over. Icing was everywhere and she officially became a sugar addict and she earned herself a morning bath. We got her dressed up and took her to the park to get a couple pictures in her cute, my first birthday onesie. When we got home I expected that she would take a nap but the sugar took over and she didn’t want to nap at all today.
We so got some amazing birthday news, DC called and everything looked great and they want us to stop the Lovenox blood thinner shots!!! STOP!!!i didn’t expect to get emotional but I cried when they told me to stop. I am so happy to not have to give my big girl any more shots!! It was out of love, to keep her safe and healthy, but man was it getting hard.
We also get to celebrate our great friends Jessica and Aaron. They get married tomorrow! So excited for them!
This was an amazing day to be followed up by another amazing day!

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Day 354 – DC bound

an does time fly by when you are healthy. It already time for Ryman’s Georgetown follow up. We are at the airport waiting for our flight, yes Ryman is actually going to fly with lots of people and not on her own private plane. Wish us luck,
I really wanted to take a second to say thank you. It’s been a while since we have written but I know that people are still praying for Ryman, I know this because we have had some and amazing, completely healthy months. I know her great health is nothing short of a miracle and looking at her you wouldn’t have a clue that she has had two liver transplants, that she fought so hard for this life she is living, that she came so close not experiencing it at all. She is blessed, we are blessed and she continues to bless others daily.
My grandma is nearing the end of his battle with cancer. He has always been one of the more positive examples of a man and a husband that I’ve had in my life. He never once saw me and didn’t tell me how beautiful I was and how much he loved me. He made you feel like you were the most special girl in the world. I shed tears not for him today but for those that he has loved. I know his love will never be forgotten but its hard to let go of him on flesh. We are selfish and we want his smile here with us, we want to hear his voice and be able to hold his hand. I’m sad that Ryman will not get to experience his amazing smile and see his eyes light up when she walks into the room. I do however think that God knew how much I would miss those things so he sent me Ryman. Her eyes light up when I walk into the room and her smile melts my heart.
Thank you all for prayers. Strength for my family and good results at Ryman’s follow up tomorrow.

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