I am proud to announce that........Kaidence has gained weight. On December 4th she weighed in at 20lbs 8oz. On Friday December 12th she weighed in at 23lbs 14oz. That's over 3 pounds in 9 days. Yeah!!!!!!!!! I started supplementing her feeds with Duocal. It is a healthy way to increase calories without using all of the cream cheeses and other stuff that I really don't want in Kaidence's arteries. The whole reason for our Cardiology visit on Friday was to get echo's for the boys. Because we don't have any reason for Kaidence's Cardiomyopathy other than the stomach virus we got, the doctors wanted to be sure that all looked well with the boys hearts. Let me tell you, I was so afraid that something was going to be wrong with one of the boys. I feel so blessed to say that all looks well with their hearts and we will recheck them both in 5 years. What a great Christmas gift to me.
Also before I forget the "Standard Examiner" came out today for a interview and will be doing a follow up article in the paper tomorrow morning if any are interested.
We also attended our ward Christmas party with our WHOLE family. The boys did the nativity and "C" was the only 'wiseman' that was laying on his stomach half the time. "M" was very reverent and made me proud. We also had a special visitor. Let me just say that Kaidence was NOT a fan of Santa (see picture above). I have never seen my girl so upset. I have also never heard her cry so loud (ok, still not very loud compared to most kids but loud for her). Seriously though, she handles getting IV'S placed better than she handled just seeing Santa. She didn't even make it to his lap, she just started screaming the moment I started walking toward him. It was after all her first "Santa" experience. The boys loved seeing Santa. They must think Santa is pretty amazing because their lists keep changing everyday.
Also, to whomever it was that left the Baby Jesus and the beautiful cradle on our door step we thank you. What a precious gift. The kids love looking at it and all had to take turns holding the baby Jesus before going to bed. The music on the CD that you sent with it was so fitting. Thank You for thinking of us. We have it carefully placed in our home as a reminder for the Season. It has brought a beautiful spirit into our home. Thank You. What an amazing and perfect gift. We will treasure it always.